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« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2017, 12:42:42 AM »
That should keep moisture from condensing and dripping all over everything. Looking good!
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Re: lumber storage barn
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2017, 08:16:46 AM »
One idea is to use a humidistat to control the heat.  Whenever the humidity is over about 40% RH, then the humidistat kicks on, turning on the heat.  Heating air lowers the RH.

Note that painting the roof a dark color will heat the roof and thereby minimize condensation and also provide some heat into the building to help lower the RH.  The average outside RH is around 65%, so a building needs to be about 20 F warmer than the morning's low temperature to achieve 8% EMC.  A small fan or two helps stir the air so conditions are uniform.  Otherwise, hot air rises and so the roof will have a lower RH than the floor.  In all cases, we do not want any source of moisture- wet lumber, roof leaks, soil moisture, open doors for very long, especially between 10PM and 10AM when outside RH is high.
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« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2017, 01:23:47 PM »
The insulation is covered both sides with a black cover like tar paper I thought about painting it white so it would reflect light better are you saying it being black will help reduce condensation or the roof metal black?
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« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2017, 10:36:12 PM »
More progress on insulation 

  

 
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« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2017, 09:56:27 PM »
All the insulation is done and garage door installed I got finished with some of slab display and loaded 24' I thought that was enough but I think another 24' next week 

 
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Re: lumber storage barn
« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2017, 10:16:31 PM »
Looks nice.  God job.  On our slab rack I hung some yellow safety chain from the frame to keep the slabs from accidentally falling out and conking a customer or me on the head.  Much like the chain that holds welding cylinders in a welding cart.  The chain has some slack so the slabs can easily pulled out a little to see them, but it keeps them from falling out.
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« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2017, 12:19:41 AM »
That's a nice looking whack of lumber well displayed. I like it.
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« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2017, 06:00:58 AM »
Joey, where did you get those pipes bolted to the wood to hold your slabs? I was thinking about building something like that but I like your deal better than what I was thinking about.
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« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2017, 06:03:05 AM »
That does look good.
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« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2017, 07:26:31 PM »
I ordered 3/4 floor flanges and screwed them to horizontal 2x4 and screwed in 24" 3/4 pipe nipples I ordered them from supply house online 40# nipples and #40 floor flanges cost $250 delivered
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« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2017, 07:29:13 PM »
I reconfigured a little today to accommodate shorter slabs

 
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Re: lumber storage barn
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2017, 10:16:09 PM »
Joey,

That is mighty fine, makes me green with envy. That is one of the nicest slab displays that I have ever seen.  Man, you are rockin'  8) 8).
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« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2017, 05:56:25 PM »
Man, you're doing what I dream of doing. Very Nice.  :)
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« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2017, 08:44:59 PM »
Joey,

You've done a phenomenal job on your building and slab rack.  Way to go!!!
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« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2017, 08:17:56 PM »
First of many mobile lumber displays

  

 
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« Reply #35 on: May 18, 2017, 08:50:38 PM »
That is doing it right. 
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« Reply #36 on: May 18, 2017, 08:58:21 PM »
I like it, I like it a lot.
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« Reply #37 on: May 18, 2017, 10:10:24 PM »
Looks great.  Better get the credit card machine warmed up for your customers. 
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« Reply #38 on: May 25, 2017, 11:20:02 PM »
Another display done

 
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« Reply #39 on: May 26, 2017, 05:33:26 AM »
You guys with the light weight barns. Makes thing so easy down in the south. Up here in the north, we have to build strong, Snow is the thing. :D :D :D :snowball:
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