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New Project

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Snow-Kid, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. Snow-Kid

    Snow-Kid Senior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 364

    Well I have a new project going on. I have the Amish setting up a 40X64 Pole building. The building will have 2 10'x10' overhead doors, 2 walk in doors, and 4 windows. The shop part will be 40X34 and will have 12 foot inside ceilings. Then the rest of it will have 9 foot inside ceilings and have a living area for now till I start on my house. I will include pictures of there progress along the way. They said they should be done some time this coming week.


  2. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    That will be a nice set up when its done. you putting in some lifts?
  3. Snow-Kid

    Snow-Kid Senior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 364

    yes in one bay i might put in a lift. My uncle just put a shop up and bought 2 lifts from a guy and he has one left if the price is right I may buy it.
  4. jpragana3

    jpragana3 Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    i would like to see the progress pics ... what do you think the end cost will be?
  5. Stuffdeer

    Stuffdeer Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    The end cost is REALLY reasonable. My cousin had them build two of them that size, They look great, and it was decently priced as well.
  6. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    is it just me or is there no foundation for that? how are you gonna have lifts and living area and what not with not cement floor?
  7. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Looking good

    How long do yo uexpect it to take?
  8. Snow-Kid

    Snow-Kid Senior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 364

    thanks for all of the replies, the concrete will go in after the building is complete. This amish crew doesn't put up the building on concrete slabs and foundation they put the building up then my concrete guy will come in and do the concrete. They said they should be done by this Wednesday weather permitting. The final cost of building and concrete will be around $20,000.00
  9. blm86

    blm86 Member
    Messages: 48

    thats going to be a nice shop when its all finished. I hope to have mine finished up by Wednesday also.
  10. jvm81

    jvm81 Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 387

    The price is good. That is roughly $7.81 sq/ft. Just for the concrete in my area we would be charging around $8800 for the crete. Most pole barns here - bare bone blding is pricing around $10 sq/ft.

    Best of luck and send some updated pics as things progress.
  11. Snow-Kid

    Snow-Kid Senior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 364

    Well this morning they started setting trusses. This really surprised me because we had freezing rain yesterday and overnight and everything was a solid sheet of ice. I will have some updated pics this afternoon or evening.
  12. Snow-Kid

    Snow-Kid Senior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 364

    Well today they did a lot of work on my building. The rafters were set this morning using a truck crane,(wish I could of been there to get some pictures of that) then they got the roof put up with insulation under that, then all of the windows and doors put in, and they started getting the metal sides installed. They should be done with the shell of the building tomorrow weather permitting. Here are some pics.




  13. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    Awesome man. I hope to start my project like that in the next year. Still Looking for land
  14. JeepCreepn01

    JeepCreepn01 Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 331

    not very amish if they used a crane
  15. Snow-Kid

    Snow-Kid Senior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 364

    JeepCreepn01 not very amish if they used a crane

    LOL I thought the same thing when I was finalizing the plans and the contractor asked me if i had power out at my place and I kind of jokingly said they are amish they don't use power. But they use power drill saws and cordless drills and chainsaws.
  16. Snow-Kid

    Snow-Kid Senior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 364

    The shell of the building is all completed, they finished up this afternoon. I think it really turned out well. The next step is to put in the concrete floor and floor drains. I also need to put up my meter base and breaker box so the electric company can hook up some power. Here are some pics.





  17. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    wow that thing looks good!
  18. Snow-Kid

    Snow-Kid Senior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 364

    Yes I was really impressed with the work they did. I could not believe that it only took 3 days for them to finish it. Thanks for the compliment.
  19. Waterboss

    Waterboss Member
    Messages: 47

    Your building looks great! Only 3 days!?! How big of a crew did they have? They made good time!:)
  20. Snow-Kid

    Snow-Kid Senior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 364

    Yep only 3 days. They started last Friday and finished today and didn't work Saturday or Sunday. There were 7 amish and then they had a driver that drove there van and got materials if they needed something.