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Old 10-04-2011, 03:37 PM   #1
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I don't know where to start on my old shed. It's on a concrete slab. Some of the studs are rotting at the bottom as well as a lot of the bottom plate.
Also the roof has huge holes. I strapped a couple of tarps over it.
Where should I start?
How would I go about replacing the bottom plate?
How much do you think it would be to have someone else rehab this?
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:50 PM   #2
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It is time for a do over. That shed is shot. Fixing it will cost more than new and will not be as good. The slab may still be ok, start with that.

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I would agree with sixeightten.
Time to start over....By the time you buy all the material to fix that shed, you could just get a new one delivered. And if you factor in paying someone else to fix it......You could probably have an even bigger one delivered.
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I would agree with sixeightten.
Time to start over....By the time you buy all the material to fix that shed, you could just get a new one delivered. And if you factor in paying someone else to fix it......You could probably have an even bigger one delivered.
Dang I was afraid of that. Well who sells sheds delivered?
Any advice on demolishing a shed?
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http://www.tuffshed.com/ is certainly a good place to start. They have. locations Nationwide so there may be one close to you. If not it will at least give you a good idea for price.
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Build the next one higher so it isn't setting in the dirt. It will last longer.
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Any advice on demolishing a shed?
You don't say where you are, but you might try Craigslist.
You might find someone interested in the barnwood to help you.
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A friend bought an Amish shed here in eastern Canada.

http://www.amishsheds.ca/

I'm sure there is a US counterpart somewhere near you.

Shed was 10x20, with galvanized roof, plywood floor, 3 large runners, door and window; and was delivered and set up on a clear stone. He is very happy and the shed looks great.

As mentioned, I'm sure someone would be interested in the barn boards.

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