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racer17j
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posted September 27, 2004 06:04 PM  
thats what i did..took a year off and buit a garage. just build it big...you only get to do it once! mine was a kit from menards and its 26 by 26. 26 is a nice depth for working on the car with room to spare BUT i think i would make it 32ft wide or so and do 2 10ft doors instead of one 16ft door.
the kits are ok but i had a few pieces that were either missing or not in good shape (like siding). i guess its all in how good you menards stock boys are!
as far as cost goes...i think i spent almost double what the kit cost after i wired it, insulated, and put up interior walls and paint. and thats not even getting into concrete prices!!
good luck!

luke

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racer17j
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posted September 28, 2004 07:53 PM  
Go to www.morton.com
These buildings are not cheap, but will add value to your property. (so you can buy new racecar with equity loan, HA)
anyway, build with plenty of sq ft and plenty of ceiling height. Pole Barns are the best value for the money and the property taxes are less. Good luck! see www.behmdesign.com for neat plans.

KPLugnut
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posted October 01, 2004 09:41 AM  
We got a good value and deal out of all steel buildings as opposed to pole barn style.
www.globalsteel.com

Once the floor is in correctly, it's no harder than assembling the siding on a pole barn. We did the whole building in one day with enough pairs of hands and chordless impacts. Plus, the price was about half that of a pole barn price in our area.

There's a picture of our shop on our website, too.

KP

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racer17j
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posted October 02, 2004 04:51 PM  
I'd watch the sales for building it !!! kits are ok but sometimes you will get things that u'll throw away. I'd never build a 24x24 for a shop!!! go at least 28x28 and think of infloor heating!!! might seem like a big price for it but can't find better heating for a shop. The trouble with pole building is trying to finish the inside almost another building with in it. good luck !!!

racer17j
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posted November 04, 2004 10:15 PM  
are you from over by antigo ?

racer17j
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posted November 15, 2004 05:59 PM  
north centeral iowa

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