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Building a grain bin house

Alex Larsen


Joined: Mar 05, 2012
Posts: 6
Howdy there. I'm 21 Minnesotan, son of a wood heater builder, I work with him a good deal of my time and the rest i put into the house.

What I'm working on is a grain bin house amalgamation, off to the side is a shallow stone basement and walk in root cellar, with a 8ft room above it connecting to the grain bin.

The shape or over all design is hard to explain so i painted a crooked little picture to help.

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So (A) is the 18x15ft grain bin,

(B&C) are either the walls of the basement or the walls of the above ground floor, the former being made of stone and block, and the latter being bin tins..

(B&C) If connected together, would make a 14x7 foot grain bin.. The idea is to split the bin into two curved walls and fill in the gap (E) with a block wall.

Below (B) are the stairs to the basement, roughly put where the kitchen and bathroom are gonna be. I think eventually the space around (B) will be a real small sauna. Also threw in a couch I'll never have. Ratios aren't on at all, but its Win Paint... /shrug

Anyway-
Not really sure why I'm making the post I was just excited to see the forum and would love ideas or comments....

I'm not gonna upload pics here because I'd have to download them of facebook and put them up here again so i'm going to link the album on fb..
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Facebook Grainbin Album

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dan murf


Joined: Feb 17, 2012
Posts: 50
Location: Michigan West Side
kewl

What is the logs for that you are rolling off the trailer?


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Alex Larsen


Joined: Mar 05, 2012
Posts: 6
dan murf wrote:kewl

What is the logs for that you are rolling off the trailer?




I totally forgot about the logs when i was explaining... Bin a will have logs around the out side wall, bolted to the side of the building for support and eventually they will get pined together at a height of 7' to make the second story in bin A.... If that makes any since.. There will also be trees in the arch of B and C and those will pin together to make a loft in that section...
dan murf


Joined: Feb 17, 2012
Posts: 50
Location: Michigan West Side
Alex Larsen wrote:
dan murf wrote:kewl

What is the logs for that you are rolling off the trailer?




Bin a will have logs around the out side wall, bolted to the side of the building for support



My corrugated is the support with metal joist hangers welded & the addition of the inner wall structure will also be under the joist as well .

What are you covering the corrugated with? What gauge rings are you using?

How did you go about building permits?



Alex Larsen


Joined: Mar 05, 2012
Posts: 6
Alex Larsen


Joined: Mar 05, 2012
Posts: 6
Here is a link to a 3D drawing of my house on google sketchup. if anyone wants a better mental pic of what i'm building then take a look

"CLICK HERE"



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Alex Larsen


Joined: Mar 05, 2012
Posts: 6



My corrugated is the support with metal joist hangers welded & the addition of the inner wall structure will also be under the joist as well .

What are you covering the corrugated with? What gauge rings are you using?

How did you go about building permits?
-dan murf




I think joist hangers would be okay, i just wanted to put the weight down on the floor rather than on the actual metal building... i will be spray foaming the corrugation and then putting metal lath and plaster after that... not sure what you mean gauge rings.... And as far as building permits in the township i live there are no zoning restrictions or building permits required... Thanks for the questions and time looking at my design...
 
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