Didn't Gomer Pyle live in a quonset hut? I think the U.S. military liked
their cheap & simple construction, and their ability to withstand a pretty
severe crosswind. I wonder how much snow load they can handle.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: JAMES_S_WALLACE@HP-Canada-om1.om.hp.com
> Sent: Thursday, January 29, 1998 11:28 AM
> Cc: shop-talk@Autox.Team.Net
> Subject: Re: steel shop building
> 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;
> you sliced a cylinder in half legthwise and laid one half down,
> what they looked like (use your imagination...) You could attach
> together as many pieces as you wanted to increase the length. They
> 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