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Old 10-21-2009, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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for wood framing you can do the same thing you drill thru the wood. Then you lay it on the the floor where you want to place it and drill down into the concrete, using the 5/8 taps with the threads inside. Then using the bolt with a washer. I forgot the proper names for this stuff, I've been out of construction for awhile. You can also use the smaller taps for allthread. same principle. whoops, I used my wifes name again... Blue..
Well, the whole idea of Post Frame Steel is that the entire frame is set on posts. The posts provide your foundation. So if you set your posts, then pour a floor the same time you pour your posts, you now have a floating floor that will either lift your posts, or crack the floor. If you do like you say, then it's no longer a post frame steel.
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:48 PM
 
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Elk,

Should I try to take a better pic of the inside?
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Hi Elk,

Thanks so much for the reply! I think I can call you an "expert"!!! But I will call myself a dummy because I'm clueless. I think from what you described we have turn gert but i'm not sure. I've attached a picture of the inside if it helps. Sorry it's not the best picture, I took it with my phone.

Also I think the posts are in the concrete, i think......
Yours is a Steel building. Not a post frame steel. Whole different technology. Your building is mounted on posts that are part of the floor. You can carry the same technology across the doors as what the walls look like. Also, you can span more then 8 ft on center. Plus your gerts do not need to be 24 inches on center.

The best way to do insulate is to spray in the foam, then attach panels on your steel gerts.

Matter of fact, did you see them build yours? Did they pour a foundation? Most Steel buildings have a regular foundation, unlike a Post Frame Steel.

See, Post Frame Steel means, Post and Frame wood, Steel skin.
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:10 PM
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When I lived at Salmon Beach (Tacoma Wa.), there was a guy who lived in a railroad boxcar on pilings down there.

Here is a funny picture, I don't think folks really live in these.
Your picture reminded me we are having Thanksgiving at my wife's relatives again this year.
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:27 PM
 
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Matter of fact, did you see them build yours? Did they pour a foundation? Most Steel buildings have a regular foundation, unlike a Post Frame Steel.
No we didn't see them build it. We purchased the land after it was built. I appreciate all of your help!
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:36 AM
 
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No we didn't see them build it. We purchased the land after it was built. I appreciate all of your help!
You should be able to tell, is it just a floor or does it have a foundation?
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:09 PM
 
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You should be able to tell, is it just a floor or does it have a foundation?
It has a foundation.
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:35 PM
 
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It has a foundation.
Then you will have no problem converting that to living condition. Insulating and hanging paneling is going to be your only challenge. You'll be able to construct just like you would a normal house.
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:40 PM
 
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Yours is a Steel building. Not a post frame steel. Whole different technology. Your building is mounted on posts that are part of the floor. You can carry the same technology across the doors as what the walls look like. Also, you can span more then 8 ft on center. Plus your gerts do not need to be 24 inches on center.
My brain hurts. What are the advantages/disadvantages of both? How much cost differential? I gather if you plan to make a house out of it, and are starting from scratch, you might be better off to go with the steel building instead.
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:00 PM
 
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My brain hurts. What are the advantages/disadvantages of both? How much cost differential? I gather if you plan to make a house out of it, and are starting from scratch, you might be better off to go with the steel building instead.
The initial building with a floor, a Steel building will be more then Double of a Post Frame Steel. The only difference on the construction side is a Post Frame Steel is faster and cheaper.

I used to run a crew of 3. A 30x40 building with 12 ft side walls, one overhead door, one walk door and one window. 27 hours. I once did a building 120x40 with 18 ft side walls. One wall open so massive headers. From start of drilling post holes to picking up the final check was 54 hours. Crew of 3. So they are really quick.

But post frame steel is normally, shops for agriculture use. Quick, cheap, and sturdy. My building were engineered for 105mph wind, flat on any surface, 40 pound snow load. So they were pretty durable.
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