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I want to install a water faucet and sink in my barn

We live in rural Ohio on 15 acres. Our water comes from a well (modern casing with submersible pump). The well is located next to the house. The house has a basement. Ten years ago I had a pole barn ...
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Barn reinforcement [closed]

I have an old barn that was resting on a stone foundation that was in rough shape. The foundation was only about 3-4 feet tall but it was starting to deteriorate. The barn is 24x26 and has two stories....
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Does an electric heater lose efficiency if the elements are rusty/corroded?

I have a pole barn with an electric garage heater to keep it above freezing (I have it set to 40° F and the barn is insulated). Recently I had a major water leak (it didn't freeze, a connector was bad)...
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Can I connect six 150W lights in sequence on #12 wire with a 20A breaker? [duplicate]

I'm looking to use these 150w high bay UFO lights in my barn. Looking to install each one in a JB on the ceiling and daisy chain 6 of them together on a 20a circuit using 12/2. Ideally I will have 2 ...
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What can I use to securely bond a steel bracket to a tile floor?

I am trying to avoid drilling into the concrete/tile floor because the four holes for the bracket I need to attach are within about 1 square inch of each other. The holes are a pivot/anchor point for ...
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How would I go about installing a bifold barn door? [closed]

I have an opening for a closet that is 59"W 80.5"H I currently have a cheap bifold pine door with those cheap stamped steel tracks and plastic spring loaded hinges. I was looking into ...
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How to build basic flooring on dirt of old barn stall?

The home I moved into has an outbuilding, built before the 90s and maybe as old as the main house (1962). It was a horse barn years ago, then storage and other unknown uses. It's concrete block, no ...
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What size breaker box/amps do you think I'll need for my new pole barn gymnasium?

I have 200 amp service at my house and running electric 200 ft to a 50 by 80 pole barn with 60 by 50 basketball court. So my electric needs will be Several warehouse high bay lights wood furnace ...
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How to fix barn wall gaps at foundation and wall joint

We just acquired a new property and the barn here is kinda strange. As shown in the photos, there is a base 2 by 4 which is running around the slab foundation instead of on top of it. Because of this, ...
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Barndoor on protruded wall

I am installing a barn door on a doorway that is protruded from the surrounding wall ~3 1/2". The surrounding wall needs to support the door track so I need a way to bridge the 3 1/2" gap ...
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Sacrificial Barn Roof

So I am building a rather large (large for me anyway) barn/sheep shelter. It will measure 16x48 when complete. I have already started the framing, as you can see in the pics (the diagonal pieces are ...
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Woodstove Install in a Barn

I want to install a 10yo Vermont Castings woodstove in a un-insulated barn so I can work on projects throughout the winter and allow friends and family to play ping pong. I want to use single wall ...
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How to frame for a drywall ceiling with 8 feet between trusses?

I have a post frame building that was recently constructed where the post and joists have 8 foot on center spacing. The building is 38' x 54' and we had a 2nd floor built on the North end of it which ...
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Can I run 275ft underground cable to pole barn?

I have a new 1500 sqft pole barn that needs electric. I expect to need 100Amp service at the barn which will have a 220V 15A compressor and 220V 25A welder. The rest of the barn will be 110V ...
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How can I cut a hole through metal siding to open up a doorway or window?

There is an outbuilding on the property I'm buying that appears to be made of cinderblock. at some point in the recent past, it looks like somebody attached a bunch of metal siding to the outside, and ...
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This cinderblock outbuilding's windows and doors were covered by metal siding. How can I turn them back into windows and doors? [closed]

There's an old cinderblock outbuilding on the property I'm under contract for, probably built in the 1960s. It had many doors and Windows, but most of them were covered when the previous owner of the ...
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How wide should the framed opening be to accommodate double shed doors?

I'm building a shed/barn with a 6ft doorway for two 3ft doors. If I assume the doors will be exactly 3 ft each, do I need to add extra space in the framed opening to allow them to swing easily, and ...
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Putting siding on a shed, what risks are there in using LP Smartside 38 series on 24 inch studs instead of the recommended 16 inch?

LP Smartside has two thicknesses, the 76 (7/16) and the 38 (3/8). Instructions say that 76 can be installed on 24 inch studs while 38 needs 16 inch studs. Obviously there is a difference in price. Im ...
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Building a 60x36 Barn/Tractor Garage/Shop - Question about Structural Integrity

New here! I am a DIYer and I'm looking to build a shed/garage on my property. I designed the structure but am wanting to see if anyone can give me input on the integrity of my design. Basically I just ...
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Mounting a sliding barn door without a header

I have a hallway that leads into a group of bedrooms. I would like to install a sliding barn door to close these rooms off. There is not currently a header of any kind above this opening. I'm fine ...
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Wiring a pole barn that is 750' from my main power box

I have a barn that is 750' from my main panel. I would like to run power down to it myself because the power company quoted some crazy high prices. I plan on burying the wire and would like to know ...
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Will the concrete slab in a partially heated shed conduct a lot of heat to the unconditioned area?

I have a barn-garage type outbuilding (I believe it was a small barn originally; it has that kind of tall, roomy upper loft). It's about 40 by 20 feet. It's got a concrete foundation and the lower ...
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Pros and Cons of a Pole Barn House

Just ran across the idea of using a pole barn for a full time house. We would use it more for a cabin (barn) in the woods but the idea is intriguing. Everything I read says its more affordable but ...
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Can I lay new foundations under 'Permitted Development' of a barn?

If a barn has 'Permitted Development' (UK), I understand that structural modifications can take place (new walls, windows etc.), but can, if needed, new foundations be made?
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Is 16x20 feet big enough for a 2 car garage?

I have an existing structure that is currently a single car that i'd like to convert to a two car garage; it measures 16x20 feet. The two garage doors would be mounted on the longest side (20 feet). ...
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How to make pressure treated wood look old quickly

We are adding a porch onto our old tobacco barn and are using pressure treated lumber. We started in July to prepare for my daughter's outdoor wedding in late October. I would like for the porch wood ...
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How do I get a lawnmower in and out of an old barn?

I have a barn/large coup built in the 1890s in my back yard. It's foundation is just a 3 foot deep concrete pour around the perimeter. Later they filled half of it with concrete on half the floor. ...
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Sill plate alternatives when *not* using pressure treated wood?

I have a barn I am restoring. I do not want to use pressure treated wood for the sole plate or sill plate. My carpenter would use 4 x6 locust at 12 foot lengths, but we cannot find any. Can anyone ...
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What can I build/use for a door in an old barn?

I have a very small barn/chicken coop on my land that we basically use as a shed. It currently has a standard door on it. However I just got a new riding lawnmower and would like to store it in said ...
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Cleaning up very old oak and other hardwood roof beams

I am building a stone barn and have just acquired an assortment of very old oak and other hardwood beams (with nails, dirt, the lot) to be used to construct the barn roof. A lot of this wood is filthy ...
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Is it safe to use barn wood indoors for furniture, trim, walls and ceilings?

I am renovating a farm house built in the late 1800's. I am planning on tearing down the barn from the same era and using some of the wood to finish trim etc. I believe the moisture content is good 7 ...
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Cheap solution for underside of barn overhang (soffit, siding, something else?)

My wife and I bought a house and it has a barn with an overhang by the entry door on the side. The 2x6s (I think that's what they are) are exposed and the birds love it. There is also a little gap at ...
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Can you extend rake edge on existing gable?

I have a barn on my property with a decent roof - (shingles look good and may have another 5-8 years on them). The rake edge on the gable, however, is perfectly flush with the sides of the barn, NO ...
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How can I seal this hanging electrical outlet in my horse barn?

I really am not a fixer type of gal but this seems like it should be simple enough. Please respond appropriately for someone who has limited knowledge. I have a hanging outlet in my horse barn. ...
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How do you wire a light fixture with only black and white wires?

How do you wire a light fixture if from a light fixture that was already there and I have a white wire with smaller wires inside to use to install. The 2 wires are black, and one white wire. Why isn't ...
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How should I insulate a room built into a metal barn?

I'm building a room into our (existing) barn; how should I best go about insulating it? The barn is a Morton building -- pole barn construction, metal siding. It's closed on three sides but open on ...
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6x6 Cedar posts for yard barn, should I glue them?

I am building a yard barn/shed, that uses cedar posts as the outside framing of the gable ends. I was planning on just drilling and lag-bolting the posts together (plugging the holes) but do you ...
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