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Smallish freestanding building, used primarily for storage.

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If I use gussets and hurricane ties can I skip the collar and rafter ties for a 16x24 shed build?

I want to have high ceilings for storage so I'd prefer to have no rafter ties and I figured if I have the gussets I can skip the collar ties too. The ties are cheap enough to install which I think ...
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Frogs or mice or both - how to get rid of?

So, I know my remote pump house has had rats in the past - I know what their poop looks like and I've plugged all holes that might allow a rat to get in. I've not seen rat poop for months. I do see ...
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How can I raise this ceiling joist in this shed?

I need to gain 3 inches of clearance underneath the ceiling joist underlined in blue. The entire joist is 24 feet across. Is there a way for me to safely move this joist up a few inches and still ...
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How to seal gap around bottom of shed, between ground and planks?

We started building a shed in our garden. Now we would like to close the sides using wooden planks. To keep the wood in a good state as long as possible we want to leave a gap between the lowest plank ...
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How to insulate tuff shed ceiling that has Silver Radiant Barrier

Tuff Shed has 2x4 rafters on 24 center. I was going to spray foam 3.5 inches of closed cell foam for r19 value but then read it would defeat the silver lined radiant barrier and that heat would ...
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Type of beam to use as a header

We're building a new duck coop so I've been playing around with some ideas. Here's my current design: The wooden beams are 8x8" beams that are 8 feet tall. They'll be anchored into the ...
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Is it ok that I ran 12-3 cable for shed mini split from shed sub panel to AC disconnect instead of 12-2? [duplicate]

I have a 240v LG mini split that uses 15 amp breaker. It only needs two lines and a ground. I mistakenly ran 12-3 when I should have run 12-2. Is it okay to leave the wire In place and just not ...
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Used coated sinkers in shed frame

I'm building a 10x14 shed with pressure-treated 2x4 frames. I just finished the frames when I realized that the nails I used - 12d 3 1/8" coated sinkers, are not recommended for use in pressure-...
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Would a shed at the side of my house expose it to a risk of damp?

We're looking to maximise some garden/patio space by relocating our bike storage to a new shed at the side of our property. (See attached picture- apologies for the amateur editing!) The shed will sit ...
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Shed base: Keeping perimeter gravel in place

I'm planning on building an 8x12 shed with a gravel base. From what I've read, the gravel base should extend beyond the perimeter of the shed at least one foot on all sides, so I'll be installing a ...
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Can I remove diagonal brace lumber from the walls of my shed?

In my shed, there are two 2×4 diagonal braces attached across the studs (highlighted in red on a picture). I want to install shelves along those walls, so want to remove those 2x4s. Can I safely do ...
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Sub panel size needed?

New to the group, I have a shed which is about 65 feet away from the utility pole. I have a meter and 12 space box below where the previous owner ran 14/2 Romex underground from a 20A breaker. (Yes ...
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Replacing protective tape around uPVC window glass panes

Having recently bought a second-hand uPVC window to place into my shed, I have removed the double glazed unit from the frame to allow installation into my rough opening. Now, the black tape around the ...
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Can 2 10/2 be combined to use as a 10/3? [duplicate]

I'm trying to run wire to my shed 30 feet from house. I thought it would be nice to have two circuits, one for lights and one for heavier current applications. So I ran two 10/2 18inches deep in PVC.....
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running underground electric service to shed on concrete slab

I've been searching for information on how to bring electrical service underground to a shed that will be sitting on a concrete slab 12" thick at the perimeter. The shed will sit about 6" in ...
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How to add corner trim to a shed without exterior access?

I'd like to build a 10x10 studio shed in the back corner of my lot. I won't have access to two of the walls as they will be inches from structures on the neighbor's lot. I can add exterior siding to ...
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What adhesive do I use to mount a glass pane in shed?

I’m replacing a shattered pane of glass in my shed. When removing the pane I noticed it was held in with some adhesive, in addition to the plastic that was pushing the pane up against an aluminum ...
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Beam Span and Size for Pool House

I am building a simple pool house with a large overhang roof. Main issue I have is figuring out what beam size and span I need to support the roof properly. Key Features: Total Roof width: 29ft ...
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Can I run power to a shed from 110v 30 amp external house outlets 20 feet away using RV 30 A Extension Cord?

My house has two utility 30 amp outlets (with 30 amp breakers at the main panel). I want to use from the house outlet, 30 Amp RV Extension Cord going into a 30A 125V RV Power Inlet (to be installed ...
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Advice on running power to a shed

I have a 200 amp service panel, and I calculate I am using about 160 amps. (I used a formula I found online that takes the square footage of the house and then adds from there) The new 160 sqft shed ...
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anchoring a beam made from dimensional lumber to concrete piers

The rim joists of a shed will sit on two horizontal beams. The beams need to be secured to concrete piers with some kind of galvanized tie. Something like the one in the picture. The beams will be ...
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Help Identifying hose

So in the back of the property i'm currently running direct burial cable to the shed,, while digging the trench i came across the hose pictured. I know for a fact it has nothing to do with us,and ...
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Breathable Membrane Tyvek

Log Cabin - Would i have moisture issues if i attach a breathable membrane to the outside studded wall leaving a 20mm gap for moisture then attach treated 44mm tongue and groove on the outside. I ...
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Raised shed floor

Did I make a error? Should my joists be pressure treated?
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When installing wood siding, do I need to leave a gap to accommodate expansion?

I'm preparing to put up rhombus shaped wood siding on a shed. It's 148mm x 20mm. I'm concerned about expansion across the grain as the siding gets humid, wet, etc. What is the proper way to install ...
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Do I need a gravel pad beneath skids on my finished shed?

I'm getting a 14x14 finished shed built in Austin, TX. The builders are using 30-year pressure treated 4x4 skids, which they raise off the ground on 4" blocks. The area drains well. They claim ...
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wiring location for unfinished shed

Ive been coming across conflicting information about wiring in the inside of the shed, or more specifically where to attach the cable. I was under the impression that you should always follow the ...
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Top course of cedar shingle on a lean-to roof

If the apex of the lean-to roof extends beyond the tall wall 6 to 12 inches, what does the topmost course of cedar shingles look like, up at the highest point on the roof? Is there flashing that ...
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Want to run a new Electrical cable to new shed

On our property we have a older shed (10 x 10) connected to the main panel by a 15 AMP breaker( the direct burial wire is 14/2). I've extended that shed and want to add more outlets and overhead ...
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How should I fasten my shed rafters together at the peak?

I'm framing the roof of an 8x10 shed with a loft overhang: The plan I am following has no ridge beam nor ridge board and instructs me to "screw or nail the rafters together at the peak" ...
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Electricity to my shed

I live in the Dallas, TX area and have a 10' x 10' Tuff Shed that is located 3' from my house. I want to run electricity to the shed to power A) internal light (4-tube 4' fluorescent fixture at 120 ...
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Running 20 AMP switches to shed that is 100ft away from main panel

Im preparing and researching about a conduit installation. I have a shed that is 100ft away from the main panel which is located inside the garage. I would like to bury 1" PVC 40 Schedule from ...
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Can I run two sets of 10/3 30amp wire to feed one panel?

I have a shed that I want to supply power too. Can I run 2 sets of 10/3 30amp cable to one panel? Or does each cable have to have its own panel? Approximate wire length will be 45 foot. I already ...
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Scaffold tube shed base 20x10foot

I've just bought a 20x10 and can't afford all concrete base but I'm a scaffolder and have the materials to build a scaffold deck with all the legs cemented into the ground what would I need to do ...
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EPDM roof edging trim

I've laid an EPDM roof on my shed/workshop, and I've now got to trim the edging, using wooden battens - what I'm not sure of is whether to put them on the edge, or underneath: Most of the pictures I ...
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Lawn Shed Over Asphalt, BUT Using 4x4 Foundational Posts Buried With Concrete To Secure To Ground

I have REALLY old asphalt along the side of the house, like 30+ years old. It doesn't appear to have any sinking or cracking and has held up better than 15+ year old asphalt my dad had poured ...
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Why has my wood panelling in my shed expanded and popped out? How can I fix it?

Last summer we bought a shed and panelled inside with tongue and groove panelling. We put up damp proof and insulation first and then the panels on top. We used panel pins on every third board. Over ...
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Does my podcast shed need a vapour barrier

I'm turning my shed into a small podcast studio. I need to sound proof to an extent (including floor) and wondering if any vapour barrier would be needed. I'm hoping to use it all year round. There ...
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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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