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Shed Moving Day!!


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A couple years and a few months ago the wife and I picked up and moved 1000 miles from Minnesota to Colorado. Like anyone else with a fabrication shop of their own, I’ve got tools and welders. That all went into a 6x12 shed that I built at my relative’s place east of Colorado Springs. Since then I got a job, we bought a house, finished the house, started planning my new shop, I quit my job, and then things circled back to my little shed. 

 

I’ve got a permanent home again... and I need to store things! Time to move!! I’ve got a couple of amazing friends that set aside a weekend for me. The plan was to move it yesterday but the weather turned on us. We met up early this morning, finished loading, and up to the house we went! As for the rest, the pictures really speak for themselves. Things were only a LITTLE sketchy at times, but we had three winches tugging it around. 

 

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It’s home! Still need to load it, but the day was long enough. Future plans are to build the shop, put a deck off the back, and then turn the shed into a greenhouse.

 

A huge thanks to the couple guys that gave up their time this weekend! Been pretty rough over the past few months and it was a much needed pick me up to have friends like these.

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Nice job:beerchug:

 

We had a 10x14 prebuilt delivered and installed in our back yard several years ago.  My back yard is not level at all, and drops off into a ravine sharply at the back.  I paid the installer to build a deck of sorts for it to sit on.  Delivery day was major pucker factor, they drove it around the back with a "mule" motorized thingy and it was severely off camber.  I thought for sure that thing was gonna tip off and tumble down the hill.  Fun times.

 

Did you plan to match the siding/finish on the shed with your house or did it just work out that way?  It looks like it's always been there:jammin:

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23 minutes ago, mjeff87 said:

Did you plan to match the siding/finish on the shed with your house or did it just work out that way?  It looks like it's always been there:jammin:

 

Pure coincidence! I just picked a color before leaving Minnesota and went with it. It was originally the last thing I built in my old shop, then it was the first thing to go in the moving truck, then it was built again where it sat for years. 

 

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These were taken during the move. Funny thing about that last picture is that the mountain in the background is Pikes Peak and right where the mountain dips down is just about where my house is now. Who would’ve thought things would’ve worked out the way they did?! This little shed sure has had a few miles put on.

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You're probably the only person I've encountered said "packed up the shed to move" and wasn't only refering to the contents. 

That said I've prebuilt a couple similar buildings in the shop and torn them back down again for a trip under a helicopter. Several trips, that is. But they never seem to go back together quite the same way they came apart once they're out in the backcountry, no matter how carefully you mark everything. New management has meant the crew quit doing that after I left, and is just flying all the raw materials out, spending a few nights up in the mountains, and building them on site. 

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9 hours ago, Manche757 said:

... explain the funky vent pipe sticking out of the side of your house.

 

:fistshake2: That was the final solution for a tankless water heater intake/exhaust in the crawl space. After about a year of use we were surprised with the carbon monoxide detector going off. The guy I trusted to install it properly did not. It’s kind of a long story. It ends with completely redoing everything he did and that was the best solution for having a minimum length for the exhaust. 

 

Today’s task it to finish setting it and to reload it. I finally quit my job last Wednesday after a drawn out stalemate with the owner. (That’s a whole story in itself. :brickwall: ) I’d like to make up some shelves in it today too. I left my beloved welding table behind at my rekative’s place for now that was being used as multi tier storage solution. 

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4 hours ago, neohic said:

 

:fistshake2: That was the final solution for a tankless water heater intake/exhaust in the crawl space. After about a year of use we were surprised with the carbon monoxide detector going off. The guy I trusted to install it properly did not. It’s kind of a long story. It ends with completely redoing everything he did and that was the best solution for having a minimum length for the exhaust. 

 

We get away with mounting them on an outside wall in eastern VA but temperatures don't drop below 10F often. Carbon monoxide is scary.

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