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    Finally heard back from the contractor in regards to the quote to build a 24x30 garage / shop. Not including electrical it came in at just over $50,000.00 Simple 2x6 framing on 24inch center and truss roof with metal roofing. I decided to do it myself and enlist the help of friends and family when I need it. Plans changed again after getting the quote and am back to the 24x30 ft shop with concrete foots and 24inch foundation walls. ( turns out of building inspector has forms to rent) Also found out about the metal roof framing. It makes no sense to me as I have done lots of metal roofs before on 1x4 strapping but this is what they want for the seismic factor here now. 2x4 strapping on 16 inch centers with 1/2 inch ply sheeting on top of that then the roof felt and then the metal. Now get this the 2x4 are to provide the air circulation around the trusses but this type of framing is not required if I used asphalt shingles. Anyways going to be non insulated and non heated ( at this present time) The less headaches I have to deal with the better. 6 months down the road things will change in that area but just need to get the structure built and the wiring done. Also the contractor wanted to dig further in the ground to get the foundation in ( 1 ft frost level here) inspector said no that I can just back fill and that the foundation only has to be 6 inches thick over the 8 inches the contractor was going for.

    Oh and on the other note all the posts finally came in and I set them all in layer compacted Navi Jack/ pit run ( stuff used as road base) have put 2x4 tops on and will be installing 2x6 bottoms ( helps with keeping the wild rabbits out but also backing so I can trim the grass at the fenced, then the wire deer / rabbit fencing is going up in sections, First time doing fencing like this but found some tricks on line as to how to get the fencing tight. Sandwich the wire with two 2x4s screwed together at each end then stand it up ( hung mine of srews ) then used two tie down straps to tighten it up. worked great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Watson View Post
    Have been very careful with the trees Ted no large roots were touched. There will be a foundation wall now so there will be back fill and drainage around the three sides ( though we do have good drainage here ). It has been a challenge dealing with this build as I am on an island and limited to manpower that know what they are doing. This is why I have resigned myself to hiring a contractor to come in with his crew to do the job. I have formed bigger jobs as well as framed lots but now with my injuries I am limited to what I am able to do. It really is frustrating as I am chomping at the bit to get it all started. I could be getting the forms all built and such but promised the wife I will not do a thing.
    Wives are really good for that. Don't be a dufus and ignore her.

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    Submitted the plans to the permit dept today. Quick re draw the last couple of days and quick talk with the inspector and all seems right on track. Just an out building right now. Electrical is a completely separate dept. So once I get this all built and passed the inspection I will get the electrician in to do his thing. I questioned the inspector about the roof framing as well and as this is not a dwelling the strapping and seismic applications don't apply. When the wiring is done I will be doing the 200 amp service ( wouldn't have it any other way) with underground wiring. Using the shop as the main panel and the house as the subpanel.
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    Just caught up on this thread. Got my popcorn ready!
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    Will still be a few weeks Vaughn as plans have to be looked at but really no plumbing or wiring. Its an out building with nothing in it to deal with. Just an empty building with no insulation or drywall. Only thing slowing it up is that it has to get in line to be looked at.
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    Talked with the inspector last night as he has some forms to rent. Good price too at 150.00. Then wanted to know when I wanted them and to give him a few days notice. I reminded him that I am just waiting on him giving the ok on the plans so I can get started. lol . I could just buy the materials to make my own forms at about 3 times the cost but really I am not going to be doing much in the way of concrete form work again after this job. My knees are starting to give me issues with years of abuse on the job as well as arthritis.
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    Might motivate him some since he has some skin in the game as well .

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    Have tried on a few times to upload photos but no luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Watson View Post
    Have tried on a few times to upload photos but no luck.
    Drew, feel free to email them to the Admins (webmaster@familywoodworking.org) and one of us will figure out how to get the photos posted.
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