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Re: Working on a building.
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2021, 08:38:16 PM »
Got a start on forming the cap today. The building is almost square, but 3 of the walls will have pretty big openings for access. This creates 3 sections to form for the cap. The north wall has no openings and is the longest continuous form, 41' with a 9'6" corner at each end. 


 
that wood inside the form is just temporary to keep the sides square. Once I cut some stakes I'll brace it up from the outside and remove them. Right now the forms are just sitting on the blocks and once they're all built I'll string line and stake it down.

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Re: Working on a building.
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2021, 09:23:13 AM »
Looking good!
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« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2021, 04:11:58 PM »
2nd coat of galvanized (silver trailer roof paint)😆
The rebar end gets pushed into the wet cement cap. 1 every 4'. I
It'll make sense later. 


 

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« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2021, 05:09:11 PM »
Form work :embarassed:. Not really that bad, just a lot slower than I thought it would be. This back wall pictured earlier was easy, then I realized that I need to form in a space for the future rolling doors to open IN to if I don't want a 6" gap between the door and the ground. 
I'm happy that I "caught" this now.

 

 

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« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2021, 08:38:59 PM »
Better to do it right than cut corners especially if you had a blowout you would really be cursing 🤬 

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« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2021, 10:02:47 PM »
When I formed up the outer ring foundation for my new garage/workshop, I fabricated steel braces to go across the tops of the form boards. These I made from 3/8" bar stock welded to cutoffs of 1 3/4" angle iron with screw holes to attach to the forms. These held the inner and outer form parallel and straight, and lessened the need for stakes. After the concrete had firmed up some, I unscrewed them and finish troweled the surface and rounded over the edge for the garage doorway.
 

 
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« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2021, 09:12:29 AM »
I have 5 of those big blocks left over and they are working well to brace the forms to. I've had blowouts before in what little form - concrete I've done, but it was a much different situation. My concrete contractor buddy stopped by yesterday a said with a few simple things that the forms are good to pour. I'm starting with my rebar.

 

 

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« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2021, 07:35:02 PM »
Hit a milestone today with the concrete poured and the post bases set.

 

 

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« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2021, 10:15:23 PM »
That's a bunch of bases! 

Looking good!

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« Reply #29 on: May 26, 2021, 10:47:47 PM »
I like the chamfered corner detail!
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« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2021, 12:16:08 AM »
Congratulations on getting the mill building up. Looking forward to seeing dust on the floor. Good job!
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« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2021, 04:51:05 AM »
I like the chamfered corner detail!
That will be above grade. I pictured myself having the inevitable "oops" resulting in a damaged wall AND a ruined sidewall on a fairly expensive tire.😫

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« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2021, 01:59:09 PM »
For not being a form carpenter, I'm happy with this pour.

 

 

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« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2021, 04:56:09 PM »
Looks great!!!

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« Reply #34 on: May 29, 2021, 07:13:03 AM »
Looks great, please keep the pictures coming. The ground doesn't freeze very deep in Delaware. So your foundation is very interesting and clever.
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« Reply #35 on: May 29, 2021, 07:46:00 AM »
Very nice work
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« Reply #36 on: May 30, 2021, 07:51:11 AM »
Since it's finally raining (thankfully) and I'm still cleaning up the form wood with nothing big to show, more pictures. I enjoy them on other threads and they help explain better than words. 
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These will be the roof structure, 37'4". I scrounged these 11 "bar joists" pieces 8 or so years ago for around $400. I am not familiar with steel construction and it took a while to come up with a plan or a cheap plan.
This is why there's so many posts, each individual joist will sit on a post. Every pair of posts will be taller than the lower post up until the peak, then work it's way back down to the eave. 


 
Then I ran into this pile of 8x8 posts, for free, stickered, in a building with a concrete floor. 👍 they are over 20' long and he delivered them. It costs me a days time helping him clean up and organize this 50x100 quansit building, he just wanted them gone. This was through another forum, not sawmill related. I'll have to "tune up" some of these as you can see the twist, but that's the next step. The shorter posts will be somewhere around 10' with the longest 17' at least according to my sketches, I have the basic design but I'm prone to changes when it becomes something real that I can actually see. I'd like a minimum 10' clearance for my various equipment to enter. There will be an opening on each wave end, almost 19' wide. I've formed in a void in the concrete to accept rolling doors sometime in the future along with another 18' opening in what will be the gable end - the longer dimension. I've yet designed the truss or beam that's required for this, iirc I've got 3 or 4 joists to support. The math for load calculations scrambles my brain.

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« Reply #37 on: May 30, 2021, 07:59:01 AM »
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« Reply #38 on: May 30, 2021, 12:22:32 PM »
This should help, just finished getting all the form wood and bracing out of there. 

 

 

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« Reply #39 on: May 30, 2021, 12:38:21 PM »
Im enjoying your build and your pictures but Im getting a crick in my neck.  :)  Just a little hint that might help: when inserting pictures from your gallery theres a ROTATE button right there that makes it easy to fix your pic orientation just before you insert it. No big deal, but thought youd like to know. We all had to go through a little learning process on this, so no worries. 

Looking forward to following your build to the finish line. 



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