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Old 05-09-2013, 07:59 AM   #16
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The only pressure treated wood you need is for the bottom plate.
Do not use pressure treated plywood for the walls or for the framing.
If you do then your going to have to use all ACQ approved fastners or there going to rust off in a year.
It would be best to have a row of block sitting on that slab, a top plate, then build the building.
If not the sheathings going to rot out from being to close to grade.
At least 4 or 5 times a year I get to tear down DIY pump houses. Most are eatten up with termites, rotten at the bottom, DIY doors falling off or rotted out, or the roofs caving in from not enough slope to the roof.

It's cheaper in the long run to build it right the first time and not have to do it all over again later.

What your trying to build is nothing more then a 3 sided small shed with a shed style roof. Same framing, just a smaller size. There's tons of on line pictures and plans on line and in books in any box store.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:55 AM   #17
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The only pressure treated wood you need is for the bottom plate.
Do not use pressure treated plywood for the walls or for the framing.
If you do then your going to have to use all ACQ approved fastners or there going to rust off in a year.
It would be best to have a row of block sitting on that slab, a top plate, then build the building.
If not the sheathings going to rot out from being to close to grade.
At least 4 or 5 times a year I get to tear down DIY pump houses. Most are eatten up with termites, rotten at the bottom, DIY doors falling off or rotted out, or the roofs caving in from not enough slope to the roof.

It's cheaper in the long run to build it right the first time and not have to do it all over again later.

What your trying to build is nothing more then a 3 sided small shed with a shed style roof. Same framing, just a smaller size. There's tons of on line pictures and plans on line and in books in any box store.
The original enclosure is at least 5 years old and the wood is still in very good shape. I spent some time on it this morning doubling up (width) original 2 x 2" and added 2 x 4" to spots on the front and back to sturdy it. I am removing the old wood from the sides and plan to replace it with 1/2" ply PT. Are the codes nationwide for use of ACQ approved fasteners? Point being is PT is much better for Florida weather and termite resistance. Will build double doors using 3/8" ply with 1" x 4" perimeter.
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