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#1 posted 11-13-2019 01:14 AM

Update on our shop build. Not building it after all. Waaaay too expensive to build right now. Would have topped 80 or 90K for a small shop. Just not happening.

Howsomeever…We signed the work order and wrote the check so we are having a 14’ X 24’ Workshop portable building made by a local company. Way lot cheaper in the long run. We can place it in back of the garage so that it is not visible from the front of our property. CaptainKlutz you will be happy to know we took some of your advice and we will have engineered trusses for the roof and 2×6 floor joists 12” on center with 3/4 Plywood flooring. The building is slightly smaller than we first planned but something like 15K versus 80K is quite a lot of money difference. I just didn’t need a shop that. This portable building will have a garage door on the north end that will open up to a 12’ x 15’ concrete slab. My plan is to set the height of the building so that I can roll my TS or mitre station, etc., out on the slab when the weather permits. Good for summer time as it will have some shade there as well. Then too, the concrete slab is right between where we are placing the portable workshop and the back wall of our two car garage. I wont need to move all tools to the workshop. We are thinking it is a good plan. I have been working on line locates so that I can start building a pad for the building. I also will get our permit for the building tomorrow. We are planning to wire it for lights and a couple 15 Amp 120 Volt circuits. The company that is building it is going to tilt the completed floor up on a side and call in a guy to spray foam it underneath. Then they will build the building. Two window, a man door and a garage door is all that we spec’d out. May add a window. I’m thinking R25 in the walls, and R38 or so in the ceiling. Not sure yet what interior finish we want yet, drywall or panels. Just going to paint the floor with some porch paint we think. The Workshop will be close to the house but not too close for fire safety. Close enough though that I should still be able to make it to the house in time when nature calls. Not joking there. That’s a concern, let me tell ya. : ) Delivery, mid Dec. Yay!

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