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  • Suggestions to retrofit stalls

    Barn has 8" thick concrete floor. Wide open space, 15' hi ceiling. Thinking of putting 2-3 stalls in. Would like suggestions on anchoring the 6x6 posts (I assume that is correct size) into concrete. Also, will I need bracing at the top?
    Would prefab stall fronts be sturdier or does it not make a difference?

    Thanks for any help/suggestions. I am still waffling over this entire project. (One I should have done 20 yrs ago)

  • #2
    You could just build a base framework from heavy duty pressure treated beams and then frame your walls/fronts off of that rather than anchoring to the floor...


    • #3
      our barn is clear span with pavestone floor.... we used independent stalls that are assembled into a stall rather than attaching anything to the building. We did this for two reasons 1) if we were to move the stalls would come with us since they would be classified as furniture 2) the building appraised at a higher value as a garage versus a barn.


      • Original Poster


        would independent stalls be the same as temporary stalls?


        • #5
          These things (or similar) are set up at both Southern States and TSC http://www.tartergate.com/switch.php...large/sf10.jpg

          and evidently just set on the ground. Four wall stall, nice looking, costs about $1500 or so.

          Are you planning on adding gravel or other over the top of the concrete for shock absorption and better drainage? That might make a stall built on a grid a good way to go.
          Courageous Weenie Eventer Wannabe
          Incredible Invisible


          • #6
            Something like this: http://www.lonestarbarns.com/freestandingstalls.html

            (I wanted to link to Priefert, but their web page is not working for me with Safari.)

            I don't consider them temporary, but they can be dismantled and moved if needed.

            ... and Patrick


            • #7
              anchoring post into concrete

              Originally posted by Trees4U View Post
              Barn has 8" thick concrete floor. Wide open space, 15' hi ceiling. Thinking of putting 2-3 stalls in. Would like suggestions on anchoring the 6x6 posts (I assume that is correct size) into concrete. Also, will I need bracing at the top?
              Would prefab stall fronts be sturdier or does it not make a difference?

              Thanks for any help/suggestions. I am still waffling over this entire project. (One I should have done 20 yrs ago)
              We put stalls in a prior cow barn. Floors are concrete. We installed french drains into the floors of the stalls.
              For the posts, we used concrete to wood post anchors, like you use for installing decks. Can find them at Home depot or Lowes. About $10 a set. There is a plate that is secured to floor with lag bolts drilled into the floor about 6" and then a plate that cups the bottom of the posts that is bolted into place. We Also put a support post secured to the outer (exterior) walls with lag bolts to make the frame for each stall. A sturdy board attaches to the top to each post to add more support. We used rough cut 2" oak for walls.

              I looked into the prefab stall systems but went with building our own. I am happy with how my stalls turned out.
              Depends if you want to move them at a latter date Mine are here to stay.....


              • #8
                Originally posted by Trees4U View Post

                would independent stalls be the same as temporary stalls?
                No they are steel framed 12' by 12' stalls with 2"by8" tongue & groove lumber for the walls inserts into the c-channel guides for the lower section up about 4'6" then steel mesh to about seven feet.

                The first stall is a front with sliding door, a back and two side walls; the next stall is three panels: a front, a back and one side wall since this stall uses the side wall of the first stall as one wall and so to the end. Each adjoining corner is pinned together with a junction plate... they are solid but free standing

                Cost with the 1 inch mats was about $1,000 for the first and then about $750 for each connecting stall.

                We put them in nearly twenty years ago with the thought that if we were to move again at least we wouldn't have to buy the stalls and mats again.

                The barn was designed in 12 ft wide bays that could be converted into a garage if desired