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Old 12-02-2012, 10:02 AM   #16
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Extending a shed.


Thanks. I have tried to send, but under "post reply" I have no manage attachments button. Not sure why.

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Old 12-02-2012, 10:14 AM   #17
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Oh, I just saw the second shed you poste. That is the one.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:27 AM   #18
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fixinit was correct in saying extending 2 sides or ends, is not bad.
You can just extend the existing roof with new walls.

If you want to go both directions, a small 10x14 building, almost easier to remove the roof and build a new roof, then try to cut in and hack what you have to make work.
At this point, may as well just start fresh.
Going 2 directions is only 2 walls left standing that you will need to tie into.

For me to build a trussed roof shed, I can build a wood floor on blocks, walls, windows and sheathing in 1 day.
Takes at least another full day and maybe more to build the roof.
I build the trusses by hand, need to set them, outriggers for over hang, all blocking etc before sheathing.
Is faster to use king post and a ridge beam, but either way, over 1/2 the labor is building a proper roof.

Without photo's of existing framing of the interior of the shed, we do not know if is worth extending, some people have funny short cuts they take when building a storage shed.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:48 AM   #19
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Thanks for the reply fun.

I've tried post pics, but I have no manage attachments button. I am assuming it's because I'm a new member?
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:01 AM   #20
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no, being new wont matter. Should keep scrolling down after submit reply / preview post is a section called additional options.
Manage attachments is second option.

Another thing you can do, I use tinypic to upload my photos to.
tinypic is a free image hosting site.
http://tinypic.com/
Once you uploaded the photo, will choose the url that you will put into manage attachments, then photo will show automatically in post, or you could just post the link to your photo in your post and we can click on the link ourselves to see.

The photos have to be a certain size to post in your link, sometimes by the time you resize them, they end up as worthless thumb nails and posting url to them is better.
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I looked under my profile and it says I'm not authorized to post pics. I don't see a place where I can change it. Is it something I need a moderator to fix?
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Oh, I just saw the second shed you poste. That is the one.
just make it longer, and not wider. and you will save yourself a bunch of time/money/hastle. making it wider in any usefull way will pretty much require you to mess with the roof.
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or you could sell that one to a neighbor. and then build new.
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If you only enlarge in the direction of one of the gables it will be much simpler. The roof will just continue along the same. If you extend in the other direction you would probably need to redo the entire roof.
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Thanks for the replies y'all, I kinda figured going both directions would be a big hassle. Will keep you posted one what I decide to do.

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