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Old July 28th, 2021, 19:28
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Metal buildings (garage use)

I recently gave up a fairly large garage to move out of state. I am getting ready to build a new garage.. Looking for input on steel buildings. Advice on manufacturers and installers. Also advice on unexpected costs if you have recently built a shop or garage. I know there are a lot of variables that change from state to state, but I just want to hear if anyone has any good or bad experiences with any particular Steel building sellers.

Looking at 40 x 60 x 14. But nothing is set in concrete yet....pun intended.
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Old July 29th, 2021, 05:30
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A friend just ordered a 50x60x16 and one thing I'll say is the lead times were insane... 8 months for him

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Old July 30th, 2021, 11:50
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Damn, guys, I was feeling pretty good about my new 30x40’ garage, but now I’m developing garage size envy. At least I’ve got 15’ of height from floor to ceiling joists.
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Old July 30th, 2021, 15:45
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Lol I'm rocking a 26 by 32... By 8......
I need an actual shop lol

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Old July 30th, 2021, 18:02
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Don't feel bad Al, the way shopping is going....I may not even get one. Getting any kind of straight answer about pricing, time, labor costs, etc. is not going well.

And NOBODY wants to do the complete project from start to finish....I get the feeling they want to have others involved to blame if anything goes wrong.
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Old July 30th, 2021, 18:11
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Get the slab done by a different person than the metal framers... Also have an electrician come out before the slab is poured...


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Old July 30th, 2021, 20:25
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The guy I bought the place from had the slab poured and the roof put on. Then he got transferred or something and left the shop looking like a car port.

Im having it finished in this configuration, roughly.







The structure in the corner houses my well water pump.

I am so effing ready to move out there when I get my shit wrapped up in SoCal!


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Old July 30th, 2021, 20:28
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The overhead doors will each be 12’ tall, BTW, not 8’ as shown. Tall enough to drive into with my fishing kayak on my roof!
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Old July 31st, 2021, 12:04
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Left you a nice start!
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You need to join this forum: https://www.garagejournal.com/
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Old August 11th, 2021, 13:31
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I've Built Big ass metal buildings; nothing consumer oriented, Though. Sorry.
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Old August 11th, 2021, 16:41
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Wanna come build a big ass metal building in Arizona? Trip to grand canyon included.
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Re: Metal buildings (garage use)

One thing I can tell you is to be cautious about bureaucrats and fire ratings. About 20 years ago I purchased a metal building after checking with the San Diego building department regarding size and setbacks for my lot. I would have thought a metal building would be regarded as being as fire-proof a structure as one could ever hope for. Nope. Since they don't know how long it will take for it to burn down it is regarded as un-rated for fire. I kid you not. Stick framed with 5/8" sheetrock and stucco they are fine with because they know just how long it will take before it catches fire, but steel? Oh no. You can't build that.

Bunch of illegitimate offspring of female mutts.

That was the point at which I ceased trying to do anything to upgrade my house in San Diego.

Hopefully Williams doesn't have such issues, but most of these bureaucrats read from the same playbook. Get anything you need from them in writing, and don't assume anything that involves common sense.
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Old August 23rd, 2021, 21:43
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That looks spacious, you did a job well done.
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