The new shop/hangar is taking shape...

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I remember being in places that people would leave the keys in the ignition when they went in the store. No longer.
 
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where I am at in Tn. i leave most everything unlocked and keys in the truck but would not dream of that in Fl.
 

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Not to say the interior walls might look good with some decoration!
FINALLY, my "shop" will be adorned/festooned/decorated with all of my years of accumulation of bike stuff that's been in bins and on shelves. Might even go with the checkerboard snap-in flooring...
 

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Back/south side done, that garage door leads into the shop. Now I have a covered spot to park our boat (under the overhang). Eventually, I'll build a boat shed with materials I have left over, and park the RV under the canopy to stop it from getting any more sunburnt than it already is.



East side done for now; I will replace that tan bit with a matching panel later this week, and install the remaining bit of corner trim at the bottom rear...



Front/north side complete, will begin pressure washing the grotty panels soon...

 

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THIS is the main reason this whole building exists!



Soon I can get back to work assembling and installing the wings; the tail feathers I've already sorted so that will go quickly. Then, it's just down to the seat(s), instrument cluster, prop, and a few odds and ends...
 

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The shop, ready to be outfitted-



The garage will fit 6 bikes and lots of stuff up on shelves (skis, life jackets, rods & reels, etc)



My office will get insulation and paneling, window A/C, and my reliable old office furniture



A lot of work needs to happen beyond that little door, all the bathroom fixtures and electrical main panel...
 

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Of course, it couldn't have been the "final" plan, I decided the leftover materials will allow me to build a 2nd tier open canopy (not as tall), so I can park the RV under the tall one, and the boat under the shorter one. Another bonus (as we go to the lake often in the spring, summer, and fall), the latest addition will allow the boat to pull through on return parking, so only need to back up when we go to fetch it. Sally has always wanted this, as she can't back trailers very well (although better than the average woman, to be sure).

I'll weld a stringer across three of the existing canopy pipe columns at 10' above ground level, then set 3 more pipe columns 14' opposite with a stringer atop those columns; then run 3 intermediate purlins from column to column across the width, then 5 light top purlins from end to end along the length; lastly, I will have to buy 9 sheets of new roof panels (still have lots and lots of screws).

I get the feeling retirement will never get boring...
 
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I assume you're not terribly familiar with tornados? It's not practical for most people to build buildings to withstand tornadoes.
I am not, as you can imagine. What do you mean by "practical"? If there is a frequent occurrence of tornadoes in the area (say one every 10 years or more frequently), I would chose a concrete building. For storage, why not go underground? A huge basement isn't needed.
If I was a collector of vintage machines and had invested a lot of time and money in them, experiencing a total loss would be devastating. Insurance doesn't replace the TLC invested.

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I am not, as you can imagine. What do you mean by "practical"? If there is a frequent occurrence of tornadoes in the area (say one every 10 years or more frequently), I would chose a concrete building. For storage, why not go underground? A huge basement isn't needed.
If I was a collector of vintage machines and had invested a lot of time and money in them, experiencing a total loss would be devastating. Insurance doesn't replace the TLC invested.

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No wall girts, no wind bracing. I doubt the building pictured could withstand a strong straight wind, let alone a tornado.
 
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There are base angle, mid-height wall girts, and top girts on every wall, including interior. Most of this building, in a different configuration, stood up to at least two 80+ MPH winds in Laredo with zero fuss. This configuration is stronger, and I'm not the least concerned.

My simple 3-sided shed with corrugated tin roof and walls on 4x4 posts with 1x4 slats to screw into, held up to the same winds...

Generator pigtail now has the appropriate number of conductors for 240v (single phase), so now it's just a matter of emptying out my trailer to find the bloody circuit breakers! My helper is back in town covid-free, so we'll get the lighting & plumbing going tomorrow.
 
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I am not, as you can imagine. What do you mean by "practical"? If there is a frequent occurrence of tornadoes in the area (say one every 10 years or more frequently), I would chose a concrete building. For storage, why not go underground? A huge basement isn't needed.
If I was a collector of vintage machines and had invested a lot of time and money in them, experiencing a total loss would be devastating. Insurance doesn't replace the TLC invested.

-Knut
The problem with tornados that they are completely random in what they decide to hit. So this particular building getting hit would be tantamount to winning the lottery or even rarer would be JimC being wrong about anything. So for storage or a garage you would not try to build for the worse case scenario. Even homes are not built to withstand a direct hit, rather you may have a storm room. But a vast majority of people have nothing.
 
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Well, that didn’t take long.
Doesn't Bill live in FL and the bigger concern are hurricanes which are more likely to hit than a tornado?

Of course there will be exceptions and there are stormproof houses. But by far the vast majority are not. And certainly not a lot in tornado alley.
 
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here you go jumping to conclusions with your head up you know where. the house is a geodesic dome made with pre made concrete panels that are insulated and GP densarmor. if you would do a little research you would find that the same constructed house in miami survived andrew when EVERYTHING within miles was GONE. so who is the fool???
PS the house is being built in NE Tn.

Well, that didn’t take long. Best to know WTF you are talking about before you post and look like a fool.
 
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here you go jumping to conclusions with your head up you know where. the house is a geodesic dome made with pre made concrete panels that are insulated and GP densarmor. if you would do a little research you would find that the same constructed house in miami survived andrew when EVERYTHING within miles was GONE. so who is the fool???
PS the house is being built in NE Tn.

Hey, back the truck up! I didn’t make the statement about houses and hurricanes.
 
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here you go jumping to conclusions with your head up you know where. the house is a geodesic dome made with pre made concrete panels that are insulated and GP densarmor. if you would do a little research you would find that the same constructed house in miami survived andrew when EVERYTHING within miles was GONE. so who is the fool???
PS the house is being built in NE Tn.
Pretty sure our pedantic friend was taking about me.
 
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here you go jumping to conclusions with your head up you know where. the house is a geodesic dome made with pre made concrete panels that are insulated and GP densarmor. if you would do a little research you would find that the same constructed house in miami survived andrew when EVERYTHING within miles was GONE. so who is the fool???
PS the house is being built in NE Tn.
I'm curious, how many houses do you know in your area are equally as storm proof?
 
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