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Smallish freestanding building, used primarily for storage.

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Extending branch circuit to outdoor shed and additional exterior outlets

US, Southern CA, NEC 2017 I have a 15A* kitchen branch circuit not feeding countertop outlets that also feeds a single outlet on an exterior wall. The existing circuit consists of three indoor outlets,...
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How can I run electricity to a shed from an outlet on the external wall of the house?

I have a shed that I am using as an office. Since everything that I will need to power (lights, computer, space heater) are already being powered by an extension cord to an outdoor outlet on the house,...
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How do I brace shed walls against shear when sheathing cannot overlap rim joist?

I'm building an 8' by 13.5' shed with a loft. I posted previously about the floor frame being slightly larger than the planned floor. Below is the intended floor framing, as seen in the plan: Here is ...
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What's the best way to deal with the floor of a shed with water infiltration?

I have an old carriage house on my property, probably over a century old, which sits on what is now the lowest part of my property. As a result, water runs back into it along the driveway (which also ...
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How should I reduce humidity in my storage shed?

I'm based in Scotland and have a 40 foot by 10 foot tongue and groove shed that is used to store clothes for my business. It sits slightly above ground on a wooden base. I have added a metal roof on ...
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How level is 'good enough' for a 8x14' shed's gravel foundation?

I built a gravel foundation for an 8x14' prebuilt wooden shed. I spent a lot of time addressing drainage and most aspects of the foundation. Now it is finished, I think, but I want more experienced ...
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What insulation should I use when converting a metal shed to a pool house?

I need to know which insulation I need for my 20x12 metal shed. I am making it into a pool house. Bathroom, sink, bed. Is made of 2x4s, and plywood floor on beam, sheet metal siding, aluminum type ...
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What size/type wire for a 300ft run from house to shed?

120V only, 100 amp panel in the shed. Tying in to meter box at the house. Six 120V outlets/2 small ceiling fans/can lights and a small 120V plug-in heater. What wire will result in the electrical ...
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Can I install a ridge vent on simple truss shed roof (no ridge beam)?

I am building an 8x12 shed and leaning toward a ridge vent/soffit vents for my ventilation. The gable vents won't really work with the aesthetic on the sides. I'm building simple trusses using 2x4s ...
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Should I put a moisture barrier between a single ply of pressure treated (PT) plywood and a second non-PT ply when constructing a shed?

I am building a shed. The floor consists of 4x4 PT runners, 2x8 PT girders, and 3/4" PT Plywood flooring. Anytime in the past, when I have laid PT lumber next to non-PT lumber, there is mold/...
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How can I immobilise a non-T&G subfloor?

I'm building an 8x10 freestanding office shed. I used 2.5 sheets of non-T&G 3/4" plywood for the subfloor (I know this was not a good call but there's a plywood shortage in my area). I glued ...
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Can I run an underground wire to a shed on blocks?

I have a 12'x16' shed which has been leveled using concrete blocks but otherwise sits on the grass/dirt. It's about 100' from the house. I live in Georgia. I'd love to add some lights and outlets ...
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Shed on concrete pier blocks - how to brace laterally?

I'm building a shed on concrete pier blocks (12x12, 50lb), on 4x4's on adjustable support brackets. How do I laterally brace the structure using this? Is there a size threshold where I don't need to? ...
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Wanting to support my shed loft

I bought a 10x20 wood lofted shed. One loft is just 4 feet wide and the other is 8 feet. I’m wanting to use the 8’ loft for totes and other storage but it’s already starting to bow underneath it a bit....
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Floor frame for 8' wide shed is 3" too wide on either side

I'm currently building an 8' x 13.5' shed with a loft. Here is what it is supposed to look like (according to the plan): For a few reasons, the floor frame is too wide. I poured the piers slightly ...
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Can I use bubble wrap / pluriball to insulate my shed or it is just a waste of time?

I would like to make my small shed / laboratory a little less cold / humid during winter. The main points I can "attack" are the very thin windows and some holes between the wall and roof, ...
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Shed Roof is Black and Has Water Damage

my Dad's shed had a roof that he didn't take care of for a while and now appears to have rotted in several regions. I'll provide several pictures, but the video is best: Link What is the best way to ...
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Moving a shed for clearance

My building inspector says my shed is too close to the property line (due to the gable overhang) so I need to move it forward about a foot or two. It's a framed floor on solid concrete blocks, but ...
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Can I safely hang pegboard between studs, rather than across them?

I want to hang pegboard in my shed, which has exposed wooden studs (2x4). Most instructions for hanging pegboard say to screw them to the outward facing side of the studs (the 1.5" side) to span ...
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Use sheets of 4'x8' 3/4" plywood as top hung sliding doors on shed?

I'm thinking of replacing hinged doors with 4ft wide top hung painted panels as sliders. In northern Ohio. Is there a 4x8 sheet type that is stable enough to not warp? Would ACX or marine grade ...
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Wiring inside plastic shed

I will be extending a GFCI-protected 15A, 120V circuit from my garage to a new plastic shed, just 6 ft away. I will be exiting the garage wall into a PVC service ell, down into the ground via 1/2"...
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How much 120 from 240 is too much?

I'm running a double circuit breaker from the house at 40amps with 8ga for both hots, the neutral and the ground out to my shed, which is roughly 20 feet. I've got a sub box in the shed where I want ...
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Large rocks and concrete vs. sono tube?

We live in New England where we have very large rocks all over our property. We are building a 16 X 22 shed and would like to use our rocks for our corner posts. Would it be structurally sound to ...
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how do I transition conduit through a half-inch OSB shed wall?

I'm running a 15 amp circuit to a small shed using underground 3/4" PVC conduit. I'm using an LB box to enter the side of the shed as shown in the picture below. The female end LB box protrudes ...
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Necessity/value of using cardboard or weed barrier under gravel shed foundation?

How important is it to use a weed barrier or some kind of geotextile between gravel and ground? In cases when crushed gravel is poured and tamped 6" deep as a shed foundation, on relatively flat ...
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Will a GFCI-protected 15A circuit meet light power tool needs in a shed?

I want to run electric from my house to shed, which is 23 feet from my house. I was going to run 12/2 wire from the outside gfci underground to the shed. I plan on having 2 lights and 4 outlets in the ...
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Outbuilding branched from LOAD side of GFCI

I’m usually not this guy, but I’d love to outline my plan and get opinions of what the red flags might be. My treehouse is almost done. It started as a primitive shelter, but is becoming more of a ...
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What Wire Gauge and Conduit Size for 15a Cicruit Extension?

I am planning to run power to a very small shed by extending an existing 15a circuit that currently feed only a gate operator (4.5amp). This is located in southeast Michigan. I only need power at the ...
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Can a curved shed roof design use corrugated metal roof panels lengthwise horizontally?

I'm building an 8'x20' storage shed for the backyard. I've done some woodworking, but I'm more comfortable with metalwork. Instead of triangular roof trusses out of wood, I'm thinking about making ...
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Should feather-edge lap siding be installed directly on sheathing or on furring strips?

I'm building a shed this summer. The plan is to use a stud frame construction. Cover it in 12mm OSB3 and a breather membrane to keep the interior dry and use feather edge as the cladding. The thing I ...
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How can I protect a shed floor from ground moisture?

I needed some sort of workshop/storage/playhouse, so I thought I’d build a shed with three sections: Workshop - 2.4m x2.4m Storage - 1.2m x 2.4m Playhouse - 2.4m x 2.4m Now I intend on turning the ...
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What is an appropriate log cabin base depth?

I'm currently in the process of building the foundations for a 5m x 3m log cabin, using sand/cement with a 32mm layer of paving slabs. In accordance with the Tiger Sheds website I am laying down 40mm ...
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Running power to a sub panel for a shed

So a friend of mine wants power to his shed for a tv, a small portable ac unit and some lights. I told him a 60 amp sub panel would be best just in case of expansion. So the issue is that from the ...
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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 12" x 12" paver stones for my shed a few years ago. I notice that the corner stones have sunk and the polymeric sand has cracked as well. I lifted the stones to find that the crushed ...
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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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