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  • Help me design a hay storage building

    I'm currently storing hay in the garage, which has a fabulous raised deck inside and outer wings so that it gets plenty of air flow without too much moisture. But, storing hay in the same building as expensive vehicles plus flammable chemicals isn't the greatest idea, so it needs to move.

    Like so, and we have since closed in the front with double garage doors.

    We are in the HOT HUMID southeast. The air under that deck stays nice and cool, and it's rare that I lose a bale to mold. (And when I do, it's often a 'heavy' bale that I suspected when I unloaded it and set off to the side.)

    I've looked at portable storage buildings, but where I want to put it would be tough to get a dump trailer in there to unload it. So I'm considering having these guys come out and do it: http://www.backyardcustomconstructio...buildings.html

    Lots of photos on that page and a list of their options here: http://www.backyardcustomconstructio...urpricing.html

    They also have a FB page with pictures.

    Is anyone storing hay in such a building? How is it working out? What would you do differently?

    For example, I know to stay away from a plain metal roof as it will condensate and drip on the hay. I'll do plywood or OSB decking with shingles on top.

    What other options should I go for? How can I arrange ventilation so it gets good air flow without letting in moisture?

    Thanks for any ideas!
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    Wendy
    ... and Patrick

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    Here many use those metal rounded top carports for hay.
    The feed store itself has several of those.

    They have sides, some have the back closed, others both front and back are open and they use a tarp on the ends.

    They are easy to get the hay in there and back out of there.

    That would be one more option.

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    • #3
      OP - cool looking building you already have.....Why don't you build a new Garage for the vehicles and flaming stuff; leave the current building for Hay and non-flaming stuff.

      this current situation sounds like it works just fine; Might be easier to find a simple garage building plan or idea depending on what size/type of vehicles you have.
      We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........

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      • #4
        A ridge vent and working cupola will provide ventalation
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          No... I don't think I can take over the garage for hay storage. It's something like 60x40 plus the wings, concrete except under the deck which runs the width of the building about 12' deep, and we put two 16' garage doors in the front. Plus it's right next to the house. Definitely a garage.

          I built a similar deck into a section of my pole barn, the last time DH wanted the hay evicted, but walls on two sides weren't enough to keep the moisture off even with a tarp blocking the wind, and I lost $100 worth of hay... so I moved back into the garage. We haven't milled enough boards yet to finish the interior of the pole barn, and I don't *really* want hay stored in the same structure with horses.

          Ridge vent, check. Cupola... can you give more details? I've seen them from a distance, but what exactly is a 'working' one?

          I was thinking of the round spinning vents, but I need to make sure they don't let water drip in. It rains sideways here sometimes.

          Thanks!
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          Wendy
          ... and Patrick

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