Questions tagged [shed]

Smallish freestanding building, used primarily for storage.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 multiple 20A circuits to a shed

I have an outdoor shed that was powered with a single 15A circuit by the previous homeowner. I'm trying to rewire it to carry three 20A circuits. It's about a 100' run from my main panel via 1/2" ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Am I using the correct concrete blocks for the base of my shed and how many do I need?

I'm building a Suncast Sutton storage shed. I followed the instructions and built the wooden base as described. Based on many tutorials I've read online, I decided to use concrete blocks to level ...
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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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Attaching light shed to an insulated wall? [closed]

I would like to build a light* storage shed between two buildings with insulated walls (A, B) which should not be touched by any further construction works (drilling etc.). Please help me to find a ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What size wire for 180' run to shed?

My 100A main breaker panel is full. I was planning to have it ran off of the meter with 60A I have #6 thhn wire to run in conduit 180' to shed. I only need a 20 amp circuit and 15 amp circuit in shed.
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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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