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Scoot
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posted November 30, 2003 06:50 PM  
Hey guys I'm needing some input. I want to build a 24'x30' shop building. I want to be able to put it up myself. I saw one the other day that looks like I could lift all the parts myself. Anyone know where I could find something like this?

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martnracn_91
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posted November 30, 2003 08:05 PM  
Menards sells pretty nice garage kits.

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44racer
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posted November 30, 2003 08:45 PM  
Yep they have about the best package going. I did mine 3 years ago.It's 30x40.Went the extra and got vinyl siding and the 8x16 garage door.Came in under 6k. Might consider how tall that you might want it. Had a friend that does 1 poor walls. He came out and we ended up with a 2 foot cement wall on 4 foot forms. Dodn't have to worry about getting walls wet or getting beat up at the bases.

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Wallydog9g
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posted December 21, 2003 10:44 AM  
when we built our go kart shop in our backyard, we ordered the kit from menards, it was only a 18x26 kit but its big enough for the karts we had and our 12 foot trailer to go inside... then we finished the inside with plywood, put in about 8 fluerescent lights, with the garage door, benches we built, and electricalw ork, cost us about 4 grand

stockcar5
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posted December 21, 2003 04:24 PM  
i too got the kit from menards. its not really a "kit" though...they just basicly tell you on a computer how much of everything you'll need when you design it. thought it was kinda neat. it cost me around 6k after the concrete, electrical, and extra wood and isulation for the inside. not to bad. the shop is 26 by 26 with 9ft celings and 1 16 by 8 door.

if i did it over again it would do a 26 by 30 and use 2 10ft doors with a service door in between!

luke

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rico 08
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posted December 21, 2003 06:57 PM  
If you want to go as cheap as you can i'd build a pole barn,mine cost $2099 in kit form and i think it can be assembled for $2399,it's 23'x 40' with 10' walls clear span with a 10'x10' roll door and a steel entry door.Concrete slab cost around $1000 so total cast was $3099.

HarrisMod#30
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posted December 21, 2003 07:13 PM  
23X40 concrete floor for $1,000? How much is concrete a yard where u live?
THanks

zeroracing
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posted December 21, 2003 07:51 PM  
that would be a good concreate, normal yard, and 4 inches thick. maybe 5 inch thick and that does not cover flat work. or rebar.

zeroracing
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posted December 21, 2003 07:52 PM  
my post above was for the 1000 dollar floor.

stockcar5
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posted December 22, 2003 04:50 PM  
wow!! my 4 inch thick 26 by 26 floor was **** near 2500$ the concrete alone was 1300!

luke

dirtrace
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posted December 22, 2003 07:14 PM           send a private message to stockcar5   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
I bought a shop with a house in april. shops twice as big, lol.

Its a 30x50, but had poor cement work done, I dont like it at all, it has 3 nice doors etc, but the cement is all flat, and some water comes in under the doors. I have ground by hand a bevel on the 12 ft wide door, and have the 2 other 10 footers to go.

I would have never thought of this, and gotten the cheapest cement job also, but now I wouldnt. If your going to park in it and live near snow Id get it sloped to drain out the doors.
It also didnt have a phone line or cable out to it for my satelite, it does now, that was a job that would have been easier to do the same time as the power, 220 etc.

zeroracing
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posted December 22, 2003 08:35 PM  
1300 is a bit high, my dad runs a concrete plant and he said about 1000 for 4 inch thick, good concrete.

HarrisMod#30
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posted December 22, 2003 08:57 PM  
hey zero how many yards is that? Its up to $100 a yard around here, just seemd like the $1000 was real cheap. I did a little slab for the old lady(8x16 or so) to park her car on(no room in the garage with 2 racecars..lol) and it was like $400 for the concrete. I have a 40x24 shop and if i could do it again it defiantly have those heating coils in the floor, a buddy of mine has it in his and its a 40x60 with 14 foot walls and its always toasy in there.

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GO 24
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posted December 23, 2003 12:34 PM  
I have a 30x40 cleary building w/10ft sidewalls. Insulated, flourescents lights, 220 outlet, phone & cable, 18ft radiant heat, and a office where I do vinyl. Here's what I learned: I used the peaks of the ceiling for storage which is okay but I highly recommend you insulate right away (I waited), radiant heat tubes is the way to go(I tried 2 other heaters before breaking down and spending the $$$), run the phone/cable right away, put a drain in the floor, and the biggest thing I learned---sliding doors are okay for a tractor machine shed, use an overhead insulated door!

zeroracing
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posted December 25, 2003 09:24 AM  
i will have to check but i think it is in the mid 70's per yard right now, they have there own quarry, and get cement and sand from like less than an hour away so they have everything close.

rico 08
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posted January 03, 2004 08:07 AM  
My concrete was $55 a yard in sw missouri,but i can almost see the concrete plant from my house,and that was 11 years ago.I actually built my pole barn,formed up the openings and poured concrete inside and let the metal sides and wall purlins be the forms around the outside.I was told the concrete would eat up the metal and make it rust but it still looks new.

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