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Re: steel shop building

To: Don Bowen <>
Subject: Re: steel shop building
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 14:27:39 -0500
     Around here they used to erect a lot of "Quonset" buildings; I guess 
     this is the brand name. These are the sort of tubular looking ones; if 
     you sliced a cylinder in half legthwise and laid one half down, that's 
     what they looked like (use your imagination...) You could attach 
     together as many pieces as you wanted to increase the length. They had 
     no frame so were cost-effective, but you had to live with the looks. 
     Many farmers used them for barns as they could be had in very large 
     sizes. I don't know if they're still around; it's just a thought to 
     throw into the conversation.
     Jim Wallace

On Wed, 28 Jan 1998, Don Bowen wrote:

> Does anyone have any experience with steel shop buildings?  I am looking 
to > build a shop and would like to keep the cost low.  I was just quoted
> $18,000 for a stick frame building that looks like the house.  I have seen 
> ads for steel buildings for around $5000.  With another $5000 for concrete 
> this brings it in under my budget.
> How are they in summer heat and winter cold? 
> Don Bowen                     Senior Software Engineer 
> Valley Center, CA             Virtual Integrators

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