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Grit dog

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Posted: 03/21/20 11:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So your break over angle will be 10-11% once you account for sloping the floor to drain out the front.
Don't see this as even a remote issue with a little trailer like yours. But if you do t have height restrictions, raising the floor el and roof el for future uses is not a bad idea.
Besides it will be steeper than above as you'll need to have the catch point of the 2 slopes out front of the shop somewhere, for drainage and then some vertical curve coming out of the swale to transition the downslope out of the shop into the upslope of the driveway.

Sounds like it's 11th hour to figure out elevations, drainage and slopes.
Simple 2d, to scale drawing will do it. But you need someone who understands engineering/construction. There's more to it than just not dragging the leveling jacks.


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Why not try backing it in, right now today before any more work is done on it. Lay the door out with paint and see if you can get it in there satisfactorily. I know pit run isn't cheap, but building a 48 x 32 pole barn you can't use for its intended purpose isn't cheap either.

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nickthehunter wrote:

Why not try backing it in, right now today before any more work is done on it. Lay the door out with paint and see if you can get it in there satisfactorily. I know pit run isn't cheap, but building a 48 x 32 pole barn you can't use for its intended purpose isn't cheap either.


That's not possible. The pit run needs to fill the area between the road and the shop first. On the low side, we need about 4ft of pit run (raising the floor level by 4ft).
I would not have to mark the door either. The poles are already in the ground. :-)


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Posted: 03/21/20 10:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

17 truck loads of pit run later it actually looks great. We went a half foot higher than originally planned with the floor height, and now the slope does not look bad at all!
Thanks to all for the constructive feedback!

* This post was edited 03/21/20 10:25pm by f150camper *

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