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    Mike Heidrick

    Pole Barn 40X64X16

    Thread Starter: Mike Heidrick

    Signed a contract yesterday with S&L Builders out of Indiana for a 40X64X16 Pole Barn with a 10X24 porch. Build date August 18, 2014. Plan to install Pex for raidant floor heat. Concrete slab 5" thick. Also doing 1.5" closed cell foam under the pad. Built on Laminated posts in ground. Will...

    Last Post By: Mike Heidrick Yesterday, 9:24 PM Go to last post
    Frederick Skelly

    How can Keith fund SMC in the future?

    Thread Starter: Frederick Skelly

    I'm doing this in the open to get opinions from Members and Contributors. Ad revenue is down due to ad blocking software and it takes money to operate this site. As I understand it, in a year or so, something will need to change to keep the site open, unless he sells to a big company. Please...

    Last Post By: Gary Radice Yesterday, 10:47 PM Go to last post
    John Hart

    I Wanna Build Something

    Thread Starter: John Hart

    As many of you know, I just bought my dream home and we're in the middle of making it a fantasy homestead. One of the things I got with this place is a 22 Horsepower diesel engine that is located in the woodshop. (The Amish gentleman who was the previous owner used it to power all his woodworking...

    Last Post By: Robert Henrickson Yesterday, 1:41 PM Go to last post
    Julie Moriarty

    Justifying A Major Tool Purchase

    Thread Starter: Julie Moriarty

    Doing my best to keep the "I WANT IT!" out of this debate, here's the facts: I've been able to deal with not having a power jointer and using a benchtop planer because the supplier back in Chicago did mill work and the wood in stock was planed. Since moving to Florida, that's changed. ...

    Last Post By: Van Huskey Yesterday, 3:33 PM Go to last post
    Wade Lippman

    Car battery question...

    Thread Starter: Wade Lippman

    Wife has a 4.5 year old Mazda CX9 on the first battery. Wednesday night she left the dome light on for 20 hours. Next day it wouldn't start. Dome light was still bright though. I put a charger on it. It showed 12.2v. I charged it for 3 hours at 15a, and 1 hour tapering down to 2a, and it...

    Last Post By: Leo Graywacz Yesterday, 9:24 PM Go to last post
    Rob Lee

    Free Tools...

    Thread Starter: Rob Lee

    Hi - Not a joke - I have 10 free "somethings" to give away at the end of the month.... To get one - you must: 1) be in North America 2) post a picture of your circular saw, or track saw, to this thread, with a piece of paper saying "Yes pls Rob!" in the photo. 3) only enter once 4)...

    Last Post By: Peter Christensen Yesterday, 5:25 PM Go to last post