We have moved and building dream shop #3: Part 3: Mr Ken we've hit rock!

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Blog entry by Ken90712 posted 01-12-2019 02:18 PM 1375 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Phase 2 start to build. Part 3 of We have moved and building dream shop series Part 4: Structure Getting Close. »

So the crew showed up last Sat to start erecting the building. Blondie and I were super excited. Within hour of digging the 26 holes required, we hit rock. It was no real big surprise being we live in Wilson county. So off I went to rent them a 70 pound jckhammer. Well the rock laughed at that, so in come the big guns. We rented a backhoe with Jack hammer attachment and a day and a half later we were ready to set poles.

Each day I’m super excited to see the progress they make.

So we have Metal going up, windows are in along with entry door. Poly – foil insulation applied (first layer of insulation to walls and roof.) Should be done with building on wed. Then time to set up concrete crew to poor 1800 sq ft of floor and porch. Stating the trenching of electric from nearest pole. 256 ft of PVC and cable for the 200 Amp panel. I will be doing all the inside lighting and electrical.

Thx for sharing off to buy some cedar to make Adirondack chairs for shops porch. Won’t be long.
Thx Ya’ll

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 01-12-2019 02:45 PM

looks great Ken looks like you picked beautiful colors I see your helper needed his pic taken LOL GREAT SHOP :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#2 posted 01-12-2019 02:47 PM

WOW Ken!!

That’s not a shop, that’s a mansion! Looking forward to seeing what you fill that space with!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 01-12-2019 03:17 PM

That’s gonna be quite a shop. Ceiling height 10’? With the metal up, you’ve gotten ahead of the weather, that’s good. Thanks for the update.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 01-12-2019 04:56 PM

Looks like you will have room for an indoor pool and bar Ken! It’s fun to watch the build and I fully understand how thrilled you are seeing it go up. this will be a super shop. How do you plan to heat it?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 01-12-2019 08:47 PM

The “POLE” method looks very interesting… Looks like it’s working!

Why don’t they do that in Calif. (Calif. probably has a law against it! ) First time I’ve seen a Pole building being built step by step…

It’s really going up FAST!!

Thank you for the Update!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#6 posted 01-12-2019 10:50 PM

Thx guys, it is super exciting. It will have a white metal ceiling just under 12 ft. 11 something, I forgot. It will have heat and air conditioning still researching best option. Two 10×10 sliders on each end to open up on those nice days. I can’t wait to start lighting and electical.
Thx again.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 01-13-2019 02:44 AM

That is looking great. Congrats buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#8 posted 01-13-2019 09:30 AM

Congrats Ken & Blondie. This is always exciting

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#9 posted 01-14-2019 12:13 AM

Wow, looks like it is moving forward nicely now

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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