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# How much would a 8 * 10 wood shed weigh?

#1
09-13-05, 06:57 AM
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How much would a 8 * 10 wood shed weigh?

I'm looking at moving a wood shed, I removed the floor ( dirt now). I nailed 2*4s across the inside of the shed, about 1 foot up into the studs from the inside. (Also braced the door opening) Thinking with 6 guys, using the 2*4s as handles, we could lift and move it (standing on the inside). I also screwed the 2*4s into the studs (3"), and hope that they would not pull out when we lift it.

Want to move it 20 feet. Already made a new base in a dry location. The old floor was rotten ( was on garden ties - and each time it rained, water went into the shed)

Thinking also perhaps using dollys with tires to sit the corners on, then roll it. But how much would this thing weigh? I figure no more then 1000 lb, so two dollys ar 900 lb ratings should work. ( and we lift/pull on the other corners)

Any comments? will this work, or will I be a pain in everone's back!

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09-18-05, 04:23 PM
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So far, you have told us the shed is 8 X 10, and it's wood. Based on that, there is NO WAY to make a guess as to how much it might weigh.

How tall it it? What kind of siding does it have? What kind of roof? 2X2 walls? 2X12 walls?

Actually, none of this matters. The way to move the shed 20' is to lift one end, place a 3" or larger pipe under that end, lift it farther and move that pipe closer to the center and add a second identical pipe under the end you lifted first, then start moving the shed. You'll need a third, and probably a 4th pipe to keep moving the shed onto. Once the shed is moved off of the first pipe, move the pipe to the oter end and roll the shed onto it. Once you have the shed where you want it, remove all of the pipes. That way, you aren't lifting more than 1/2 of the weight of the shed at any one time, and the pipes are doing most of the work.

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10-03-05, 12:38 PM
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Thanks for the reply, I got it moved on 4 dollies

I also disovered that bottle nose jacks are not very stable when trying to lift something with jacks only.! ( floor jacks worked better)

I got it up on 4 dollies with tires on them, connected a chain to the dollies and connected to my truck. Had to put it into 4*4 to get it to move ( all it did was spin the tires!) But it moved, It is now living it its new location. (In one piece also!)

So, with a truck, 4 guys, couple of Dollies and a case of beer, anything is possible!