Questions tagged [shed]

Smallish freestanding building, used primarily for storage.

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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. ...
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Replacing rotted shed flooring without changing foundation

I realised recently that part of my shed floor had sunk. When I pulled up the carpet I found that the wooden floor had rotted away. After pulling away some of the rotted wood it looks (to me) as ...
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Is there such a thing as a vice on a stand?

I have a small shed with a concrete foundation. I need a vice in the shed, but there's no room for a big, heavy workbench to keep it in place. I can't bolt it to the wall of the shed, because it's ...
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Garden shed height [closed]

I'm building a garden shed 11x7 with a roof 7/12 pitch. The wall height is 8 feet with another 2 feet to the peak. I'm concerned that this is too high for a garden shed aesthetically... the building ...
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Use interior door as shed door but under cover

I have a shed with a front porch and roof cover (5x8 feet). I plan to put an interior door at the shed wall but under this cover area. Is it OK? This won't be soaking wet. It will be slightly wet if ...
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How to make GAF Ridge Cap Shingles?

I have Timberline shingles but not the ridge cap ones How do I "make" the ridge cap shingles? https://www.gaf.com/roofing/residential/products/ridge_cap_shingles Since I don't have the 3-tab ...
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What Is A Shed 'Base Plate'?

I've assembled a 8x12 shed kit in my backyard. I'm now preparing for the final inspection of the lengthy (and costly) permit process. I've been informed that I also need to: Install two 30-40 ...
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Electrical Circuit for Detached Shed 200 ft

Would it be acceptable to run a branch circuit from a panel to a detached storage shed that will be approximately 200 feet away, instead of a feeder with sub-panel and grounding rods? The circuit ...
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How to do corners of shed siding using fence pickets

I am planning to use existing fence pickets to build a shed and use them for siding. But I can't figure out (or come to conclusion) on how to deal with the 4 corners. I highlighted red in below That ...
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Power to loafing shed

I need to run power to my loafing shed for lights, fans and blowers for show livestock. The blowers pull almost 20 amps each so here is my plan. Underground service using 4 awg thwn in conduit. 130 ...
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moving big shed footings

i need to move a 16x20 shed back about 12', so half the shed will remain on existing footings. the current footings are all poured concrete. do i need to dig new footings or can half the shed just sit ...
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Will it damage my washing machine and tumble dryer to be left in a shed for storage

I have a Miele washing machine and tumble dryer, each worth around £600, that I bought last year. I just moved houses and my new already has a washing machine and dryer. Would it be safe to wrap ...
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How much of a shed can be framed using 2x4 lumber?

The place I work at has been ordering new machinery and it comes in with 2x4 frames. They are throwing the wood away! Anyhow, I can get all I want. So my question is how much of the shed can I do ...
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Soundproofing workshed floor & roof

Roof high side Window __o o o o o__ Door o--|--|--|--o o--|--|--|--o o o o o o Roof low side I'm planning a soundproof shed using pine posts, laid out ...
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Insulation for Entertainment Shed

I have a shed that was just built with the idea of being used as an entertainment shed. Although we call it a shed, it was built more like a 10x12 house. I currently am getting the electric installed ...
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Can a Solartube be installed in a garden shed?

Can a Solar tube be installed in a "Tuff Shed" , used as a workshop? There is no drywall ceiling- just a plywood roof covered with shingles, tar paper, etc. The height of the shed is about 10 ft.
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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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Shed with gaps at the top, wasp nest come back every year

I have a nice shed in the backyard but every year wasp nests reappear in there. the shed has these 2x4 sized gaps between the roof and the side walls on the sides of the shed. I saw a recommendation ...
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What size breaker and wire do I need for a subpanel in my shed?

I am wanting to run power to my shed/workshop. I will have 8 outlets running table saw and such not everything at same time also will have shop lights and a separate 20 amp circuit for pool pump. ...
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My neighbors have a dirt and rock yard and the run-off floods a shed. How can I inhibit this?

We just bought a house and the house has a (or once was, at least) a nice shed in the back with both water and power. Image is to scale (the shed is 12' x 12'). The problem is that erosion from the ...
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How can I run power to my shed from my pool electrical panel

I have a single 15 amp breaker available in my pool electrical panel. I would like to run power from there to my shed for a handful of outlets and a pair of light fixtures. I plan to bury metal ...
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Replace gazebo canopy with hard top

I have a a steel frame gazebo with ripped canopy. Therefore, I was thinking of replacing the canopy with hard top. I have started my research and I arrived at these options 1- Ondura corrugated panel (...
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Putting together a shed on a slight slope

I'm hoping to put together a shed that's on a slight slope. It will sit on top of asphalt. What should I use to make sure the floor is level? Some 2x4's? Should I bolt the 2x4's to the asphalt before ...
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Move a shed vs. Demolish and install a new shed [closed]

We are remodeling and our current wooden shed needs to be moved to a new spot. One option is to hire folks to relocated the shed and the alternative is to demolish the current shed, dispose it and ...
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Can I add a lean-to to a large shed?

Is adding a large lean-to roof for a large shed going to exceed the limits for the IBC definition of a shed? The shed (details below) is already at the IBC limits for shed area and height. The lean-...
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What options are available for connecting new shed to power?

I am about to finish building a large shed (small garage) in Wisconsin and I'm considering my options for running power to it. The power company is WE Energies. The shed is pretty close to a power ...
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Is a metal post base needed on a concrete pier?

I'm building a backyard storage shed that will be supported by two 4x6x16' pressure treated rails laying on concrete piers. The 6" side will be flat against the pier. At the building supply store I ...
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INSULATING A STUCCO SHED

I live in an high desert where it gets very cold, -20 in the winter,with 95 degree days in the summer. I have a beverage cooler in a building with a new shed attached to it to protect the compressor. ...
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Shed Siding Clearance

I'm building a 12x20 shed pretty soon, and will likely put it on a concrete slab with treated sill plates bolted to the concrete. The walls will be the standard 92 5/8 studs with 3" of top and bottom ...
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Messed up shed concrete pier foundation - wrong spacing. Does my plan to fix this look realistic?

Hmm. So here's the situation. I've ordered a 10x16 shed and decided to build concrete piers foundation. Iv'e used shed manufacturer instructions but messed up the piers positioning. As you can see I'...
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Is 4 ten-feet 4x4s enough for a shed foundation?

I've ordered a 10x16 shed and building a shed foundation right now. Basically I did 8 concrete piers and I'm planning to just run four 4x4 timber posts in parallel. Will that be enough of a support? ...
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How much can concrete form tube protrude above the ground?

I want to build a shed foundation. I will be using these concrete tubes. The area where it will be installed is kinda shallow and gets muddy in the spring. This is why I want these tubes to be above ...
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Raising and extending a concrete shed base, does the existing concrete need to be broken up?

I have an existing concrete shed base which is a bit cracked (due to a nearby tree) but generally OK. I'm planning to replace my 10x6 shed with a 10x14 one which will mean extending the concrete base. ...
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Is a ridge beam necessary for a small shed roof?

I am planning a 12x8 shed and looking at frame designs on the web. I see a mix of ideas out there that are all presumably just as good as the next. One inconsistency I see is that some roofs have a ...
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How should pressure treated wood post foundations be protected?

I am planning on building a 3.5 by 4m garden shed/workshop, and I am thinking that I'll construct it on pressure treated wood post foundations. I have some 100x100mm pressure treated pine posts. My ...
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How to waterproof inside cedar shed?

I want to build this shed like the picture below (I got from someone else) using my leftover cedar fence pickets: However I don't know if it will leak water from the side. There isn't much protection ...
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Shed panel warped, but isn't anymore

I had a shed delivered two weeks ago. It has been stored up right for a week when I noticed that some panels were bent/warped. It's now being returned and collected this week. See picture. However ...
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What are the pros and cons of building a shed on stilts on ground that is quite boggy for a month or two in the winter?

The stilts would be wooden and with concrete foundations. The shed would have a plank floor maybe 30cm above the ground, and there is sufficient wind to keep it dry. The area gets little snow.
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Redoing shed base

I have a 12x16 shed, in which is built on a skid. The skid bottom is starting to rot. Is it possible to remove the floor inside the shed, dig out six holes, and put 4x4 posts cemented in, and attach ...
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How should I insulate my workshop

I have a 20x14' workshop in my backyard. When I had it build, I had the installer place rigid insulation form under the concrete slab but everything else was not insulated. Since then, I've ...
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Building a retaining wall around our shed - moisture barrier needed?

I'd like to build a retaining wall/large planter around our shed to create some scenery and block the "crawspace" underneath the shed. Should we use a moisture barrier against the exterior walls of ...
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Backyard shed with keyed hasp same as house key [closed]

Anyone know if there's a solution for locking a backyard shed, that would let me rekey it to be the same as a normal house key. The shed is a Tuff Shed with double wood doors like this: Currently ...
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What is the best method for strong timber wall inside tin shed

I have a tin shed in the yard approximately 3m x 4m. It has a concrete base. The walls are tin and the verticals/studs are very far between and not super solid. I want to build a french cleat system ...
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How do I make a good base for a shed?

I would like to make a 10' x 16' shed using concrete blocks for the base. Should I put sand or cement under the blocks?
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Hanging a new shed door on a frame that is not level

I have moved into a house that has an old shed without a door. I have just bought a tongue and groove, braced and ledged door and primed and painted it. I'm looking to install it. I have 3 issues: ...