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    05-31-2013, 04:37 PM
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Yearling
Red face Lost and overwhelmed planning a pole barn

I think I am getting way ahead of myself and thus panicking , so I need some advice.

We are planning on building a hay shed/tack room/pole barn. 16' x 40' with a poured concrete pad. I am so grateful a family friend has offered to do the pour at next to nil. Now I have to decide if we are getting a builder to do the rest or taking up another family member on the offer to help construct if we buy the big posts (he has a supply of lumber, just not the big pieces). Catch is, he wants to build with center supports.

We are trying to sort out what will work better, center supports, or trusses, which is cheaper, when we need to get the posts in in relationship to when the concrete will be poured for the pad, et cetra. The pour will happen around the end of June/early July (since he is out of town and is vacationing in the area then) so I have a short time line of figuring this out.

Sorry for the long story, any advice? Any experience building pole barns? FYI, this year we are leaving sides off and just constructing the support and roof.
     
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    05-31-2013, 05:56 PM
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Trained
Trusses are a PITA and much more expensive. You shouldn't need any poles inside the structure. I'll post pics of the pole barn we built ourselves when I'm back home.
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    05-31-2013, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares    
Trusses are a PITA and much more expensive. You shouldn't need any poles inside the structure. I'll post pics of the pole barn we built ourselves when I'm back home.
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Here is the simple pole barn plan that we started with. You can modify as you wish... pics still to come...

http://www.lsuagcenter.com/NR/rdonly...7HorseBarn.pdf
     
    05-31-2013, 06:45 PM
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Showing
I know with a house one can go a max of 24' with 2"x4" trusses. Mine is 16 x 40. 12x16 holds approx. 200 sq. Bales. One stall that's 16x16 is easily shared by two horses and that leaves 12x16 for tack and grain. Mine is partially in the pasture so the horses can go in and out at will. A door from the stall also opens into the yard.
     
    06-01-2013, 06:26 AM
  #5
Trained
Here are some pics of our simple pole barn/shelter (28' x 30'). We added the center posts to the design only because we'll be adding a loft.



The shelter part is 10' x 30'.



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    06-01-2013, 12:06 PM
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Green Broke
Trusses will leave the space open so there are no poles to work around, which can be a pain when moving stuff in & out.
     
    06-01-2013, 04:20 PM
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Green Broke
If you ar just making a hay cover , mine is 17' by 40' so the squeeze can fit.
We have 3 outside poles on each side, and a slant roof. We use c channels for the roof with tin. We don't get snow , so I did not have to have a peak for snow load. Ours is what is called a clear span.
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    06-03-2013, 02:18 PM
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Yearling
Thank you all for your advice and experiences. I think we are going to go ahead with the center-pole design, since it is a bit less expensive, and we have help that is very experienced working with it, but not with trusses.

My main concern now is deciding if we need to place the poles before pouring the pad, or put ties/brackets into the pad and then secure the poles on top of the pad.

Thanks again for all the advice! I am still feeling overwhelmed, but more excited to get rid of the giant tarp we have been covering hay with. I'm tired of crawling under there every other day and now I have lost 9 bales to mold :(
     
    06-03-2013, 02:32 PM
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Trained
If you intend to use the trusses as a place to store, please make sure that it is built to hold 2x the amount of weight that you put up there. I have an old barn with a loft, AND a 4-car garage AND a tool shed AND an additional storage building the size of a one-car garage. You fill up fast and then look for more storage. 'O'
     
    06-03-2013, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by karliejaye    
Thank you all for your advice and experiences. I think we are going to go ahead with the center-pole design, since it is a bit less expensive, and we have help that is very experienced working with it, but not with trusses.

My main concern now is deciding if we need to place the poles before pouring the pad, or put ties/brackets into the pad and then secure the poles on top of the pad.

Thanks again for all the advice! I am still feeling overwhelmed, but more excited to get rid of the giant tarp we have been covering hay with. I'm tired of crawling under there every other day and now I have lost 9 bales to mold :(
You want to set the poles (probably 3 feet deep) before pouring the floor. You want those poles to be carrying all the weight.
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