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RE: steel shop building

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Subject: RE: steel shop building
From: Keith Kaplan <>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 13:24:03 -0800
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.

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> 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;
> 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
>      Ottawa

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