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Spring/Summer Project

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by thewoodlands, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    As long as that heat can get out so moisture does not build up in there Scotty. I have often wondered if some sheds are too air tight that I have seen. If not good air flow, then good if the wood is seasoned outside and then put in the shed to be burned when the cold weather comes. Are you and ZAP flying back and forth to help each other out on these projects? Or no.
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  2. yooperdave

    yooperdave Minister of Fire

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    Zap, don't get too hard on the Mrs. for suggesting that the shed be put where you pile the wood now...99 has come up with a few good ideas of her own concerning the cottage.
  3. ScotO

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    Lol Gas, I'll have to look into renting a chopper to make that a short trip!

    As for it being too airtite, it won't be. I'm going to make sure it has some sort of roof vent.....maybe even a power vent!! ;)
  4. PapaDave

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    I like the idea of the roofing material as "doors". Heavy stuff?
    I have zero experience with it.
  5. ScotO

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    Its not too bad. Heavier than tarps, but not really heavy. I think I'm going to figure out a "roll up" blind kind of contraption, at least for the wood bays on the shed. That way I can roll them up when I want them up and pull them down when I want them down.....
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  6. Backwoods Savage

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    Not too heavy? Ha! I've lifted that stuff. ;lol
  7. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    S.O.'s job is much bigger and nicer.
  8. raybonz

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    Zap better add another bay I'm moving in with the keg ;) ..

    Ray
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  9. thewoodlands

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    We put the kegs in that nice cold brook! :cool:
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  10. PapaDave

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    Exactly what I was thinking.
  11. ScotO

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    I doubt that Zappy.....I can't wait to see your project get underway. That will give me some inspiration to start mine.
    I'm just hoping my shed turns out half as nice as blue2ndaries' shed.....that's one damm fine woodshed!
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  12. thewoodlands

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    The worst part will be moving all the stacked wood. I think blue2ndaries went with 4 x 6 post which knocks the cost down some.
  13. ScotO

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    I think 4x6" would be OK.....I was just thinking of all the snow you get up there where you are at.
    I'm gonna do the 6x6 for my posts, gotta stick to my namesake (overkill).....;lol;)
  14. Blue2ndaries

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    I don't think that would be overkill actually. I considered 6x6, but we get so little snow here. Can't even count on it annually, maybe every 2-3 yrs we get something significant and even then I think (hope) with the slope it would slide off the metal roof. I felt OK w/3 rows of 4x6, e.g. every 8ft x 6ft having a post.
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  15. Blue2ndaries

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    Hey Scotty, I had originally thought I would need "Curtains" in the front of my shed to keep the rain off the stacks. I used them for a month or two but decided that the wood would be OK w/o it. Haven't used them since.

    Shed4.jpg
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  16. Blue2ndaries

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    Zap, I actually had thought thru what it would take to make the shed easily "disassembleable", e.g. bolting it together vs. nails, and using the piers instead of sonotubes. No permits req'd here, but just wanted the ability to take it apart and move it if ever necessary. One thing I didn't mention in our PM, using the piers did make it a little easier to square up the layout of the posts (measuring the diags). I could just move and tweak the piers on the gravel before setting each in 80lbs of concrete. With the tubes, I would have had to be more to spot on and quickly measure the squareness of the anchors before setting them in.
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  17. raybonz

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    I built mine around my wood and it was a PIA and had to do some things that were less than ideal..

    Ray
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  18. raybonz

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    I get big winds Nor' Easters here and I need the tarps. I wouldn't have them if I had no wind.. Nice shelter BTW :)

    Ray
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