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Not big enough.  40 by 42.  With the property size and not being a farmer, this is as big as I could go without a lot of cost to meet zoning laws.  It will be nice to work on the tractor in a shop and not in my enclosed trailer.  Thanks for asking.

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On 3/15/2023 at 4:16 PM, twood1954 said:

Thank you.  I was nervous about how it would look, and wife said trust me.  The last time she said that I got a son. 

She says trust me and you get a son, next time she says it you get a shop. Makes you wonder what will happen when she says it next time?

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2 hours ago, twood1954 said:

Sorry I didn't think to take pictures of soffits. I see if I can see how they did it.  

Where’s the water from the roof going ?

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5 hours ago, twood1954 said:

Sorry I didn't think to take pictures of soffits. I see if I can see how they did it.  

I'm thinking they must have nailed boards along the top edge of your trusses to extend that line, I'd be interested to see if they did anything extra between the trusses 

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11 hours ago, supermechanic said:

How do you get soffits, you have no tails on the trusses?

 Got any close-up photos?

 I have similar trusses, and want to build a shop also.

I was wondering the same thing, maybe trusses are cheaper adding like that but theres more work to it

 Just noticing differences TWOOD..its a really nice building and every area seems to construct them differently. Up here you are required to put cement under the posts or bottom. so they dig trenches and pour like a footing. a PITA 

Are your post 3"x6" or 4"x6"? once again up here 6x6" posts. just seeing differences so don't think we are piling on 

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I try to answer the questions.  As far as drainage. The building about 2 feet higher that surrounding area.  When we graded the pad last fall, we put 12 inches of gravel under building and then tapered the gravel down to 6 inch 10 feet out.  I am on sandy clay with is very good drainage.  I work for construction company that builds roads, so we used 25-ton pneumatic roller to compact the soil and gravel.  I tested the compaction to make sure we had no soft spots.  I one advantage of working there.  The posts are seat on concrete pads with the pad tops being 5 foot deep.  The posts are laminated post 6x6 they are 6 feet on center. They are made with same method of making laminated beam with bottom 8 feet plus being pressure treated.  The design exceeds the local zoning requirements.  I hope this helps. 

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