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Old 07-23-2011, 07:22 AM   #21
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Once I had decided to "stretch" the build into something a bit more than a basic building my wife saw a picture of the building above built by the gentlemen locally and decided ours should look like that one. So we pretty much just copied some of the colors and finishes...it did make it easier having a particular building in mind to use as a guide.

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Old 07-23-2011, 04:58 PM   #22
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Nice plans. I like the colors - your wife has good taste!

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Old 07-23-2011, 05:09 PM   #23
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Looking great! You might want to sneak a "Jack Olsen face" photo in there with your Porsche. If you have one If not, I'm sure any auto will do

Your typing is fine by the way. I don't think anyone expects Harvard-level writing from anyone else here.

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Old 07-23-2011, 05:57 PM   #24
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:47 PM   #25
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As a proud geobarn owner I can see the geobarn touches - nice Job!
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Old 07-23-2011, 07:04 PM   #26
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what exactly is a "geo barn" ? I'm about to build a shop/loft home and am looking at different ideas. Sorry If I'm side tracking not my intent.
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Old 07-23-2011, 08:12 PM   #27
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Old 07-24-2011, 02:20 PM   #28
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Chris: Thanks, my wife does have good taste. One change we did make from the "inspiration" design was to have a green roof vs. dark brown. The green is sort of a light "Mr. Jack Olsen" green. I have spent many hours reading about your wonderful project, I only hope ours turns out 1/2 nice.

Mr. Olsen: Thanks, that is the building we used as our inspiration. We changed to roof color and changed some of the layout, but the over all look will be pretty much the same including the porch which I am really excited about. Sitting on the porch in the country is one of my favorite sports.

Gabedad: Thanks, one thing in particular I am thinking bout is using the wood I salvaged from the demo(s) to use as an interior wall treatment of some sort. I hope to add at least some sort of vintage charm this way. I have a good amount of wood so I think it will work. I love your barn, simply classic.

Jake 1086: If you have any interest in Geobarns call George, he is really a gentlemen and will kindly answer any questions. We have a Walters and Morton building on our property and I shopped around to about 3 other local and national building companies before deciding on who to go with. Geobarns were more expensive, but for a building like Gabedad made they are not all that much more. The only part of this process that I think I handled well was picking a builder and a building style.

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Old 07-24-2011, 02:31 PM   #29
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Old 07-24-2011, 02:49 PM   #30
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So we added the 24 x 24 office off to the east of the main shop with the porch facing the house. Decided to have the roll up door face in towards the barnyard and the hangar door facing out towards the field. Picked the colors then ordered the building in April this year. The build started, will catch up and add the play by play. Decided on final dimension of 14'8" for the eave height on the main building with a high clearance truss design to allow for the 14' roll up door.

HVAC: This has been a tougher decision. I had my heart set on in-floor radiant heat...if I had the time to do it myself I would have tried it, but gentlemen you can't believe how much the lowest bid was to just put the pex into the slab. The price was just too much to bear on the budget. I have decided to go with radiant tubes in the shop and I am still thinking about what to do with the office for heat. Suggestions there would be welcomed. The one bit of advice I did take from you all was to not skip on insulation...R-19/30 and putting 2" blue board down to insulate the pad.

Floor: Putting down a 12 inch concrete slab with 2" rebar sitting on 3 3/4" high carbide chairs....well, actually 5 inches of fibermix, but I had you thinking there for a second "My GAWD that's HOW you should pour a pad... course it will probably crack because you went cheap and skipped the 13th inch of pad"....this is my Bunker garage shout out by the way, that place will survive the zombie appoxyclypse. Speaking of which we should have a fighting chance as well since we have such wonderful fields of fire towards to the road.

Electrical: planning on 200amp service..220 drop right at the grain bin west of the build.

Lighting: Still working the plan...

Another serious question...epoxy for a farm shop/garage/hangar?

I feel like I should have all of this figured out already, I hope that I am not the only guy to ever break ground with only the 75% solution on paper...I could be hosed.

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Old 07-24-2011, 05:18 PM   #31
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I broke ground yesterday and I think the 75% solution has me beat by about 25% or maybe 40%.

Have you broken ground yet?
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:24 PM   #32
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I are JEALOUS!!!
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Old 07-24-2011, 10:43 PM   #33
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Nkachur, yep we broke ground...things are going well. The only part of the basic construction the concerns me is the concrete...if it doesn't turn out well I will probably cry like a little girl.

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Old 07-24-2011, 11:00 PM   #34
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Trucky: my car is so boring I don't even have a picture....2005 Scion xb...that's right men, 85 hp wheter you want them or not. The nice car in our family is the Honda minivan...silver, really makes a statement at the car shows/drag strip. Says I have kids and I value reliable transportation.

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Old 07-24-2011, 11:07 PM   #35
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Trucky: my car is so boring I don't even have a picture....2005 Scion xb...that's right men, 85 hp wheter you want them or not. The nice car in our family is the Honda minivan...silver, really makes a statement at the car shows/drag strip. Says I have kids and I value reliable transportation.

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Hey, those make from 130 to 248 horses depending on how old it is Nothing wrong with a budget box either, they do get the job done. I have a Grand Am... woo 150 horsepower -_- I'm not running 10s at the strip either lol
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:14 AM   #37
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First step in building....dig a really big hole.

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Old 07-25-2011, 08:15 AM   #38
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Step 2: Send 40 inch fan club into said hole and watch him have a blast getting D-I-R-T-Y

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Old 07-25-2011, 08:18 AM   #39
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Nothing too special about the site prep. We put the borrow pit behind the silo west of the build site behind the barn. Second pic shows my 40 inch fan-club for scale, it was a pretty deep hole. Daniel is my oldest and loved watching all the construction...he's my number one helper. Allis-Chalmers D-15 in the background is one of my Dad's restorations...great little tractor...we planted the last of the late sweet corn the same weekend.

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1951 Ryan Navion...named "Jenny" for my wife...but you have to say it with that familiar stilted drawl made famous by Forrest Gump and of course my spot on impersonation of the same..."Jeahnnie"

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