What do you build?

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Weldman, you are the Michaelangelo of pole barns!

But I tell you it scares me to think of you walking on those light-guage studs, man they're not dersigned for lateral loads like that. But I know you used your horse sense there about it.

Now how did you work those rounded cap end pieces, are those soemthing you just weld on?
 

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Weldman, you are the Michaelangelo of pole barns!

But I tell you it scares me to think of you walking on those light-guage studs, man they're not dersigned for lateral loads like that. But I know you used your horse sense there about it.

Now how did you work those rounded cap end pieces, are those soemthing you just weld on?
Those studs are 12 gauge steel which is plenty for my weight, actually the wood 2x's tend to flex under my weight when carrying 50 plus pounds and the steel studs don't.

Oh yeah I forgot I did those from something else you wouldn’t believe, the pictures will show more. The steel from that culvert is made from the same company as the steel on the main roof of that pole barn almost same year too.42E0903D-DA93-4C79-A9E2-F243C4055BF4.jpeg8BF51397-4515-4D81-848F-2C25667977B4.jpeg8C2541C7-A0C5-470D-99EC-0BD97D4BA17A.jpeg926A6F0D-A003-48E5-9F39-E62E087AF37D.jpeg6A80F1A1-79C1-48AC-A5C5-2208CBDA0D4D.jpegBF0A3FA7-DA97-4AF4-9AC4-3C86C770133C.jpeg
 

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Loving the updates, Weldman!

Couplathree questions for you:

- What is that insulation, some kind of spray-on product? Thickness (just to kill the radiant heat from the metal panerls into the space)?

- And things look mighty dry out there (soil, grasses and all), is that regular for your part of Montana?
 

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Loving the updates, Weldman!

Couplathree questions for you:

- What is that insulation, some kind of spray-on product? Thickness (just to kill the radiant heat from the metal panerls into the space)?

- And things look mighty dry out there (soil, grasses and all), is that regular for your part of Montana?
It's closed cell spray foam insulation about 2 inches thick and it's there cause where you see it stops at from being sprayed on both ends is where I will have walls up and everything will be enclosed in. Me and the wife plan on living up there till I get a house built.
We've been living in a truck camper that's made to fit in a 10' truck bed since '19, you know you got a good marriage when you can survive together in space small as ones bathroom :ROFLMAO:
Very dry out here, we are in what one would call a semi desert we only get about 13 inches of rain a year, very nice in summer time temperatures crank up with 100 plus and drop down to mid 60's or lower at night so we can turn the AC off open up windows and it feels and smells good. Dry heat and dry winters until snow comes.
 

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Me and the wife laid the slab down, 27 cubic yards last Friday our first one going on day two and I'm really feeling the soreness now. Took 3 concrete trucks and about 18 hours from start to finish from time first truck poured to time I finished troweling it with power trowel.
I even put frame in to dig a pit out to work on my MV and other vehicles in the future in the center.
Came out to needing only 24/25 cubic yards, poured the last 2/3 cubic yards at the front for a temp ramp to have access.
Fresh poured 2.jpegFresh poured 1.jpegFresh troweled 1.jpegFresh troweled.jpeg
 

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The slab looks great, Weldman!

That is some serious yeaoman's work you and your sweetheart placed there. Outstanding.

The service pit is brilliant!!

Man. Nice job!!
Thanks,
Was a last minute idea as in 48 hours remembered I wanted one, tried building the form with wood, but was too twisted so next day grabbed some 5 inch channel iron and next morning put last rebar in and welded it put it in and within a hour the concrete truck showed up.
 

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Thanks,
Was a last minute idea as in 48 hours remembered I wanted one, tried building the form with wood, but was too twisted so next day grabbed some 5 inch channel iron and next morning put last rebar in and welded it put it in and within a hour the concrete truck showed up.
Glad you kept your cool. Nice work!

How did you screed that slab (especially the portions in the middle):

- no intermediate formwork to guide on

Did you drive pieces of vertical rebar to-height randomly around the area? Or just how did you work that?!
 

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Glad you kept your cool. Nice work!

How did you screed that slab (especially the portions in the middle):

- no intermediate formwork to guide on

Did you drive pieces of vertical rebar to-height randomly around the area? Or just how did you work that?!
Thanks,
Nope no grade pins as you are thinking of since I didn't want to puncture the vapor/radon barrier. I ran a grade laser and would select lets say right by one pole and flatten it to level with the receiver beeping when it was perfect using a hand float, then I would take about to the next pole and do the same when then I would screed with a 2 x 6 between the two flat spots about 6 inches riding right above the round flat pads I made, then I would go as wide as the vibra screed and do the other side , then repeat all the way down on each side to the end and then would ride the vibra screed on those 6 inch wide flat spots.

In reality the last second form work for the pit was minor for what happened that day, don't know how to put this except we got drunks and mentally ill folks out here and well one of each came riding up on UTV together deciding to pick a fight just as the first concrete truck arrived. I know these idiots one lives 3 miles from here another about 10 miles, never been here before and of all days they decided to show up saying I was on one of their relatives land almost ended in bloodbath cause of one threatening to kill me. Will say shots were fired though not aimed to hit.
There is no reason or rhyme for what clicks in these folks head, but if you are in the cross hairs it's going to get interesting.
 

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Nice work looks like laser cut pieces...I build the 12 and 24 volt alt brackets for the duece as well as front and rear hitches for them to..i am now making alt brackets for the 800 and 900 series trucks to..i have built to much to list but some of my cooler things are my machines i built. my latest is a 5 axis 4x8 cnc plasma-router table with water table and rotary axis..
I’d like to know more about your alt brackets for 900 series. I would like to add a 12 volt alternator to my Commins NCH250. Are you planning on selling these brackets?
 

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Weldman, it's a work of art; no kidding.

Just curious, did you ever make a sketch of your idea before starting on the build? Or are you just building as you go?!
Thanks,
Yes it is and I do CAD too through SketchUp Pro using SpaceMouse from 3DConnexion. Pretty fun, pour a stiff drink and with a mouse in each hand at night get to drawing and drinking.
Here is the first rendition before I went started building with it and before I upgraded to pro, some things have changed with it over time as you can see.CAD Pole Barn.jpg
 
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