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Smallish freestanding building, used primarily for storage.

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How do I run wiring to a shed?

I have a building that will be powering 4 shop lights and 4 outlets. Things that are plugged in are air conditioner 110v 5000btu, radio, occasionally air compressor, other power tools(nothing big), ...
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Question about outswing door on attached toolshed

I have a toolshed attached to my garage with an outswing door. The door appears to be screwed into the moulding instead of the stud. Is this typical for an outswing door (see photos)? Photo album I'...
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Attaching light shed to an insulated wall?

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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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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What should I do about the floor for a outside metal shed / ventilation

I put together one of those 1 million fastener sheds from lowes. I didn't do a lot of ground prep but tried to make it as flat as possible. There were initially some areas under the perimeter wall ...
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How to fit a pvc window to a corrugated metal shed

I have a corrugated metal shed which i want to fit a pvc window. I am not so sure how should i approach to this. The shed looks like the one pictured below but there are 2 vertical perimeter channels ...
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What to cover underside of shed subfloor

I'm building a garden office (shed) and will build a floor similar to that shown below (minus the flat beams between the joists and the concrete supports). I will insulate the floor using PIR (e.g. ...
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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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What can I do to make my galvanized steel shed stronger?

Here are my specs so far for the shed I am getting made. I plan to use it as a shed for my very large tools. It is 40 ft × 24 ft, with 11 ft high walls. It is made from galvanized steel while the ...
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How to fix split open roof

Recent winds in the UK had blown the roof off my shed. It look like it has opened from the beam. I have claim insurance on it but for the time being I had put carpet on the roof but it keeps blowing ...
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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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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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Sealing plywood edge and faces (Shed Floor)

I am laying a plywood sheet floor in my shed. I have plywood that is certified for humid conditions rather than wet and the sticker on it also says that the edges and faces should be sealed. It is not ...
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Idea for cold cellar

I will be building a shed attached to my house garage. It will have an insulated monolithic pour concrete foundation. I want to incorporate somewhat of a small cold cellar in the foundation. How do I ...
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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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Pros and cons of plastic/gravel shed bases vs concrete base

I'm going to have a 10x8ft shed installed in my back garden. I'm wondering if I should pay someone to put in a concrete slab base or use one of those interlocking gravel filled bases you can get. I'...
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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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Barrier around shed base to hold dirt for retaining wall?

Building a shed on a slope, and looking to add a retaining wall around it to block the space underneath, but offset the wall 2ft or so to add dirt and plants. If possible, I want to be able to put ...
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How to build sunken shed foundation with insulation

I'm planning to build a garden office shed about 2.5m wide by 3m long. Regulations in the UK mean I cannot exceed 2.5m high since it will be close to the boundary of my property. The picture below ...
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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 ground cover to use under bike storage shelter?

I recently built a lean-to style bike shelter in the yard; no walls, with a sloping roof, and big enough for 4 or 5 bikes. At the moment it's bare earth on the ground, does anyone have any ...
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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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Extending 2x4 joist to square up shed foundation

Long story short I constructed a shed foundation on uneven ground with piers concreted into the ground. This however turned out to be 2” out of square and is a slight rhombus shape - and to correct ...
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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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Shed foundation piers are not square

Basically I've constructed a raised shed foundation using piers concreted into the ground, however they are out of square by 2 inches in opposite corners, so the shape is a slight rhombus. See below ...
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How to support 4x4 posts on cement driveway

I'm designing some outdoor bike storage as a free-standing shed. It will go against a house on an existing cement driveway. We're renting, so I can't drill into the driveway or do any other permanent ...
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How can I “seal up” cracks in my wooden shed between wooden slats/floorboards?

I've got a new shed being put up this weekend, I want to try to seal it up to keep some of the bugs from taking over. After looking around Focus DIY (large DIY chain in the UK) I found some "wood ...
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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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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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Will preformed concrete piers make a sufficient shed foundation in a seismically active region?

I'm building a 10' by 16' shed/workshop, and I'd like to use preformed concrete pier blocks. Is this a sufficient foundation for such a structure in a seismically active region like the Pacific ...
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Joist design for shed/workshop

I am in the process of building a roughly 12' x 16' shed/workshop. It is going to be a pier-and-beam design. There are 8 concrete piers, 4 on each side, that will support 2 4x12 beams. The span from ...
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Gutter pitch configuration

I have a shed withe following gutter/downspout configuration: The problem at the moment is that there is standing water in all of the gutters. The gutters are not sagging, but they are perfectly ...
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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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Is my plan for a shed base on pre-cast concrete supports reasonable?

Will this work for a 10 x 8 plastic resin shed - 3 deck pyramid blocks on a side (corners and in center of a side) and two in center. Dig down 6 inches, tamp, gravel (have .5 to 1 in round stone on ...
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How to keep dirt away from wood on shed?

I have a small (1 car garage) shed: There is dirt along the side of it, and it seems to have rotted some of the boards in the bottom left corner of the above picture. Front view: (the dirt had run-...
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removing skylight from resin storage shed

I have a 10 ft. x 8 ft. Keter Stronghold Resin Storage Shed The roof panel slides off due to several broken tabs on skylight so I have to remove the old skylight by unsnapping the roof panel. ***...
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Tools and feasibility of tearing down a wooden shed held together by nails

Is it possible to DIY tear down a wooden shed held together by nails? I have a hammer and crowbar. What other tools do I need? It looks like this shed except I already tore down the door and I've ...
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Sealing gaps to prevent pest ingress

I have a shed next to a house we bought last year. The back of the shed serves as a windbreak and decorative back to a decking area but they didnt make a very good job of fixing the decorative lumber ...
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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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The structural integrity of a backyard structure

I need a shed, but I really don't want to put a standard-looking shed. I would like something that's pleasing to the eye and fits my property. In addition, I thought it would be cool to have a second ...
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What do I need to do to prepare for a storage shed?

I'm thinking of putting a small shed (something like this -- a Montana 8' x 10' mini-barn) and wondering what I need to do to prepare. I was thinking of getting a load of gravel, and having a bed of ...
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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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Help me figure out my wood shed foundation!

I recently bought a house that already had a (~2 year old) 12ft * 10ft shed in the backyard. Currently the shed just sits on some gravel. I plan on turning the shed into a 2 room sauna/changing room ...
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Hoop shed with pex tubing framing

How much weight can 20 ft. 1/2" pex-b tubing support when using it as framing for hoop shed considering I intend to cover it with 2 layers of light- medium duty tarps and I want it to stand up to rain/...
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Can I install a row of bricks on a slab to support a shed?

I am designing a shed for my garden and I would like to build the shed inset from the concrete base by about 20cm on each side. The concrete base already exists (built before I brought my house). It ...
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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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Adding ceiling joists to workshop shed

I'm adding a 10x10 (100 ft sq) shed workshop to my yard. Walls are 2x4, 16"OC. Rafters are 2x6, 24"OC. I will be insulating the shed and adding climate control so I can use it year round. I'm in ...
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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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Adding a switch and receptacle

I have a pull chain light in my shed. Power comes in to the light. I want to add a switch to the light so I don't have to use the pull chain. Is it possible to run electricity down to a 2 gang box and ...
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Post and Beam sizing for 10x10 shed workshop?

This is probably a common question, but trying to sort it out has my head spinning.... I'm trying to work out the size of a post and beam foundation for a 10x10 shed I plan to use as a workshop. ...