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Old September 13, 2012, 06:22 PM   #1
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Reloading Shed



Tore the deck off my house and saved as much of the lumber as I could. Also had a huge pile of old treated 2x4's laying out back. So, figure this will be a nice little place to get away from the lady and make things that go bang. Have an old heating/cooling unit from a hotel room that should be plenty to manage the temp. WIP. Will update.

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Old September 13, 2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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IT looks like it's built strong, I'll say that for it. It should handle the snow loads.

Keep us updated and send more photos as the project develops.
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Old September 13, 2012, 07:41 PM   #3
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Will do. I got the floor dug out tonight. I'd like to sheet the roof tomorrow. We'll see. I still gotta get shingles. Doh :banghead:

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Old September 13, 2012, 07:57 PM   #4
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I did the same for mine. I insulated the gloors, walls, and ceiling to be able to maintain climate. 12 plugs on 6 breakers in a 10X12 to keep from overloading. I used a normal 8,000 btu window hmr for cooling in the summer and an oil filled radiator style for winter heating. It is both my fishing and hunting/reloading room.
Oh yeah, to seal any cracks I used spray foam which after drying can be cut to install trim if wanted. I didn't want though
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Old September 13, 2012, 08:20 PM   #5
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Yeah I'll insulate it and seal it up tight. That air unit is a big 220v heater/ac unit with a thermostat. It was in a big hotel room, so that thing should be no problem. I made it 8'x12' to accomodate the lumber I had. I was gonna buy trusses until I saw how much they had gone up. Decided to just make my own lol. They would definitely hold a lot of snow.... if we ever got any.

Edit: Sprayfoam: That stuff is HIGHLY flammable. I was using that stuff under the kitchen sink to try and keep mice from getting in. The woman was kneeled down talking to me... fumes built up.... pilot light on stove!!!!!! Kawooossshhhh!!!!!! Flames shooting out of drawers! Oh my!!!! Womans arm hair.... gone!!!! She was not happy. Burnt her skin to a bright red hue.... Lol Be careful.

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Old September 13, 2012, 08:33 PM   #6
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I second the "built strong" thought. What a tank of a structure. Great idea using the hotel HVAC. Really an ideal application for it.

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Old September 13, 2012, 08:41 PM   #7
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Envious ... Looks like solitude.
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Old September 13, 2012, 08:42 PM   #8
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Nice Set going there. How big is it going to be?.
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Old September 13, 2012, 09:00 PM   #9
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12'x8'x7'

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Old September 13, 2012, 09:18 PM   #10
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Looks awesome, wish I had that much free time and lumber
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Old September 13, 2012, 10:40 PM   #11
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Definitely jealous.
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Old September 13, 2012, 11:03 PM   #12
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Oops?

Going to pour a floor? Or intending to leave it gravel? Not bad framing> but you forgot those hurricane rafter hangers I see. _
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Old September 14, 2012, 12:00 AM   #13
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Poured floor would be nice, but doing this on the cheap.

Wood floor and good drainage. I have block I could use. Maybe half block, half wood. Ehh... Burn that bridge when I get there.

Hurricane raftors lol. I used what I had on hand. Reporposed

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Old September 14, 2012, 12:55 AM   #14
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Hey no problem if you don't have those hurricane rafter hangers available. Just pound in more 16s to compensate._ _One thing I will say about a gravel floor mrawesome. The benefit of having one. You won't have to worry about a little bit of spilled powder every now and then. _
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Old September 14, 2012, 01:20 AM   #15
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By the looks of the shed back there, you need an extra 24 bundles of shingles, while you're at the hardware store

Don't forget the wife-is-annoyed-you've-been-outside-too-long-hatch.

Really, this looks like a great idea & cool on salvaging the deck.. makes me want to tear my gazebo down...
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Old September 14, 2012, 09:39 AM   #16
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After toasting the wife, are you installing a bed in the shed?
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Old September 14, 2012, 10:33 PM   #17
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+1 on the bed idea...thats where i take my naps....shhh dont tell the miss's
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Old September 14, 2012, 10:44 PM   #18
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After toasting the wife, are you installing a bed in the shed?
Lol, that was a few years ago. She does remind me of it from time to time though.

Hmm... fold out cot on the wall....

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Old September 15, 2012, 09:05 AM   #19
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Mrawesome, I'm a master plumber do you want me to show up with some fittings and glue???
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Old September 15, 2012, 02:07 PM   #20
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Plumbing, bed, ac, heat. TV and a john and I'm all set huh? Lol.

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Old September 15, 2012, 05:08 PM   #21
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Funny I just found this thread... I'm about to do that very same thing... that is, build a reloading shed. I put up a little greenhouse at the side of the house for my wife, but she decided she didn't want it after all... so, it's gonna come down and a shed is going up.
I'm thinking 10X12, but we'll see how things progress...

Probably wood floor, 2X4 framing. If I bought a shed that size, it would be 1400-1800 dollars... uninsulated, etc...
I think I can do this one for under 750, but I haven't run all the numbers yet.
Should be WAY better, climate-wise, than the garage. Not too difficult to heat up the garage in the winter, but impossible to cool down in the summer.

Keep us updated... more pics!
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Old September 15, 2012, 05:15 PM   #22
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Cut a crescent moon in the door for privacy. I would dig deeper, though. Wood seat? Birch John society; they are a splinter group, and can be a pain in the a$$.
I think I see where this is headed. Wife rules house. Hubby rules the man cave. Guess who gets what in the divorce?
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Old September 15, 2012, 10:15 PM   #23
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Kawooossshhhh!!!!!! Flames shooting out of drawers! Oh my!!!!
Flames shooting out from your drawers? That does sound bad.
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Old September 17, 2012, 07:00 PM   #24
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I did the same thing when we bought the house since I didn't get my garage or full basement. I put up an 11x14 shed (biggest I could go without a building permit) did all my own wiring and installed a propane infrared heater. Worked out great for me, have all my tools and reloading stuff out there. Shed looks great so far and built on the cheap too is a bonus.

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Old September 18, 2012, 11:32 AM   #25
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Looks like that will be standing for many years to come. Good work.
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