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Smallish freestanding building, used primarily for storage.

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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 is an appropriate log cabin base depth?

I'm currently in the process of building the foundations for a 5m x 3m log cabin, using sand/cement with a 32mm layer of paving slabs. In accordance with the Tiger Sheds website I am laying down 40mm ...
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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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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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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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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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Running power to a sub panel for a shed

So a friend of mine wants power to his shed for a tv, a small portable ac unit and some lights. I told him a 60 amp sub panel would be best just in case of expansion. So the issue is that from the ...
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Shed Electric help

I just built a shed. I have extra 10 Awg wire given to me. I would like to run 3 wires of 10 gauge to my shed (all i have left) and use a 30 amp breaker. Do i need to put a 30 amp service in to ...
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Shed foundation across concrete and dirt, what approach would be good to use

I am planning on building a small shed, perhaps 8 or 10 foot by 4 foot. The place I want to build the shed will span across concrete and dirt/ground. The ground is about 2 foot, so it would be half ...
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How to install Cedar Siding at Gable (Shed)?

Hi I have a 11/12 pitch roof, and getting ready to install the cedar shingle siding at the Gables only (The single pieces, I think called cedar shakes). I have never done this, and I have seen a few ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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how to add 'bikeport' to 7x7 plastic / resin shed

I have a 7x7 resin / plastic shed. How can i add a 'bikeport' to side? Especially how to attach it to the current shed. Was thinking about getting one of those plastic fences and taking the planks ...
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Can I build an extended shed base around an existing concrete base?

I recently bought a house that has a garden around 20ft wide. At the end of the garden is an old shed (6ft wide x 9ft long), about a ft away from the fence. Given it only takes up half the garden ...
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Shed under power lines

I wish to build a shed, but the location I want to use has an overhead power cable running from the utility pole to the neighbor's house. The line has about 12' of clearance from the ground. Is ...
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RUST! are items more rust prone in an free standing shed than in my garage?

my garage is not heated or cooled but it seems tools dont rust there as much as in my free standing shed. why is that. can i simply cover outdoor metal items with a tarp to inhibit large % of rust ...
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Standing water in gutters

I have a 1 car garage shed with gutters around the roof. There are two downspouts, both on the same side of the structure (there is an alley on one side so both drain into the alley). I was up on the ...
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Treating external shed wall in a tight space

Can anyone offer tips or tricks on how best to treat an external shed wall that is 12 inches from a boundary fence?
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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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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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Completely waterproof top of deck/shed (would TigerPaw work?)

I have a deck at my front door. I have made it so that below the deck is a shed. I am having trouble water proofing the top of the deck. I have seen many things on the internet to have something under ...
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How do I stop water from leaking through the bottom of my shed walls when it rains?

I have a shed that was built on a low foundation so that when it rains water builds up against it and water tends to flow in between the concrete and the bottom of the wall and now there's mold ...
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On a slight incline, How do I construct a wooden garage floor that is level, floating and not-anchored?

Here is the situation_ I am about to start building a shed/garage in my back yard, the whole yard slopes away at about 2-3 degrees from the house. The yard is currently block-paved (bricks) in the ...
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How should I build a base floor for a large summerhouse?

Hi my question has 2 parts about piles and creating a subfloor. I want to install a 4.8x4.8m (~16'x16') summerhouse; its existing floor is 24mm (~1") floor boards on 75x50mm (~"2x3") floor posts. I ...
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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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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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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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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.