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New Building Plans?
« on: March 06, 2016, 06:46:41 PM »
I am thinking of putting up a new building this summer, 24' wide 36' long. Thinking 8' overhangs on each side clear span no posts. 12 to 13' tall so I have room to put mill under one side. Is this a bad plan with a solid wall behind mill ( I know blowing saw dust again). Is a 8' overhang enough to mill under? Or is the wall behind the mill  going to make to much work moving wood? I see some of you with free standing roofs, so access to both sides. Ideas? Thanks Tom 

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Re: New Building Plans?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2016, 07:02:42 PM »
Sounds like a great project... But, if you want to protect the mill in most weather, 8 foot isn't enough, even with 8 foot walls... Taller wallsmean more room for precipitation to angle itself in there... I think anything under 12' wide is not worth considering... My barn wall height is 12', open on the front end, and it commonly precipitates in 8 foot or more...in bad storms, 15-20 foot...the height is the killer...what other options or ideas do u have?...
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2016, 10:14:41 PM »
The height under mill would be 8-9 feet tall just enough to clear mill. Just thinking I would need a least 3' on the wall side or will this still be to tight? Thinking 12-13' walls 4-12 pitch so I can not go to wide with out running out of height and strength to make it with out posts. I need another tractor shed any ways so this would cover the mill also. Maybe kiln on other 36' wall. The weather comes from the other direction so that would help.

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Re: New Building Plans?
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2016, 05:57:42 AM »
Good deal with the "weather" direction, that will help ALOT. I have about 3-4 feet between my mill and the inner wall...its plenty of room as long as you keep your area clean...I do struggle with that a bit, especially when production sawing. You plan sounds much like mine. I think I'll be going out 16 feet or so, but committing to going in the ground with posts on the outside of the "lean to". I wish it was simpler, with less work and $$$, but never seems to be...
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Re: New Building Plans?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2016, 07:16:29 AM »
That is the problem trying to keep the same roof line and still have the height I need.


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