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Old 11-12-2017, 02:06 PM
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Organization is always good. Nice rack.


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Old 11-28-2017, 06:11 AM
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This weekend I finally levelled some stone I'd heaped in little piles around the shed. the plan always was to have a yard, level with the concrete that I could just drive round the shed, but the levels have always been off (they still are to be honest, but they're a lot closer now, and I can easily reverse the big trailer the whole way round.

Also did a lot more thinking about an extension, some more measuring and it's going to be 24 feet wide by almost 21 deep. two steel frames from 8x4 I beam and I'm hoping that 8" steel purlins can handle the span so I can fit them between the I beams.

My big question right now is whether I can handle the steel, the rafters will be nigh on 400lbs and the tractor with a loader lives 60 miles away.
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:59 AM
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How deep is your frost line?
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Old 11-28-2017, 10:07 AM
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By the way you mentioned using 16' 10x2s was that just because they're cheaper per foot that way or is it better for the laminating somehow? 20' 9x2 would be relatively easy got here.
Nice job of spreading, John.
That looks good, and will allow storage without sinking in mud.
I suggested using laminated 9x2 because they are available to you. If 3 of them give you a beam of 6x9" that should bear the weight nicely. Here a 2x10 is actually a 9.5 x 1.5" board.

Discussion here about a 24 ft home made beam.
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Old 11-28-2017, 10:50 AM
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How deep is your frost line?
The worst winter of the last 30 years I'd say it might have frozen 4 inches, that was nearly ten days of -5 to -10 daytime temps (Celsius, I might be able to do feet and inches, but f*ck Fahrenheit)

is your lumber planed??? 9x2 here is technically 225x45 but thats a lot closer than your 10x2.

I'm leaning towards steel for the speed of erection, if I can figure out how to handle the I beam then I think with everything in the yard, footings poured, plates drilled and a good helper we could definitely frame it in a day.


But timber is so handy to work with. Dammit Gerry why do you keep making me rethink this?
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Old 11-28-2017, 04:59 PM
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The worst winter of the last 30 years I'd say it might have frozen 4 inches, that was nearly ten days of -5 to -10 daytime temps (Celsius, I might be able to do feet and inches, but f*ck Fahrenheit)

is your lumber planed??? 9x2 here is technically 225x45 but thats a lot closer than your 10x2.

I'm leaning towards steel for the speed of erection, if I can figure out how to handle the I beam then I think with everything in the yard, footings poured, plates drilled and a good helper we could definitely frame it in a day.


But timber is so handy to work with. Dammit Gerry why do you keep making me rethink this?
Yeah, our lumber is planed, I'll be quite and not disaturb your thoughts
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