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  1. Insulation
    Howdy all, Newbie here that would love y'alls advice. I'm purchasing a Tuff Shed and am going to run electricity to it and insulate it to turn it into a home office. One conundrum I'm faced with is whether or not I need to vent the shed if I don't plan on having an attic. Here's the baseline...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    I have a 15x8 shed that I'm in the process of insulating. The floor appears to be plywood nailed to the floor joists. I don't have access to a jack and I'm unable to fit underneath the shed. It appears the plywood goes "underneath" the shed walls if that makes sense. So I'm not sure I will be...
  3. Building & Construction
    I have a 12' x 16' shed with a gambrel roof. There is a loft space that is 6' at the center of the roof. The shed sits on a cement slab. The walls are attached to cinder blocks that are attached to the slab. The walls are 8'-6" tall from slab to roof. Wall studs are 24" on center. I have a...
  4. Electrical
    Hello, I'm hoping to get some suggestions. I need to get electric out to a shed. It's about 130' from the shed to my sub-panel. I considered running burial 12AWG directly from my sub-panel to the shed - but I'm concerned about attenuation due to the length of the run. is that a valid...
  5. Building & Construction
    Planning to build an 8x12 ft gable shed on a concrete slab. Due to grading and slope of yard, water/irrigation is an issue around the concrete pad. SO, I have decided to build the shed on a concrete pier blocks in order to keep the shed elevated. I live in the midwest and am trying to figure...
  6. Building & Construction
    I am so confused and need advice. I am finishing all the interior work myself on my 16'x26' shed. Do I need to install baffles before installing insulations in the ceiling? All the R-15 Rockwool for the walls is done. Now I'm ready to do the ceiling. But I don't know know if baffles are...
  7. Electrical
    Building a shed. For electrical, I'd like to get 100 amp service in the shed, about 140 ft away from the 200 amp service in the house. In the future hope to build another small shed about another 100 ft away, and get maybe 50 amp out to that. Will be permitting and a licensed electrician will...
  8. Building & Construction
    Hey Everyone - Question for you. I'm planning on building a shed on an existing slab. I cannot build the entire slab as the corner is too close my neighbors property line, and there are other issues with town permits, etc. The slab is 20'x15' - The shed will be 16'x12'. Many have said that...
  9. Building & Construction
    Here are plans for a 8' x 8' playhouse I built a couple years ago. Maybe someone will find it useful. It's my largest carpentry project and still standing. There are build photos here.
  10. General DIY Discussions
    Hi everyone, We have just moved house and in the garden is a large summerhouse. The previous owners have not prepared it for winter at all. It’s in sound condition and generally in very good shape...however the back wall, in particular the two corners are soaking wet. We are by the sea and...
  11. Building & Construction
    My building inspector says my shed is too close to the property line (due to the gable overhang) so I need to move it forward about a foot or two. It's a framed floor on solid concrete blocks, but there is a enough of an incline that I can't just take it off the blocks and roll it on the...
  12. Building & Construction
    Hello Everyone - I have quick question - I'm building an 8x8 shed and the suggestion is to use 1/2" plywood gussets to connect the members. I'm wondering if it would be sufficient to use a metal bracket like this...
  13. General DIY Discussions
    Any advice please on how to create a foundation for this area? Background: I removed an old flimsy shed and want to replace it with the Home Depot 7x7 Rubbermaid shed. This area sometimes develops puddles during rainstorms so I'd like the shed to be somehow elevated by 1.5+ inches. A challenge...
  14. Electrical
    Hello, The previous owners of my house had power ran into the backyard. I believe it was for an above ground pool pump and some lights, which are now gone. They ran 6 12-awg wires (1 blue, 1 red, 2 green, 2 white) underground through conduit. I want to use this existing run to power the...
  15. Insulation
    I live in middle Tennesse, hot and humid summers, somewhat cold and wet winters. I have a Tuff shed (16'x12') I want to convert to a conditioned space. I already have the walls insulated, but the roof poses some uncertainties. It doesn't have a ridge or soffit vents, although I could drill some...
  16. Building & Construction
    Hi everyone. I have a room off my kitchen that is built above an empty space, supported by steel beams. I'm looking to build an enclosed storage space 12'x12' - 6ft high ceiling space. I don't want to pour a concrete slab for the floor and would rather leave it as crushed stone. Does anyone...
  17. Electrical
    In our town a permit is required for just about everything new electrical. I'm also aware of my limited knowledge. So I'd like to hire a contractor to pull the permit and do the following. To save on cost, I can help (pull wires, dig trench, add insulation, and general grunt work. First...
  18. Building & Construction
    Hi All - I'm looking for suggestions. I built a shed that has been sided with vinyl siding and PVC trim and has a door opening of 70"(h) x 72"(w). I hadn't thought through the construction of the door. Everything I've read says that PVC boards cannot be used for structural purposes. Does anyone...
  19. Building & Construction
    I'm in the early stages of planning out a shed. I have access to free 2"x3"x10' boards at work. I've been looking around and all i can find are posts about 2x3 vs 2x4 for framing. Most say that using 2x3 is not worth the small savings vs using the strength added by using 2x4. My question is...
  20. Roofing/Siding
    Shed Project, not sure if it's worth repairing, what do you think? Florida's sun hits it's front all day, high humidity. I may be able to fix the doors but not sure since one is bent at the top: remove hardware, replace the rusted ones, sand off old paint, prime and paint with 100% acrylic...
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