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Old 06-21-2012, 10:20 AM   #1
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Looking for a storage shed

how tall of a shed do I need for bike storage. looking to free up the second stall in the garage, and was hoping to get or build a shed that fit the bike. thinking to get a rubbermaid that is 6x4x4, but not sure if that is tall enough.
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the 299 one at Home Depot should work

your gonna need some xanax to assemble it, but mine made it though Ike!
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:35 AM   #3
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the 299 one at Home Depot should work

your gonna need some xanax to assemble it, but mine made it though Ike!
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they have a bunch at or around 299,
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it is a metal one made by Arrow. No link, but I see it inthe parking lot at the HD.

I think I may have gotten mine form Lows bucuase I wnated a smaller one.

I have the $199 modle in my backyard to store the lawn mower, wheel barrow and other lawn/garden stuff.

wife and I out it together. It's not to bad with a cordless drill...I still can't believe it survived the huricane. All the ones around me (different) were mesed up. Mine just got some paint damamge form the shingles hitting it.
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I bought a mini-shed (9x9?) a few years back and set it up in my back yard to get my lawn care equipment out of the garage. I would not do it again:

1. It gets hotter than Hades inside in the summer.
2. Because I didn't put down a vapor barrier under it, it also gets extremely humid inside. Combined with the heat, my brand new lawn care equipment look 10yrs old after just one summer. Gas stored there went bad super fast too.
3. Because there is no foundation or concrete pad, fire ants loved this thing, so I am constantly cleaning mounds out of it.
4. Finally, Hurricane Ike came and put it out of its misery. I was so glad the roof got blown off and, along with the fence repairs, I was able to get my money back from the insurance co.

Personally, I would never do another shed unless I put down a concrete pad first and stick-build it essentially like a mini garage with eave & ridge vents and hurricane clips to tie the whole structure down to the foundation. Otherwise, I wouldn't trust it enough to store a shovel in one, much less a $10k morotorcycle.

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I bought a mini-shed (9x9?) a few years back and set it up in my back yard to get my lawn care equipment out of the garage. I would not do it again:

1. It gets hotter than Hades inside in the summer.
2. Because I didn't put down a vapor barrier under it, it also gets extremely humid inside. Combined with the heat, my brand new lawn care equipment look 10yrs old after just one summer. Gas stored there went bad super fast too.
3. Because there is no foundation or concrete pad, fire ants loved this thing, so I am constantly cleaning mounds out of it.
4. Finally, Hurricane Ike came and put it out of its misery. I was so glad the roof got blown off and, along with the fence repairs, I was able to get my money back from the insurance co.

Personally, I would never do another shed unless I put down a concrete pad first and stick-build it essentially like a mini garage with eave & ridge vents. Otherwise, I wouldn't trust it enough to store a shovel in one, much less a $10k morotorcycle.
+1 He said everything I was gonna say.

I have a wooden shed that is insulated and because it sits about a foot above ground level it stays dry inside. I have a bike I'm working on out there and it hasn't suffered but you gotta have the shed set up right for that.
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I made a super tough "foundation" out of 2x6's and treated 3/4 inch plywood.

The 4 corners each on two 12x12x4inch concrete blocks, so it is about 6 inches elevated, wth two inches of the block sunk in the ground.

ps, my insurnace dosn't cover structures not connected to the house. So if you want your shed coverd make sure you ask your insurnace company.

What is funny, is that the when the insurnace adjuster came out (totaled my house roof btw) he climed my fence to look at the roof, fell into the side of the metal shed and put a big assed dent in it.

Leter, he tells me it is not covered under my policy....not even from insurnace adjusters
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ps I store gasoline inthere for months and it works fine in the lawnmower...no stabil needed

maybe the gas vapor keeps the pests away...
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I was thinking about building a lean to up against the house for the quad and lawn mower. Tempted to just get the cheap tin shed for 300. Just needs to be out of the weather
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Got a tuff shed in my backyard....love it.
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I made a super tough "foundation" out of 2x6's and treated 3/4 inch plywood.

The 4 corners each on two 12x12x4inch concrete blocks, so it is about 6 inches elevated, wth two inches of the block sunk in the ground.

ps, my insurnace dosn't cover structures not connected to the house. So if you want your shed coverd make sure you ask your insurnace company.

What is funny, is that the when the insurnace adjuster came out (totaled my house roof btw) he climed my fence to look at the roof, fell into the side of the metal shed and put a big assed dent in it.

Leter, he tells me it is not covered under my policy....not even from insurnace adjusters
, my insurance adjuster added the cost of a new roof for the shed to my house damgage and got new roofs on both.
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wel I'm sure we have different policy's
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