Need to move a shed - any ideas?

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Old 04-01-05, 08:38 AM
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Question Need to move a shed - any ideas?

Hi everyone,

I have a very nice Tuff Shed (8'x8') that was put on our lot by our house's previous owner. It's a very nice shed, but there's one problem...it's not located where we want it. We have RV parking on the side of our house with a nice concrete pad. I'd like to have the entire shed moved to this location.

Has anyone ever moved a shed this size? If so, what is the best method and what should I look out for?

Thanks so much
 

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Old 04-05-05, 04:11 AM
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If the shed is simply setting on the ground, then enlist the help of several friends and three or four 3" or 4" ABS pipes. Roll it over there.
 
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Old 04-06-05, 08:16 AM
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Are you moving it 50 feet or 50 yards? For a short distance, I'd use a strong lever to lift up one end and use the pipe method described above, if you have to a long distance, rent a flatbed trailer, jack up the building and put the trailer under it and reverse the process when you get it relocated. I moved my 8'x12' over a mile on a rented flat bed using my pickup truck.
 
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Old 04-14-05, 12:23 PM
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Good ideas. I have a 8' x 14' to move and was wondering how. I was thinking of seeing if the local towing company would use a roll off tow unit to move it. How much do you think an all wood 8' x 14' weighs? If I could get it to go up on the boat trailer, I wonder if I could winch it in?
 
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Anything can be moved, it just depends on how much trouble and money you want to invest. The largest shed I have moved is a 10' x 16' made of wood. We picked it up with a large backhoe and placed it on a flat bed trailer. I have moved many smaller sheds by wraping a large tow strap around the shed and tow it with a tractor.
 
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Old 03-21-07, 02:40 PM
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Question franke123

I have a Tuff Shed that is 8 X 16, Does anyone have any idea what that baby weighs? I am hauling it from Indiana to New Mexico. No problem with the tow vehicle and I have a 23 foot car hauler. Surely that's enough trialer to handle the shed, or am I way off base? Any help will be appreciated.....

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Frank
 
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That must be a VERY nice shed for you to even consider driving it half way across the country.
 
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Old 03-21-07, 08:08 PM
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well it is a nice shed. It is still as solid as it was when I bought it 12 years ago. There no rot, no lost shingles and in all the time it has not leaked a single drop of water. I am hauling a lot of stuff out to our property, this will be our 4th trip with two more to go. I have the equipment to haul things and this shed is so good, why not take it. It won't add anything to my property value here since there is a four car garage and a 30 X 40 Pole Barn here and I would have to buy a new shed in Albuquerque anyway.............but any idea what it weighs?

Frank
 
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I have no idea of the weight but you best figure a good way to cover the shingles with a tarp [or something] or you will be reshingling when you get to New Mexico.
 
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Old 03-22-07, 02:49 PM
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Thanks, but that is something that we did think of. We are going to shrink-wrap the whole thing before we strap it down.

FRank
 
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I bet you could nearly build another for what it is going to cost in gas and PITA
 
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Old 04-03-07, 12:48 PM
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Well that isn't an option since I am disabled and a replacement shed of that quality is $5,600.00. I suspect that material costs would be about $2,500.00 if not a bit more. PLus we had the shed loaded to the gills with tools etc. so we really made the trip pay. It runs us $500-600 a trip in fuel, so that's a no brainer. AS to the report on the shingles..the wrapping did the job.....until we hit the Texas tonados last Tuesday. We lost about all of the wrap and I guess about 20% of the shingles. BUT....even with driving rain and 70 mph sustained winds, there still wasn't a drop of water in side on the tools when we arrived. Man, I love that shed. The home builder gave us enough of the shingles to ,atch our house, so all is well.................

Frank
 
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Old 04-03-07, 05:03 PM
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I had my 12x16 (12' ceiling) moved via crane about 200'.
The 'shed' weighed just over 8000 lbs (empty), the crane was $900 and it took about 2 hrs to move it.

I had another true shed, 8x10, that I just ran some eyebolts into the sub-floor and dragged it with my garden tractor to where I wanted to move it to.
 
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Wow! There are sheds and then there are sheds........My wife's souped up Banks system F350 Turbo Diesel never batted an eye, even in the heavy winds........I was impressed. I put a similar Banks system on my Motor Home (454 cu. in.). I took it on a short run and was reaaly impressed, but I am looking forward to the trip to NM with it. The most amazing thing about our recent trip is that even with the storms and high winds, my wife's truck averaged a bit over 15 mpg. That is over 4 mpg than her past hauls and is well beyond Banks' mileage % claim...............Maybe all that money is worth it...........

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I have a 10' X 14' tall barn shed and hired a crane to move it. I jacked it up off the ground and he put two straps on it. The crane operator said it weighed 5,000 lbs. After moving it, we rolled it about 10 feet on 2x4's and long pieces
of pipe.
 
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Old 04-10-07, 09:59 AM
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Another on-topic question...I have a 10X16 shed to move. It has no floor, just the pressure treated seal plate nailed down to a conrete pad. I am only moving it about 10 feet to another conrete pad. What is the best way to jack it up? Any suggestions?

Many thanks,
Corey
 
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Welcome to the forums Corey

You might take a few 2x8s and secure them to the bottom plate and then use some poles or pipes to slide the bldg over to the new location.
 
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Old 12-13-07, 06:51 PM
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Did you get any answers? If you did, I would like to know also because I have the same problem. Thanks
Originally Posted by SanJosePhil View Post
Hi everyone,

I have a very nice Tuff Shed (8'x8') that was put on our lot by our house's previous owner. It's a very nice shed, but there's one problem...it's not located where we want it. We have RV parking on the side of our house with a nice concrete pad. I'd like to have the entire shed moved to this location.

Has anyone ever moved a shed this size? If so, what is the best method and what should I look out for?

Thanks so much
 
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Old 12-14-07, 06:31 PM
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RicRic,

Welcome to DoItYourself.com and the Shed forum.

You have the same problems -- what problems??

Are you moving a shed across the yard or 2/3 of the way across the country?? The two moves are not the same!

How big is the shed?

Don't expect too much help from most of the previous posters in this thread. This thing was started almost 3 years ago. Marksr and I are still here, but I think the rest of them are long gone.

Lefty
 
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Old 01-04-08, 07:26 AM
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Question Moving a small shed about 15 feet with a turn- help?

Hello all!

My husband and I are completely re-doing our yard with the help of my brother-in-law, the landscape designer. We have an 8x10 wood shed in great shape, that is now smack dab in the middle of yard space. We want to move it about 15 feet to the left, and make a quarter turn so that the back of the shed is facing the side line of the property. We were thinking of jacking it up, adding some 2x4's or pipes under, and having 10 big friends scuffle it over to where it needs to be. we guessed that the shed was 1000 pounds- so that would mean about 100 pounds per friend, which would not be too bad- although the balance factor would be a challenge as well. I love the 'rolling on pipes' idea- but how would we then make the turn? Are we way off on the 1000 pound guess? Any thoughts or suggestions?

Thanks!
 
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Old 01-04-08, 11:48 AM
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welovekipper,

Welcome to DoItYourself.com and the Shed forum.

Rolling the shed on pipes will work. 4 or 5 ten ft. lengths of 3" ABS (or PVC) work best and are the cheapest. A couple of 2X4's to lift one edge so you can get the pipe under it, and you'll be on your way.

Once you have the shed in the approx. position and still on the pipes, turning it will be no problem.
 
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