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Can I raise my ceiling in my shed?

I have very low trusses on my shed. Do I need them? Is there a way to give me more headroom without replacing the whole roof? The shed is approx 6m x 2m has 6 joists going across and they are about ...
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Is a 60A panel enough for my workshop?

I am looking at wiring my newly added 12x24 shed. My existing panel on the house is full so I will have to add a subpanel to gain additional spots to feed the shed. The shed is 125 feet away from the ...
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Shed electrical [duplicate]

I have a 10x16 shop that is 65ft from my panel I want to run power to the shop for a computer a air conditioner which I’ll put on its own breaker since in the winter I will use a heater on that plug. ...
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Is it safe to excavate soil next to concrete slab?

I'm looking to regrade the soil around my shed so water doesn't continue to damage the sill plate. The concrete slab is barely above grade, so I'm looking to remove soil to expose it another 2-3 ...
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How would you mount gutters to this roof? [closed]

How would you mount gutters to this shed roof? I've had different gutter companies all suggest different methods like roof hangers, nailing them to the siding, or installing fascia. Which method would ...
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How can I fix this sagging frame on a wooden shed?

Right now there are a couple of vertical 2x4s holding up the frame. I'm wondering how I can fix this without tearing it out and starting over. Not sure how safe this is right now.
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Can I use a 70A panel on a 30A feeder breaker?

Since the Eaton 70 amp 2 space 4 circuit breaker box I have only lists 8 to 2 gauge wire can I still install my 10/3 UF cable with a double pole 20 to make 2 120v circuits in my shed? I have a ...
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Should I still make a foundation for a pre-made shed that will be placed on backyard concrete?

I am planning to purchase a shed from Wayfair, but I see a lot online about needing to build a base with concrete or gravel. If I get a 4x6 or 6x8 metal shed, do I still need to build my own ...
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How do I remedy a shed foundation that's sinking into wet soil?

This shed has been in our property since 2009, it was installed on a concrete slab by the previous owners. One side of the shed is sinking into the soil where water pools up around it. We recently ...
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What type of wire for a 70 amp feed to shed 110 feet away?

I am planning to run single phase 220 volt power out to my shed. I'm think 70 amps out there to cover what I need: a few lights, mini fridge, compressor, welder, and a few power tools. (it's only ...
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Can I remove one bottom chord from the trusses in my yard shed?

I have an 8x10 stick build shed with trusses 16 inches on center. I would like to remove the bottom chord of one of the trusses one third of the way into the shed so that I can get better access to ...
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Moving a Crossbar in a barn style shed

I have a 12x20 workshop and it was shipped with this Crossbar that is in a very inconvenient spot. +-----------------------+ ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Loft. ...
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Looking for a shed for packages/drop off shed for deliveries [closed]

While house hunting one of the homes had a shed that had a swinging door like a trash can at the top. At the bottom it had a larger door that had a lock on it, so you can remove the packages. I'm not ...
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Will adding another layer of plywood improve shed floor bouncing?

I have shed floor that appears to be a sheet of 3/4 inch pressure treated plywood nailed to the joists. While the floor is "sturdy" in that it's holding up fine and shows no sign of rot, it ...
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Why are wide throw hinges so expensive relative to normal ones? [closed]

For some reason, neither Home Depot or Lowe's sell wide-throw hinges. They sell regular hinges of all sizes, but not wide-throw hinges. For reference, a wide-throw hinge is one where the hinge's ...
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Identifying Steel Yard Shed and Door Handle to Shed

My house was built in early 1960s Ontario, Canada, and this shed may or may not be original to the house. I'm having trouble identifying what brand the shed is, and if there might be replacements ...
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How should I power a shed before the house is built?

I want to bring power in to an undeveloped lot, where the first thing I want to build is a shed/shop. This will be the main base of operations while I begin constructing the main house. Since I will ...
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What material should be used to fill a raised shed foundation?

What type of soil or other material should be used in a shed foundation? I'm building a gravel foundation for a timber shed on a sloped site (about 8%). Due to the slope, I need to fill to level. At ...
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How should I add insulation to a metal shed?

I'm making a metal shed for sleeping in and working in. I think I'm going to do some slight 2x4 framing on the inside to be able to add some fiberglass insulation then drywall over that. Should I add ...
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Shed Foundation with Concrete Piers -Not Square

I’m feeling unsure of what to do: I’ve been working on my shed foundation and floor. Due to the slope in my backyard, I used concrete piers with wet set j bolts and post bases. I set my beams in the ...
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Digging near a retaining wall

I'm thinking of ideas for building a shed on the side of my house, and a good spot in my opinion would be to have it on the side of my house. My property is a thin long lot so my front yard is all ...
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Can rain cause the dirt on the roof?

It's a terrace shed that has roof made of tin-can steel. There are no trees or buildings higher than this. I wonder how rain has brought this much dirt onto the top of my roof. Should I clean this or ...
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Grounding rod conflicts with circuit tester

I built an off-grid shed with solar system. The output from the solar panels goes to a charge controller, then to a 12V LiPO4 battery. I convert the 12V from the battery to 120V ac using a 1500W ...
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How to build terrace security gate in a way that wind won't lift the metal roof

Please find my terrace shed in the below image. It has two openings. I think I can brick one side and keep a ventilator and on the other side I can simply keep a grill gate and keep Polycarbonate ...
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What are some effective ways to repair water-damaged rafters in a garden shed?

After addressing a previous leak in my garden shed, which was previously used as a home gym, I discovered some water damage when I removed the compromised OSB board from the shed’s ceiling. I’m ...
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Shed Repair Questions and Guidance

I've got a bit of a project on my hands, and I'm hoping to tap into the wisdom of this awesome community for some guidance. I've got an 18ft L x 12ft W x 7.5ft H shed that's been around longer than I'...
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Vapor barrier under shed floor

I'm purchasing a shed that I intend to use as a home gym. On delivery, the shed will be uninsulated, aside from the roof which is metal with a bubble underlayment. The floor is a single layer of ...
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Type of drill to use for installing reinforcing rebar 18" into wood retaining wall?

I just finished assembling the frame for a gravel pad where I plan to put a shed. Because I put it into the side of a slope, I needed to use 5 layers of 4x4's to get the proper depth. Currently ...
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Protection for shed floor and wood surface

I built the shed floor slightly larger than the shed. Now there is exposed wood. What would you recommend I can put in between the shed floor and wood to protect the wood? Sorry new to this forum let ...
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How do I cleanup and remove a shed that is infested with rats?

A shed on the property of a small home in the California suburbs appears to have a significant rat infestation. Droppings are absolutely everywhere and do not appear desiccated, though I haven't seen ...
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Wiring an external building (shed)

I have a shed 50 feet from my main house. I need to have two circuits there - 1x240v and 1x120v to power some outlets and lights. The 240v circuit will be 30amps at max load. The 120v circuit is just ...
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adding 60 amp service to a movable shed

Thank you in advance for any help. My wife has a shed about 15' from our 50 amp rv hookup. Can I install an inlet plug on the shed that feeds a 60 amp spa panel that goes to a breaker box in the shed ...
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Plastic shed on undersized concrete pad?

I have a concrete pad that butts up against a retaining wall. The retaining overlaps slightly which reduces the size of the usable concrete pad to just under 6' in that direction.. maybe 1-2" shy....
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Shed rehab - keep going or just tear down and put in a shipping container? [closed]

We have a 20x10 shed that was built at the same time as this house (50s/60s) that we are trying to decide what to do with. Wood framed, dirt/gravel bottom. Stands on six (originally, currently five) ...
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Cheapest / easiest way to build a shed [closed]

I'm planning on building a shed, but before I start talking to professionals want to educate myself about the pros/cons of different methods. Environment: very hot and humid climate, fairly dry/arid ...
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Electric hook up for residential shed in back yard

I have 2 12/2 UF-B I’m running from my house to supply a double pole 20 in my shed to have 2 120v supplies out there I just dont know what size breaker I need in my main to supply the box in the shed ...
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What rafters would be most supportive

To preface i have never built anything this big. I am building a 12x14 chicken coop and I’m coming off of a blueprint i purchased online. I am starting to build rafters which are 2x4’s. The plans said ...
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Enclosing Bottom of Shed After Removing Animals

My wife and I would like to prevent animals from living under our shed, as some of the enclosing wood came off previously and we believe there is now a skunk under there. However, before we re-enclose ...
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Joist Hanger selection for 6x2 timbers

I am building a garden office, and the base is 6x2s There seem to be a lot of options on which joist hangers to get. And quite huge price differences. Multi Truss joist hanger 47x97 (approx £170 ...
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How to install edging slabs to concrete pour

I plan to pour a concrete slab for a 10x12ft shed. To try and soften the edges, I was planning on getting some standard paveing edgers as a surround to the conceret pour. My plan for the concrete pour ...
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I want to run electric from a 100A RV pedestal to a shed which is 6' from the RV pedestal

How do I access the RV pedestal with the 14ga wire that I plan to put thru PVC conduit? The pedestal is a metal box from Home Depot and buried about 2 fit into the ground. Can I run line thru a ...
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Compliance in regard to exposed non-metallic sheathed cable in outbuildings

This question wasn't brought up in my recent post. I thought it would've been asked already so I didn't think it was needed to be brought up. I apologize if it's been already asked but my searches ...
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Can I reuse a 240V heating circuit's breaker for a shed feeder?

I have a small shed directly behind my workshop that I want to wire for outlets and lights. It will have a small a/c window unit and an electric heater. The wife is going to use this as her art studio....
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Why is my shed floor staying damp?

I built a shed last summer at my recreational property. This winter when it was snowing, I was up in shed and the plywood floor got pretty wet. It seems to have never really dried dry out all winter. ...
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What is a good way to seal LP Smartsheet siding?

So rather a self-explanatory issue. The building walls are at a height that isn’t conducive to use a full sheet of 4x8 LP smart sheet (series 38) so I have to cut it down, but the offcuts are a good ...
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What are good options for wall plate that isn’t level?

I have a shed I’m building. Looks like the slab had a slight dip along one side, and it wasn’t too noticeable until I bolted the wall down with anchors. So long story short, the wall top plate has a ...
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What battery type is most suitable to power a shed across temperature range -10C to +40C?

So I am gathering information on what I need to bring together to create a solar powered LED based lighting system for my shed. I need a battery, a charger controller for the battery, solar panel and ...
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What is the use of alumium profile with LED strip lighting?

I am thinking of installing LED strip lights into my shed. I have found that there is something called aluminium profile that can be installed where the LED strip goes on top of it or inside it. Is ...
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Shelving unit for shed [closed]

I have recently bought a 12x8 ft shed. It has been assembled and ready for use. I am thinking about how to improve the storage area inside it. This shall require getting shelves. I am thinking of ...
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Shed door too heavy for hinges

Someone kindly made these wooden doors for our garage, but the hinges keep breaking. Right door is only hanging by the middle hinge. It seems the doors are too heavy for them. Can anyone suggest a ...
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