Best way to anchor this shed?


Old 06-27-14, 01:22 PM
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Best way to anchor this shed?

Here are the plans, 3ft x 6ft. The shed is a rendering I did in SketchUp. The pavers are down already. The issue is I'm not sure how to anchor this for the gentle Tampa Florida winds. ;-)

My thoughts are auger stakes & cable won't hold well in sand, but I could be wrong. Poured anchors would, but then do I pour them, push in some U-bolts, run a cable exactly in between each paver stone? My latest idea is put two 4x4 wood fence posts on one side 2 ft deep. I wouldn't have to move any pavers then. I do have 220V buried there, so anything I do I have to dig to find that first.
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Old 06-27-14, 04:43 PM
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I'd probably locate the studs in the house wall then put some 3/8" lag bolts in. You can attach some 2x4 on edge between the shed studs to give you plenty of available mounting points.

Code office probably won't care for that size, but you could ask them.
Old 06-27-14, 06:54 PM
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Vic... I think it's freestanding.
Old 06-28-14, 05:31 PM
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The house is block on poured foundation, so that could work, thanks for the suggestion. I'm leaning towards buying the auger stakes. They wouldn't give me a permit without ridiculous requirements so I'm building things that can easily be moved. Call it temporary if you will.
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