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Run-in converted to barn

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I'm kicking around the idea of modifying my existing structure which is currently a 3 stall run-in w/tack and feed room. My idea is to poor a slab along the length of the existing horse house, frame that in and put a traditional gabled room on it. I figure that I can save some cost because I'll be utilizing some of the existing material on the add on, exterior back walls and some of the framing used on the tack and feed room. Currently the run-in has a shingle roof, new one would be steel.

What are your thoughts on using the existing roof? The plan would be to make the roof peak where the back of the existing barn is now. Do you think that this is possible, if so how would you approach it? I won't toss out my plan now, I don't want to box in any of you free thinkers.

thanks much.


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Should be a piece of cake if you match the dimensions and angles, especially if you're going to replace the roof anyways.

and some of the framing used on the tack and feed room.
If you're talking about tearing that down, I wouldn't. I'd keep it as a tool shed/workshop.

I had a very old three sided shed/horse stall made of old barn wood planks and a single slope metal roof. Added the fourth side with a gate, cut a gate/door into another side so I could pass through if I needed to. Some wiring, shelves and yard tool hangars and I was done. No floor, just the previous dirt.
OK, I think I get you. I'd probably leave it anyways and have an enclosed room inside the building. Maybe just cut a door in it.
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