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Old 09-22-2010, 06:21 AM   #16
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Even if you are pretty sure there is no buried utilities, call you version of MissDig before starting to move dirt (or incurring much other expense). They'll mark locate all the buried electrical and gas lines etc.
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I recently built (from scratch) a ca 100 sf shed (8x12) with four cinder block feet at the corners. The shed sits about 8 inches, or the thickness of the blocks, above ground. In hindsight I should have had six feet in all, three along each 12 foot side. Some sagging has occurred halfway across the front even though I used double 2x6 rim joists. The blocks sit on slightly larger pads of tamped gravel flush with the ground and about 12 inches deep.

My city requires a permit for a shed of any size, and there are setback requirements.

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For a 10x15 shed, I would want at least 3 block feet from side to side and three block feet from front to rear. Putting the blocks along the perimeter under the rim joists is no problem but there needs to be support such as a center beam for the middles of all the joists, to keep any of the joists from sagging because it did not have a concrete block foot directly under it.

Or use 2x8 joists, and 8 blocks, 4 along the front and 4 along the back.
Stick to your lawn watering schedule until it really pours. Otherwise the storm might miss and the part that gets watered last (3 days away?) will dry up.

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I found a 10x15 storage shed like you are looking for at , it is actually a garage with double front doors and a side door. It's a vinyl shed so there isn't all the construction you have with wood sheds.
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