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by tmccar
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

Ok, sorry I didn't mention my office plans. My plans have been evolving as I went along.
So based on my uneven concrete floor, what's the best way to proceed so that I have a reasonably warm office? - I am planning on having cork tiles as a floor covering, but I'm open to suggestions.
by tmccar
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

My concrete floor is quite uneven. What would be the recommended fix for this - a concrete screed?
by tmccar
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

Me too, with a threshold and weatherstrip as you originally suggested. 8-) You're going to need to be careful with the metal roof, as it will be inclined to sweat, not a problem for a shed, but absolutely an issue if you insulate and drywall (mold will develop). I'm wondering why is this a problem ...
by tmccar
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

It's a shed, but I have plans to use it as an office. So I do want it to be watertight (and well insulated).
The iron roof may be a problem, but I am thinking of having a layer of insulation under it.
by tmccar
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

I bought a second-hand solid door (it even has the hinges and locks attached)
by tmccar
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

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It's taking shape, walls are up.
I was wondering about the door - could I attach the hinges directly to the stud? (It's hard to find information on fitting a door to a framed wall).
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by tmccar
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

For the corrugated iron roof, should I place purlins across the rafters?
And should I have felt (or other material) between the rafters and purlins, before the iron sheets go on?
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by tmccar
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

Ok, great. And I was wondering about that door opening also -would you recommend cutting through the bottom wall plate? And if so, does this not weaken the wall structure?
by tmccar
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

I am going to extend the existing iron roof, laying rafters straight across from the ledger that I will fix to the wall. These will follow the slope of the old roof. So I have duplicated this slope on the top plate of the right hand wall, where the ends of the rafters will be sitting. Is it ok to do...
by tmccar
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

Great, that'll save me a bit of lumber. And I might go with one top plate, because the long side wall is at an angle of 5.5 degrees, so it wouldn't tie in very well with the back and front walls.
by tmccar
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

When doing the framed walls, should I fix a frame to the concrete slab first (under each of the 3 walls), and then fix the walls on these?
Or should I make up the walls, and fix through the bottom plate directly into the concrete?
by tmccar
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

A question about the rafters that will be hanging off the "ledger" - should they be sitting square to the top of the ledger(A), or vertical (B)?
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by tmccar
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

Yes, I think I'll go for extending the existing one.
by tmccar
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

Yes, I think it's an optical illusion. (Perhaps because the left-hand block wall if falling away from front to back. But the front view ("C3" shows the angle that all the rafters are lying at.) I haven't given up on the idea of extending the left iron roof - if i go with that, I would be following t...
by tmccar
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

I think you may be misinterpreting my drawing. I am sloping it towards the right (the old sloping wall).
The "entrance" is open as yet, but I will be putting a framed wall with a door here.
I intend to have a framed wall at the back also.
Yes I think I'll go for 24" centres.
by tmccar
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

Well I got it finished in 3 sections. 20191007_183650.jpg Next I plan to bolt 6x2's to the slab in a rectangle, and do a framed wall on the right-hand side (with joists at 18" centres) Then I plan to attach the saddle to the left-hand wall, and run ceiling joists on the same centres as the wall jois...
by tmccar
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

melvingoodman wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:56 am
You can hire, some contractor to manage your concrete slab
I suppose I could, but that sounds rather expensive!
by tmccar
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

Yes, I have actually done a second pour that is half the remainder - much easier to deal with! And of course I can see now that I didn't need the side forms - I will probably take them out and fill in the gaps. Also good to know that the "cold joint will work.
by tmccar
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

I finally got started on the concrete slab, after buying a mixer. 50% of it was enough for me for one day! I'm a bit disappointed with the rough surface finish, but my tools were fairly basic. Also, the gravel we bought has a high proportion of small stones, which can be an issue when trying to "flo...
by tmccar
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

Yes that would be more manageable-I might do it like that.
Help may be hard to find!
by tmccar
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

I get your point about the small mixes so I might go for the readymix, although they don't want to bring a small load.
And could I get away without any plumbing in the floor?
by tmccar
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

i now have the space prepared for concrete. It's around 12' x 14' - would it be practical to do it myself using an electric mixer? Also - I am thinking of including a small bathroom.Can I go ahead and lay the concrete and do the plumbing afterwards? (There is an old septic tank in the field behind t...
by tmccar
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

I would like to keep my roof at the level of the lower shed (mainly because the taller one is much taller than I need and I would not be very comfortable working at those heights). Is this viable?
by tmccar
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

Ok, thanks for the advice!
by tmccar
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

Ok, and for flooring - would 3 skids supporting a frame of 4x2's be ok?
And -any advice for sealing between the back and side walls?
by tmccar
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

I mean, how to close the ends. I now have just a roof and 2 existing walls.
by tmccar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

Ok, I see, thanks.
There's a bit of work in that.

-What roofing material would you use?
And what about the ends - a regular timber frame wall?
by tmccar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

So ledger will go approximately here?
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by tmccar
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

There's about 13' between the sheds, and there's no snow load to worry about.
I'm not building a foundation - I have a bed of gravel over an old concrete floor (I was thinking of laying 3 skids on this)
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by tmccar
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 77
Views: 1083

Re: Lean-to shed

Ok, so the header - I'm guessing that this will need to be substantial (say 6x3) and will be bolted to the existing left and right walls, and runs the length of the new shed?? I think I will have a go at extending the roof as above. I will try to get more photos which may help to throw some light on...