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Old 01-27-2011, 11:07 PM   #1
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Sorry everyone, doing some spring cleaning.

No longer feel like having my life broadcasted, and I don't post here anymore. I know the internet is forever but I'm doing what I can to mitigate what's out there.

Thanks for all the support, let your imaginations create the ending to this story.

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Old 01-27-2011, 11:20 PM   #2
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Nothing wrong with giving new life to an old building. Does it have a poured concrete floor in it?
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:50 PM   #3
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Thats where I want to live...I miss the quiet of the country where I grew up. I live in the house my wife bought before I knew her, right on a 4 lane highway, and a block from a train. And the neighbors are piled in here like its prime real estate.

Can't wait to see more of the land & your work.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:52 PM   #4
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So where in the world is that bit of heaven, Canada?

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Old 01-28-2011, 12:41 AM   #5
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Its either Alberta or Saskatchewan...no front plate...yes it does look like a beautiful piece of land
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:22 AM   #6
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A worthy project. Awesome location. I'll be watching for updates.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:32 AM   #7
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Nice project and progress. I have a similar, but probably worse machine shed. Mine's 24x45 and is out of square (one wall actually has a curve to it), the rafters look like a beaver chewed the birdsmouth cuts, and is covered in aging corrugated tin. It does have concrete though, albeit it looks like twelve year olds attempted to finish it as it was setting up.

The bones are solid though and my intent is to rebuild it and to add a lean-to addition on one side when other projects are pressing for my time and wallet so much. For now, it's good dry storage and the birds stay out of it.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:46 AM   #8
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Love it!
looking forward to the next steps.

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Old 01-28-2011, 11:53 AM   #9
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Truly beautiful property and a great Man Cave. How far from the nearest town is it?
Why not do poured concrete in phases?
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:23 PM   #10
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My dad did the floor in one of his buildings in sections. Figured out what was the most important part (where work was to be done) and the "stored" items stayed on the crushed rock. Eventually he got it all poured.

I think you are going to have a nice place eventually.
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:29 PM   #11
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I love it! More pics as you go, please!
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:01 PM   #12
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Doing something like your into is fantastic!! The end result will please you more than springing for new construction, or at least it would me. Few of us here have the cash to go full tilt into new buildings. I COMMEND you highly for your efforts. If it were me, I would most certainly have done what your doing. I have suspicion it will come out fantastic!! DO NOT become discouraged. Keep up what your doing and your going to have super place one of these days. I admire that roof job, trim boards and building wraps!
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:44 PM   #13
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WOW man! Do you have any pictures of the inside? I love the blue F150!! I love the farm! Do you have a house out there too??? What does it look like?
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:48 PM   #14
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Beautiful property. Looking forward to the finished product.
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:49 PM   #15
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Nice rebuild. Great location and views...
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:10 PM   #16
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wow, looks awesome! the country is the best, I love the fords too!
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:50 PM   #17
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Incredible piece of property and great project. Keep us updated please...

I would love to have that kind of space.
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:06 PM   #18
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Good eye, Hawk. This is central Saskatchewan, just south of Saskatoon, nicely hidden off the beaten track.

Thanks for the kind words, fellas.
That's funny, just glanced at the pics and I recognized it as Sask. This place looks nice in the summer doesn't it.
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:55 PM   #19
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It doesn't appear concrete will be coming anytime soon with quotes for a pad that size starting at $12,000.
Have you thought about putting down a wood floor? I helped a friend put a wood floor in his barn a couple of years ago. It was a 36' x 40' barn. We put down gravel and then covered it in Tyvek. We then used treated 2x6's to frame the ground and then added another layer of Tyvek on top. We then put down 3/4" plywood sheets. We also put down some 2" thick cement pads down the middle under the 2x6's, just to prevent it from any sag. It made a pretty solid floor and he has not had any problems with it. I think at that time it was around $2,300 for all the materials. It may be a little more now, but it's a long way from $12,000 for concrete. Just a thought. Concrete would be a better choice but sometimes you have to do what you can afford.
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:04 AM   #20
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I just want to say how jealous I am of you.
I have friends up in your neck of the woods to the north west and only wish I could convince my wife that is where we need to live.
Beautiful besides the fact it is a waterfowl hunters meca!!

Keep up the good work.
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