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Old 10-28-2012, 05:08 PM   #31
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No offense, but you're currently putting on an emergency band-aid with short time. The best way to do it is whatever works while causing the least damage.

The old addage of "You can have it right, cheap, or quick - pick two" is now down to "You can have it cheap or quick - pick one" for you. Do the best you can, get anything that can take flight in your yard indoors or secured, and cross your fingers. Hopefully you'll have a shed to do proper repairs on after this is all done.

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Old 10-28-2012, 05:53 PM   #32
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If you cross over top and over tighten you could damage roof. If shed tries to lift it could damage roof. Damaged roof may be preferable to demolished shed.
If shed is secure to 4X's, tie down 4X's. Over roof tie down for mobile homes uses special padding. Mobile home supply may be source for info and materials, but I imagine they are way busy.
Use eye bolts and turnbuckles, you'll get that nuch more tightness. I Don't understand how you would secure cables by drilling holes vertically. I was assuming you could reach under shed to tighten nuts on horozontal eye bolts.

I gotta agree with the chicken, do best you can with what you got, hope for best. I grew up and live in tornado alley, sometimes superior, better than best, measures fail. Sometimes ramshackle, totally unprepared shack next door has no damage. Protect people first, then livestock, then income producing property, then other property.

After the storm you better come back here, tell how you and yours came thru it, how shed did, what you did to protect it. It peeves me, and pro'lly others, when I give advice on some minor thing, never hear back. Leaves us wondering whose and what advice worked, if any. We learn from feed back too. And kinda get an attitude, if OP asks new question, of " I spent time getting to know and trying to help this person and never heard back, not going up that trail again." In this case we will be wondering how you and yours came thru.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:29 PM   #33
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So far storm isn't near as bad as they made it out to be. It's supposedly at its worse now. I'm at work so I won't know how everything held up until tonight but from what I'm seeing I'm not to worried. IV seen much stronger winds than this. It will be worse for northern va up to New York though.
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How did you make out? I feel for the folks down in NYC and New Jersey. I have family in Atlantic City but they are OK, thank goodness.

Did OK up here in SE Mass. Work shut down for two days, but we didn't lose power at home (other than an occasional hiccup or two). Lost internet cable for a while, but that was it. Wind actually blew all the leaves off my yard - I had a little pile in the lee of my shed that took 2 minutes to rake up.

My evil neighbor's craptastic rotten stockade fence gave in under the wind and sent all his beer cans, trash, yard tents, and inflatable yard ornaments all over the neighborhood. Kinda fun to see him miserable and being yelled at by the other neighbors, though I guess that isn't a very Christian sentiment
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We hardly got anything. Little pink baby swing didn't even blow off the top the posts. All is good my way
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My evil neighbor's craptastic rotten stockade fence gave in under the wind and sent all his beer cans, trash, yard tents, and inflatable yard ornaments all over the neighborhood. Kinda fun to see him miserable and being yelled at by the other neighbors, though I guess that isn't a very Christian sentiment
My grandfather built churches for a recognized, not crazy evangelical tax evasion, religion. He is long gone but me, his Godless heathen grandson, who does nothing for nobody and has not a philanthropic bone in his body, assures you Christians have felt less remorse of late than you for their actions related to more lofty judgements of people and their things?

I am however shocked you dare turn sheepishly to this community for forgiveness when you admit to standing by when inflatable lawn ornaments, through no fault of their own, were redistributed to potentially better homes in your community. Just to be sure though, they are just the inflatable lawn ornaments and not say the kind of inflatables I saw once in the window of a certain kind of shop in Amsterdam?
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Got to home in OC NJ yesterday and saw abundant amount of debris including sheds that were moved from their original home into yards and streets. Not sure anchoring will help without a full foundation.
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Not sure anchoring will help without a full foundation. In full brunt of storm, full foundations didn't anchor houses. Some full foundations didn't anchor themselves.

" that isn't a very Christian sentiment" It was the wrath of god, punishing the neighbors by strewing garbage on their lawns because America allows Football on Sunday. But this happened in Massachusetts where the evil neighbor should have to pay a fine and pick up all the garbage, take eight-by-ten color glossy photographs with circlesand arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one is.


" certain kind of shop in Amsterdam? " Yeah, those blow up windmills and tulips have no place outdoors, I think the Dutch use an inferior grade of plastic. Why, when my girl friend Helga sprung a leak, I had... oh, sorry... that's for another web-site.
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I saw first hand what water and wind can do to structures. Pilings were still in the ground but buildings were in pieces.
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We have lots of these in my section of the neighborhood. Some poles with transformers were simply sheared off and are on the ground still.

I expect another week or two before my power is restored.



One thing odd about this storm was that the wind was isolated at the top.

For example, one of my neighbor had her yard cleaned up 2 days before the storm hit. A day after the storm, her yard was still pristine with virtually no leaves!
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I know this is old but obviously my shed made it through that storm OK. I actually just figured out how to anchor my shed. Lol. I just put a ground anchor in the ground as close to each corner as I could. Then I drilled 1/2" holes in the 4x6 skids above each anchor and ran steel cable through the hole and then through the eye of a turnbuckle bolt. The other end of the turnbuckle is a hook which I hooked to the anchor and tightened it down. I put 2 cable clamps on each one so I don't think my shed will ever blow away! Lol. The steel cable will cut through the 4x6 before the wind could take it but I drilled the holes above the midway point just for that reason. Not sure why it took me so long to find those turnbuckle bolts but I love them!

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