The New Shop

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Daniel's Lawn Care, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. Daniel's Lawn Care

    Daniel's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yesterday (Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010) we set a total of 34 room trusses with a 7/12 pitch and one foot overhang. Here are the pictures. The first and last truss, finished product, and view of the room upstairs.

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  2. Jpeg lawn maintenance

    Jpeg lawn maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
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    coming along very nice keep up the good work daniel. Thats gonna be a nice garage for you.
     
  3. fastcat

    fastcat LawnSite Senior Member
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    ahh they are room truses. gabel on top of stack
     
  4. Daniel's Lawn Care

    Daniel's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    Here is what it looked like after we finished today. Shingles are coming next Tuesday.

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  5. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    That is going to be one nice shop man! Cant wait to see the final product!
     
  6. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
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    Daniel,
    Your doing a great job. Teriffic garage. What are the measurements of the loft ? :)
     
  7. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looks awesome, I would love something like that if I haven't mentioned it yet lol.
     
  8. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
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    What would a pre-eng metal building have run compared to the wood structure? I would think metal would be stronger, more resistant to fire and probably faster to throw up?
     
  9. RJR7110

    RJR7110 LawnSite Member
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    Great job man. Did you ever build these for a living? It looks really good.
     
  10. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Typically, if you are your own contractor you can do wood cheaper.
    I have a friend who worked as a Professional Engineer for Morton Buildings for a number of years and it was his opinion that a wood framed structure would outlast most metal buildings. He stated that a typical metal stucture was designed for a 25 year lifespan. Good care will make that much longer as we all know.
    As an inspector myself, I think Daniel has made some great choices with his building. His should last many years and retain a decent property value.
     

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