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Old 04-12-04, 07:03 AM
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We had a shed installed a few months ago. The site originally picked could not be used so the shed is now directly in front of my kitchen. After it was erected I was told that we could not move it due to the way it is constructed. Seems in the past the 4x4 were all connected to the 2x4s now only the center 4x4 is nailed in place. The shed needs to be moved and I wonder if it would be doable using 4" wood screws and that after predrilling in a diagonal manner starting about halway up the 4x4.
I need to know now if this would be the right approach. One of my neighbors has access to a wrecker and he would be able to pull it to a prepared site. However I need to know a - is this the way to do this? What else needs to be done before it can be moved.
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Old 04-14-04, 04:35 AM
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I'm a bit confused -- who said it can't be moved, and why?

Is it concreted into the ground? Or is it built so poorly that if you wiggle it it's going to fall down?

What 2X4's and what 4X4's?
 
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Old 04-14-04, 08:03 PM
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Hi Lefty

The person who built the shed told my neighbor that we would not be able to move it, when my neighbor saw the location. He thought it might be movable with a wrecker. The builder said that the way sheds are built now it was no longer possible to move them without the shed coming apart. From his explanation I gathered that the floor frame was only nailed to the center 4x4. He implied that the shed would come apart if moved. However he had told me over the phone that this shed would be extremely well built.
There is no concrete base.
There are 3 4x4s on the very base that rest on some cinder blocks. The center 4x4 seems to be the only one attached to the 2x4s. The 2x4s are covered with floor material essentially forming the basis for the floor.
The shed is 16x10 and was purchased through one of the local building supply stores. I would very much like to be able to move it from its current location. Not only does it block my view it is also in an area that stays wetter then the rest of the yard. I hope the description is helpfull.
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Old 04-19-04, 06:00 PM
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Daylite,

It sounds to me like it's movable, but you might find that using a wrecker to move it could destroy it.

Might be better off just disassembling it and moving the panels.

The sheds I build are set on a concrete slab. No earth-to-wood contact, and nothing rots. And everything is movable -- EXCEPT for the slab!
 
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Old 05-21-04, 10:32 PM
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Well anything can be moved as long as you have a carpenter there which I am not I am looking for plavns for sheds can you ghelp me? If you get 6 of your friends and some beer you can move anything,,@@@!!!!
 
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Old 07-05-04, 10:37 PM
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Wink Best way to move a shed

From experience, the best way to move a shed is like you would move a refrigerator, Push one corner at a time over wood 2x8's that you lay down in the direction you want to move and take your time.

Don't push it in a straight line or the base frame can crack from the force.

good luck. oh and after it is moved from it's spot you can move the cinderblock or whatever you have it built on to the new location. Be sure to level the area using long 2x4's with a level on top if you only have 4 cinderblock corners. Level 4 sides and the diagonals.
 
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