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Old 09-12-2017, 06:14 PM   #16
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Re: Should I anchor my shed?

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Oh right never mentioned size, it's going to be 8 x 12.5. 13 would have put me dangerously close to the city's limit (thickness of siding etc would probably put me over) and 12 cut off quite a lot so .5 was the sweet spot.

But yeah more I think about it, think I'll be fine.
Not much different than mine. I think it will be fine.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:09 PM   #17
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Re: Should I anchor my shed?

8 x 12.5? Plywood and lumber comes in units divisible by 4 so that extra .5' is going to be a real hassle and cost extra due to all the cut off material.
As far as anchoring, look at all the stuff blown around this week in Florida and the Caribbean. If you're getting those kinds of winds, then heck yeah you need to secure it! But, if you're in a milder climate and the shed is protected you can probably get away without it. You have to make that call based on your own wind exposure.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:33 PM   #18
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Re: Should I anchor my shed?

Oh yeah we don't get hurricanes or tornadoes here so it's not quite that extreme. Not much you can really do to protect from that given it will lift cars right off the ground. If your building stays in place, it's the debris that gets it.

And yeah now that you mention it that extra .5 foot might be an issue as 12 is divisible by 4 so I em left to make a 6" cut. Though with some creativity I'll figure that out. Don't have to do 4' increment cuts the whole way, just need to follow the 16" OC increments. Either way any scraps I end up with will be rectangular and clean so I'll find a use for them.
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