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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 19, 6:26 AM Thread Starter
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Anybody ever use one of these prefab shed kits? I have come to the conclusion i need to get rid of my old aluminium shed (old and busted), and replace it with something that isnt always wet inside (new hotness). It sort of bothers me that im storing my snowblower in my garage, as well as some other things that really should belong in a shed, but its just always so damp inside that thing. Its beyond what a tube of caulk can fix, and its really not secure to begin with. I really need to take a closer look, but i dont think i will be able to get a pre-built shed where it will need to go. Its a pretty tiny shed, like 8x8 or something. I could build it, but that will take away from car time, but not necessarily beer time.
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 19, 7:07 AM
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Yah, I got one from Home Depot but that was 15 + years ago. Mine is a 12 x 24 and is 11 ft high. Also has a roll up door. Over here on the western side of the state we are pretty hilly so I had to build a 2 X 10 support structure for it to sit on. I also did not use the OSB plywood they included for the roof. I bought real seating insteqd. Was pretty easy to put together. Being able ft high I have enough height inside to have a 14 ft long shelf that is high enough (maybe 6 ft 6 inch) to walk underneath and gives lots of additional storage. Just getting ready to paint it for the 3rd time. If I were to do it again I would cover the exterior with vinyl siding. I also ran electricity to mine and have several lights and a couple outlets.
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post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 19, 8:21 AM
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I have a composite Royal shed that is 15 years old.
Was easy to assemble and stays dry inside. Looks pretty much the same as the day I installed it.
Don't have to worry about wood rotting out or termites eating it.
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Mine has a couple windows that one can open in warmer weather and I installed a ridge vent during the initial assembly. The windows are good for letting light in so helps for seeing stuff during the day.
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Anybody ever use one of these prefab shed kits? I have come to the conclusion i need to get rid of my old aluminium shed (old and busted), and replace it with something that isnt always wet inside (new hotness). It sort of bothers me that im storing my snowblower in my garage, as well as some other things that really should belong in a shed, but its just always so damp inside that thing. Its beyond what a tube of caulk can fix, and its really not secure to begin with. I really need to take a closer look, but i dont think i will be able to get a pre-built shed where it will need to go. Its a pretty tiny shed, like 8x8 or something. I could build it, but that will take away from car time, but not necessarily beer time.
How about something like this?

https://www.samsclub.com/p/8x12-5-ou...lp_product_1_1
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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 19, 10:04 AM
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Another good place to check is 84 Lumber.
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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 19, 10:08 AM
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IMHO...I would just build it. (I like building stuff and it's better quality) 8x8 ?? Just frame out 8ea 8' high 4' wide walls, stack them outta the way until you're ready. Screw them together one afternoon, and put Smartside stranded paneling up (pre-primed), and create a few roof trusses, either "A" frame or a lean-to config, a couple bundles of shingles, and knock it out. Those pre-fab plastic and tin sheds (IMHO) are crap. Wood framing allows you to mount real shelving that can support weight. Whatever you decide you have to address the moisture problem. A window for sunlight and vents at each end help with airflow.
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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 19, 10:09 AM
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My neighbor had one built by the Amish. Im guessing its around 8x11. He had an area set up for it, and they delivered it prebuilt on a truck and put it in place. I have no idea what it costs but it looks nice and most likely built well.
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post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 19, 10:28 AM
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I have one that is 19 years old from Sams Club. It is a all plastic no tool assembly one made like the Little Tikes stuff. I think it was "Thinking Outside" It has held up well including floating in a semi flood from a 4" rain storm WITH my lawn tractor in it. Water was over the hood of the tractor. The problem with it is, all the fasteners are cracking over the decades with no spares available. Each door (6 total) has 3 hinges, I am down to 2 on each door now, so the next one to crack will be a problem. Strong plastic floor, and even shelves, I think it is 7 x 14, something odd. I am seriously considering replacing it with one of the huge plastic ones at Sams Club.
They had a larger one in the store for $1,000.

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Whatever you do or choose, the moisture wicks up right thru the floor so you need to consider what it is sitting on.Concrete with a vapor barrier or even pressure treated 3/4 plywood on a P/T frame will work but that's where the moisture starts.

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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 19, 10:58 AM
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My cousin built my shed. 2x6 walls w/ studs on 24" centers, 3/12 pitch roof, 48" wide door. It is sitting on a concrete pad. Moisture really isn't an issue where I live. The shed is 20' x 28' (inside dimensions) and cost $5,000. Just for comparison, a Tuff Shed built with 2x4 walls @ 10' x 16' costs over $4,000 painted. I think you would be better off building it yourself - then you can include features that you want (not whatever features they shed companies offer). The pics below are of the shed prior to paint. I also included one of the shelving inside - I have lots of smaller stuff that goes on the shelves - the heavy stuff sits on the floor underneath the shelves.
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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 19, 11:33 AM
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My cousin built my shed. 2x6 walls w/ studs on 24" centers, 3/12 pitch roof, 48" wide door. It is sitting on a concrete pad. Moisture really isn't an issue where I live. The shed is 20' x 28' (inside dimensions) and cost $5,000. Just for comparison, a Tuff Shed built with 2x4 walls @ 10' x 16' costs over $4,000 painted. I think you would be better off building it yourself - then you can include features that you want (not whatever features they shed companies offer). The pics below are of the shed prior to paint. I also included one of the shelving inside - I have lots of smaller stuff that goes on the shelves - the heavy stuff sits on the floor underneath the shelves.

You sir, are blurring the lines between shed and garage. Your "shed" is bigger than my "garage".
To the OP, the plastic sheds are fine. If all you want to do is store lawnmowers, snow blowers and other things that have no business being in the garage a small plastic shed will do the job. My father in law has a 10'x10' that looks the same as it did 5 years ago when we built it. Cheap easy to assemble, keeps everything dry and never rots. And if you do happen to break it, they're cheap to replace.
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post #13 of 27 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 19, 12:34 PM
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I wouldn't go wood. I don't want anything that time or critters can eat. Wood is much more versatile though, and easier to change later.

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post #14 of 27 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 19, 12:54 PM
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As long as you keep wood painted and dry it lasts a lifetime. I have plastic furniture that is already sun faded and brittle from sunlight. I built this 15 years ago.. still looks like new. Since I put the entire thing together with screws, and all the pieces are labelled, I can take it apart and take it with me if I wish...(I added the 3 sided lean-to on the right last year... for more crap)
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I have had really good luck and service from this Company https://www.keter.com/en/sheds-3 The Sheds I bought I got at Costco, and they came with great directions and have been in place for over 10yrs. You can find them at other places besides Costco....

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