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#1 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 01:34 PM

One of my dads friends has passed on. He had a steel shed on a property that needs to be moved.
And it's free for the moving. It is 12X18 . Dad and I think we can brace it inside, put 2X6 under the perimeter, jack it up and put it on his flatbed trailer and move it the 2 miles to my house I don't have the money to pour a slab at this time. What I'm thinking of doing is setting 4X4 treated posts every 4 ft and bolting the 2X6's to the posts and putting a leveling skirt of wonderboard around the base. I could then pour the floor a bit at a time as the money comes in. Oh forgot to mention Dad gave his wife $35 for a cement mixer so I could do it a slab at a time w/o needing to use a full redi-mix load at once.. I have a vaction in a coule weeks and will do it then.
What are your thoughts or suggestions?

Edited by JD DANNELS, August 03, 2012 - 01:36 PM.


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Posted August 03, 2012 - 02:04 PM

Is this a full steel building, or one with wood framing? Wood framing makes bracing easier, but the buildings are more prone to flexing.

Biggest single thing I can think of is cross-bracing the door, especially if it's a large door.

Your post plan sounds good. You might consider doubling up the 2x6's to form beams and set them on top of the posts.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 02:22 PM

Sounds good to me, JD. How long is the trailer? How high will you be once on the trailer? You will be over width, hope no gestapo get in the way.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 02:23 PM

Yes it's a steel frame, has an 8 ft door with 2x4's along the opening(had 2 warped plywood doors on it). & defineately intend to cross brace it. Doubling as beams makes sense.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 02:27 PM

Kenny the trailer is 16ft so with proper bracing I think we can carry the extra two ft., there are only 5 city blocks and then 1 1/2 miles of secondary highway with wide shoulders. Yes it's over width but have plenty of room to not crowd the centerline.
Dad has done things like this before, In the 70's he moved a house 15 blocks. He called the police for an escort and told them when he would roll whether they were there or not. They showed up as we were setting it on the foundation.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 03:22 PM

bout 20 years ago a friend was givin a 10x12 garage but it had to be moved. we went and jacked it up and braced it. loaded it on a trailer and drove it the 25 miles to his house. we had a car in front and one in back and never had a problem.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 09:05 PM

Back in about 90 a neighboring farmer to us passed away and another neighbor bought the property to develop it. The house was tore down and the barn dismantled by people that reclaim the old timbers. That left a 40ft long drive thru corn crib on site that we were asked by the new owner if we wanted. Being a drive thru it had a 12ft opening in the middle and a wire corn crib on each side. Overall height was about 18ft, overall width 20ft. It sat on six concrete footers per side spaced equally along the length. We started by jacking up the building over the course of several weeks a total of about 3ft and removing the footers. My dad worked for the local power company at the time and was able to get 9 old railroad rails that were being scrapped each 30 to 40ft long. We used our 4 wagon running gears from under our gravity wagons, 2 per side under each corn crib. Then we ran 2 each of the 40ft rails per side on each wagon the length of the shed and the 5 remaining 30ft rails cross ways under the shed supprorting its weight and resting on the rails on the wagon gears. The inside of the shed was braced with lumber and also tied with cables as well. The wagon running gears in the back had their tongues braced solid so they would not steer off course and the ones in the front had theirs sticking out from under the shed far enough to be hooked to a tractor on each side (both of these tongues were extendible tongues).

At about 10 on a saturday morning we backed both of our Farmall M's up to the shed, one on each side and hooked them to the wagons and started our journey the half mile down our township road. We then turned off thru a neighbors field and up a hill to its new home at our property. The move was finished by 11:30 and the shed served us up until this spring when we tore it down as it is one of the sheds we our currently replacing with our new building. I will have to search around and see if I have any pictures of the shed in its former home and on our property. I know I don't have any of the move unfortunately. It would have been really cool to have video or pics of that.
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Posted August 04, 2012 - 06:18 PM

IH Cub Guy, that would have been a site worth seeing!
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Posted August 07, 2012 - 06:07 AM

4 x6 PT for skids, tied together at the front /rear. Jack the building to install them under the floor. Set building down on them and fasten with lags to the skids. Pull skids onto trailer and leave them in place as a temp foundation at your destination. :thumbs:

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 06:52 PM

Well the shed is on the trailer and sitting in the back yard. Now to get it on the site.

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 07:10 PM

Well the shed is on the trailer and sitting in the back yard. Now to get it on the site.



Good luck. Be careful.

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 07:20 PM

The biggest thing you need to remember is to take your time every step of the way and double check every step. Oh, and don't forget your camera lol.

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 06:09 AM

Good luck with it,

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 06:19 AM

Glad you got it there. Around here, you wouldn't move it anywhere with out a permit and flag cars.

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 08:11 PM

Glad you got it there. Around here, you wouldn't move it anywhere with out a permit and flag cars.


Up there you do to im sure. Something to look into 1000s of dollars in fines would suck. Take pictures when you get it.




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