Moving a Shed?

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Old 04-26-06, 07:38 PM
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Red face Moving a Shed?

We can have a 12 x 14 shed if we move it.
It is a wood floor & in good shape.
My husband plans to load it on a trailer & pull it from the owner's yard to ours.
What is the best way to do this?
PS Bob Vila he is not - more like Tim Taylor so we need simple suggestions.
 
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Old 04-26-06, 08:12 PM
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jojo3d,

It is near impossible to offer any advice without knowing how the shed is built and the exact details of the floor structure.
Plus we do not know what equipment he has available for lifting and moving.
You also might need overwide permits and insurance if you are moving it on a roadway.

Your husband has to be very carefull if he is not experienced because this can be a very dangerous job if not done right.
One tip I will offer that would make the job go faster and be safer is to hire a forklift or small loader to do the lifting and moving.
Another idea that would be safer is to dismantle and rebuild it at your place.

Sometimes free stuff is not really free.
 
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Moving a Shed?

You won't get too far if you don't have a permit (bond and insurance too) for something 12' wide.

Are you going cross-country and not on a road?

Dick
 
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Old 04-26-06, 08:56 PM
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only moving from a few houses away.
 
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Old 04-26-06, 09:12 PM
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jojo3d,

I know that you asked for technical advice on this move but we really can't give you any information that would be usefull.
I have moved a few buildings like what you have and with my experience I still have nervous anticipation for the one I have to move this spring.
You asked for simple instructions but there are none.
Also, even though you only have to move it from a few houses away, you will still need a permit and likely insurance.

My wife's uncle, a professional building mover, was killed when he made a mistake when blocking a construction trailer.
Forget doing this yourself and either hire someone or pass on the deal.
 

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Old 04-27-06, 06:24 AM
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Letís keep this in perspective. It is a 12x14 shed moving a few houses away. I build and move these all the time. Cross brace the crap out of it from the inside. Get some cedar posts and use them as rollers. Get up on the posts and secure the trailer to I assume a truck. Get a come along or electric winch and secure it to the front of the trailer and pull it up on the trailer. Stay the He11 away from the back and sides of it and go slow. You will be fine. I am in mid Michigan and will move it for a small fee if you still do not want to do it.
 
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Old 04-27-06, 02:45 PM
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We are in Atlanta, Ga. A little to far for you, but thanks.
We found a wrecker service that will move it for us, for $175.
Joann
 
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Old 04-29-06, 09:36 PM
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OK -- Now I'm on the left coast, and the rules here are totally different.

First, at 12' X 14', you're dealing with over width permits to move the structure on a public roadway.

Second, at 12' X 14', this shed is over 120 sq. ft. and will need a building permit. That is going to change EVERYTHING about how the shed can be built and what sort of foundation will be needed.

Let the buyer beware -- it would probably be cheaper to just start with the bare dirt and build a new shed.
 
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Do you have their number?
 
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Old 05-18-08, 11:15 AM
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Ren61,

Welcome to the forums.

Please notice that this thread is 2 years old.

Do we have who's number, about what?
 
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