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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. General DIY Discussions
    Howdy y'all ! I am considering to buy: https://www.bjs.com/product/shelter-it-ez-framer-7--x-8--shed-framing-kit--barn-style/3000000000000873088 Any thoughts about "the good, the bad and the ugly" about that kit? Also - any ideas how much it would cost to get composite walls for that frame?
  12. Building & Construction
    Hello everyone! I am in the process of building a 16x16 shed/woodshop. I am a complete novice to large rough construction, though I've done a couple small woodworking projects. Was hoping you guys could take a quick look at what I'm doing and point out any glaring mistakes I may have made...
  13. Building & Construction
    Hi everyone, I'm in need of some building advice. Currently I'm in the process of designing a 12x20 portable garage shed. This will be placed at the side of my house. Due to position, the height needs to be under 12.8ft and utilize a mono slope lean to roof. Although I believe I've designed...
  14. Electrical
    I want to run electricity to a shed in my back yard via a UF wire. Since the UF wire will only be 12-18 inches deep do I need a GFCI breaker? Any recommendations?
  15. Building & Construction
    Our house came with an old metal shed on a concrete pad with a ramp. The pad is 11x9 feet, but the shed is less than 10x8, with an edge over 6 inches of the pad showing on each side. The front with doors is on the long side. There is some metal track at the base of the walls, and I have not seen...
  16. Electrical
    Hi there! I have an outlet very close to my shed (about 3' away). I want to wire up the shed [<<< All the pictures for this project are in my album, link should be to the left!] The GFCI outlet sits on top of a PVC conduit. It is a bit loose. Looks like it has another PVC conduit inside. Not...
  17. General DIY Discussions
    Dear All, Thank you for reading this post. First timer here and I hope I'm putting this in the correct place. I have an exterior free standing shed that was built by the previous owner. It is roughly 20 x 15. It has a concrete slab base, a couple runs of brick, and then ontop of that...
  18. Building & Construction
    Newbie here, thanks for taking the time to read, and any advice that you provide. Im looking into a shed. All I know is that it can only be 150sf and 1 single story. So my question lies with this... Do I build my own shed,buy the pieces of the shed and put them together, or do I buy a premade...
  19. General DIY Discussions
    Hi, I am looking to relocate a north-facing shed that is currently at the end of my driveway. The shed sits on a concrete slab that will likely need to be torn up. I would like the shed moved to the back corner of our backyard, where it would become east-facing. I suspect that a new concrete...
  20. Building & Construction
    A shed that has been incomplete for awhile, due to weather, life, etc., but I need now to move forward on it. It was begun by my father-in-law, before his death, and I hope to be able to complete it. I drew some plans for him, a couple times, in AutoCAD, and spoke with him about his progress...
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