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Offline David Anderson

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Building a bus garage/shop
« on: December 06, 2012, 07:35:43 PM »
Getting started on my dream shop/bus garage.  Anyone interested in a project thread from beginning to end?  If so, should I post it here or bus projects forum?  I figure at my speed it will take me about 2-3 months to complete.

David
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Offline wg4t50

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Re: Building a bus garage/shop
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2012, 07:39:44 PM »
I had a 40 X 60 garage built with a 14 X 14 door and a 10 X 10 door, only regret  too small, had a MCI7 at the time, filled up quick.
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Re: Building a bus garage/shop
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2012, 08:05:02 PM »
David,

I would 100% follow a project thread. Please do. The project section would be the ideal spot for it.

I hope it goes well for you!

God bless,

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Re: Building a bus garage/shop
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2012, 08:34:49 PM »
I'd follow it with interest.  Please do.
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2012, 08:55:11 PM »
I would be interested, so I vote yes.  Include materials budgets if you can..
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Re: Building a bus garage/shop
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2012, 09:05:35 PM »
Yup, do it!

happy coaching!
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Re: Building a bus garage/shop
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2012, 03:24:49 AM »
This might be a good article for the BCM. It would give everyone getting the magazine something to see and dream about. Good way to help the magazine out with articles. We all need to contribute to BCM, otherwise it may fail.
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Re: Building a bus garage/shop
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2012, 05:17:58 AM »
 sounds good to me we just broke ground on our bus  garage but we are off to fl. tomarow
so will get back to working on it in mid jan. mine will be simple being build useing 90 0/0
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Re: Building a bus garage/shop
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2012, 06:14:00 AM »
It would be be of great interest to me if 'building' actually involves fabricating and then erecting the structure yourself - but not so much if it means buying a standard building and then paying someone to put it up for you.

I've thought quite hard about putting up a barn for my bus, but while I've done a good job on some fairly large sheds in the past, the height of a bus barn scares me a bit.

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Re: Building a bus garage/shop
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2012, 06:18:06 AM »
It would be be of great interest to me if 'building' actually involves fabricating and then erecting the structure yourself - but not so much if it means buying a standard building and then paying someone to put it up for you.

I've thought quite hard about putting up a barn for my bus, but while I've done a good job on some fairly large sheds in the past, the height of a bus barn scares me a bit.

Jeremy

If you are going with 14' doors, then you are going to get into some "serious height" issues.  It can get intimidating when you have nothing between you and the rafters but concrete.

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Re: Building a bus garage/shop
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2012, 06:51:58 AM »
GO FOR IT !!!

I have a design for one for my vehicle/s, so you start yours and tell us all the things you do, then we will learn all those ideas we forgot to think about !!  LOL

With pleasure, I would love to see what you are doing, in Oregon (I presume). Winter protection will be something to consider, right?
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Re: Building a bus garage/shop
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2012, 01:39:34 PM »
If you are going with 14' doors, then you are going to get into some "serious height" issues.  It can get intimidating when you have nothing between you and the rafters but concrete.

BCO

My bus is something of a baby in that 12' doors would still give me almost 6" of clearance - but that's still plenty high enough to be way outside my comfort zone as a DIY shed builder.

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Re: Building a bus garage/shop
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2012, 02:37:08 PM »
One reason I used the 14' X 14' Overhead Doors (electric) and the 8" min.  4000 concrete with both fiberglass and steel, 72 yards,    after I no longer need it, someone might like to have a truck or dozer or who knows, so I felt like doing it correct the first time, I have too much experience with hind sight, trying to get ahead a little for once.
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Since  the MCI is gone, feels empty with the Foretravel & not needing work.
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Re: Building a bus garage/shop
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2012, 02:47:05 PM »
David are you using a pre/fab metal or wood frame building metal is the way to go IMO I used 14x10 doors wish I would have went with 12 wide doors ,14 ft tall doors are not a problem in a 16 foot tall metal building fwiw
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Re: Building a bus garage/shop
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2012, 02:58:00 PM »
Please post updates as you go                                                                                       On mine its 32' x 48' x 15' high.One 12'8"h x 12' w roll up door , a 8' h x 10' w roll up door. I put in a pit 4' x 8' x 30" deep the only down side is the cost to heat it is more then my house (don't tell my wife ) But in the end it is worth every penny to go out to work on the bus when its sub zero out side .                 dave
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