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  1. Electrical
    I am looking for ideas on how people wire up pole barns. I want to side the interior with steel siding and conceal my plastic boxes from view. I see no good way to do this.
  2. Building & Construction
    I am building a hay loft over a 12x12 horse stall. I have 8x8 post on the corners 2x12 for headers one on the front and one on the back of the front post and only one header on the back posts. Then I am going to use 2x12 as joist 16 oc with hurricane ties then plywood on top. I was wondering if...
  3. Carpentry
    I have a barn style home with a gambrel roof. Currently I have a carport (attached to the house, no break in shingles) that I would like to close off then remove part of the barn wall. The wall consists of 6x6x10 posts every 11'-7" with 2x4x10 stud walls separating them. my question is can I...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hello, In the attached picture I would like to build two sets of sliding doors on their own track but the problem I have run into is I can only find tracks to buy that are specific sizes such as 48 or 72 inches long. The two openings are 91 inches and 93 inches. Does anybody know where to buy...
  5. Pest Control
    Help! - I have an infestation of rats in and around my four-stall horse barn. I secured all of my feed in solid plastic garbage pail style containers. The horses naturally drop grain while they are eating to there will always be a steady supply of food for them. I also have a chicken coop...
  6. Building & Construction
    Hi All, This is my first post here. I have a ca. 1870 house in NH with an attached small barn. The 6x8" sill on the barn is rotten/absent on three sides due to grading problems which we recently corrected. The whole building has dropped several inches on these sides where the sill is now...
  7. Building & Construction
    Any tips or critiqs on my construction of my small barn. Its a 12' deep, 16' wide, 3 stall small barn. The center section is 8' os to os wide with 6x6x10 posts on 4 corners with 2x8x12s with 1/2 plywood sandwiched for the 'beams' to tie the front to the back on each side. 2x8s doubled up and...
  8. Building & Construction
    Does anyone have any experience with jacking a barn roof/pulling the top plates in? I'm researching the project and I haven't found any discussions about what size cable to use. I'd have no idea how much force it will take to bring the plates back in before repairing the broken mortises. My...
  9. Building & Construction
    I recently bought some land with a really nice 25x55 "wood pole barn" (I think thats the term). It is only a couple of years old, solid, with a new metal roof. I want to convert it into a house but I am concerned about the foundation. It was built with 4x4 posts set directly into the ground. I...
  10. Building & Construction
    Hello Has anyone used a "Laddervator", I understand that roofers use it but I want to use it to propel haybales up to the top of my barn. A conventional elevator is so big that I don't want that. Does the Laddervator toss things over the top ? Or could it go slow enough so that another...
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