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Rory McNeil
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From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
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posted 04-17-2004 03:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil        Reply w/Quote
Has anybody looked into buying, or built one of those modular steel strutcure garages that are often advertised in the back of Hot Rod magazine? I am considering building a 4 car garage in my back yard, and these steel kits look interesting. Any pros or cons?

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Moneymaker
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posted 04-17-2004 10:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
Rory, I bought a similar 12x12 shed kit several years ago from Home Depot. All steel with rubberized walls.
2 people, 2 days, and 2 cases of beer later it was up.
About ten thousand bolts and nuts will wear out the best cordless drill battery.
It is still up, in very good shape, and over all I am very pleased with it.
I would look into buying one from a chain home improvment store in your area before considering a purchase out of a magazine.

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Rory McNeil
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posted 04-17-2004 11:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil        Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the reply Alex, but what I am considering is a building 30 feet wide,40 feet long, and 12 feet tall, with no posts inside. Something I can put 2 cars side by side in front, with either another 2 cars behind, or 1 project car spread out. I was looking at a couple of year old Hot Rod, and there were 4 or 5 of these steel structure companies advertising in the back pages. I don`t really want a Quansant Hut type round roof, but there were several nice looking versions available. Mainly I`m looking at cost & construction time for these steel buildings vs. normal wood construction, plus any possible downsides, ie. condensation, heating, ventilation etc. Currently, I have too much stuff & too little space!

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pmhvps
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posted 04-17-2004 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pmhvps        Reply w/Quote
Hey Rory! I'm doing the same thing. There's a place here in Markham, Ontario called Future Steel Buildings. http://www.futuresteel.com I am getting the "A" style like the white one with the brown wood face, man door, small window and the 12' door.
Check it out.
Mike.

Mustang Tally
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posted 04-17-2004 12:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mustang Tally        Reply w/Quote
I just enjoyed looking at "Marcel"...

Moneymaker
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posted 04-17-2004 01:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
Roy, what I am talking about is not a quansit hut. It looks just like a mini garage and is made the same way you discribe.
I have seen these in full size garage sizes at Home Depot, Lowes, and Menards.
The have the identical construction as my shed and what you are looking for. Even has a big sliding door.
I'll try and post a pic later this weekend.

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bfxcomet
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posted 04-18-2004 03:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bfxcomet        Reply w/Quote
I helped a freind put up a steel/prefab shop. His was about 40ft x 60ft with 12ft walls and a peaked roof. Once the floor and footings were poured it went up fast. We used a rented man lift to bolt up the frames and roof trusses. Steel clad siding and roof was put together with a cordless drill and self tapping screws.
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bfxcomet
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posted 04-18-2004 12:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bfxcomet        Reply w/Quote
Rory, you also need to talk to your local building inspector. My friend had to have the inside of his shop sprayed with a fire retardent and it cost almost as much as the shop kit.
Roger

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ccode67
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posted 04-19-2004 08:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67        Reply w/Quote
My brother has a 30x40 quonset style building, it was a Pain in the @ss to build. it is used as a barn, tractor storage, camper storage etc.. I do not recommend that type of steel building.
Try a commercial steel building, They are much nicer. I'm trying to get one going myself, need more money I'll be doing a 24x36.

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Fstln69
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posted 04-19-2004 06:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mustang Tally:
I just enjoyed looking at "Marcel"...

looks like a guy you can trust
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TomP
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posted 04-20-2004 03:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP        Reply w/Quote
Just get a piece of the really big exhaust pipe the ProStreet guys use, bury it half in the ground . It'll look like the Quonset Hut (Quonset, right?) have a nice half round basement and it's big enough for 4 cars.

Rory, check the Little Nickle you get in Lynden ,Blaine or Point Bob, lots of advertisers in there for those.

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posted 04-20-2004 05:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work        Reply w/Quote
I am currently putting one of these up. I can't tell you how I like it because it is under construction.

The company was easy to deal with and provided all the information I needed to get the local building permit.

http://www.miracletruss.com/welcome.html

John

Hemikiller
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From: Killingworth, CT
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posted 06-23-2004 07:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hemikiller        Reply w/Quote
Try this place.

www.steelbuilding.com

You can custom build your own. you decide on the doors, windows, eaves heigt, roof grade, etc and there is some relevent info on the local codes.

Toronado3800
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posted 01-30-2005 01:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Toronado3800        Reply w/Quote
Rory, JC, how has the garage project gone? I was just thinking about one again myself after realizing I play roller hockey and work in two different large steel buildings.

ccode67
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posted 01-31-2005 08:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67        Reply w/Quote
I need to post a pic of mine, it's a steel building, 25x25, went up easy and cheap compared to wood. I'll try to get some pics soon.

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stimpsy
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posted 12-30-2005 03:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stimpsy        Reply w/Quote
Hello,

I was wondering if any of you had any experience into modular garage storage system?

I want to transform my garage into something flexible. I want every piece to be easily moveable.

I found the site http://www.angel-wings.ca

They carry the Dura and the Bergo brand in Canada (and maybe USA??).

I was wondering what you think about their modular cabinets, workbenches and the pvc floor tiles? I don't have much experience into this and would appreciate if someone could tell me if it looks interesting?

Thanks a lot

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