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#1 poncho62 ONLINE  

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Posted November 04, 2017 - 07:44 AM

My son in law wanted his own mancave. He's a computer tech geek but likes to dabble in woodworking etc a bit. He was talking about buying one to those Home Depot type shed kits for 2 grand on sale. I had to open my big mouth and mention that I could build a better shed for less than that. So, off we went and its coming along.....Its going to be about that $2000, but its a bit bigger and one heck of a lot better quality......16 inch centers instead of 24, 2x6 PT lumber in the floor etc. 
I built the sections at my place on my trailer and then took it 80 miles to his to set up. Here's what we have so far, he will be finishing it off.....OK, I will likely help with some of that too

 

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Posted November 04, 2017 - 07:47 AM

Oh......Tractor related cus I leveled the site with my tractor....lol


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Posted November 04, 2017 - 08:05 AM

That will be a nice shed!


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Posted November 04, 2017 - 08:12 AM

That will make a fine "Man-Cave".

There was a company that sold/built garages. They had the walls/trusses prebuilt and delivered to your home. I guess they could be bought as a DYI kit too!



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Posted November 04, 2017 - 09:53 AM

​Looking good.  Bet he has it full in no time.  I did notice though - did you guys put the first course of shingles on up side down ? ?



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Posted November 04, 2017 - 10:03 AM

​Looking good.  Bet he has it full in no time.  I did notice though - did you guys put the first course of shingles on up side down ? ?

does not look so and likely got the whole shed shingled.



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Posted November 04, 2017 - 10:35 AM

​Looking good.  Bet he has it full in no time.  I did notice though - did you guys put the first course of shingles on up side down ? ?


I was taught to run the first course upside down then start shingling on top of that.

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Posted November 04, 2017 - 11:46 AM

​Looking good.  Bet he has it full in no time.  I did notice though - did you guys put the first course of shingles on up side down ? ?

 

Nope.....These new shingles don't have 2 splits in each shingle like the old ones, so you just have a gap at the ends. What we did was use starter shingles that I had left over from my house. Cut a piece to go under those gaps plus about 4-5 inches each side. It wont leak. Also, the newer shingles are multilayer, so hard to bend to do capping. You have to buy special capping shingles. 


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Posted November 04, 2017 - 12:24 PM

I did not know that was how you dealt with multilayer shingles. Only know one person who tried them and he mentioned a bear to bend if not warm out.  If some have not seen these shingles some are  1/2" thick or 10 shingles to a bundle!  Was not aware they have special capping shingles.


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Posted November 04, 2017 - 05:38 PM

For those style of shingles they offer a starter / rake edge strip for them.

they are not as tall as the shingles, that way the roof will lie nice and flat 

what you have done will work fine on the Man Cave, just not good practice on houses

I usually just run a 3 tab shingle upside down as before all the way around the edges ( including up the gable, not done in picture either but still fine for the Man Cave )

I also use 3 tab shingles for the cap, cheaper than the special cap ones


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Posted November 04, 2017 - 06:21 PM

"multilayer shingles"​ These are called "dimensional" shingles.






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