Moving shed


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My husband and I need to move our 8x10 shed to the other side of our yard but we face a few obstacles. Our shed has no floor but is on a 12x12 concrete slab and we would like to move the shed with the slab - any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks!
 
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Old 11-10-08, 07:42 AM
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Well, your slab alone (assuming 4" thick) weighs around 7200 lbs, more or less. Add the weight of the shed materials, lets guess at maybe 1000 lbs for that. About 8200 lbs total?

Thats gonna be pretty tough to do. Do you have lots of friends? Maybe someone with a flatbed towtruck? Or a crane?

Lever up one side using prybars (10' long heavy steel I beam type fence posts would work) put wood rollers under it and make like Egyptian slaves building the pyramids.

I moved a 10 x 10, 5" thick slab only using this method. Of corse it was only about 2-3 ft.

Can't imagine trying it with what you have.
 
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Rent or contract a 10,000 lb forklift with terrain tires. Bigger is always better. Good luck with your project.
 
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Originally Posted by Gunguy45
Well, your slab alone (assuming 4" thick) weighs around 7200 lbs, more or less. Add the weight of the shed materials, lets guess at maybe 1000 lbs for that. About 8200 lbs total?

Thats gonna be pretty tough to do. Do you have lots of friends? Maybe someone with a flatbed towtruck? Or a crane?

Lever up one side using prybars (10' long heavy steel I beam type fence posts would work) put wood rollers under it and make like Egyptian slaves building the pyramids.

I moved a 10 x 10, 5" thick slab only using this method. Of corse it was only about 2-3 ft.

Can't imagine trying it with what you have.
I knew it would be a challenge. Thanks for your advice.
 
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How to drag a shed across the yard, eh?

YouTube - Things You Can't Do in LA - Shed Drag

Might have to pour a new slab?
 
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Pour a new slab in your new location. Then jack up the shed and put wood runners (like an old fashion sled) under it. Drag it over with a pick up truck. Or make wheels using heavy poles/pipes as axles, something round as wheels. Then it would just roll over to the new location.
 
 

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