Fast Eddie & Kool Karen's (excellent?) Pole Barn Adventure

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  1. FORANE

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    That thing is begging for a great barn quilt!
     
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    Oh Eddy, those Volunteer fans are gonna hate you! Roll Tide! :D

    Put this on the side!

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    Roll Tide colors don't pass inspection in TN, Eddie. Look for a hefty fine and a cease and desist order until you start painting that place a proper orange!
     
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    Just now from my contractor:

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    Shaping up!
     
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    Lots of red barns near Greeneville, TN. Guess folks don't mind the fines there. ;)
     
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    Door is done!

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    Wow, that is looking really good! Living the dream!
     
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    Lookin' good!
     
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    Looks better than good. Looks better constructed than my house. Ha.
     
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    Look what was waiting for us when we got home yesterday:

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    Just examined and tested all 7 and they're undamaged and functioning properly.

    No fixtures get hung until final electrical inspection - that should be some time this coming week.
     
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    Eddie, how much were the 4 footers? and how bright, 3,4 or 5k, if you know. Manufacturer? I need to add additional lighting before my Plane comes. Thx
     
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    Flew up today to pick up Karen and do some weed whacking.

    Baby steps!

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    This kind of weed whacking?

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    Not that kind of weed.

    Last week has been mostly grading and moving a bunch of dirt around, and working on HVAC ducting:

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    The ducting on the garage side, seen here, can stay exposed.

    Waiting on some special order windows to arrive to finish the siding.

    Slow but steady progress does it.
     
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    As an aside, the airport owner is making progress on his pole barn as well:

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    Haha see what ya started Eddie! ;):)
     
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    I just stumbled upon this again - you were prescient!
     
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    Quick trip up and back yesterday.

    Good news:

    They're moving mountains of dirt around still.

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    To avoid trucking it elsewhere, the owner of the strip is using the extra to fill in next to the runway for future construction:

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    The septic tanks (septic and pump tank) have been set and the drain field started:

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    The "grey water" has to be pumped uphill to the only good location for the drain field.

    Now, the bad news:

    The framing inspector says that as a "garage", that area needs to be "finished". That means drywall over all the wood portions and a ceiling installed, and drywall over the OSB we were going to leave bare:

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    Needless to say, a lot more expense.

    In addition, the windows in the stairwell have to go, unless fireproof versions can be found. Same for the sliding glass door we had intended for access from the house.

    Sigh.
     
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    Do you have a drywall guy?
     
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    Yes, through our contractor.
     
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    A garage has to finished. Ridiculous. Has he shown you the ordinance for that requirement?
     
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    It's attached to living space. At a minimum the wall between the garage and living space has to be fire rated. That's been code for a long time. I wouldn't be surprised to see that any walls attached to the living space have to be fire rated. I haven't looked at that section of code in a long, long, long time.
     
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    Thanks, makes sense.
     
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    I guess you already tried telling him, "It's not a garage, it's a pole barn..." ;)
     
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    You can always put the windows back once done;)
     
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    The less said, the better.
     
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    Be careful using the term 'garage' as well. IIRC, there is something in the code that says the floor has to be sloped a certain amount toward the door opening if engine/flammable materials are stored in the 'garage'. We told the inspector it is no an equipment 'garage', just a 'workshop'. :)
     
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    Here’s a better view of the elevation change from runway to garage floor:

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    Personally, I don’t think it will be a problem.
     
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    That’s how ours is, and a steel fire rated door between garage and house.

    I’m way more likely (as is everyone else, by the numbers) to set the kitchen on fire than my garage, but it is what it is... if I did any welding out there, that risk assessment would change.
     
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    Just got home from a visit.

    The rest of the custom side windows arrived and got installed:

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    Opens up the upstairs "office" (windows overlooking the runway delivered but not yet installed):

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    Upstairs bedroom window installed and siding finished on two sides:

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    Insulation install ongoing.

    Bit of a delay getting the electric for the septic pump approved, before they can do a final inspection of the septic and drain field to close them up.

    Baby steps...
     
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    Big place, how much sq ft for the hangar and for living space?
     
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    No "hangar", but the garage area is about 50'x40', plus a smaller garage. The two stories of living space are about 1,300 sq ft.

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    Looks good. Will this become your permanent home, or will you keep the place near 1A3 as well?
     
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    Probably some time over the next 10-20 years we may move up there permanently to be closer to the kids and grandkids and better medical care. At 68, I'm doing reasonably well. Harder to say what 78, 88 and 98 may look like. :eek:
     
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    Looking great Eddie!
     
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    Siding up on the window side:

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    They just started on the front:

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    Air handlers in place:

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    Waiting on an insulation inspection which has to be completed before the drywall can start going up.

    Oh, and some wag on a light sport forum had this clever idea!

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    I like this better, those TN Vols will love you for it!

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    Now you've gone and made me throw up!!
     
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