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    32 x 44 x 11

    As most of you know I am a building contractor. I just recently completed this 32 x 44 x 11 stick built garage for a customer. The garage sits on a floating slab and 2 courses of block for the wall, a center drain exiting to the outside of the foundation is provided.. There is some sort of a ordinance about height for this area so the maximum height I could build was 11". We used 9' pre cut studs for framing the garage to remain within that height. Walls were then sheeted using 7/16 o.s.b.

    I was then able to set the trusses with the help of a crane. If a building is more than 24' wide I always get a crane to set the trusses, for me it is just a much faster way. We can set and brace all the trusses on a building of this size in less than a hour with the help of a crane and it is much safer.

    The roof was sheeted with 5/8 tongue and groove o.s.b. with 1 foot overhangs all around the perimeter of the roofline. Next 15# felt is tacked down and then shingled using architectural "shake" style shingles.

    All the windows and entrance doors are set prior to siding and soffits/facia. For the soffits I used aluminum vented and aluminum 6" facia. Double 4 Vinyl siding completes the exterior. I do not personally install overhead doors ever since I had a accident with a torsion spring overhead install that just about tore off my left thumb. I now hire a garage door installer to do that part of my builds.

    (* As a side note,for some reason anytime I use pictures that show vinyl siding and roofing they seem distorted. On my webpage it is the same for those pictures, so I apologize for the distortion.*)
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    VERY nice Steve, is this the one that you went away to build?

    That garage is bigger than my Dungeon, my house and my L shop combined......

    Cheers!

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    When my dad built our garage back in the 70's he also put a course of cinderblocks all around the perimeter. I still think this is a great idea for a garage, since it keeps the wooden walls up and away from the potentially damp/salty floor. Also lets you come in with a hose and clear the place out without worrying so much about the walls. Not to mention giving you taller walls while still getting to use the cheaper basic 8' studs.

    ...art

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    cool steve, i like the distortion kinda reminds me of the peter max posters from years gone by.....is the garage to be used as a garage or a shop or????
    associated with several importers and manufacturers.

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    Are you building off a design or are you designing them also?
    Jim

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    Nice job Steve. I could have used you and your crew on my shop...especially setting those trusses! Less than an hour with a crane??? How many trusses? (I'm feeling pretty bad, given how long Denise and I took. But then again, we'd never done it before... )

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    To answer some questions, yes Stu, that is the building I just recently went away to build. My brother was able to help me a couple of days on this along with his son in law. I was gone for 18 days to build this....subtract two weekends and 2 rain days....one goof off day and I had 13 working days into it complete.

    Tod the building is going to be a garage for his car, boat, tractor and a section of it 16x32 to be used as a shop.

    Jim, this one was my design based on what he told me he needed. I not very often get prints for garages or pole barns and most of it is from what the customer tells me he wants.

    Marty, I've been watching the progress of your shop (fantastic top notch all the way...I've been reserving comment until the last nail was driven ) The average homeowner takes a lot longer than we do. When I first started using a local crane business they gave me a price of $85.00 per hour to set trusses on a 32 x 48 building....we had him out of there in 54 minutes. He told me that from now on he needed to charge me a minimum. No one else at that time set trusses as fast as we did and he wasn't use to it. Now that was about 10 years ago and I may have slowed down a bit...but he still charges me a minimum charge.

    23 trusses spaced at 2 foot centers.
    Last edited by Steve Ash; 11-13-2006 at 04:06 PM. Reason: more info
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    great job steve,

    how much of the work do you and your guys actually do? do you form up for the slab and actually pour the concrete and finish it. or do you stick to the wooden part of the build. did you do the shingles as well or are these areas sub-contracted out?

    way to go on setting those trusses so fast. that would be fun to watch.

    marty, take it easy on yourself. i'm sure others agree with me that getting those trusses set in the time you and denise did was quite a feat.


    thanks
    chris

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    Impressive Steve, as always, BLOODY impressive

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    Looks good Steve

    I'd just love to have another shop similiar in size, to house my tractor, my many fords, and some overflow stuff thats in the way in my present shop.

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