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Tractor house destroyed

Postby Tractorboy3 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:15 am

Hey guys, came home on Wednesday to find this..:( Had just taken all the tractors out for a little run time. Left the front door open..All my anchor points are still in the ground, it ripped the cables from the anchor points to the structure,,Andrews AFB reported 70Mph gusts..If the front door was shut and secured ?? who knows...

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Re: Tractor house destroyed

Postby LRiddle » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:04 am

That's a shame. I'm sorry to hear about that.
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Re: Tractor house destroyed

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:08 am

Sorry to see that. Looks like the tractors and other contents survived unscathed, though.
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Re: Tractor house destroyed

Postby Waif » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:13 am

Ouch!

I learned not to have a fire near such a brand shelter.
Lots of holes in my roof now.

Here' s hoping your tractors are not too dinged up.
They have , and will again , survive some rough weather yet!

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Re: Tractor house destroyed

Postby Urbish » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:25 pm

Ouch. I have been tempted to put up one of those if I continue to expand my collection. You might have just killed that idea for me.

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Re: Tractor house destroyed

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:32 pm

A A friend, Rabbit Holler Flash, has one of those buildings on his place that has withstood several pretty bad storms with no ill affects.

A lot of things are hard to explain. A neighbor about 200+ yards away has a barn with a shop and parking area for ATVs on one side, with doors on west and east ends. The door on the west end was open when we had what the weather bureau called a micro burst pass through the valley. The pressure build up removed part of the metal roof along with the purlings, which were broken in several places and dumped it about 40 yards east of the barn.
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Re: Tractor house destroyed

Postby Tractorboy3 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:19 pm

"You might have just killed that idea for me."
" has one of those buildings on his place that has withstood several pretty bad storms with no ill affects."
" The door on the WEST end was open when we had what the weather bureau called a micro burst pass through the valley"

As you can see from the pictures, I have two of these structures, one small 12-20-8 that has been there since 2000, and the other 22-24-13 that was there until yesterday from 2012. Both of these things have lived thru some pretty nasty wind storms/gusts. The wind here on my property never seems to stop. I have, or so I thought, these things anchored pretty well. The door I left open was facing SW...the prevailing wind here..I really think if I had the door shut and secured with my cable system, this probably would not have happened...Live and learn...
Anyway, the Fabric was not damaged at all, the main ribs are OK as well, just the small cross braces took the brunt of the damage..So I am taking it completely apart, assessing what parts to order, and will be putting it back up...with all doors kept CLOSED and secured....
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Re: Tractor house destroyed

Postby Drfting1 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:02 pm

Sorry to see that, that was a nice enclosure.. Glad tractors are ok... Wish i lived closer, would give you a hand rebuilding it, Had that happen to me about 10 years ago, wound up in neighbors yard. have a similar but smaller one now over my chicken run which I kind of over killed on the supporting to the ground , I outlined the side and back walls with lascape ties connected them together, drove 3ft rods alternating angles into ground screwed feet into that, added fencing to tightened it up, had to, where I live now is in a bit of a valley and have a large field in the back, serious wind issues, I got rid of the one piece roof/wall and put a greenhouse type roof for the winter and a brown one for summer that are reinforced and made for that frame, that is bungy chorded on so has some play, I made side walls for the winter that are smaller so wind doesn't get caught in it......and after all that, That front that came through that got yours is probably the one that ripped roof off mine .... Had to run out there and lash it down
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Re: Tractor house destroyed

Postby Glen » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:24 pm

Hi,
Sorry your building was damaged.

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Re: Tractor house destroyed

Postby Super A » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:52 pm

Urbish wrote:Ouch. I have been tempted to put up one of those if I continue to expand my collection. You might have just killed that idea for me.


Your comments remind me of these buildings that have gotten really popular here:

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They're built like this one: Metal tubing for the frame, metal siding:
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Saw several that were blown all over the place after hurricane matthew this fall. I'm going to stick to the traditional pole barn for my next shed.

Tractorboy3, glad the damage was no worse than it was!

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Re: Tractor house destroyed

Postby Tractorboy3 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:03 am

Thanks for all the responses and suggestions...really appreciate it...
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Re: Tractor house destroyed

Postby Lt.Mike » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:35 am

Slow down, it's ok!
I have a shelter logic shed too and this has happened twice. The second about a month and a half ago during a nor'easter. It took flight and blew 150' back into my woods. I was getting over surgery and had nothing in me to be able to deal with it at the time.
Your timing is funny as I just yesterday got the urge to set it back up. I am putting up a carport so the location "it chose" worked so I used the cubs grader blade to clear the land and I put it back up.
These things can get bent, crimped, and beat up but they can still be used.
Here's a pic from mid January.
Looks like a goner doesn't it? :wink:

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Here it is now! The tarp isn't a new thing. It got a tarp for the holes it received during hurricane Sandy. 2 of the roof poles were bent and crimped to the point that I thought they'd split but when put upright they're straight now and holding. I'll probably brace them with a sleeve of some sort.

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Here us a front shot. I left the front cover off as the A's exhaust doesn't clear to well and I always leave it open anyway. I strapped the shed to the tractor to hold it overnight. I'm going to anchor it today. Let's see it take flight with that A! :D

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So all is not lost. If my crippled butt can manage this I'm sure you can put yours back up with a couple people and do it without having to dismantle it completely.
Incidentally, this shed is 7 years old.
Good luck with it!
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Re: Tractor house destroyed

Postby Lt.Mike » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:42 am

I see Carolina carport offered up here.
It's a Carolina carport I have on order, since September 17th!
Yup they promised it in 2-10 weeks for delivery.
It's been nothing but excuses. Last month I gave them two weeks notice that there was one day it couldn't be done as I had doctor appointments all day. They scheduled for the day prior but it rained two days earlier so it got pushed back to the day I couldn't do. Now I'm 6 months in.
Maybe I'll get a call this week.
I'm mad as hell but just keep telling myself it'll be worth it when it finally gets done.
Just hope I'm around when it happens.
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Re: Tractor house destroyed

Postby Tractorboy3 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:11 pm

[quote="Lt.Mike"]Slow down, it's ok!
I have a shelter logic shed too and this has happened twice. The second about a month and a half ago during a nor'easter. It took flight and blew 150' back into my woods. I was getting over surgery and had nothing in me to be able to deal with it at the time.
Your timing is funny as I just yesterday got the urge to set it back up. I am putting up a carport so the location "it chose" worked so I used the cubs grader blade to clear the land and I put it back up.
These things can get bent, crimped, and beat up but they can still be used.
Here's a pic from mid January.
Looks like a goner doesn't it? :wink:

yours does look like a goner...Mine at first looked like a Total loss...but you are correct..they can be saved..
Amazingly the fabric took virtually NO damage, One small hole...and the main support ribs are OK too...the smaller cross-braces are what bent
getting a list together, It will be put back up....Thanks
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Re: Tractor house destroyed

Postby Lt.Mike » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:52 pm

Mine got clipped by a tree during Sandy so one corner leg is braced. It's blown away, thinking back well this makes the third time. :x
You'll find these things as strong as they are have one Achilles heel, snow.
The holes I have in the roof actually happened in the snow storm that followed hurricane Sandy.
If wet snow builds up it will crush the frame or tear holes in the roof. If you live where it snows you have to go out every 2" worth to bump it off the roof. It's a pain in the butt and is why I have a metal carport on order (highest snow / wind rating and a vertical drop roof).
Winters almost over now so I suppose I'll leave the shelter logic shed up till next fall.
This ones smaller than yours, a 12x20' and I can park 4 tractors in it easily.
I'll say one thing for it, it was on sale at tractor supply, under $300 and it's proved to be well worth the money.
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