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Old 02-09-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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Has anybody ever used these adjustable deck supports? I'm thinking of using them on a backyard shed sat on top of cement deck blocks.
I don't expect much settling, but was thinking if I did get a little bit I can adjust with these.
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That's hardly adjustable.
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Need to check with your building department for the following:

1. what size shed requires a permanent foundation under it.

2. If a foundation is required what is the required depth of foundation for frost protection, if you have a frost depth these might not be compliant.

I've never seen the adjustable deck supports, and doubt they would be beneficial for a shed as a shed is typically built at ground level.

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I've never seen the adjustable deck supports, and doubt they would be beneficial for a shed as a shed is typically built at ground level.

Good luck!
Pretty sure you don't live in WV. Not a lot of flat ground around here. Several sheds near me have one side or another a foot or two above the ground.
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That's hardly adjustable.
Ha. Not very.
It's the green thing in the post above that one. It fits into the cement deck block.
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Pretty sure you don't live in WV. Not a lot of flat ground around here. Several sheds near me have one side or another a foot or two above the ground.
Good point, no I live in coastal Massachusetts. I don't know where 416 lives. Exposed metal (unless powder coated or hot dipped galvanized) does not last long in that environment.

We do have some significant grade changes in area, but we have a 48" frost protection depth so sheds (of significant size) either get a concrete frost wall or sonotubes and the columns are cut to adjust for grade change.
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Need to check with your building department for the following:

1. what size shed requires a permanent foundation under it.

2. If a foundation is required what is the required depth of foundation for frost protection, if you have a frost depth these might not be compliant.

I've never seen the adjustable deck supports, and doubt they would be beneficial for a shed as a shed is typically built at ground level.

Good luck!
This shed doesn't require a permanent foundation.
One side of it will be approximately 12 inches higher than the other due to a slope and I thought that this in combination with the deck block and 4 x 4 posts, I could get a nice even floor.
If things went by an inch or two over the years, I was wondering if there would be enough adjustment to play with. I believe these give you three or 4 inches.
It sounds to me like it could work, but I was wondering if anybody had any real world experience with these things and might know just how easy it is to adjust them with the load on.

I'm in Toronto and have a fairly small backyard and really don't want to bore down past the frost line if in anyway possible

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Need to go back and add your location to your profile.
They look pretty useless to me.
Like building a stack of cards.
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Ha. Not very.
It's the green thing in the post above that one. It fits into the cement deck block.
Yeah, I realized that after I posted.
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Good point, no I live in coastal Massachusetts.
Well, watching the weather, it must suck to be you right now. Hope you're OK.
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No way would I build a shed on top of those deck blocks. To small a foot print and are sure to sink.
It all comes down to do you want to build this right and never have to worry about it again.
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we got about 14"-18" of wet packed snow, lost power twice for a few minutes. Had fun playing with the snow blower and shovels today ..... all is right with the world

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You're welcome. Sounds like you got off easier than some locations up that way. We have a son that lives just west of Boston, and have not heard how he's faring.

We had our "big event" three years ago. Four feet of snow overnight. We live in the boonies and were snowed in for six days. But we never lost power. My wife and I built our log home almost entirely by ourselves, and it has survived that snow, an earthquake, and a derecho, with no issues. Guess we must've done something right.
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areas west of Boston (depending where) got up to 23". now if we could only get folk that come on here to do things right .....

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