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Island Mike    Posted 08-31-2018 at 13:14:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Shed moving
  • Now that I am back on the Island after a most excellent summer cruise, there is work to be done. I need a cottage. It the way, are two big trees, one rolling condo, and a 15 by 10 shed. Pros can drop the trees, truck can move the RC.
    I have two long logs under the shed. About 8 - 9 inches diameter. Have a 4 inch C section of steel bolted to logs. Floor joists are at 90 degrees to logs. Will empty the heavy stuff from inside, but it is still heavy. The ground is dry and hard.
    Will lift and insert ?? under logs. Half inch ply and make wet and slippery, or round fence posts at about 3 feet apart. Thinking posts might dig in and not roll, but shed could still slide. Shed has to move about 40 feet and to a 180. Posts might be better for turning.

    Merci, I mean thank you. Island Mike.

    dave#1    Posted 09-01-2018 at 12:12:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I vote to skid it, Just moved our old deck 12'X 14'to the new house, not as heavy I'm sure but still heavy enough, I jacked it up and placed long 2"x 8"by 16' under it and then soaped the $h!t out of it and then dragged it over to the new house with my backhoe, I just kept extending the 2x8x16 as I went, worked perfect.

    steveVa    Posted 08-31-2018 at 16:03:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Shed moving
  • Make shed into a sled. Use 2X10 as skids or landscape timbers or 6" trees.

    Island Mike    Posted 08-31-2018 at 17:00:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Shed moving
  • That is what I have done with the logs. It is a big sled. Have angled the leading edge of the logs. It might slide on the grass. Other wise rolling it on posts, on top of plywood. That was the neighbours suggestion. At the moment it is too heavy. Will test again after removing more stuff. That could happen next week.

    Island Mike

    steveVa    Posted 08-31-2018 at 16:06:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • You need to angle the leading edge so the skids dont dig in.

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