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12x12 shed with 2x4 subfloor frame on 4x4 skids

I am building a 12x12 shed on 4ea treated 4x4 skids with a subfloor using treated 2x4's on 16" centers, and 3/4 plywood floor. I want to use 2x4's to keep the shed to ground level lower. From ...
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Fit guttering when shed roof extends further than expected

I have recently bought a new shed and opted to not have the installers fit guttering thinking that I'd do it myself (c'mon, £200 for a bit of guttering is a bit steep!). I've gone and bought some ...
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Protect OSB flooring from moisture

I built a 13x8 floor on concrete piers. The idea is to have an 8x8 sauna and an 5x8 deck. I knew I would have to trim siding of the outside front of the sauna to accommodate the 2x8 beams that are ...
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How to build a shed ramp and account for ground heaving

I live in the Baltimore Maryland area and have recently built a shed on a shed pad that is about 8 inches of 57 stone to promote drainage. I built the shed floor joists using 2x6 pressure treated wood ...
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How to disassemble this hinge?

I have a shed of which the doors are not closing correctly anymore because the doors are hanging. I would like to disassemble the hinges in order to correct this problem, however I do not know how to ...
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Insulating a wooden shed to provide strong heat rejection

I'm getting a large new shed built in my garden and I'd like to insulate it to make it a bit more comfortable to work in. The shed comes with stud framework on the walls, so my plan is to use OSB to ...
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Heated shed w/ insulation: vapor barrier on inside?

I'm building a shed in Arlington, western Washington state. The shed will contain some infrastructure for a well: a controller, some valves, and a small pressure tank. I want to ensure the well stuff ...
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Will wood glue hold on pressure treated lumber for exterior barn doors?

I have a bunch of 5/4” x 6” x 8’ severe weather pressure treated boards from Lowe’s and was going to wood glue them together and then trim it out with 3/4” x 4” pressure treated wood boards I have. I ...
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Plastic shed base - How to level soil?

I am going to get a new shed but first I need the base. I have purchased a plastic grid base system, I have measured out the area and have cleared the turf on top. Now, I am coming a bit stuck on the ...
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Vapour barrier for insulated, occasionally-heated Toronto shed?

I'm building an 8x12 garden shed in Toronto Canada (cold winters, fairly hot & humid summers). 2x4 construction, exterior Tyvek wrap, hardie siding onto studs, roof is metal standing seam over OSB ...
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Exterior door trim, where jamb and sheathing are not plumb

I am building an 8x10 cottage/shed in my backyard. I have very little prior construction experience. I've been planning well but executing poorly, so nothing is perfectly square. I am at the exterior ...
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Add electric to a shed from a full 200-amp breaker panel

I bought an older house that the previous owner had rewire the whole house and have 200-amp panel which is a good thing. But there is a shed in the backyard that have absolutely no power. I am trying ...
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Best foundation option for a garden workshop shed

I am soon to be moving into a new house with a blank canvas of a garden. I enjoy woodworking and have been looking at buying a workshop shed, approximately 12ft x 10ft, to go in the garden so I don't ...
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Is it necessary to use roofing felt paper between shed floor joists and subfloor

I am building a 12x14 shed with pressure treated 2x6 on pressure treated 4x4 (resting on 4 inches of 57 stone). Before I put the pressure treated 3/4 plywood subfloor on should I also lay down felt ...
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How to shim shed floor joists resting on sleepers

I have a 12 x 14 shed with 16 inch on center floor joists resting on sleepers on the two ends and in the center to support the down. However some of the 2x6 floor joists on the end are shy of being ...
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Should I use steel brackets for shed floor framing resting on sleepers?

I am building a 12’x14’ shed on a gravel pad I built. I am going to order the wood to start the shed floor this week and had a few questions. First my plan is to do 2x6 pressure treated(ground rated) ...
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Self-built shed door warping: can it be fixed?

Good morning all, I recently got into DIY and one of the first projects I undertook was to rebuild the door and frame for a small outdoor cupboard / shed on our balcony. Right from the start, I couldn'...
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Prevent animals from making a den under a shed?

I am building a shed and like most sheds, the floor frame is on blocks, so there is a space of about 10-12 inches under the shed. I know from previous experience that foxes and rodents like to use ...
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How to repair a Rubbermaid resin shed roof

I picked up one of these rubbermaid resin sheds used a few weeks ago. It needed a good powerwash, and someone had lost the original hardware so they put a bunch of screws in, no biggies. Topping off ...
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Can In install gravel over old asphalt for a shed base?

Where I want to put our new shed (16x24) there used to be an asphalt pad the previous owners used for parking. I'd prefer to not rip that up and instead just level gravel on top of it but I'm worried ...
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How to reinforce a basic wood shed frame?

I have a somewhat simple wood shed built mostly of 2x4. On its own it seems sturdy enough. We had one guy at a time on the roof to put the shingles on and that felt reasonably safe. However, the walls ...
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Structural bolt vs screw question on shed plans [closed]

I'm building a firewood shed from these Popular Mechanics plans https://www.popularmechanics.com/home/how-to-plans/a33943439/how-to-build-a-firewood-shack/. It says to join the short direction joists (...
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Buying a large shed to use for a climate controlled workshop, what insulation options do I have?

I'm going to get a prebuilt shed and I want to use it for a workshop so I want it climate controlled (I live in New England). Before I order I want to make sure I get anything I need added on (house ...
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Accidentally ran some plywood flooring parallel to joists on my shed. How big of a deal is it?

I'm building a shed/barn and apparently had a bit of a brain fart when nailing down the plywood floor sheathing. I nailed it down parallel to the joists (like t1-11 sheathing on an exterior wall), ...
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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 the bottom chord of an engineered shed roof truss?

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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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 [closed]

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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