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Smallish freestanding building, used primarily for storage.

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240v outlet to power a small work shed

I have a 240 v outlet that powered a hot tub and I want to know what I need to do to use it to power a small work shed with outlets and a couple lights.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Estimating frost heave displacement?

I'm planning a storage shed underneath a deck. I'll assume that the deck is anchored below the frost line and won't move when the ground freezes. I'd like to build the shed on just a floating gravel ...
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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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Where do I measure a building's height on uneven ground (for UK Planning restrictions)?

UK Planning states that an outbuilding must remain below 2.5m in height, otherwise planning permission is required. My problem is that the ground is uneven, but the roof would be flat, so where do I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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