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horsecrazygirl13 01-24-2013 10:34 PM

Run In Shed Help
 
OK I was thinking of building a run in shed for my horse as a summer project and i was wondering if i would have to use cement for the posts?
or can i just sink them into the ground?

JaphyJaphy 01-24-2013 10:42 PM

Are you building on a foundation? What sort of ground are you building on? How big will it be? Unless it's going to be VERY large, you don't need to use concrete.

goneriding 01-25-2013 06:29 AM

We put up a 12x24 with a center half wall without cement, it's still standing. Just sink the posts below the frost level.

Joe4d 01-25-2013 09:07 AM

dig below frost line, say 2 feet or so, then have some gravel, pack a bit of gravel in the bottom of the hole, then use a bit more gravel to get the posts level.

Cacowgirl 01-25-2013 10:00 AM

Just keep in mind, when dirt & wood meet, wood will eventually rot, even when encased in concrete. Might take a few years-moisture & Mother Nature will prevail though.

tim62988 01-26-2013 04:53 PM

also have to check building codes, might be additional tax if you put holes in the ground vs building it as a "movable" structure on skids.

MainelyDraft 01-27-2013 06:48 PM

My run-in is a moveable building... It's 10x16 and made of rough cut lumber, large cedar logs and metal roofing. The only thing that cost us money was the roofing.

JaphyJaphy 01-27-2013 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Cacowgirl (Post 1861224)
Just keep in mind, when dirt & wood meet, wood will eventually rot, even when encased in concrete. Might take a few years-moisture & Mother Nature will prevail though.

PWF (treated) wood buried in the ground will live much longer than any horses.

horsecrazygirl13 01-27-2013 08:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JaphyJaphy (Post 1865256)
PWF (treated) wood buried in the ground will live much longer than any horses.

What does that kind of wood look like? we had some posts in the ground for a few years and my dad pulled them out and there was no sign of rot.
I'd like to build a round pen sometime with my dad and I need to know what they look like. Thanx!

horsecrazygirl13 01-27-2013 08:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MainelyDraft (Post 1865249)
My run-in is a moveable building... It's 10x16 and made of rough cut lumber, large cedar logs and metal roofing. The only thing that cost us money was the roofing.

Did you cut down the trees for the run in shed yourself?


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