Would a tall carport work as a portable horse shelter?
I need a cheap easy to set and move shelter for a few horses. I had thought about the taller carports and anchor them and line with wood or tightly pulled tarps. Any suggestions? Also, I have seen round ones that are tarp-like covered horse shelters. Anyone use one or have experience with them?
just a note on the portable part... we don't need to be able to move it around just can't dig in holes for supports. We don't own the land we keep the horses on so no permanent structures allowed.
Question answered by PeaBee
To make it portable, it would have to be mounted on some kind of skid (wooden or metal poles) so that you could drag it. Due to the updraft in any wind storm, these carports would be very susceptible to going airborne. When they are used for a carport, they are anchored into concrete.
Take a look at the portable pipe structures made by Kleine. Play around with the spellings if you can't find it on the net. They sell the lean to type of horse stalls in many sizes and you can just get the pipe frame only, already designed to be drug by a tractor and moved. Then you can put a metal roof on it and enclose the sides you wish to with wood or metal and line the interior bottom half with wood as you see fit.
When my daughter got deployed, we brought her two horses to our place in a hurry and set up one of the garage tarp type structures. It was a good thing her horses were bomb proof (used to fly overs on a military base) because the first storm that came along pulled things loose and made a huge flapping wind tunnel. So, in my experience, regular tarps are not recommended. Also, the BLM does not approve of them for mustang shelters for good reason. The tarp structures you see are a different fabric that is very durable and stretched taught on a solid frame.
If you are handy with wood and tools, you can build a lean to type shelter of wood and metal and bolt it together instead of nails and screws. Then you could disassemble it if you move, the way folks in the 1800s did with their log cabins.
EDIT: It's KLENE PIPE Structures. They sell just the frames.
But again, with pressure treated wood for the skids for ground contact, you could build it and use bolts and nuts to assemble it and disassemble it when you move and set it up again.
How do carports protect against frost?
The apartment complex I live at has very high & open carports. I notice on frosty mornings the cars under the carports are frost-free while cars parked right next to them but without a cover are covered in frost.
Question answered by cyswxman
It has to do with radiational cooling. Cars radiate their stored heat fairly efficiently and cool off. If there is sufficient water vapor in the air, it can form frost on the cold surface. The carports act to intercept that radiated heat energy, absorb and re-radiating some of it back downward, which in turn does not allow the car surface to cool as much as it would otherwise if it was out in the open.
How can I hang Christmas lights on a carport?
I have a metal carport and want to hang Christmas lights on it but the the clips you buy to hang lights on the house won't fit the carport. Any suggestions?....Oh, and duct tape doesn't work either!
Question answered by fjb
several ways..most home depots, lowes, etc have hanging clips that can be screwed into your metal supports with self tapping screws making them available every year. if your carport has smaller poles supporting your roof, i have used larger plastic tie wraps to hang lights..you may want to wrap the poles with the lights..many others..merry christmas,,,fred
Which kind of carport would you put on a rent house, attached with traditional construction or metal detached?
I need to put a carport on a rent house. What is the cost difference between metal detached and traditional that is attached to the house with matching shingles, etc. How much would I expect to pay a contractor and what kind of contractor would do a carport? Would a roofer do one?
Question answered by Prairie Girl
If I was going to put up a carport I'd make it look as much a part of the house as possible by attaching it to the house and match the shingles and paint. You'll need to hire a carpenter to do the job. Before you go any farther with this check with city hall to find out if there is an ordinance against carports in your town. Many towns won't allow then to be put up anymore, unless there is a grandfather clause on the books, because people think they're unsightly and bring down the value of the property.
How can you keep cats from craping under carport?
have carport with gravel on ground and all cats use it as a litterbox.How can i stop them.Thanks
Question answered by kathyk214
Put a litterbox under the carport.
Where should I go to buy a Florida carport?
I live out in the middle of nowhere in Florida and I am looking to buy one of those metal carports. Any suggestions or information would be a huge help. Thanks.
Question answered by Chad O
Here ya go: http://bit.ly/otwgaE
Google is awesome for stuff like this. ;)
How to Convert a carport into a den (Do-it-yourself )?
My carport has the roof and foundation and 2 walls. I want to close in with 2 walls and add 2 or 3 windows and a couple of electrical outlets (my bro in-law is an electrician) to create a den.What's the easiest way I can do this as a family project?
Question answered by Gypsygrl
xmmm I can relate to this project for our carport sounds like yours....all enclosed but for where the cars pull into it. Mine has 2 front windows to it though already.
Are you going to use the driveway like it is though? or re-route it to another place? If leaving it why not just enclose that end and add a nice door painted a pretty color, rebuild a covered place for cars and it won't look like a enclosed carport. Put your windows then on the already outside wall you have. You can use stepping stones and flower beds around the outside. Inside paint a warm color with bright accent colors and maybe green plants.....Since first thing people will see in coming into the house you want it welcoming and cheery.
I had thought to enclose the open end of mine though with floor to ceiling windows, make the concrete parking pad of the drive into a large patio area with flower boxes, cover with a open frame crisscrossing for vines to hang over it, nice outside strong weather resistant furniture in bright colors. As for the driveway I would veer off from the new patio area and curve it to go out another making it into a circular driveway.
What all is needed to close in a carport in our house.?
We are wanting to close in an attatched carport, it already has the slab, and two walls, we would just need to add a door, two walls, 20 by 20 room, we'd need electric outlets. Also we would want to add a small laundry room to the side of the house, maybe just like an 8 by 8 room. What all would we need to get started?
Question answered by steamroller98439
Regulations and Tax Implications
1. Before beginning any major home improvement project, make sure you know your community's building codes and requirements. Some areas require a licensed professional to manage specific parts of any modification to a primary residence, for example, and some condominium associations limit the types of changes an owner-member may perform. Also, if money is tight, speak to your local property assessor to determine if, or by how much, your new garage will affect your property-tax rates.
2. Because many carports are do-it-yourself projects, or just sheltered parts of a driveway, check the quality and thickness of the concrete flooring to make sure it is garage-worthy. Four or more inches of good-quality cement, depending on the local soils, is appropriate. During the conversion, pay special attention to the way the new garage abuts the house foundation because the environmental conditions (drainage, temperature changes) will be different and could lead to cracking or mildewing.
Walls, Windows and Doors
3. Although windows may be optional depending on local building codes, it is appropriate to harmonize the size and style of windows, as well as the exterior siding of the new garage, with the primary residence. This will add the most value to your home. It's a good idea to have a back or side door out of the garage to limit the use of the overhead doors to automobile traffic.
4. Even if your carport had wiring (e.g., for an overhead light), the electrical demands of a garage, with ceiling lights and possibly electric door openers, is likely to be higher, so a separate circuit at the main power junction is a wise idea. Consult with a qualified electrician, and remember that most communities require all electrical and plumbing work to be inspected by a zoning official.
Im trying to find an online source for a carport that can withstand a central new york winter?
I can't seem to find a good source online for a carport. No garage for my project.and the winters around here are rough. I've seen some nice looking metal ones that are like an upside down u. Don't know where to find em. Any ideas?
Question answered by Frankie
I typed in "carports" into my browser/Probably hundreds of choices. Not that hard.
How to clean mildew off metal carport roof?
We just bought a house with a carport. This carport roof doesn't look like it's been cleaned in some time, and is right beneath a large oak tree. Is there a solution you could recommend to clean the top of this roof so it isn't so unsightly? Thanks in advance for any reply!
Question answered by nremtohio
Sure thing! LOL, just had a similar question a few seconds ago.
Use a 1 part bleach 5 parts water solution to remove the mildew.
Then head over and get some sealant (I'm assuming the carport has a metal roof) Match up your roof type with the sealant and apply after the bleach/water has dried.
Not real expensive on the sealant, and if you go out with the hose 2-3 times a year and rinse it off you wont ever have to do it again.