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Old 12-08-2011, 07:50 PM   #1
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building stalls in a barn

We are acquiring 15 acres and on it exists basically a pole barn. I want to build stalls and at this time there is a 4 board wall attached to posts on both sides. I need to put 8 posts down the middle of the concrete floor so that I can attach boards on them to complete the walls of the stalls. What is the best way to attach 4x4 or 4x6 posts to the floor. Keep in mind there will be horses in there.


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Old 12-08-2011, 09:54 PM   #2
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Use the same hardware you would use to bolt a post to concrete for a deck.


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I'd run the posts up to the roof framing. Nags aren't always well behaved. They also chew the crap out of soft woods.
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Kdsdawg, I don't want to insult you. I have no idea how experienced you are with horses, but when building, consider what a well placed kick will do to your walls.
A) Will the wall withstand a well placed kick?
B) If a horse should kick through the wall, how badly will they injure themselves pulling their foot back out?
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It will be some work but the posts need to be really anchored and I am not sure the bolts would hold against an aggressive kick. It may be best to bust or cut the concrete out install posts and reconcrete. I agree with the post going all the way to the over head and it might be a good idea to put a PVC pipe over the post to keep the horses from chewing them in half. I used 2X8s solid, 6 inches off the floor up to 4 feet, from post to post with 3/4 plywood over the 2X8s and be sure to protect the edges of the 2X8s and plywood from chewing. If you could use metal pipes as posts you would be much better off.
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Beware of using metal hardware on the floor. Horse piss is full of uric(sp?) acid which will corrode


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