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#1 UncleWillie OFFLINE  

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 04:08 PM

I have had my eyes out for a cheap shed for while now. I have a building down the hill but after we set it up ( during a drought the year we moved in) we discovered that when it rains it is almost inaccessible. If I try to back my big trailer down to it I wind up sliding sideways. So when my neighbor told me her son was trying to sell a building for $50 I jumped on it. We loaded it up and brought her home.

It is a 14x12 Home Depot cheapo, but it doesn't leak and will keep my tools out of the weather.

Home on the trailer
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Got it unloaded and sitting on some tires
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Had some thought about leaving it high and putting tractors under it but I would have had to build a frame to sit it on.
Wife helping set it up
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Sitting on the ground
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The floor was still kinda weak with my 300 pounds in it so we put short pallets in it to strengthen it and shored them up from the bottom.
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They will get OSB on top of them and I am going ot have to insulate it somehow because it is 4089087267 degrees in it right now. I am watching CL to find someone getting rid of insulation.

But so far I have invested a grand total of $62 in it after buy7ing blocks to set it on.
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Posted August 03, 2012 - 04:13 PM

Talk about a good deal, good little storage building

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 04:22 PM

Looking good, it will definitely keep the rain off the wrenches. Might be a bummer trying to find sockets until you get the osb down though.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 04:28 PM

Yeah no tools in there till it is floored. Needs insulation too I am afraid my sockets will melt.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 04:29 PM

That looks like it will do the trick very nicely. The price is good too. Congratulations on your new digs.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 04:32 PM

Can't beat that for the money. Congrats on the building!

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 05:10 PM

I had to smile when you gave the current temp... :)
Great deal, looks like a nice, cozy place to work.
Watch making it to permanent, round here, if it's bigger than 100 sq ft, they tax it unless it's easily movable. One end around, put an electric pedestal in & wire a range cord to the breaker panel. Then it's movable, and it has electric. Same rules as Mobile Homes.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 05:20 PM

I had to smile when you gave the current temp... :)
Great deal, looks like a nice, cozy place to work.
Watch making it to permanent, round here, if it's bigger than 100 sq ft, they tax it unless it's easily movable. One end around, put an electric pedestal in & wire a range cord to the breaker panel. Then it's movable, and it has electric. Same rules as Mobile Homes.


Yeah It is not permanent. It will be run on an extension cord. The compressor is in another building across the yard and I have about 200 Feet of air line to get almost anywhere on the property. If I need more power I have a generator I can run. Here anything with 4 walls bigger than 10x10 and permanent requires a building permit. So I can put a big awning beside it and a concrete pad and it will all be good.
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Posted August 03, 2012 - 05:27 PM

Looks lot a you got quite a bit of building for $50!

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 05:28 PM

12' wide? How did you get that down the road?

Nice shed, though. I had one like it, not quite as big, when I was still in HS that I was going to start doing small engine repair out of. A big wind came up and put an end to that. Make sure you have it anchored well to the ground.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 06:39 PM

I would say you got a pretty good deal.

I once had a small shed (8 X 8) that was made out of 4 really strong skids bolted together for the floor and a couple of 4 X 4's on each side, and a "lean-to-type" roof. I was young, and it was cheap!

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 07:11 PM

I have a 25 X 15 that I use for my shop. I got some insulation form Home depot that is basically bubble wrap with foil on both sides. it does a fair job of insulating. I also have a small door at one end and the big door at the other. I open both up and point the fan out the big door and it keep the shop tolerable.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 07:32 PM

Congratulations on a great deal. There was a time when I would have given anything for a building like that.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 07:55 PM

Nice setup for an even nicer price!

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 08:18 PM

Looks like a lot of storage for a little bit of $$, good deal!! :thumbs:




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