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Smallish freestanding building, used primarily for storage.

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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 ...
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The structural integrity of a backyard structure

I need a shed, but I really don't want to put a standard-looking shed. I would like something that's pleasing to the eye and fits my property. In addition, I thought it would be cool to have a second ...
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Hoop shed with pex tubing framing

How much weight can 20 ft. 1/2" pex-b tubing support when using it as framing for hoop shed considering I intend to cover it with 2 layers of light- medium duty tarps and I want it to stand up to rain/...
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Can I install a row of bricks on a slab to support a shed?

I am designing a shed for my garden and I would like to build the shed inset from the concrete base by about 20cm on each side. The concrete base already exists (built before I brought my house). It ...
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Proper gutter downspout location on sloped ground for shed

I built a shed last year on sloped ground, using concrete piers. I didn't get around to adding gutters, and was contemplating not doing it. But, the water seems to be eroding some areas of the soil ...
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Adding ceiling joists to workshop shed

I'm adding a 10x10 (100 ft sq) shed workshop to my yard. Walls are 2x4, 16"OC. Rafters are 2x6, 24"OC. I will be insulating the shed and adding climate control so I can use it year round. I'm in ...
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Adding a switch and receptacle

I have a pull chain light in my shed. Power comes in to the light. I want to add a switch to the light so I don't have to use the pull chain. Is it possible to run electricity down to a 2 gang box and ...
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Post and Beam sizing for 10x10 shed workshop?

This is probably a common question, but trying to sort it out has my head spinning.... I'm trying to work out the size of a post and beam foundation for a 10x10 shed I plan to use as a workshop. ...
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Can I use slot shelving in a wooden shed?

Our wooden shed in the back garden is filling up with items that are currently stashed on the floor. I'm planning to construct some kind of shelving to store things. Whilst none of the items are ...
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Treating external shed wall in a tight space

Can anyone offer tips or tricks on how best to treat an external shed wall that is 12 inches from a boundary fence?
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Trenching and running power to outside shed

I'll require power for the use of a window unit heat pump (8,000 to 12,000 BTU 120 volt), a treadmill, 5 or 6 outlets, and lighting. It's an 80 foot run and will be burying the supply underground. I'...
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Is a wood shed with 12mm walls worth it? [closed]

I have a plot of land in Spain where the winter is a bit windy and the summer is quite hot. I was about to buy a container for storing my junk, however due to its price and the infrastructure it ...
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Can I run electric to a shed through my garage?

Total newbie here as far as home improvement goes, I'd love some advice from the community! I'm considering building a little office-shed (for remote work) in my backyard. From what I can tell, in ...
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Adding subpanel to a shed

Thanks in advance for anyone providing insight for me. I apologize if answers for my situation can be found in another post that I've missed. I have a shed outside my home that currently has no power....
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How to install Cedar Siding at Gable (Shed)?

Hi I have a 11/12 pitch roof, and getting ready to install the cedar shingle siding at the Gables only (The single pieces, I think called cedar shakes). I have never done this, and I have seen a few ...
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Help me figure out my wood shed foundation!

I recently bought a house that already had a (~2 year old) 12ft * 10ft shed in the backyard. Currently the shed just sits on some gravel. I plan on turning the shed into a 2 room sauna/changing room ...
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Barrier around shed base to hold dirt for retaining wall?

Building a shed on a slope, and looking to add a retaining wall around it to block the space underneath, but offset the wall 2ft or so to add dirt and plants. If possible, I want to be able to put ...
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Should I cut control joints into a 10' by 12' shed slab?

I'm building a 10'x12' shed on a new concrete slab. The plans call for a 4" slab (thicker at the edge). My question is about control joints. It seems that 10'x12' is right on the edge of what should ...
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Minimum length for a shed ramp 8“ high using 2x12” PT?

I've built a shed which sits on a frame built of 2x4's and those in turn sit on 4x4 runners, and the whole structure sits on a concrete patio. The top of the shed floor sits approximately 8" above ...
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Shed floor framing out of square 3/4 inch

My first time building a shed by myself and it's been a lot of work, since it is on a slope. I got the piers and columns in, had it squared, and put cut plywood in the corners. I cut all the joists, ...
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Proper way to level a shed foundation on concrete patio

I am building a shed from a kit. The floor kit has a pretty standard 8x12 layout, but the instructions state that it should be leveled by setting it on 3 parallel treated 4x4s (runners), and that the ...
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How to attach a “lean to” shed to a garage? [closed]

I recently purchased the plans for this 10'x6' Lean To Shed. It is designed to be free-standing, but I'd like to attach this to the back of my garage, which is more than large enough to accommodate. ...
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Leveling ground under old shed

I have an old large shed I'm trying to get back into shape. The building is about 50 years old and 16'x48'. One of the long sides had sunk in the middle by about a foot, giving that side a bit of a 'V'...
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Help cutting/squaring floor joist for shed

I am a novice, and i am trying to build a shed myself. I don't have any framing experience. I purchased a miter saw, and a circular saw. The plans call for 2x8 floor joists with 3 inches shorter on ...
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How to calculate length of roof sides when distance across is known? a2 +b2 = c2?

I am building an A-frame PVC greenhouse. I plan to make the pitch 45 degrees for each side. I have a 10 foot gap across from each side of the wall. How do I calculator the exact length of each half ...
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Shed on grade foundation height limitations

I am building a 10x12 shed on a slight slope. I was hoping to do an on grade foundation, but when using a string level, it looks like my slope is about a 2ft difference on its lowest corner. What ...
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Have Shed/Man Cave & Need Unground Power Advice

I have a shed which is a little less than 100 feet from my home breaker box. I currently am poor-manning it running a 100 foot extension cord out there. I have already purchased a branch electrical ...
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Keeping a shed warm in winter and cool in summer

I live in the UK, with damp cold winters and modestly hot summers. I have a 2.4Mx2.4M (8ftx8ft) shed that I use as a woodworking workshop. I'd like to make it warmer in winter and cooler in summer. I ...
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Tuff Shed and adding climate control

I live in north TX near Fort Worth. Not a humid place but a very hot place, averaging 104 degrees in the summer outside in afternoon. I was planning to buy a Tuff Shed 16 X 20 shed with asphalt ...
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How can I attach things to the inside of a shipping container without compromising the water tightness?

I just got a shipping container for use as storage/workshop and need to figure out how to attach things to the container walls and ceiling, without causing it to leak. I'd like to hang a garden tool ...
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How can I make sure a shed is hurricane rated? [closed]

I need to build a metal shed about 10' high and 6x6 in floor space which must be able to withstand 175 MPH winds. How can I make sure that the shed and its anchors can hold up under those conditions?
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what can the county do if my shed violate zoning distance?

So, here is the issue. Me being stupid, decided to start building a 12 x 16 shed. (sits on wood foundation) THEN I started researching what the county permits. The shed has a setback of either 5 or ...
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Turning a Shed to Gym

I have bought one of those rent to own sheds to covert into a gym. We are looking to finish the inside with either sheet rock or wall panneling. I am not sure of the steps. I know I need to ...
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can I turn a spa panel box into a circuit breaker box

I got rid of the hot tub and have 60A spa panel. Can I purchase guts that would make it a breaker box? Or should I just replace it with a circuit breaker box? I want to run power to my shed. Is it ...
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Are expansion gaps required in between pine flooring for a shed?

I'm planning to make a timber frame and flooring for a 3 x 2.3m (10 x 8ft) prefabricated garden shed. The construction method I had in mind is similar to the following image from Flickr: For the ...
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Ground-level electrical wiring to shed outdoors possible?

I was telling an uncle about the concern of digging a conduit trench in my heavily planted garden (trying not to disturb the plants) to run electricity from the house to the shed about 35 feet away. ...