Pole Barns

Re: Pole Barns

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:18 pm

A pole barn was being built near me a week or so ago and a 1,000 beam fell and killed the owner of Kohler pole barns instantly. A very tragic accident.
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Re: Pole Barns

PostBy: Yanche On: Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:34 pm

They did offer homeowner intallation kits 5 years ago when I had them build one for me. They are their own lumber yard and seem to have access to a better grade of posts than the average big box home center.
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Re: Pole Barns

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:33 pm

If I had the luxury of time and had help I would be willing to build it myself, but I am up against a deadline and can't count on anyone being available to help me on a regular basis.

Besides, anything I do myself seems to take forever to finish, if it gets done at all, :( the Alaska rebuild being an exception, I was determined to get it done.
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Re: Pole Barns

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:32 pm

Decided to go with Conestoga, rep was here today, I have a deposit down on a building.
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Re: Pole Barns

PostBy: Matthaus On: Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:20 am

So John, what size did you decide on 100 X 200? :lol:
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Re: Pole Barns

PostBy: jpen1 On: Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:37 am

John,

Just make sure you build it so can with stand mother natures worst. :shock: These are some pics of my pole barn after Tuesdays storm. Four trees later and all its going to need is a new metal on the roof. I new that using 12" diameter cresoted pole beams buried 6' deep would come in handy some day. ;)
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Re: Pole Barns

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:16 am

That's the new pole barn camoflage look. I can see you but can you see me :) Seriously, I hope your insurance is upto date. :D Scott
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Re: Pole Barns

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:55 am

Matthaus wrote:So John, what size did you decide on 100 X 200? :lol:


I wish. Looks like it's going to be 38' X 28'. I wanted to go 40' X 30' but when we did the measurements it was too big for where it's going. :(
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Re: Pole Barns

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:55 am

jpen1 wrote:John,
Just make sure you build it so can with stand mother natures worst. :shock: )


Good advice, thanks.
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Re: Pole Barns

PostBy: jpen1 On: Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:55 pm

The insurance adjuster was just here and they did alright by me . He just looked in astonishment as I showed him the pics from all angles and how little damage there was except for the roof metal two slat boards and one side panel on the corner. The pics were deceiving as the trees were all 24" in diameter that were on top of it as my 24" bar barely made it through them. We'll just say the old MAC 10-10 had to come out of retirement.
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Re: Pole Barns

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:43 pm

Finally some progress. I should have the permit this week, had to downsize a little to avoid having to apply for a variance. The guy who is doing the site prep was just here to take a look. :D

The size building I had wanted was 62 square feet over the limit and 5 7/8" too tall, ended up reducing the depth by 2 feet to 26', length is still 38'. :(

No matter what it will still be too small, no matter how big I were to build it.
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Re: Pole Barns

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:55 pm

Can you make it tall enough to be two story?? Or so you can have a significant loft or 'attic' ??? I know you are familiar with storing 'stuff' in an attic. :lol: :D

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Re: Pole Barns

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:19 pm

Unfortunately not. Since I'm in a residential zone an "accessory" building is limited to 15 feet in height and 1000 square feet.

The barn on my property is 2 1/2 stories tall, was the carriage house, predates the subdivision that made my property residential by over 100 years. It's on the renovation list. The actual barn is long gone, old timers around here told me where it used to be.

If this was still farm zoned there would be no height restrictions and larger outbuildings are allowed.

Are you insinuating that I'm a "pack rat?" :D
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Re: Pole Barns

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:14 pm

Maybe Greg needs a place to store some stuff, I know I do. :)
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Re: Pole Barns

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:49 am

I'll have plenty of storage space if I live long enough to get to the old barn. Right now the upstairs is home to squirrels and an occasional raccoon.
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