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Posted December 16, 2010 - 12:13 PM

Well, we are getting snow. Not only did I not install my plow or blower, but now I can't even get my shed open. I have pavers in front of the doors, now that the ground has frozen, the pavers have raised and are preventing the doors from swinging open.
Other than prying the pavers up, does any one have any ideas? I'm guessing not, but I figured it was worth asking :rolleyes: :confuse:

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Posted December 16, 2010 - 12:23 PM

I think you have to move the pavers....

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Posted December 16, 2010 - 12:26 PM

Does neighbor have a chainsaw you can borrow?


But seriously, can you take the doors off at hinges and saw a couple of inches off. Cause it sounds like you will have to cut them off anyway, either that or take pavers up and dig down a little more.
With doors still on, you could scribe a line coupla inches above pavers and cut doors off in place with circular or recip saw.

Just a couple of thoughts.

Edited by dryrun, December 16, 2010 - 12:44 PM.


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Posted December 16, 2010 - 12:34 PM

Could always take the doors off

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Posted December 16, 2010 - 12:58 PM

jack up the shed

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Posted December 16, 2010 - 12:59 PM

Does neighbor have a chainsaw you can borrow?


I can get to my chainsaw, but I think I will pass on that idea....:D

With doors still on, you could scribe a line coupla inches above pavers and cut doors off in place with circular or recip saw.

Just a couple of thoughts.


I like the circular saw idea, I will have to see how much I can take off of them and still seal the threshold. I might not have enough room between the ground and the cut. Then I guess I can just remove the doors to cut them.? :bash:

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Posted December 16, 2010 - 01:02 PM

jack up the shed


I can't get under it, and the biggest jack I have is a 3 ton. I'm sure that would not cut it. The shed is 12 x 20 and fully loaded.

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Posted December 16, 2010 - 01:14 PM

Salt should help lower the pavers, but it takes time.

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Posted December 16, 2010 - 01:33 PM

Salt should help lower the pavers, but it takes time.


How does that work?

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Posted December 16, 2010 - 01:33 PM

[attachment=5917:6659.attach]Build a good fire on top the pavers !

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Posted December 16, 2010 - 01:37 PM

[ATTACH=CONFIG]8210[/ATTACH]Build a good fire on top the pavers !

Just be sure to put it out when the hole in the shed is big enough:bigrofl:

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Posted December 16, 2010 - 02:06 PM

How big is the shed? Is it on runners? If so, I'd block it up! ~~ grnspot110

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Posted December 16, 2010 - 02:09 PM

How does that work?


It just thaws the ground below them, making the ground drop back down.

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Posted December 16, 2010 - 02:27 PM

It just thaws the ground below them, making the ground drop back down.


Interesting. I might have to get some salt....

I think I will look at the long term fix by making the doors shorter, if possible.

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Posted December 16, 2010 - 02:31 PM

How big is the shed? Is it on runners? If so, I'd block it up! ~~ grnspot110


12x20 and really heavy. I tried to jack up one corner a couple of years ago to level out the floor. I could not keep the jack from going onto the ground or crushing anything under the jack.. It has twice as much stuff in it today.




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