A New Shed, For Ed

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Can't wait to see that crazy hot-rod mockup come to life in the new digs!

Is it ok if I put a link here from you old thread?
I am going to ask members to do that to aid in the soon to happen archive of the old forum.

Cheers,
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Can't wait to see that crazy hot-rod mockup come to life in the new digs!

Is it ok if I put a link here from you old thread?
I am going to ask members to do that to aid in the soon to happen archive of the old forum.

Cheers,
Brad
'You' can't wait....the wait for them to build it is, much like waiting for my sons birth!
With winter like conditions, low temperatures and constant wind chill, I'm anxious to get started.

Please put what ever link you feel is necessary. I will be glad to help in any way, just say what.
Will there be a 'general' link to the old forum. One that will take anyone back to all the past posts?

Also Brad, will there be a 'private messaging', function ?
And though I already posted with a trial photo, will there be a 'photo posting', tutorial coming?
 
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Wahoo ! They're here!

Unloading materials


Laying out the 24 foot skids


All leveled and floor joists down


Tongue and groove flooring down


All framed in and siding going on


8 foot double door opening cut out.


Nearly done for today....end wall panels going up


3 hours work (3 guys)
All that remains is putting the roof on, installing 2 skylights vents, and making and hanging the doors.

These guys are very organized with each knowing their task. Going smooth at this point.

EXCEPT ! one glitch, being the 2 x 12 beams are installed lower than the 8 foot front and back walls.
When I viewed the onsite examples, the roof direction was discussed, There was no indication that their building method,
(for my choice of direction), would result in a lower inside roof/ceiling height. Its not going to be a deal breaker, but I'm a little disappointed in that part.

Anyway, they should be completed by noon tomorrow, if they work as fast as today.

My first task, will be to paint the floor. Didn't paint or seal my other shed floors, and I always wished I had.
HAVE PAINT ! - WILL APPLY !

Stay tuned for the conclusion sometime tomorrow.

P.S. For once in my life, it feels really awesome, to let someone else do the work.😀
 
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Looks really wonderful to me Ed' especially as my workspace is 6' 6" x 5' 6" :ROFLMAO:
 
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Just think, Ed. Once painted, any work whatsoever inside will start it on the journey towards being like everyone else's: untidy, overflowing, no room, etc., etc. Ah well, you could always build another.
SO RIGHT !
How exciting is that though! I look forward to that.
This shed really needs to be my last one.
A bit of self discipline , organization, and above all, a earnest desire to keep things tidy.

I challenge 'everyone' to monitor my future progress photos, and watch how the 'space' may or may not dwindle.
 
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They Came, They Built, They Left

As it stands this morning


They said I could have a 'sky light/vent'
Hmmmmm? :unsure: I think there's a miscommunication here .



Oh!, this type of sky light/vent...WHEW !



End walls trimmed and starting the roof sheathing



Making and installing the doors
Roofing paper down, starting the roofing shingles



A clamp location ?



The final product...very pleased
Now I can start the cluttering process, with brand new places to lose things .



And a bit of a shout out, to any locals, that may be watching this website, and this thread.
Shed World worked with me very well, and especially this crew.


 

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You LUCKY DOG!
Man, I'm livin' the adventure vicariously through YOU!
I SOOOOO miss having a place to work! Bet you're STOKED, eh?

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Moving Day !

Painted the floor with a 'light gray', but it turned out, to be to dark.
Hard to find dropped things'

So repainted (2 coats) with this lighter color. Much better to see lost things,
and with reflecting the light.

I have six 3000 lumen LED lights to hang. Should be quite bright.
Also got two 5000 lumen LEDs to use in my welding/grinding lean-to
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The door braces seem to be the right place for those clamps.

Notice the bags of cement ?
I have fences to mend first.



An errant driver going to fast (or was 'texting'), lost control somehow,
and tried to stop, and slid in the loose sand, right into my fence.
This is the third time this fence has been taken out.

There is about fifty+ feet of either bent top rail, broken posts, or stretched chain link, to mend.
Got the top rails bent back reasonably straight, holes dug, and temporary fastening, until later today or tomorrow.



I just came in from working on it.
The wind is blowing quite a bit, and its difficult.
So I've quit for now. Need a hot cuppa !

 
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I do hope the errant driver called in to say sorry and that his insurance is paying for the repairs Ed.
 

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Ditto what Danny said! Hope it wasn't a hit & run!
Shed looks GREAT!!! Man, I'm SOOOOO envious! Happy for ya, bro! :)
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I do hope the errant driver called in to say sorry and that his insurance is paying for the repairs Ed.
NOPE ! NADA! ZIP!

I'm making the repairs myself. A lot cheaper than paying someone else to do it.
My insurance carries a very high deductible, and this repair would be around $500-$600. maybe more.
I'm into it at this point, for less than $100. (4 posts and 8 bags of cement)

Salvaged the top posts and probably the chain link fencing.

Removed the chain link clips from the broken posts, and removed the posts.
Took apart the top bent top rails, and straightened.
Dug four post holes
Tomorrow fill holes with cement and let cure. (Quick setting cement @ 20-40 minutes)
Will try to straighten the chain links, while the cement cures.

Ditto what Danny said! Hope it wasn't a hit & run!
Shed looks GREAT!!! Man, I'm SOOOOO envious! Happy for ya, bro! :)
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YUP, it was a 'hit and run'

Hope to start on the wiring in a day or so.
 
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Fence back up.

Started worked on it last Sunday, by ripping out old broken posts, dug post holes, and cleared bottom area.
Had to work on it longer yesterday than this old body did.

Yesterday morning, I installed straightened top rails and cemented posts.
Afternoon, started reinstalling the chain link material.
Sure could have used an extra pair of hands. Much time spent just 'jigging up'
Stretching the chain link proving to be the most cumber sum.

A major storm coming in tonight.
This morning, I stretched the fence (again) and secured two thirds of it.
Its all up, just needs final stretching and securing. About 80-90% done.
The remaining amount will require more jigging and stretching .
Rain clouds are beginning to show up, so I'm done on for today.





After a hot cuppa, I started wiring in my shed lights.

I'm no master electrician, but I think, I did a bang up job.😇 Don't you think ?
Saved money on wire staples this way !
Well at least I have lights, to see my wiring 'mistakes'.

These six lights are LED. The only pull 30 watts each, (180 total )
Not bad for the amount of light they put out.
I also have two 5000 lumen lights, that will go in my lean-to for welding.
No bulbs to replace..good for 50,000 hours.
They are so bright, they hurt the eyes, just to look directly at them. SO I DON"T,😎

Next step is to install the actual 12 gauge wire, for outlets and switches.

Correction...my next step leads directly to the coffee pot.
From there, to my easy chair, where I will then, contemplate my next step...:unsure:

 
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Interesting design. I have never seen lengthwise joists like that before.

Brad
Their larger buildings all seem to be designed with this type.

When I looked at one of their buildings, the roof peak was turned the other way, as shown in the photo.
But my peak runs lengthwise. The span is to long, therefore the larger joists. They are 2" x 12" x 24'
They have to be that size, to meet local building codes.

These buildings are sized 16' x 24'


My building is a 24' x 16 '... There is a difference in sizing terminology.
L x W x H thing.
 
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Lovely work-space, more like a "barn" than a mere shed. LOL.
Enjoy!
 
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