How do I get a lawnmower in and out of an old barn?


The below grade floor in this structure begs the question as to if you have problems with water getting inside?

If you had a door how in the world were you getting into and out of the structure? One guess is that there must be a two step stair or landing down into the floor area. So the obvious solution, if the door is wide enough, is to replace these steps with a ramp inside the building.

An internal ramp could be a big space consumer. Consider for example if the below grade distance to the floor is the 12 inches you mention that the ramp could eat up floor space out 6 or 7 feet into the structure.

One thing to consider is the possibility to construct an apron ramp outside the structure and cut through the top part of the existing foundation wall to have the external ramp meet at the internal floor level. It is a way to conserve the internal floor space but comes at the need of several additional considerations. One of those being how the door would need to be...

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The links in the other answers are very informative!

In answer to your question:

So: is the fiberglass a bad idea?

The answer is yes, at least in the exterior walls.

In answer to your question:

If so, what should I do instead?

You have a bunch of options, none as cheap as simple fiberglass batts. My personal recommendation would be rigid foam on the exterior walls and ceiling with fiberglass batts on the newly built walls. Pricey but effective.

Essentially, you're going to be building a little tiny insulated house inside the barn without the need to weatherproof it. At the risk of losing a few square feet of floor space, why not just build the room free-standing in the corner, with maybe a couple of framing attachments (e.g. longer ceiling joists) to the barn walls? That way you can do a simple wall with sheetrock both sides and fiberglass insulation in all four walls and the...

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screw Everything.: you have to mash the clutch when you're pulling

NOTH: Nothing can distract a man like a little kitty in a tree.

Anthony Rice: Hi there you doing ..I hope all well with you... The reason I'm calling you having problems with my lawn mower cutting my grass I couldn't stop moving too fast and went over railroad ties and the clutch that engages the blades is acting up now and is cutting one minute and stopping cutting the next. I want to know do you have any idea I can repair that and what's going on with it? Can you help me?

David Shaw: sounds like it's a spark the ground/kill have a short?

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Lsu_tigers 2: started on the first try

Lsu_tigers 2: i got my snapper running it runs perfect

DIY OneForAll: I am currently repainting one that I bought on Craigslist. The previous owner painted...

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Mower repairs can take up a good portion of your summer lawn care time—a time that is supposed to be a strange, but healthy mix of sweat, relaxation and enjoyment. However, working on a mower that perpetually breaks down can take up months of your time—which in most cases is the entire mowing season.

Most often when a mower needs work, you’ll see the problem manifest itself in other areas. For example, if the spark plug needs replacing, you might assume that the engine isn’t getting gas or that something is wrong with the carburetor. When it comes down to the nitty-gritty, mowers don’t need repaired as much as they need maintained—and there lies the difference of a mower that sits idly or one that runs well for the entire season.

First and foremost, every time you are done mowing, the engine, blades and all should be thoroughly cleaned. Professionals might wait until the end of their day, but really should follow the same rules. The mower shouldn’t necessarily be cleaned...

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Do you have an old barn drawing in your reference clippings that is a favorite for you?

I encourage all trainee artists to attempt to draw a barn at least once in their first year. I was drawing for about 7 months when I created the images on this page so they are not works of art but they do show what's possible even if you truly doubt your abilities. I've been in your shoes and the growth of confidence is a process but it does happen, so please be patient.

I was quite elated when I did the following old barn drawing from memory because that's something I never thought I'd be able to do, let alone be able to illustrate a barn! I saw a dilapidated barn when we went for a drive in the country one weekend so as soon as I arrived home, I sketched out a quick outline to remind me of its simplicity and character.

At the time of drawing it, I had no idea about perspective so it's all guesswork, but at the time I remember being...

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We get a lot of questions regarding lawn mower maintenance, and so we’ve put together this series of articles to address the most common gas-powered, lawn mower maintenance needs. If you follow these steps, you’re sure to increase the longevity and efficiency of your mower. In fact, performing these tasks is a great start to troubleshoot a lawn mower that isn’t working. Click through the link in each step to see the full explanation including pictures.

Editors note: This article was originally published in October of 2009. The fall is an excellent time to perform these regular maintenance tasks, but we understand that a lot of people won’t make this a priority until the spring. That’s why we’re re-publishing this article now so it’s readily available when you uncover your mower for the first time this year.

Lawnmower Maintenance

With Fall comes an excellent time to maintain your lawnmower. While most would put off this activity for the Spring, by doing it...

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Just about everyone knows the sickening crunch of a lawn mower blade as it plows over a rock, or a giant stick. And just about everyone knows that when that rock or stick gets stuck, or breaks the mower blade, changing it can be quite a feat. With the help of the Larin Lawnmower Lift & Farm Jack simple repair and maintenance can be a breeze. The equipment lift will hoist the lawn mower off the ground enough to get underneath to swap out a mangled blade. With safety straps to secure the wheels, you can rest assured that your job gets done and you can get back to mowing. The Larin Lawnmower Lift & Farm Jack is great for any handy man, or do – it – yourself...

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Do you need more space for storage or your new tractor? If so, it may be time to build a new pole barn or garage. But how do you tackle this project without draining your wallet? Here are eight money-saving tricks to bear in mind when building a pole barn.

If you are a shop owner looking for a new storefront, or a horse lover wanting to build your dream barn, a post-frame building is a great option. This type of construction is versatile, and a wonderful way to ensure all of your needs are met. However, constructing a post-frame building is also a great investment. To help you avoid a huge financial blow, here are eight ways to save money when building a pole barn.

1. Spacing of your columns. Builders typically space columns anywhere between six and 12 feet. The wider your column spacing, the less costly your structure is going to be because each column and accompanying truss costs you money.

But some builders may lack the engineering knowledge to...

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