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Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« Reply #750 on: June 24, 2020, 04:31:10 PM »
Would it be a bad increase to have the OH doors opposite each other the same 10x12?  Driving straight thru might be handy.

I can drive though with everything but my TH (which may go away). Everything else fits fine, but it did cross my mind.

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« Reply #751 on: June 24, 2020, 05:19:39 PM »
How tall are your walls jr?   Can’t have a room upstairs of the living area?  Seen a few plans where they have a second floor deck under the patio roof. 


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« Reply #752 on: June 24, 2020, 05:44:34 PM »
Dave, side walls are 16'. Leaves room for a mezz all around.

I plan on putting the upstairs to good use, just not until later when all the permits and inspections are done.
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« Reply #753 on: June 24, 2020, 06:46:06 PM »
Just keep it tall enough that you add on easily.

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« Reply #754 on: June 24, 2020, 08:06:14 PM »
Just keep it tall enough that you add on easily.

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Correct, that's why I went with 16' walls and taller roll up door rails. I can do a 8' ceiling with a 1' mezz and still have 7' at the walls.
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« Reply #755 on: June 24, 2020, 09:30:23 PM »
How tall are your footing walls?

How is this zoned ?


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« Reply #756 on: June 24, 2020, 11:12:21 PM »
Zoning is GRA, general agriculture 40 acres+. 1 residence per 40 acres, no mining is about it. No HOA.

Lots of horses in the area (wild too), shops, businesses. Very rural. Once I get the occupancy cleared, I am free!

Footing walls? Needs 2' under pad perimeter for frost, 16' walls.
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« Reply #757 on: June 24, 2020, 11:33:12 PM »
Yes you usually pour a footing 12-14 inches tall 2ft wide.  Then you put a wall on top.   Frost wall.   If you pour those tall you get extra height.


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« Reply #758 on: June 25, 2020, 01:03:45 AM »
Not sure about the footing, they spec it for the building size. Included in my package. I know I need a 2' deep footing for the frost at my height. Looking for a 5-6 inch pad on that for both in floor heating and a lift.

No spray foam. Beside the cost I am starting hear about the chemical venting more and more. My building has no insulation in the living area, I will use Rockwool like I used here. About a 1/3rd more than FG, but double the R for the depth and will not burn or absorb water.

The building gets 6in on the ceiling, 4 in on the walls for a start. Also adding ridge venting not included in the package. They supply a flat ridge cap compared to contoured and I get vent for the little valleys. Also looking a louvered fans for the gable to move air on hot days.
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« Reply #759 on: June 25, 2020, 08:03:30 AM »
Check out spray foam.  It will really seal things up and make a big difference.
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« Reply #760 on: June 25, 2020, 09:58:58 AM »
What Dave is talking about, is what we call out here, a stem wall. You pour the footings as tall as you want, above grade. So essentially if you had 2' tall stems, your building would have 18' walls.
The slab is poured separately in this configuration, instead of monolithic.
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« Reply #761 on: June 25, 2020, 10:23:51 AM »
What he said,


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« Reply #762 on: June 25, 2020, 10:58:46 AM »
My last big garage had two foot stem walls, it was nice in that the siding didn’t go all the way to the ground and he’s was not damaged by lawnmowers, rain splashing up on it, or bugs.  I wish my current garage had a small concrete stem wall at the base, as the siding has taken a beating from before we bought the place.


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« Reply #763 on: June 25, 2020, 01:15:09 PM »
Not sure if that is doable. 11" I beams are the concern and their mounting. I already added a critter guard. 16' will still be nice.
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« Reply #764 on: June 25, 2020, 02:01:00 PM »
If you spec the building with 2 foot stem walls the company can make it happen. Not their first rodeo and it gives their engineers something to do. Makes for a lot nicer ground contact for the building, gives the snow a place to buildup, and looks finished.  Just let the estimator know how high and what their building attaches to.   

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« Reply #765 on: June 25, 2020, 02:08:31 PM »
Even a 1' stem wall would get a lot off the ground and help with critters.
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« Reply #766 on: June 25, 2020, 02:23:35 PM »
How far away is the batch plant? That would add some cost most likely but really be worth the cost.

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Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« Reply #767 on: June 25, 2020, 04:33:35 PM »
The taller the more room you have on your second floor


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« Reply #768 on: June 25, 2020, 04:35:49 PM »
25miles, 1/2 paved, rest dirt.

Building eng working on it.
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« Reply #769 on: June 25, 2020, 07:18:10 PM »
Time is money but most of those mixer drivers understand

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Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« Reply #770 on: June 25, 2020, 09:05:43 PM »
Even a 1' stem wall would get a lot off the ground and help with critters.
Yeah, and you can backfill more, the taller it is... like if it was backed up to your cut in the hill you'll have to leave a small ditch around the slab because having tin all the way down to the ground doesn't allow for backfilling. Not sure if that matters, just throwing some thoughts out there.

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« Reply #771 on: June 28, 2020, 04:40:10 PM »
Did some more filling and cutting and looks like I may hire someone to finish it off. I am pecking at it with the compact.

Was hot as all getup and had wind and fire warning and evac coming over my phone. Fire was 25 miles away over 2 highway!

Neighbor is getting his tracked loader going and his backhoe out of the shop next week. He is priced right, beer, fuel and some $$$.

Opened up the pad to 100x120' for a little breathing room on the 40x100 building.

Got a well permit and perk test permit (2k by by), well scheduled about a month out. Need water to compact everything.

On the well pump, starting to do research for AC vs DC and going solar. Right now power is in the air too. I can run the pump (AC or DC) on a gen, but thinking solar (way cheaper). Either way I want a 2500 tank for storage on a hillside. I can get basic pressure with that and boost for domestic use. Here is the company I have been eyeing for some time. https://www.rpssolarpumps.com/offgrid/
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Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« Reply #772 on: June 29, 2020, 12:12:52 PM »
Good reference on the pump Fred! I have a Chinaman cheapo 24VDC pump, but an nervous about using it...
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« Reply #773 on: June 29, 2020, 01:19:02 PM »
What is going on at the Farm? Isn't your water about 20-30ft down?
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« Reply #774 on: June 29, 2020, 05:08:10 PM »
What is going on at the Farm? Isn't your water about 20-30ft down?
Well is 56 feet down to the sediment, probably a foot or two of that in there as well. Will vary widely from a depth of 6-8 feet up to 30+ feet depth. Seasonally weighted of course
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« Reply #775 on: June 29, 2020, 06:21:26 PM »
Great time for me to drill (not including the $$$ part) as it has been a dry year so table is low. Lets see, 30k for the well, 10k pump, ouch.
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Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« Reply #776 on: July 02, 2020, 11:14:30 AM »
gofundme...gofundme...gofundme...


I'll donate the first dollar!
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« Reply #777 on: July 02, 2020, 01:45:10 PM »
Not desperate yet.
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« Reply #778 on: July 04, 2020, 10:26:01 PM »
Boys and I went up for the day. Mostly to work on the retaining walls. Several loads of rocks later they were stacking pretty good. Probably another foot on the pad side as it gets leveled out.

Then they climbed to the peak just before dark.

Good day until the neighbor complained about us loading the truck (2145). Almost a 1/4 mile away but not in view when the shop is done.
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« Reply #779 on: July 04, 2020, 10:31:50 PM »
Youngest shot for awhile both the 22 and the moss 500. Got straw bail and a AR plate for more fun.

Issue with the neighbor was probably when we loaded up the Gen, figure I'll fix it at home.
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« Reply #780 on: July 04, 2020, 11:30:35 PM »
JR check out ShootSteel.com. Good deals on plates.


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Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« Reply #781 on: Today at 12:57:38 AM »
What did the neighbor do? Say something in person or.....?
Middle of bfe and still can't get away from that crap huh.
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Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« Reply #782 on: Today at 02:01:55 AM »
What did the neighbor get mad at.  Confused also


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