ChevelleForum.net

Go Back   Chevrolet Chevelle Forums > The Backyard meeting spot > Off Topic

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-07-2018, 05:55 PM
FlintTony FlintTony is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,437
Default Building material prices...wow!

I just finished clearing more land for a new building. Going to be a 36x24x10 pole barn type, for storage of the tractor and implements. 6x6 posts, steel trusses , 2x8 treated purlins and metal roof. I am surprised at the quotes that I've gotten. I'm going to have the posts set, trusses set and roof put on. I'll do the rest, as in gable ends, sidewalls, doors and windows, and electrical. Concrete will most likely be next year. They are all saying that the cost have skyrocketed due to the hurricane down here earlier this year. Shocked I tell ya.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-08-2018, 07:29 AM
Hank70SS's Avatar
Hank70SS Hank70SS is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Brighton, MI
Posts: 4,419
Default

Guess a hurricane will do that. We took a drive into the keys a couple weeks ago. Still piles of trash along the side of the road that hasn't been picked up. A lot of cleared land, not sure what was there before but it's gone now. New buildings going up already.
__________________
Hank

70 Chevelle SS396(454), M20, 3.73
My Chevelle
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-18-2018, 04:00 AM
FlintTony FlintTony is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,437
Default

Got the building up. Have a guy coming today to shoot me a price on concrete. Killed a big rattlesnake last week. Almost six feet long. That makes four poisonous ones so far this year. Other three were cotton-mouths.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-28-2018, 03:32 AM
FlintTony FlintTony is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,437
Default

Concrete is done. Dug a 75 foot trench from the shop to the new building. Lots of tree roots. Have water line and conduit for wiring to it now.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-28-2018, 07:10 AM
Hank70SS's Avatar
Hank70SS Hank70SS is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Brighton, MI
Posts: 4,419
Default

Sounds like you're staying busy. Four poisonous snakes, wild boars and alligators. Talk about a home security system. Any other exciting critters around there?
__________________
Hank

70 Chevelle SS396(454), M20, 3.73
My Chevelle
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-29-2018, 03:31 AM
FlintTony FlintTony is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,437
Default

Coyotes, bobcats, and a wolf. Not so much around the house now with the land cleared. I have a pretty good buffer zone from the woods and swamp now. Much more relaxed than I was . Snakes getting the dogs is still a concern though. I have a load of crushed concrete for a new driveway to the new building coming this morning. Lots of hand spreading headed my way.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-29-2018, 07:46 AM
Hank70SS's Avatar
Hank70SS Hank70SS is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Brighton, MI
Posts: 4,419
Default

All those critters, maybe you should open a petting zoo for the kiddies. You sure do like to work don't you.
__________________
Hank

70 Chevelle SS396(454), M20, 3.73
My Chevelle
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-30-2018, 03:14 AM
FlintTony FlintTony is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,437
Default

Yes, I do like to work. Can't stand it when I'm not busy. Gravel didn't make it yesterday, should be here today. Cut down 3 more trees and moved some ground around with the tractor, so I kept busy.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:58 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Audiokarma.org