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Old 01-02-2012, 08:12 PM
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Originally Posted by forest beekeeper View Post
You have insisted that our county 100psf code is not enough and a roof built to that code will fail. I have insisted on nothing other than you share what your roof would hold and if it was enough.

So exactly how many pounds/sq ft do you think a roof should be built to support? This is for you to know....

Since you know so much about this, why don't you change the building codes? Really??
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:17 AM
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We have two pole buildings. We use them to store equipment and supplies.

They both have two 20 ft garage doors with remote openers and one big sliding door on the ends.

The doors were the most expensive part.

Then we got some hounds so one building is used partly for ther night kennel.

We now have heated flloors in that part.
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:42 PM
Location: Wyoming
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Several years ago I had a Morton pole building put up for an aircraft hangar. It was clear span, 50x80 with 20x40 bi-fold doors on each end (which opened to 16x40), concrete floor and ramps. Of course it had trusses. It had to meet the local airport building codes, and I insisted that it better the codes by a comfortable margin. Like Driller's, my doors were the most expensive part of it, costing as much as the erected building itself including electrical but not site work and concrete.

It was only slightly less expensive than what a steel (frame) building would have cost. While I was perfectly happy with every aspect of the building, if I were to do it again I'd put up a steel building. Resale would have been a little better, and it would have been easier to move it if required. (I could only get a 15-year lease on the land, in case the airport board decided they wanted to put a runway through my hangar.) I did not heat it.
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:53 PM
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Originally Posted by North Beach Person View Post
Pole buildings are inexpensive (relatively) and easy to construct.

Around here many are used for equipment storage by contractors or farmers, municipal garages for public works, and in specific cases commercial construction.

An HOA would likely have covenants concerning them but zoning in areas might not.

What does any of that have to do with country music?
I just figure that since pole buildings are more prevalent in rural areas, those who possess pole buildings out of a universe of every American would be more likely to listen to country music. It seems to be a cultural thing: pole buildings, lawn tractors, country music, big garages, snowmobiles, four-wheelers, boats, etc. "the good country life"
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