Questions tagged [shed]

Smallish freestanding building, used primarily for storage.

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how to add 'bikeport' to 7x7 plastic / resin shed

I have a 7x7 resin / plastic shed. How can i add a 'bikeport' to side? Especially how to attach it to the current shed. Was thinking about getting one of those plastic fences and taking the planks ...
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100A subpanel to workshop

I'm building a shed that will be housing a washer, dryer, hot water heater, and a freezer. The dryer and water heater both require 220V 30A and will be used concurrently. The washer and freezer use ...
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Can I build an extended shed base around an existing concrete base?

I recently bought a house that has a garden around 20ft wide. At the end of the garden is an old shed (6ft wide x 9ft long), about a ft away from the fence. Given it only takes up half the garden ...
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How do I fix sunken paver stone at the corners?

I laid 12x12 paver stones for my shed a few years ago. I notice that the corner stones have sunk and the polymetric sand has cracked as well. I lifted the stones to find that the crushed stones have ...
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What size wire and breaker do I need for my shed/workshop?

I am looking to run electricity to my shed and I am unsure of what size wire and breaker I need. My main panel will be about 100ft away from my shed. My shed is 12X20 and I want to install 6-8 4ft 4 ...
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Are expansion gaps necessary in a plywood shed floor?

I'm building a 2.4m x 3m (8 x 10) shed/office in my garden. For the subfloor, I am going to use two layers of 18mm (3/4 inch) plywood. The second layer is there because I plan to tile the floor and ...
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How wide should the framed opening be to accommodate double shed doors?

I'm building a shed/barn with a 6ft doorway for two 3ft doors. If I assume the doors will be exactly 3 ft each, do I need to add extra space in the framed opening to allow them to swing easily, and ...
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How to anchor a shed on a gravel base?

I'm planning on building a shed on a sloped area. I've decided to build a gravel pad framed by 6x6's to create a level surface for the shed. How can I anchor the shed to the gravel pad? (It's ...
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220ft Feeder Run to Storage Shed

The Objective: Run a combo Heat/Cool Window unit, 1 switched light and some outlets to a detached storage shed 140 ft from home. Temperature goal is 60F min in winter and 80F max in summer. Located in ...
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Shed Electric help

I just built a shed. I have extra 10 Awg wire given to me. I would like to run 3 wires of 10 gauge to my shed (all i have left) and use a 30 amp breaker. Do i need to put a 30 amp service in to ...
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Putting siding on a shed, what risks are there in using LP Smartside 38 series on 24 inch studs instead of the recommended 16 inch?

LP Smartside has two thicknesses, the 76 (7/16) and the 38 (3/8). Instructions say that 76 can be installed on 24 inch studs while 38 needs 16 inch studs. Obviously there is a difference in price. Im ...
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Is it possible to cut a larger opening in this window / serving hatch of this pool house?

I'm curious if it is possible to cut a taller opening in this pool house or if that would create structural issues supporting the roof From the inside you can see I would remove the 3 stubby studs ...
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Can I use 2 runs of 10/2 UBF for my Shed 90’ from House?

I want to run a window AC unit in Summer And an electric heater in winter. That for one 20Amp circuit. Other circuit for lighting and miscellaneous power tool operation. The 20A breakers square D ...
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Is it possible to put a resin shed on a slope in the garden?

my question is in the title, i've just purchased a new resin shed but I have a sloping ground on my garden. So is it possible to lay it like this or do I have to dig the ground to adjust it.
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Why does my shed door expand/shrink?

I built a shed door last summer and have had a few problems with it since. Using pressure treated outdoor timber I made a fairly simple shed door. I wood glued the long planks together and then used ...
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Running electrical to a shed

I have a shed in my backyard about 200ft from the house. I would like to run electrical to the shed to install 2 or 3 power outlets, and two LED lights for the inside. Currently from the house to ...
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How to make layout batter boards for shed level without rotary laser?

I am trying to build a shed on a bit of a slope in my backyard. From what I understand, the best way to lay out the outline of the shed is with batter boards. I attempted to use a water level today ...
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Do I need to remove mould from plywood before treating?

I have a shed base on piers topped with plywood that was finished last Winter and covered up to help protect from the elements. However some water made it through (or general dampness of being ...
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Camper outlet to power Shed

I have an outdoor electrical outlet that powered my 5th wheel RV trailer. 50 amp style plug. It was installed by a licensed electrical I sold my trailer and want to power a shed. The shed will have a ...
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How do I run wiring to a shed?

I have a building that will be powering 4 shop lights and 4 outlets. Things that are plugged in are air conditioner 110v 5000btu, radio, occasionally air compressor, other power tools(nothing big), ...
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Question about outswing door on attached toolshed

I have a toolshed attached to my garage with an outswing door. The door appears to be screwed into the moulding instead of the stud. Is this typical for an outswing door (see photos)? Photo album I'...
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What should I do about the floor for a outside metal shed / ventilation

I put together one of those 1 million fastener sheds from lowes. I didn't do a lot of ground prep but tried to make it as flat as possible. There were initially some areas under the perimeter wall ...
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Regulations for buried cable in the UK

I'm running a cable from my house to a site in my back garden where I am building a shed. The length of the cable run is about 7-8 metres. I have steel armoured cable which is OK for direct burial. ...
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What to cover underside of shed subfloor

I'm building a garden office (shed) and will build a floor similar to that shown below (minus the flat beams between the joists and the concrete supports). I will insulate the floor using PIR (e.g. ...
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What can I do to make my galvanized steel shed stronger?

Here are my specs so far for the shed I am getting made. I plan to use it as a shed for my very large tools. It is 40 ft × 24 ft, with 11 ft high walls. It is made from galvanized steel while the ...
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How to fit a pvc window to a corrugated metal shed

I have a corrugated metal shed which i want to fit a pvc window. I am not so sure how should i approach to this. The shed looks like the one pictured below but there are 2 vertical perimeter channels ...
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How to fix split open roof

Recent winds in the UK had blown the roof off my shed. It look like it has opened from the beam. I have claim insurance on it but for the time being I had put carpet on the roof but it keeps blowing ...
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Sealing plywood edge and faces (Shed Floor)

I am laying a plywood sheet floor in my shed. I have plywood that is certified for humid conditions rather than wet and the sticker on it also says that the edges and faces should be sealed. It is not ...
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Running multiple 20A circuits to a shed

I have an outdoor shed that was powered with a single 15A circuit by the previous homeowner. I'm trying to rewire it to carry three 20A circuits. It's about a 100' run from my main panel via 1/2" ...
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Idea for cold cellar

I will be building a shed attached to my house garage. It will have an insulated monolithic pour concrete foundation. I want to incorporate somewhat of a small cold cellar in the foundation. How do I ...
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What size wire for 180' run to shed?

My 100A main breaker panel is full. I was planning to have it ran off of the meter with 60A I have #6 thhn wire to run in conduit 180' to shed. I only need a 20 amp circuit and 15 amp circuit in shed.
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How to build sunken shed foundation with insulation

I'm planning to build a garden office shed about 2.5m wide by 3m long. Regulations in the UK mean I cannot exceed 2.5m high since it will be close to the boundary of my property. The picture below ...
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what ground cover to use under bike storage shelter?

I recently built a lean-to style bike shelter in the yard; no walls, with a sloping roof, and big enough for 4 or 5 bikes. At the moment it's bare earth on the ground, does anyone have any ...
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Shed under power lines

I wish to build a shed, but the location I want to use has an overhead power cable running from the utility pole to the neighbor's house. The line has about 12' of clearance from the ground. Is ...
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Attaching light shed to an insulated wall?

I would like to build a light storage shed between two buildings with insulated walls (A, B) which should not be touched by any further construction works (drilling etc.). Please help me to find a ...
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Pros and cons of plastic/gravel shed bases vs concrete base

I'm going to have a 10x8ft shed installed in my back garden. I'm wondering if I should pay someone to put in a concrete slab base or use one of those interlocking gravel filled bases you can get. I'...
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Extending 2x4 joist to square up shed foundation

Long story short I constructed a shed foundation on uneven ground with piers concreted into the ground. This however turned out to be 2” out of square and is a slight rhombus shape - and to correct ...
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Shed foundation piers are not square

Basically I've constructed a raised shed foundation using piers concreted into the ground, however they are out of square by 2 inches in opposite corners, so the shape is a slight rhombus. See below ...
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How to support 4x4 posts on cement driveway

I'm designing some outdoor bike storage as a free-standing shed. It will go against a house on an existing cement driveway. We're renting, so I can't drill into the driveway or do any other permanent ...
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RUST! are items more rust prone in an free standing shed than in my garage?

my garage is not heated or cooled but it seems tools dont rust there as much as in my free standing shed. why is that. can i simply cover outdoor metal items with a tarp to inhibit large % of rust ...
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Will preformed concrete piers make a sufficient shed foundation in a seismically active region?

I'm building a 10' by 16' shed/workshop, and I'd like to use preformed concrete pier blocks. Is this a sufficient foundation for such a structure in a seismically active region like the Pacific ...
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Gutter pitch configuration

I have a shed withe following gutter/downspout configuration: The problem at the moment is that there is standing water in all of the gutters. The gutters are not sagging, but they are perfectly ...
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Standing water in gutters

I have a 1 car garage shed with gutters around the roof. There are two downspouts, both on the same side of the structure (there is an alley on one side so both drain into the alley). I was up on the ...
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Is my plan for a shed base on pre-cast concrete supports reasonable?

Will this work for a 10 x 8 plastic resin shed - 3 deck pyramid blocks on a side (corners and in center of a side) and two in center. Dig down 6 inches, tamp, gravel (have .5 to 1 in round stone on ...
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How to keep dirt away from wood on shed?

I have a small (1 car garage) shed: There is dirt along the side of it, and it seems to have rotted some of the boards in the bottom left corner of the above picture. Front view: (the dirt had run-...
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removing skylight from resin storage shed

I have a 10 ft. x 8 ft. Keter Stronghold Resin Storage Shed The roof panel slides off due to several broken tabs on skylight so I have to remove the old skylight by unsnapping the roof panel. ***...
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Joist design for shed/workshop

I am in the process of building a roughly 12' x 16' shed/workshop. It is going to be a pier-and-beam design. There are 8 concrete piers, 4 on each side, that will support 2 4x12 beams. The span from ...
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Tools and feasibility of tearing down a wooden shed held together by nails

Is it possible to DIY tear down a wooden shed held together by nails? I have a hammer and crowbar. What other tools do I need? It looks like this shed except I already tore down the door and I've ...
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Sealing gaps to prevent pest ingress

I have a shed next to a house we bought last year. The back of the shed serves as a windbreak and decorative back to a decking area but they didnt make a very good job of fixing the decorative lumber ...
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Shed foundation across concrete and dirt, what approach would be good to use

I am planning on building a small shed, perhaps 8 or 10 foot by 4 foot. The place I want to build the shed will span across concrete and dirt/ground. The ground is about 2 foot, so it would be half ...