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Plastic washer placement for prefab corrugated roof

I'm putting together a prefab garden shed consisting entirely of sheet metal bracing and corrugated metal roofing. The instructions are extremely sparse. All of the bracing was connected by metal ...
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4 x 4 joists in shed can i add different size blocking [closed]

Update- yes I know what joists are 😊. Here’s a picture Old shed built with 4 x 4 joists. Run a span of 12’, 30” on center. Also Want to add more joists along with the blocking. I add blocking does ...
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10 by 12 shed on concrete tube forms

I am planning to build a 10 by 12 Shed on top of 4 concrete tube foundation and two 4x4 beams. Do you think 4 forms and 2 beams will be sufficient to store garden supplies, mower, and a John Deere ...
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Can I use the existing breaker from hot tub for office shed

I have an old hot tub that is leaking and I can’t fix. I’m thinking of getting rid of it and replacing the space with an office shed for remote work. The main panel already has a breaker that was ...
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Best way to power a nearby shed from house?

I have a seasonal vacation home on patio blocks (no foundation) and a 14 x 20 shed on the property - located about 8' from the house. The panel in the home was on an exterior wall, until an addition ...
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Running Electric to Shed

I am a dog breeder and I am in the process of converting a 10 x 15 shed into a dog kennel house. I plan to insulate the building and run a sub panel from the houses main breaker. I’m really just ...
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What alternatives to conduit are there for a hay barn?

I have been trying to understand the NEC around Ag buildings (547). As far as I understand I need to use UF, MC, or conduit. There is hay in the barn, so using UF appears to be against code. I ...
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Im insulating a shed for year round use

Hi I'm in southern indiana and I'm insulating a 10x20 shed for a game room/office, i will have a 12k btu ac and 11k btu heater, it is 2x4 construction. Im planning r15 fiberglass and 3mm radiant ...
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Do very low-pitch roofs put too much outward stress on the walls?

I’m building a 18.2 feet (555cm) by 15 feet (460cm) shed, and due to local regulations it can’t be higher than 8.2 feet (250cm). Because I have a 20-inch (50cm) thick foundation structure above ground,...
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Can floor joists be fastened directly to beams secured on sonotube piers with U-brackets [duplicate]

Let's say we have as the "foundation" for an oblong shed two rows of sonotube piers with U-brackets, and two wooden beams 6"x6" by 20' long bolted into the brackets, one beam on ...
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Shed Framing Lumber

Framing a 12x8 shed on a concrete slab I poured earlier this week. Thinking about using premium 2x4 Doug fir green for walls. Is this a mistake? It is 25% of the cost of KD-HT. Will use PT for the ...
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I want to build a simple wooden outhouse but the ground is soft - how to make sure it's stable? [closed]

The old outhouse at our rural property has been slowly collapsing for years already. The two problems with it are rotting wood at the base, and soft ground which has resulted in one side slowly ...
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Is it dangerous to be around old paint?

We live in a house that is around 60 years old. For the record, we live in Northern California, near San Francisco. About a year ago, when searching through our shed, we accidentally spilled a paint ...
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Shed 20x16 first time building [duplicate]

I’m planning on building a 20x16 shed. I’m thinking on buying 12in x 48in Quikcrete tubes and placing 6x6x20 treated lumber on top. Will this work?
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GFCI required for a backyard office?

I'm running electricity to a 8’ x 12’ “backyard office” shed that I bought. The shed came pre-wired and finished with internal outlets and lights and wall paneling, and I need to hook it up. I will be ...
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Shed foundation beams robustness

I’m building a 18.2 feet (555cm) by 15 feet (460) shed, and I’m not sure the foundation beams I’m using are strong enough. The blue frame is made of 45x145mm, which is slightly higher than 2x6 (I’m in ...
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Do gable end rafters have to meet at a ridge board if the rest do?

On a shed roof, can the gable end rafters touch without ridge board, and then ridge board be connected in between them for rest of rafters? This would be for ease of raising gable ends.
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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 approximately 6m x 2m has six trusses going across and they ...
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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 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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