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Garage Removal Options

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I have an old garage that I'm looking to get rid of. My bro-in-law said that he had some friends that wanted it for a boat-house, but they aren't committing to a time to come disassemble it and haul it off. I will need it gone sometime in the spring. It's about 22x12 (guess). I'm wondering what some possible options are. Does anyone know if an older garage is a hot commodity for anyone to come and remove to re-assemble at another location?

Also, would something like this be a candidate to talk to the GR fire department to have a training burn? I've always heard about things like that.

Does anyone have any suggestions or advice (or know of anyone that might be interested). I could send pix if interested. Email me at: jgrahek898 at msndotcom.

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Depending on how accessible it is and the shape it is in, you might just find a buyer, if they can move the whole works. You might want to try and put it in the Manney's shopper want ads and see what happens. The GRFD would be another option but it all depends on how close to other buildings, powerlines, trees, etc, etc.

To contact the GRFD you could call the Grand Rapids Police Dept. 218-326-3464.

Brian

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i have moved a 24 x 24 garage across town before.just gotta get some permits and watch the power lines you can haul it with out taking it apart.i guess it depends on how far you plan on moving it.what we did was we took 2 big junks of iron and braced the garage then we jacked and cribbed the garage up just enough to get a flat bed tow truck under it.then we lowered it on to the flat bed and hauled it away with me on top to watch for the power lines ect ect.once we got it to where it was going we had the drive back up on the slab and we jacked it up let the truck out and lowerd it on the new slab.we were only 2 inches off lol that was a luck thing im guessing.but anyway thats how we did it.

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Hey stick, where is this garage located? I'll talk to my dad and see if he's interested. We've been involved with moving a garage previously so I'll see if he's interested.

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It's on South Gama Beach Road which is the east shore of Sherry's arm on Pokegama.

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Not an easy task. I own Grand Garages and I have seen this issue so many times, if it is really old and degraded you will be best to tear it down and build new. I have seen two of these that "fell to pieces" on the road during transit, now that is not a pretty sight!

Let me know if you need any help.

Dan

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Dan-Welcome to the site

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Thanks for the post Dan, and welcome to the site. It's a tad rickety, but the overall structure is in decent shape. I don't know if the slope of the driveway, the wires, and the general terrain would accommodate moving the garage in-tact. My main thought would be piece-mealing it by taking off half of the roof at a time, and then disassemble the walls and then haul it off. Is this beneficial for anyone, or should I just plan on renting a dumpster?

Any thoughts from here?

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Honestly, it may not even be possible to "cut" the roof in half, but it all depends on how much time you want to spend sureing it up so it will survive the travel process.

Now here is the kicker, trying to find someone to take an old building is harder than it may seem. I once had a house that started as a garage. It was only 10 years old, so it had a lot of potential to be a home for a starter couple. I did find a guy and his girlfriend that wanted it, but when they got the bid of almost 10,000.00 to move it two miles...........I ended up getting 3 dumpsters and tearing it down. They were able to find an excavation contractor that would move it, but it was not much different in price.

Good luck!

D

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DanR,

Can you contact me at

Mstelter@gopherstatelitho.com

I have a question for you.

Thanks

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Mike, I tried to send you an e-mail, but to no avail.

E-mail me with your question.

drichter@paulbunyan.net

D

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