Topic: The shed thread

I know a number of the southern chapter are on shed building missions at the moment so I thought I'd start a shed thread.    Please note I'm talking about actual sheds,  not those strange things Volvo drivers drag around the countryside clogging up roads  default/lol

Here is my shed resto to date:

Started with an old potting shed that had seen better days, especially the front of it which, after I took the glass out, came out more like powder than timber.  Was at the top of the garden near the house, is being relocated and modified....

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Managed to save most of the floor structure, doubled up a few of the weaker looking timbers
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So after some fiddling and some new bits of floor, this is what was left of the old shed
4x2 added for strength....  more of this in a moment..
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Yep that roof is strong enough
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nice view from up here

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Some timbers, some board,  some bits of ironmongery and....
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Next up some roofing felt and maybe a couple of T25 tailgate gas struts default/smile

.. and then the bar..........
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... and special thanks to the bloke down the recycling site that threw a load of very heavy duty butt hinges away just before I went to the skip to throw something in it.   I don't know who he was but I enjoyed screwing his big butts in my shed  default/love

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Shed update:  gas struts and ball pins have arrived from German Camper & Shed Pimping Company.

I have a plan for fixing plates ...

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What are you defining as "shed"?

Would my barn/garage/summer house conversion be worth an inclusion?

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Re: The shed thread

I reckon so Buns default/smile

More stuff...

Ball pin brackets made from an old bit of steel greenhouse base that didn't fit my greenhouse anyway
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With one screw hole offset a bit for clearance
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... and T4 gas struts

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... and a counter top fitted

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Currently it will stay up on one gas strut and it's a hell of a job to close on two struts but I haven't tarred and felted the roof yet which will add a fair bit of weight.

I think I'm going to add other weight to it until it gets nearer to a balance.

I also don't like the centre strut in the middle of the bar but it does stop flex in the rail the flap is hinged from and flex makes my flap rub  default/brows

The solution to this may be replacing the hinge rail with the 4x4 fence post that's in my other shed....  to be continued.....

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Technohippy wrote:

I also don't like the centre strut in the middle of the bar but it does stop flex in the rail the flap is hinged from and flex makes my flap rub

A pair of diagonal cross braces may also work to stop your flexing flaps from rubbing  default/wink

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Possibly, although its not my flap so much as the wood above it not being quite stiff enough

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For the record there has been no shed progress for over a week due to a firm interfacing of my foot and the square section steel bed leg.   default/mad   default/mad   default/mad

Before the injury I did purchase a fairly hefty fence post to cure my flap issues so once I can stand on my foot on a rung of a ladder I'll be back on the case

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Progress!

I have cured my saggy flap with a nice stiff bit of wood.

3x3 fencepost is now affixed across the top of the flap as a lintel using 4 x huge coach screws I found in the other big shed default/big_smile

I think I've decided to upgrade to actuators, simply because it puts less stress (zero) on the shed frame, when the flap is closed.

Anyway, I digress....

Waterproofing and finalising the roof overhang for waterproofness   should the weather decide torrential hooley is order of the day again like it does frequently these days.

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So the idea here is the felt is stuck to the flap, but the bit above the hinges the felt is not stuck to anything and simply goes up and under the overhang, the overhang is far enough forward... blah blah....  anyway it works default/smile

Now back to the actuators...    worm drive things  so I'm looking at something like this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12-12V-330lbs … 1591971643

... which will need power...  now....  next to the shed is the greenhouse, between the two will be a couple of big butts default/tongue

Shed guttering will be plumbed into these so that it comes out of my pipe into these butts  default/love

so the greenhouse needs irrigating because we go away a lot...

shopping list (after consulting with my mate tony who does a lot of solar stuff):
actuators, wire, switches, fuses blah
12v water pump, lots of tube, connectors and nozzles
12v timer
100watt solar panel (to go on my flap)
one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Steca-Solarix … 1120337202
I've already got a spare touring battery and an old 12volt fridge so looks liek the bar gets a fridge and lights too default/smile

to be continued... wallet permitting.....

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So, your running your hose from your flaps to your butts and back again? All with added power....  default/brows

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yes and then I'm going to suck it out of the butts and spray it all over growing things

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OK,  foot repaired and work continues....  well purchases continue...

First off this.....
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Steca Solarix solar charge unit as recommended by my friend Tony that does the solar power for some of the festival stages we work at default/smile

This clever little chap has 6 connections and makes it easy for even the most nervous of electricians. 

Plus and Minus each to :
- the battery
- the solar panel
- the load - i.e. your fusebox for all your stuff

Unlike most guides to electronic equipment the english one appears to have been written by an english person in actual english rather than google translate's best guess at mandarin   To this end,  it's useful!   Lots of information on cable sizes and lengths depending on what voltage configuration you're running (it switches 12V or 24V)

This unit will handle up to 20 amps which is ample charging.   
At 12 volts  with  P = I x V
P = 240Watts

Therefore it will take up to 240 watts of panel. *

*  OK I know this is all theoretical but if you stay on the pure maths aspect of this side of things you will always been nicely within tolerances default/smile

Battery next...   I have found a good source of YUASA 180Ah truck batteries for £120 + vat  next payday that one default/smile

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Re: The shed thread

looking good Dave, how many plants will be able to get in that?

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