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Old 12-04-2014, 08:36 PM
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I am going to start off saying that I am not actually building the shop yet but I am beginning the process that will allow me to build a shop. I plan to start construction about late summer or early fall next year on a 40 x 54 x 16 shop. I just recently purchased a property less than .5 miles away from the business intersection in town! The property is .823 acres but only .45 acres of it is graded and usable. The rest of the property drops off 40 feet but I still have a use for it. I got the property 65% off the original price ($45,000) in 2006 and 40% off their current price ($32,500). I have almost the entire complex to myself. There are 22 lots and there are currently only 3 business out there including mine.

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Old 12-04-2014, 08:57 PM
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My first project was to build a temporary power pole. I bought the materials and got to work. I have a low voltage license so I am familiar with electrical work but am not a regular electrician. I didn't think it mattered since it was my own property but trust me it did lol. The city wouldn't issue a permit or inspect it with out an electrician to look at it and apply for it. So greasing the wheels of an electrician got that done and handled. It was a very simple process. I built the pole and put it in the ground and had the power company connect it the next day.




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Old 12-04-2014, 09:02 PM
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Once I got the power in I quickly installed 2 outdoor lights, wired several outlets, and installed the irrigation system. Sorry I didn't take any working pictures!


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Old 12-04-2014, 09:11 PM
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Old 12-04-2014, 09:11 PM
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My next project was making the drop off useful. In the city limits they do not allow burning and I don't want to pay to haul off landscape waste. I decided I would just get some pipe and fill in the back ditch on the property and back up to the edge of the 40 foot drop off. There are still some small trees growing on the hill that need to be cut down so debris can fall all the way to the bottom. Also towards the back of the property line I have a creek that would make for some nice deer hunting!







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Old 12-04-2014, 09:18 PM
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The last project I have finished so far is the sign by the road. I mocked up a design I wanted on a computer and told myself I would build it. I have never done brick work before but I don't think it turned out to bad. It rained right after I poured the pad.





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Old 12-04-2014, 09:19 PM
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Is it no burning period or no open burning?
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Old 12-04-2014, 09:21 PM
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Looks good from the pictures
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Old 12-04-2014, 10:16 PM
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Is it no burning period or no open burning?
No burning at all in the city limits
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Old 12-04-2014, 10:24 PM
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