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Post  roddie on Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:42 am

New thread.. because I didn't want the original "Storm Damage" title to mislead other readers with the current hurricane Irma thread.

The new shed is being finished-up. The builders have been here sporadically over the last several weeks. It took some time to get permitting straightened out with the Town (according to the job-Supervisor..) nonetheless.. once they started building; things went quickly.. weather-permitting. We had a good share of damp weather that held things up.




Note the angle of the ramps............ Shocked ............ That's going to be an issue. This new structure' was built about 6-8" higher than the old one, for better air-circulation beneath the floor. That's good.. but the ramps were not extended to match the original angle.. and they're STEEP!!!! I'm going to speak with the contractor about omitting the ramp on the left side; in place of a single step.. or "two steps".. as code requires. As far as the right-side (with the double-door).... I doubt I'll be able to get my snow-thrower "into" the shed, with a ramp-angle so steep. That ramp needs to be elongated by at least a few feet.

Here's a couple of photos of the original shed sitting lower to the ground..




Today the builders are shingling the roof. I thought that they would "paint/stain" prior to this step.. but I'm not real knowledgeable with building-construction.
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Post  KariFS on Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:00 pm

The shed looks nice, just as the original did.

The ramps do look steep, and plywood may get slippery when wet, especially with the grain running lengthwise. It would be good to make them longer and also they might be better if they were made of boards like the previous ones. Boards installed crosswise and with maybe 1/4" gaps would be less slippery. Just my two cents...

It is definitely good to have the floor off the ground and to have gravel underneath too, helps to prevent mold and rot.

My shed (about 11 by 11 ft) is tilted back about 8" as there is practically no floor structure nor foundation, just a couple of cinderblocks under each corner. I'll need to jack it up maybe a foot or so, build a decent floor and a better foundation. I am kind of wishing that one of the large pine trees around would fall on it so I could get rid of it and build a decent one lol! The only unique item in there is my beloved old '73 Honda CB125, other stuff is easy to replace if needed.
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Post  fredvon4 on Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:59 pm

Obviously on Ice that steep is no good

Looks like plenty of room for much longer ramp

You probably already know to paint with sand/grit or at least put down the stair tread anti slip stick on strips...yes, worthless under Ice ---but good for rainy wet ramps


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Any way the new lofted barn looks really nice
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Post  roddie on Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:39 pm

Thanks Kari and Phred for commenting. The "Super" showed up today just after lunch-time.. and I went out to speak with him regarding the ramps. I wasn't a "prick" about it... Laughing This has been my only concern thus far. He was good about it... and responded with the "lip-service" I expected as a customer. They're going to install "cross-slats" on both ramps for added traction/slip-prevention in wet/Wintery-weather. I left it at that. If I have trouble this Winter.. I'll make my own adjustments next Spring.
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Post  akjgardner on Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:57 pm

The shed looks good Roddie, Did they used treated plywood for the ramps?
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Post  Ken Cook on Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:07 pm

The ramps appear to be treated , it looks like they split the 4x8 sheet in half yielding two 4's which is why the ramp is so steep. I would be more concerned in regards to the plywood deck being orientated the wrong way. The grain is running parallel to the framing when it would be a lot stronger the other direction. Depending on how heavy your snow blower is, the ply is going to dip and give in between nailers.
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Post  getback on Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:47 pm

Shed looks Nice ,man that is a steep entrance  , I think extending it would bee the best also . Those cross boards can have disadvantages as in holding water / snow / leaves ect. But its your game Small Cox Logo
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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:39 am

Looks like it sits on poured concrete footers with galvanized end caps on the 4X4's. All good, but it lacks the character of the original.

Too bad they didn't center the window, probably because of the interfering load-bearing 4X4. But there are ways around that, double the side studs and install a header and your there. Or better yet plan for the centered window before hand and construct accordingly. Also they didn't frame the doors like the original shed. I'd be on the phone.

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Post  roddie Today at 2:46 pm

rsv1cox wrote:Looks like it sits on poured concrete footers with galvanized end caps on the 4X4's.  All good, but it lacks the character of the original.  

Too bad they didn't center the window, probably because of the interfering load-bearing 4X4.  But there are ways around that, double the side studs and install a header and your there.  Or better yet plan for the centered window before hand and construct accordingly.  Also they didn't frame the doors like the original shed.  I'd be on the phone.

Bob

Sorry I haven't returned some comments here until now. The day after the last photos I posted.. the shed was completely roofed and painted..








Overall I'm pretty satisfied.. but I have a few gripes; the "steeper ramps" which I mentioned previously.. and the lack of a locking-bolt on the left-hand door.. as it once had. I'd settle for a hinged-hasp.. but shouldn't have to source it myself. My two "keyed-alike" padlocks disappeared too.. Lastly; there was a center loft-section. It only spanned two bays (32").. but it was not rebuilt.. and the gen. contractor says it wasn't there.. but he stated that the new lofts were both extended an extra bay.. which basically makes up the difference. I'm not going to fuss over that. It's actually a better loft-layout than the original was.

The final disposition..

The R/H (double-door) ramp will be elongated... rather than tacking-on cross-slats or applying anti-skid material.



The L/H ramp will be replaced with a step or two-steps as code requires.



There were some original shelves which I removed.. along with their brackets prior to the demo.. therefor they were not replaced. I wanted to start with a "clean-slate".. regarding shelving/hooks/pegboard-panels.

It would be nice to have the shed electrically hard-wired.. but it's primarily for cold-storage.. and is not insulated.

I need a bigger freakin' workshop damn-it!!!!!!!!! I digress.. Sad
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Post  MauricioB Today at 3:39 pm

Hey Roddie, that shed looks great! I hope to see you soon with your models and you enjoying it. In good time, you are ready! Thumbs Up
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