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The amount of junk that accumulates will always expand to at least one more item than you have made space for.
 

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can I make one suggestion? put the lift to one side...I put mine in the center of my 28x32 metal building.. it was a mistake, it would leave far more usable space ,had I put it to one side..I guess I could move it, but I put 16 in. anchors in before pouring 16 inches of concrete where the posts are .. its extremely strong now.
 

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The amount of junk that accumulates will always expand to at least one more item than you have made space for.
I remember when I was little and standing with my grandpa looking over his 65 acre farm. He said that if every inch of it was covered in shed, it'd all be full....


can I make one suggestion? put the lift to one side...I put mine in the center of my 28x32 metal building.. it was a mistake, it would leave far more usable space ,had I put it to one side..I guess I could move it, but I put 16 in. anchors in before pouring 16 inches of concrete where the posts are .. its extremely strong now.
That's a great suggestion, and I agree with it. But I'm limited to where it can be located and it's design and orientation by both land and the solar panels. Plus I want to attach my "electronics shed" (the red thing) to the back side, and I see myself using that first door (the right one) more than any other. As it is, while the door is 36", there's only 30" between the lift post and the wall. It's also really not that big, 18' 8" wide and 24' 8" long. And with that slanted roof design (because of the solar panels), I really can't go to the left with it.







BTW.. All of you **** retentive engineering types (like myself) corvette owners (which I believe is almost all of them) need to check out google sketchup. It's free, and as you can see, I spend many hours playing with it. There are many many vids on youtube showing you all the quick shortcuts and howto's....
 

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No, not common at all. The thing that dictates the design is solar panels. I'm by no means a tree huger, I just like being off the grid, or independent of it.

Being a solar thing, the slope faces due south, and the wind mostly comes from the west, south/west. So I may add some cross bracing. But considering the history of this area, I really don't think its needed. Architecturally, the lean of the roof has no effect beyond wind loading as you mentioned. All loads are still transferred straight down. So as long as you have enough structure to carry the load, everything's peachy. The only thing I worry about with this design is the stiffness of the center of the roof. I keep doubling and tripling up the roof and cross joist there. I always over build everything, so I'm sure that before this is done, the center will be strong enough to park the vette on....

I think half the reason I posted this was to get some of you interested in google sketchup. It's free and there are many many tutorials on it on youtube....

As you can tell from this pic, you can lay out your whole property in as much detail as you like. Great for finding underground pipe n such later on, or just experimenting with additions n what not....



 

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I would just throw wife out, gut the house except for bed, couch, TV. refridgerator, microwave. Then move lift and vette inside. Much better idea! You live upstairs vette lives downstairs. :thumbsup3:
you are joking but my nephew actually lives in an apt with a garage door downstairs, Corvette sleeps in the Livingroom ,right behind sofa, he lives in bedroom upstairs
 

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I would love that , my GF , not so much......
 
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