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Blog entry by Ken90712 posted 01-21-2019 03:38 PM 950 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Part 3: Mr Ken we've hit rock! Part 4 of We have moved and building dream shop series Part 5: Structure Done, Electrical started & Schld. Concrete floor and porch. »

Outside is getting close. The weather has been challenging to say the least. The 2 sliding barn doors need to go up, gutters, some drip edging and small items and the outside will be done. Today with a light dusting of snow they’re working inside hanging 1500 sq foot of metal ceiling. National Barn rep coming today to look things over. I should find out when they will Schld the concrete floor and porch to be poured. Thx for looking.

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



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lew

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#1 posted 01-21-2019 03:46 PM

To quote an old Tennessee saying- “You oughter be happier than a pig in poop!” :^)

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

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 01-21-2019 04:00 PM

WOW ….. Ken this is one GR8 SHOP :<)))))))

HAHAHAAHA Pig in poop

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

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 01-21-2019 04:00 PM

Lol, you betcha….Thx LEW

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

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hoss12992

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#4 posted 01-21-2019 04:22 PM

WOW. Absolutely love your shop and he colors really show it off well. Congrats buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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489tad

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#5 posted 01-21-2019 07:43 PM

Looking good Ken!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 01-21-2019 08:10 PM

Ken,

Is that a real life picture NOW?

Do they paint right after installation… or was it all prepainted?

Looks NICE!! Plenty of windows for good LIGHT!

Seems very strange to have a concrete Floor, etc. poured AFTER the walls, etc. are already up! That’s really different from what I have ever seen… Like, will it have a Concrete FOUNDATION (like it would here in Calif.)

Looking good!

Thanks for the update.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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stefang

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#7 posted 01-22-2019 11:47 AM

Looks absolutely wonderful Ken. If you are going to have a concrete slab floor have you thought about insulation on top of it and and then wood on top of that? A lot warmer in winter and much easier on the legs. Tools do a lot better too if dropped on wood. I did this with my shop floor 23 years ago and I love it.

Here in Norway we remove any uneven areas (dips) in the cement with dry clean mortar sand, then a moisture barrier of heavy plastic sheeting, then a layer of 2” of styrofoam and then impregnated tongue and groove chipboard flooring platters over that. Any humps in the cement are cancelled out by the styrofoam.

I painted the chipboard flooring with a couple of coats of enamel and it has stood up very well. Styrofoam gives off poisonous gases if it burns, but being sandwiched between the plastic and flooring materials it can’t get enough oxygen to burn. If you are interested in doing this you might want to check building codes in your area first.

The extra cost for this should pay for itself over time with savings on heating costs.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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avidwoodworker27

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#8 posted 01-24-2019 07:13 PM

Ken, this is looking amazing! I recently helped one of my friends put up a barn on his property and it turned out looking somewhat similar to this (by similar i mean equally as great). We even added some heated flooring in a portion of it for the nasty winter months.

I love the look of the beams on the outside, you did a great job. It really adds a great look to the exterior. Keep pushing through the cold, it will all be worth it at the end

Keep up the great work!

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Picken5

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#9 posted 01-27-2019 03:45 AM

Ken, your new shop looks like it’s coming along just great. I’m sure it’ll be a fantastic shop to pursue your efforts at making dust! Bravo my friend.

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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Ken90712

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#10 posted 02-02-2019 01:57 PM

Big Thx to my fellow woodworkers, got busy with work and building and wasn’t on line for a bit. I’m truly great full for comments and sharing our passion with one another. Cheers.

Stefang, thx I’ve been really kicking around heated floor or sub floor like you suggested. I’ll keep you informed.
Thx

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 02-03-2019 05:25 AM



Ken,

Is that a real life picture NOW?

Do they paint right after installation… or was it all prepainted?

Looks NICE!! Plenty of windows for good LIGHT!

Seems very strange to have a concrete Floor, etc. poured AFTER the walls, etc. are already up! That s really different from what I have ever seen… Like, will it have a Concrete FOUNDATION (like it would here in Calif.)

Looking good!

Thanks for the update.

- Joe Lyddon

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-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 02-03-2019 01:39 PM

Joe yep, real life pics as we go. Metal comes pre – painted ( powder coated ) Only 2 windows plus door with window, however two 10×10 barn doors on east and west ends of barn. So if needed lots of light and breeze.
This is a pole barn, there are twenty – six 8×8 posts 36 inches deep in the ground. Then the 5 inch floor and porch gets poured and wraps around the poles. Instead of bolting poles to the cement slab. It’s been working for a very long time done this way.

California has a different thought process on many things. Our inspectors are amazing. So helpful and prompt.they want you to succeed and get you project done right.

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#13 posted 02-03-2019 10:18 PM

Ken, Very COOL… Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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