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punt66
08-04-2010, 07:40 PM
With 4 guys, a mahindra tractor with forks, bobcat s175 with forks, and 10" ford chipper we cleared 22 trees and moved a 12 x 16 shed. Lot is completely cleared and ready for some digging. The building (barn) is 28 x 36 3 bay with full second floor. The ceiling height on the ground floor is 13' to accept an automotive 2 post lift. The second floor has 5' knee walls to a 10 pitch roof. 42" wide indoor stair case going to second floor. Foundation to be poured and floor poured next week. Pictures to come.

Glenn Lawn Care
08-04-2010, 09:08 PM
Cant wait to see!

gene gls
08-04-2010, 10:55 PM
I thought you were moveing to Texas to start a Charter Fishing business?

meicher806
08-05-2010, 01:20 AM
Good luck cant wait to see the pics

punt66
08-05-2010, 07:07 AM
I thought you were moveing to Texas to start a Charter Fishing business?

until the oil spill! I will just tournament fish for a while until i am ready.

Richard Martin
08-05-2010, 07:19 AM
I can hardly wait to see the pics. That and I needed one more post to make 10,000.

Texas Lawn
08-05-2010, 10:26 AM
I can hardly wait to see the pics. That and I needed one more post to make 10,000.

congrats to both of you

POPO4995
08-05-2010, 02:51 PM
Congrats. Mine gets started in 3 weeks.

All_Toro_4ME
08-05-2010, 02:54 PM
Looking forward to the pics. Subscribing....

punt66
08-10-2010, 07:03 PM
Dug the stumps. Dug foundation. Will be pouring the footing in the morning. Yipee. I will use my camera instead of phone for better pics.

http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3789 http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3788

nepatsfan
08-10-2010, 07:07 PM
Is this at your house?

punt66
08-10-2010, 07:08 PM
Is this at your house?

yes sir.....

nepatsfan
08-10-2010, 07:09 PM
I wish we could do that around here. The town would be all over me for that. I have to rent a shop.

punt66
08-10-2010, 07:11 PM
I wish we could do that around here. The town would be all over me for that. I have to rent a shop.

The town thinks its a play barn for my toys. But you cannot see it from the road. Its well hidden and behind a fence. 1.5 acres.

punt66
08-11-2010, 07:20 PM
Footing formed. Inspected by 10:30 this morning and poured by 1 pm. Walls go up in the morning.



http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3790 http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3791 http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3792

THEGOLDPRO
08-11-2010, 07:23 PM
sweet, congrats man.

punt66
08-11-2010, 07:34 PM
Thanks. I cant wait!

Richard Martin
08-11-2010, 09:14 PM
Now those are footers! Nice looking job.

Around here most people just build with a minimal footer. Around 12" deep if they even bother. But there's also a lot of foundation movement too. When I built my deck I went down to 24" and everybody thought I was crazy. I don't want them to ever move and I don't think they will.

Az Gardener
08-11-2010, 11:11 PM
How many people do you employ? Do they come to your shop in the morning?

I am renovating my new shop and am second guessing myself. Its getting expensive for a rental.

punt66
08-12-2010, 07:37 AM
How many people do you employ? Do they come to your shop in the morning?

I am renovating my new shop and am second guessing myself. Its getting expensive for a rental.

i have 1 fulltime guy with me. I will not rent. Its better to invest in my own place then pay rent somewhere. This barn will put 100k more value to my property here and its costing 1/3 that to build.

punt66
08-12-2010, 07:39 AM
Now those are footers! Nice looking job.

Around here most people just build with a minimal footer. Around 12" deep if they even bother. But there's also a lot of foundation movement too. When I built my deck I went down to 24" and everybody thought I was crazy. I don't want them to ever move and I don't think they will.

Well we have real winters up here. Code puts our footings at 42" deep. There will be 4' walls poured on top.

nepatsfan
08-12-2010, 08:20 AM
i have 1 fulltime guy with me. I will not rent. Its better to invest in my own place then pay rent somewhere. This barn will put 100k more value to my property here and its costing 1/3 that to build.

It sure is. I looked into building a shop for us. Not worth it. Around 400k on the absolute low end to build a shop. Around 250k for the lot plus the building. I would have to do a bathroom and sprinkler systems. The town doesn't allow more than 1 commercial vehicle in your driveway. There are tons of regulations and the building inspector is already all over me like a cheap suit about equipment. A local landscaper got in trouble for this and drove around and wrote down everyone that had any kind of equipment in their yard. Just be happy you can get away with it. You can't do more than 8 trips in and out of the property each day either. Right now I have 5 guys...just having them come to work and leave would exceed that. That doesn't include leaving with equipment and coming in and out for anything. We work real local so we are back to the shop all the time when doing construction jobs.

punt66
08-12-2010, 08:29 AM
It sure is. I looked into building a shop for us. Not worth it. Around 400k on the absolute low end to build a shop. Around 250k for the lot plus the building. I would have to do a bathroom and sprinkler systems. The town doesn't allow more than 1 commercial vehicle in your driveway. There are tons of regulations and the building inspector is already all over me like a cheap suit about equipment. A local landscaper got in trouble for this and drove around and wrote down everyone that had any kind of equipment in their yard. Just be happy you can get away with it. You can't do more than 8 trips in and out of the property each day either. Right now I have 5 guys...just having them come to work and leave would exceed that. That doesn't include leaving with equipment and coming in and out for anything. We work real local so we are back to the shop all the time when doing construction jobs.


i park my trucks and trailer right in my driveway. My guy drives in every morning and also parks in the driveway and my neighbors wave to us everyday as we leave. The town guys wave to us all day long as well. What i have noticed is that if your a lifer in this town they leave you alone. I was born and raised here. I know everybody. (one reason i dont advertise) I have good neighbors. I guess i am lucky.

punt66
08-12-2010, 12:15 PM
OK, wall forms went up this morning, walls poured by 10:30. Formes come off friday, backfilling on Sat. Floor to be poured on Tuesday.

http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3793 http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3794 http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3795

nepatsfan
08-12-2010, 07:50 PM
i park my trucks and trailer right in my driveway. My guy drives in every morning and also parks in the driveway and my neighbors wave to us everyday as we leave. The town guys wave to us all day long as well. What i have noticed is that if your a lifer in this town they leave you alone. I was born and raised here. I know everybody. (one reason i dont advertise) I have good neighbors. I guess i am lucky.

Lifer too. the problem is the complainer that got in trouble ratted everyone and brought it to town meeting. Now everyone has to comply and there are tattlle tales everywhere. Its like the hatey people on lawnsite that cry for moderators:laugh:

punt66
08-12-2010, 09:00 PM
Lifer too. the problem is the complainer that got in trouble ratted everyone and brought it to town meeting. Now everyone has to comply and there are tattlle tales everywhere. Its like the hatey people on lawnsite that cry for moderators:laugh:

hahaha, That sucks. People have nothing better to do it seems.

AI Inc
08-13-2010, 07:11 AM
Its the traffic that makes me nervious. When I was operating out of my house in Westford mass , traffic would occasionaly have to stop as we backed in trailers. Never had a complaint , but made me nervous. My house in NH is in a commercail zone. My next door neighbor is a full service guy, no one beyond me all the way to the river.

punt66
08-16-2010, 11:58 PM
Ok, were backfilled, framing lumber delivered. Floor to be poured tuesday as well as sill plates and some walls going up. Were right on or ahead of schedule.


http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3801 http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3800 http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3802

Richard Martin
08-17-2010, 05:12 AM
Did you park in it just to see how the Dodge fits?

Richard Martin
08-17-2010, 05:13 AM
What are the 4 footers in the middle of the floor for? You're not using trusses?

punt66
08-17-2010, 08:00 AM
What are the 4 footers in the middle of the floor for? You're not using trusses?

no trusses because i want a full second floor. I used trusses in my last shop in my last home and regreted iit. Huge loss of space. I did put the dodge in the middle bay to lay out the automotive lift right after those pics. So those post footings you see dug were dug out and connected inbetween where the lift posts will be bolted in.

grassman177
08-17-2010, 08:12 AM
coming along verynice man, congrats. i remember buidling our shop, it was exciting for sure. you going to have an office in there, or merely storage?

Richard Martin
08-17-2010, 02:36 PM
no trusses because i want a full second floor. I used trusses in my last shop in my last home and regreted iit. Huge loss of space. I did put the dodge in the middle bay to lay out the automotive lift right after those pics. So those post footings you see dug were dug out and connected inbetween where the lift posts will be bolted in.

They have floor trusses that will easily span 28 feet. I was very concerned about all of those posts inside of the garage.

punt66
08-17-2010, 05:03 PM
They have floor trusses that will easily span 28 feet. I was very concerned about all of those posts inside of the garage.

those trusses have braces that severely limit the second floor. I could have put steel or laminate beams in to hold up the floor but i didnt want to spend the extra 3-5k to do that. If the posts bother me, and i dont think they will, then later on i could add the beam.

punt66
08-17-2010, 05:06 PM
coming along verynice man, congrats. i remember buidling our shop, it was exciting for sure. you going to have an office in there, or merely storage?

no office, but there will be a desk with a phone

MSS Mow
08-17-2010, 05:11 PM
those trusses have braces that severely limit the second floor. I could have put steel or laminate beams in to hold up the floor but i didnt want to spend the extra 3-5k to do that. If the posts bother me, and i dont think they will, then later on i could add the beam.

Floor trusses do not use braces that would limit your second floor space. Your second floor flooring would simply lay right on top of the trusses, just as it will now lay on your 2x10's or whatever size rafters you are using.

Granted, I'm no carpenter, AT ALL, but this is my understanding anyway.

punt66
08-17-2010, 05:35 PM
Floor trusses do not use braces that would limit your second floor space. Your second floor flooring would simply lay right on top of the trusses, just as it will now lay on your 2x10's or whatever size rafters you are using.

Granted, I'm no carpenter, AT ALL, but this is my understanding anyway.

yup, i just called my guy, he said their $100 each and we would need 36 trusses at over 4 grand. Plus web blocking. He said he never considers those because microlam beams are better and less expensive.

punt66
08-17-2010, 05:41 PM
The first 2 pics are of the boss's chair. Thats me. hahaah Then the floor getting poured early this morning and the sill plates and first wall up.

http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3804 http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3805 http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3803
http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3806

Notice the 13' walls. There is still a 4' knee wall going on the top plate and the height of the gable with a 10 pitch roof. With the cupola the barn will be 37 feet! Or 18' higher then that 13' wall. Its a huge barn.

AI Inc
08-17-2010, 05:41 PM
Where do trusses in New England come from now that wood structures out of Biddeford Maine went under?

punt66
08-17-2010, 05:48 PM
Also, i am going for the "barn" look. The big posts will give it character and i can hang stuff on them.

Richard Martin
08-17-2010, 06:59 PM
It'll look large, that's for sure.

punt66
08-17-2010, 07:32 PM
It'll look large, that's for sure.

its set up with 4 overhead doors and can store 5 cars at the current configuration. If i put a lift in each bay then 8. Then there is the open second floor still.

punt66
08-17-2010, 07:52 PM
also, i forgot to mention hahah, there will be a shed roof addition on the backside for tools, compressor and a bathroom and my boat at a later date. It will be a 12' shed roof with another overhead door making it 5 bays.

nepatsfan
08-17-2010, 07:58 PM
I am definitely jealous....no question about it.

Cloud9Landscapes
08-17-2010, 08:33 PM
I like the "barn" look as well, I call it "Ranch style" Can't wait to see pics of the finished project!! Good work my man.

twobroslawns
08-17-2010, 09:20 PM
will there be a ramp or something up to the second floor to get equip up there or what? will only the small stuff go up there?

nepatsfan
08-17-2010, 09:33 PM
will there be a ramp or something up to the second floor to get equip up there or what? will only the small stuff go up there?

Up north we use stairs to get to the second floor of a building. We have elevators too but usually not for something like this.

punt66
08-17-2010, 09:51 PM
will there be a ramp or something up to the second floor to get equip up there or what? will only the small stuff go up there?

The main reason for the shop is for my hobbies. Most of my equipment goes in my enclosed trailer and stays there except for seasonal machines like baggers, walk behind blowers etc. The second floor will be for storage of anything i want it for including tools, equipment and furniture. There will be an indoor 42' wide staircase going to the second floor. I have a 2 bay garage attached to my house, and a commercial grade 10x20 tent.

MSS Mow
08-17-2010, 10:45 PM
yup, i just called my guy, he said their $100 each and we would need 36 trusses at over 4 grand. Plus web blocking. He said he never considers those because microlam beams are better and less expensive.

Definately trust your carpenter over me, as like I said, I'm definately no carpenter. I don't think that those trusses have to be that close together though, so you shouldn't need 36 of them. Either way though, you're going to have a sweet shop when it's all done. I know when my father built his garage (30x40) he did the same as you and used the posts and he now regrets it, as the posts are always in the way. Whether it's opening a truck door or trying to get around the vehicles or doing anything really.

Anyhow, still enjoying watching the progress as you build. I always love to watch someone be able to build a place they really want. :clapping:

punt66
08-17-2010, 11:00 PM
Definately trust your carpenter over me, as like I said, I'm definately no carpenter. I don't think that those trusses have to be that close together though, so you shouldn't need 36 of them. Either way though, you're going to have a sweet shop when it's all done. I know when my father built his garage (30x40) he did the same as you and used the posts and he now regrets it, as the posts are always in the way. Whether it's opening a truck door or trying to get around the vehicles or doing anything really.

Anyhow, still enjoying watching the progress as you build. I always love to watch someone be able to build a place they really want. :clapping:

he said the floor would be spongy at anything less then 12" on center with floor trusses. This barn is being framed with 2x6 walls. This is a heavy built barn and i want to keep a good look inside. The posts dont bother me. There is 4 of them and they are 12' apart. My fullsize truck is 6' wide. It will be fine. If anything will get in the way it will be the car lift posts haha.

jntaylor
08-18-2010, 12:40 AM
Looking good! Keep us updated and post as many pics as you can.

georgiagrass
08-18-2010, 02:03 AM
Enjoying the pictures of your progress. Always exciting to get a new shop.

MSS Mow
08-18-2010, 07:21 AM
he said the floor would be spongy at anything less then 12" on center with floor trusses. This barn is being framed with 2x6 walls. This is a heavy built barn and i want to keep a good look inside. The posts dont bother me. There is 4 of them and they are 12' apart. My fullsize truck is 6' wide. It will be fine. If anything will get in the way it will be the car lift posts haha.

Interesting. I didn't realize they would need to be that close together. As long as you don't mind the posts, that's all that matters. Enjoy your new shop when it's finished!!! :clapping:

punt66
08-18-2010, 10:25 PM
Ok, all first floor walls are up including headers. I forgot to take the final pic of the day though. The pics dont show 100% completion of 1st floor walls but it is done.

http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3816 http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3818 http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3817

twobroslawns
08-18-2010, 10:53 PM
Sweet
:cool2:

punt66
08-19-2010, 07:34 AM
Today, second floor floor. Beams, posts, floor, plywood. Pics to come later.

Texas Lawn
08-19-2010, 09:43 AM
your making good progress

punt66
08-19-2010, 08:31 PM
Beams, posts and some floor joists are up.


http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3819 http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3820 http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3820


View from the deck.

http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3822 http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3824

punt66
08-19-2010, 08:43 PM
Today is my daughters birthday. 5 years old. I picked her up from daycare early for some daddy and daughter time. She is such a great kid! Happy Birthday baby!


http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3821

Richard Martin
08-20-2010, 07:38 AM
Looking good there mister. I love the pool. My wife and I recently found out the importance of maintaining the pH in a pool. That got ugly for about a week while we figured out what was wrong. Our water is clear again.

punt66
08-20-2010, 07:51 AM
Looking good there mister. I love the pool. My wife and I recently found out the importance of maintaining the pH in a pool. That got ugly for about a week while we figured out what was wrong. Our water is clear again.

yup, once you get used to it is easy. I used to fight with it years ago. End up with green water etc. Not anymore. Stays clear from the time i uncover it until i cover it.

GreenT
08-23-2010, 01:20 PM
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So, punt... is it finished?

I'd like to move in as soon as possible. :)

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punt66
08-23-2010, 05:38 PM
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So, punt... is it finished?

I'd like to move in as soon as possible. :)

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Not yet. Scond floor knee walls are up as is the floor. Been busy with daughters birthday parties and 2 days of much needed rain to slow down the progress. It will be ready for you soon. hah

GreenT
08-23-2010, 06:42 PM
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Hurry.

:laugh:

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punt66
08-23-2010, 06:55 PM
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Hurry.

:laugh:

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haha your welcome anytime. We have plenty of rooms :drinkup:

punt66
08-24-2010, 10:30 PM
Some more progress pics and my dog training to guard the shop :).

http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3828 http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3830 http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3831

Busterhttp://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3829

Richard Martin
08-25-2010, 03:35 PM
Sweet! It looks like Buster is looking for something to eat.

Texas Lawn
08-25-2010, 05:16 PM
you may have already said it, but how many sq. ft you think it will be when it is all said and done?

punt66
08-25-2010, 05:21 PM
you may have already said it, but how many sq. ft you think it will be when it is all said and done?

2016 sqf....... with 13' first floor height for lots of overhead and wall storage.

punt66
08-25-2010, 05:22 PM
Sweet! It looks like Buster is looking for something to eat.

like father like son, hahahah

punt66
08-25-2010, 06:37 PM
More progress for today. All rafters and wall ties are up. Plywood thursday. Then soffet trim and siding.


http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3837 http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3836 http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3838

punt66
08-29-2010, 09:51 PM
Flying rafters are up, Roof is plywooded, trim primed and painted. Staining siding as well. All trim and siding will be installed painted and primed and stained.

http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3840 http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3841 http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3842
http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3844 Cupola framed as well. http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3845

Richard Martin
08-30-2010, 06:47 AM
IT"S TOO BIG!

J/K I wish my garage had a second floor.

MSS Mow
08-30-2010, 08:06 AM
It's looking good!!

the.hines
08-30-2010, 06:09 PM
I can't wait to see this one finished

punt66
09-01-2010, 10:05 AM
Took this pic a few minutes ago. Roof going on today.

http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3846

punt66
09-01-2010, 01:12 PM
Just stopped in for lunch and this was happening. The roof is great looking! This pic does no justice. I will break out the real camera later.

http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3847

punt66
09-01-2010, 10:07 PM
well they didnt get too far on the roof today. It was so hot (97) that the shingles were greasy and were starting to show foot prints so they stopped and moved on to the staircase and blocking for the siding.

http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3853
http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3852

Richard Martin
09-02-2010, 03:41 AM
Lookin good. Keep the pics coming.

GreenT
09-02-2010, 08:40 PM
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Start securing down everything punt...


http://cnmnewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/earl-september-2.jpg


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nepatsfan
09-02-2010, 08:43 PM
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Start securing down everything punt...


http://cnmnewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/earl-september-2.jpg


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Seriously, Looks like we might get hit pretty good, not sure about CT.

the.hines
09-02-2010, 11:18 PM
Nah, It will just be a little rain storm up north.

THEGOLDPRO
09-03-2010, 11:41 PM
you putting a church bell on the roof lol, looks great man.

punt66
09-07-2010, 11:24 AM
ok, i was away since thursday night fishing lake champlain. Stairs are in, blocking done, siding is stained and will begin to go up today. Pic of the second floor.


http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3860 http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3861 http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3862

punt66
09-07-2010, 11:30 AM
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Start securing down everything punt...


http://cnmnewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/earl-september-2.jpg


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as usual, they were wrong. Didnt see a drop of rain. My guys rushed through the roof on friday to beat the rain which never arrived.

punt66
10-25-2010, 10:21 PM
OK, been busy with some medical stuff but i am up and running again. Here are some very recent pics of work from the last few days. I have been siding and refinishing the shed i moved and made it a mini barn look alike. Dug a trench for electrical, phone, and cable and also fed the shed electrical. Its amazing the places i was able to fit with that mini.

http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3996 http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3997 http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3998
http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=4002http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=3999

http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=4000http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=4001

punt66
10-25-2010, 10:32 PM
http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=4003 My daughter inspecting my work! http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=4005

MSS Mow
10-26-2010, 01:19 AM
The place is really coming together nicely! Congrats!

punt66
11-19-2010, 11:56 AM
Update. I cut the driveway in and brought it up to grade with process. I paved the skirt at the road. All doors are in. Electrical is done. Waiting for the automotive lift guy to show.

http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=4044

Puddle of Oil
11-19-2010, 02:12 PM
i like your choice of colors, looks good punt!

grassman177
11-19-2010, 02:32 PM
it is pretty awesome to be able to build"your own shop". we did most of ours and hired some of it down.

we hired the structure and roof and drywall and plumbing, we did everything else.

looks pretty nice and fun. how much area do you have there at your cpmplex in acres?

americanlawn
11-19-2010, 03:15 PM
punt66 -- Congrats buddy, it's refreshing to see how hard work pays off. Nice business, nice facility, and a fine family. Thanks very much for sharing the pics. I'll be checking this thread for more pics. Good job well done! :usflag::usflag::usflag::usflag::usflag:

Texas Lawn
11-19-2010, 03:23 PM
love the shop but especially love the colors. It looks like a ski cabin. Bet it feels good to have it all up and done.

punt66
11-19-2010, 04:12 PM
Thanks guys. It came out better then i thought. I am very happy with the results.

punt66
11-19-2010, 04:21 PM
it is pretty awesome to be able to build"your own shop". we did most of ours and hired some of it down.

we hired the structure and roof and drywall and plumbing, we did everything else.

looks pretty nice and fun. how much area do you have there at your cpmplex in acres?

My total lot size is 1.5 acres. Of that with the house and yard and pool about .9 was developed. Where the barn is was all woods. That is maybe a .25 of an acre i developed with the barn ane suurounding driveway. I still have another .26 acres of woods and the new driveway goes through that to get to the barn. I call that area my side yard because its off to the side and back of the house. Its private, blocked by trees. You can see the barn by peeking up the driveway while driving by but you can only see the side that has 1 garage door. So the parking in the front and back cannot be seen.

GreenT
11-19-2010, 05:34 PM
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Show off.... :p

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punt66
11-19-2010, 05:48 PM
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Show off.... :p

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hahha :drinkup:

Lefet
11-19-2010, 06:21 PM
Thoroughly enjoyed this process. Congratulations on your new shop.

GreenT
11-19-2010, 07:07 PM
hahha :drinkup:


Enjoy your trip Punt, and whatever you do.... don't get 'aroused' at the airport. :rolleyes:

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punt66
11-19-2010, 10:56 PM
Enjoy your trip Punt, and whatever you do.... don't get 'aroused' at the airport. :rolleyes:

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hahah thanks, hah i am not shy. Maybe i will make it into the hall of fame.

M & L
12-16-2010, 03:17 PM
Looks awesome.

Any pics of the lift? I had 12x12 footing with steel reinforcement poured in my garage at my house for a lift and have been looking at having one instaled for about 3700.

Looks great.

gmlm
12-17-2010, 07:47 PM
really cool... it looks great

Lawncutting27
12-17-2010, 09:34 PM
hahah thanks, hah i am not shy. Maybe i will make it into the hall of fame.
Oh, I thought you died! Congratulations.. unless you've died since this post in which case my condolences.

punt66
12-18-2010, 01:08 AM
Oh, I thought you died! Congratulations.. unless you've died since this post in which case my condolences.

haha nice. actually i am in the south pacific in a bamboo house on stilts off a little island called Samal. i can fish off my porch and my food is delivered to me. Drinking a san mig light and eating pork adobo and lumpia as i type with the sliding doors open, wife in her bathing suit and ready to walk down the swimming stairs. Far from dead! ;)

punt66
12-18-2010, 01:10 AM
Looks awesome.

Any pics of the lift? I had 12x12 footing with steel reinforcement poured in my garage at my house for a lift and have been looking at having one instaled for about 3700.

Looks great.

i will get them up when i return.

grassman177
12-18-2010, 02:39 AM
damn, nice vacation spot it sounds.

delaford321
12-22-2010, 03:30 PM
congrats, man. Looks great!

punt66
05-09-2011, 10:07 PM
I finally got around to taking some pics today. I just changed the rotors and when i was about to drive out i saw my camera sitting on the seat. So here it is.
http://lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=576&pictureid=4737

tcdodge4000
05-14-2011, 12:22 AM
What I would like to know is how did you finance the shop. Did the bank finance the shop as a other secured type of loan or did they finance it as a business loan?

punt66
05-14-2011, 10:11 AM
What I would like to know is how did you finance the shop. Did the bank finance the shop as a other secured type of loan or did they finance it as a business loan?

I paid cash. I dont have a note on it.

GreenT
05-14-2011, 12:30 PM
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Look at that.... unfinished interior walls and no insulation.

What a dump..... :rolleyes:

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rywnygc
05-14-2011, 02:30 PM
First time I've seen this thread. Nice barn! Pretty much the same look that I will build eventually. Just looked at 61 acres today, just imagining the possibilities.

Did you compare the shingle vs. metal roof? I think that this barn would look even more sweet with a green metal roof. Very nice though, thanks for showing the progress.

punt66
05-14-2011, 05:12 PM
First time I've seen this thread. Nice barn! Pretty much the same look that I will build eventually. Just looked at 61 acres today, just imagining the possibilities.

Did you compare the shingle vs. metal roof? I think that this barn would look even more sweet with a green metal roof. Very nice though, thanks for showing the progress.

The roof on it is a green architectual shingle. The metal roof was expensive and i didnt want to hear the rain in there when i was am working in the barn. Which is whenever it rains ;)

punt66
05-14-2011, 05:13 PM
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Look at that.... unfinished interior walls and no insulation.

What a dump..... :rolleyes:

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i know. I am slumming it. :drinkup: