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Old 03-01-2014, 19:34   #1
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Temperary Shed For Year Long Refit

We had some wind gusts up to 30 knots today and shed held together and stayed put. Snow just slides off on the shrink wrap so snow accumulation on top should not be a issue.

Total cost for this shed was around $1400 for frame plus $1000 for shrink wrap. May seem pricy at first but the advantage of being able to work without worry of weather is a big plus on a major refit. Finding a cheap way to heat inside would be nice so we could do epoxy and sealing projects in this cold but come end of February solar heat thru the shrink wrap should be sufficient.

Surprised I do not see more people doing this during the winters up north. Even in the warmer climates keeping everything dry while reworking/rebuilding major projects seem like a great idea.

Still not a proven design, winds where we keep the boat get up to 50 knots on a typical winter and that a whole lot more then thirty. Still very happy how it held up today. Hoping it stays that way.
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Old 04-01-2014, 13:26   #2
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Re: Temperary Shed For Year Long Refit

Nice looking shed.

I knew a guy up in Canada who built one with double-walled Visqueen (or similar clear greenhouse plastic). I think the layers were 6 or 8 inches apart. In the winter, when the sun was out it heated the space up so much he had to open the gable-end vents to make it bearable. . . .
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