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Re: Does anyone put a roof over their OWB?
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2018, 06:32:40 AM »

Here's my shed I built to house the boiler.  16' x 24'  salt box style shed.

Open on 1 side, and closed the other 3.  I used 5/4 deck boards around the wood to create a corn crib effect, allowing air to circulate all the way around.  The 3rd bay is general outdoor storage.
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Re: Does anyone put a roof over their OWB?
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2018, 09:07:37 AM »

Here's my shed I built to house the boiler.  16' x 24'  salt box style shed.

Open on 1 side, and closed the other 3.  I used 5/4 deck boards around the wood to create a corn crib effect, allowing air to circulate all the way around.  The 3rd bay is general outdoor storage.
Nice shed but around here with one open side it be blown full of snow and you would have to shovel it first  not to mention your wood be covered with snow
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Re: Does anyone put a roof over their OWB?
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2018, 10:05:55 AM »

Here's my shed I built to house the boiler.  16' x 24'  salt box style shed.

Open on 1 side, and closed the other 3.  I used 5/4 deck boards around the wood to create a corn crib effect, allowing air to circulate all the way around.  The 3rd bay is general outdoor storage.
Nice shed but around here with one open side it be blown full of snow and you would have to shovel it first  not to mention your wood be covered with snow

Depends a lot on location, we have five hoop buildings for anything from storing hay to equipment, all run east to west with the east ends open, rarely get snow in em from the east.

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Re: Does anyone put a roof over their OWB?
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2018, 10:26:25 AM »

Its open to the south,  haven't had more than an inch or so of snow blown in.  It also helps that there is a really thick tree canopy where I'm at.  During the summer you can't see the house from an overhead perspective.  There's over a hundred oaks of 12" or better on the property. 

I also let it open to the possibility of adding roller doors to the front if I ever feel the need.
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Re: Does anyone put a roof over their OWB?
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2018, 11:49:30 AM »

We get so many howling winds from all directions here that a shed without a roof and 4 walls is pointless.  It would pack full of snow everytime it would snow.  Fine for keeping rain off your wood stack in the summer, but extremely frustrating in the winter.  We get too much wind here on the prairies.  I put my boiler in my profile pic shed because of the brutal cold and winds.  Best. Investment. Ever.  Except I'm still working on a good solution for the loading smoke...
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Re: Does anyone put a roof over their OWB?
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2018, 06:00:42 PM »

I thought there was a thread on here about smoke hoods.
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Re: Does anyone put a roof over their OWB?
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2018, 06:09:53 PM »

I know the solutions are out there, just need to stop being lazy and find the time to do it.
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Re: Does anyone put a roof over their OWB?
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2018, 07:51:54 PM »

I've commenced framing on the building. Adding 4 walls and a couple doors isn't much more, I've already got $700 in the tubing alone :o

Steel stock isn't cheap, not really a wood guy - especially for the application. So in the end I estimate $15 per sq/ft. A lot more that I first thought, but hopefully will be the brick crap house of smoke sheds.

Looks like I need to make provisions for smoke evac. while I'm at it...
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Re: Does anyone put a roof over their OWB?
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2018, 10:14:45 PM »

This works for me.
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Re: Does anyone put a roof over their OWB?
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2018, 10:15:51 PM »

Another view
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Re: Does anyone put a roof over their OWB?
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2018, 10:03:34 AM »

I have mine in a 9x12 walk in cooler....works great till it overheats and then the whole inside of the building is HOT...did I say HOT !

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Re: Does anyone put a roof over their OWB?
« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2018, 06:50:26 PM »

This has certainly accumulated a load of time and money, but after seeing the responses in this thread I had a vision, it turned out pretty close. Having never worked with metal roofing, I had to repent and was my mouth out with soap daily. It's been a windy month, that sure makes difficult work frustrating when doing it by yourself.  ...After a draining day at work, cold numb hands, darkness, you get the idea.



The building was an afterthought (hence the size), and a little close to the house, but there isn't a grain of combustible material in it aside from the paint. On paper the original design intent was to depanel the rear and slide it over enough to get the furnace out if necessary, well, I got lazy and welded the "X" brace on the end rather than bolting, but a sawzall will take care of that. And further, it's sturdy enough to load onto a rollback if need be. I imagine you could park a truck on the roof without any problem.

Now on to the electrical and get some lights in this thing...








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Re: Does anyone put a roof over their OWB?
« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2018, 07:25:46 PM »

 :post:

Have you fired up yet? Post some pictures, I want to see smoke.  :thumbup:
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Re: Does anyone put a roof over their OWB?
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2018, 06:18:05 PM »

That thing is beautiful!!!
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Re: Does anyone put a roof over their OWB?
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2018, 11:12:01 PM »

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