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#1 Lurch ™

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:02 PM

I've been progressing through this slowly for the last couple of months.
It's been a protracted process, Going through shed quotes to find the best deal, dealing with the local council about the permit, through booking someone to excavate the site & then not showing up after repeated phone calls... finding a new bloke who did the job 2 days after being called(!), waiting for the concreters to lay the slab, then waiting for the site to dry out enough to be able to do the pour (3 week wait!).
It was finally poured last Friday (29/4), & the shed arriving Monday (2/5)!!!

I bought the shed kit from Total Span & the shed specs are (roughly) 7.3mtrs x 7.3 mtrs, 3.2mtr walls, 4mtr roof pitch.
Costs so far is:
Shed kit (with PA door & roof insulation): $8,000
Permit: $650
Site excavation & crushed rock supplied: $1,240
Concrete: $3,480
Embedded 'I' beams in slab: $220
Epoxy floor coating: $432

Sub-Total: $14,022 :o

Still to be done is the electrical wiring & plumbing, before the permit is signed off.

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Peter Mac - 'Demolition Man'

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Site excavated! The ground was so soft, Sean the bobcat driver got bogged - twice!

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Crushed rock down, beams in place & boxed up ready to poor.

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Concreting done & shed kit delivered!

Now the fun begins - my erection...!


Incidentally, I'm hoping to break Salty's shed lap record around Malalla.
Since mine is lighter & more aerodynamic, this wont be a problem - his is far to ungainly & heavy (not to mention ugly!)


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Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:06 PM

Nice to see that it coming together for you

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:08 PM

Excellent news... going to have to see it when it's done..you know who to see for some lighting  ;)

.. now waiting for the jokes to come rolling in..

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:18 PM

Now the fun begins - my erection...!


You must be very excited about the erection, since you haven't had one in so long, a shed I mean since shifting house...LOL

No seriously, well done

Incidentally did you end up putting down a poly membrane ?, a franger so to speak, to stop moisture penetration considering how constantly wet it is, I mean the soil as you explained.  ;D






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Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:23 PM

Yes Ovvy - like Big Kev; "I'm excited". But unlike Big Kev, I'm not dead.

Yes, the slab was poured on a thick poly sheet membrane.
HD Reo mesh was also used, as well as a deeper concrete trench along the width of the slab to help lessen the chance of core shift and/or slab cracking.

We'll be also running some perforated 'donky dick' around the outside of the shed, which will be plumbed into the storm water to help direct runoff away from the slab.

Dimitri - I have enough Hi-bay lights, but I'll let you know if I need more... ;)

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:27 PM

hey mate

looking good if you need any advice on the plumbing let me know , if i was done there i could have done it for you, but its to cold in vic for me

Loui

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:30 PM

Looks good, but not quite as good as Salty's  ;D

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:35 PM

Locky

Looks like you did a great job, the perforated donkey dick or yogi pipe as we in the inner burbs call it is a must.

Seriously sorry about the puns but you left yourself wide open for it, I haven't had such a good laugh in some time, my kids just ran into the study and asked whats wrong...LOL

Well done mate

Ovvy

Looks good, but not quite as good as Salty's  ;D


Simon, you would know best since you guys are best mates I hear so we will take your word for it  LMAO

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:38 PM

Lurch that is soo cool. Just need the fridge and couch and you will be set!

#10 Lurch ™

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:51 PM

Lurch that is soo cool. Just need the fridge and couch and you will be set!

Well I already have a Bar Fridge here Matt. I reckon a few spare Zed seats would make a cool couch... ;)

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:01 PM

looking good mate its coming along now make sure you put a seat in for me, need a place to have a quit drink.....

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:06 PM

What thinkness was the slab, what reinforcing? Didn't you have a hoist?

How are the beams kept in the concrete? Welded to the reinforcing?

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:14 PM

Make sure you put a seat in for me, need a place to have a quiet drink.....

Bwahahahaha!

What thinkness was the slab, what reinforcing? Didn't you have a hoist?

How are the beams kept in the concrete? Welded to the reinforcing?


Brad, the slab was the std 100mm thick jobbie. The reo mesh was the larger 8mm type (IIRC).
The hoist from 'previous episodes' is at the Olds place - I'll be buying my one a little later...
The beams have large holes cut in the webbing so the concrete flowed through, locking them in place.
They are actually earthed together, in case I need to weld anything to them... ;)

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:34 PM

Cheers mate. I did 150mm slab for mine with sl81 mesh (8mm by 100mm centers). Also had a 400mm drop on my block so ended up with 11m3of road base and 12m3 of n25 concrete. Consider yourself lucky you had a nice flat block. ;D

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 12:41 PM

Lurch, good to see you have somewhere sorted for some 'Secret Men's Business' (working on Zeds, Drinking beer, Talking about Zeds, looking at Zeds that are in pieces while drinking beer and talking about Zeds).  ;)

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 01:35 PM

Well I already have a Bar Fridge here Matt. I reckon a few spare Zed seats would make a cool couch... ;)


If you have room for a bar fridge and couch, you don't have enough Datsuns and Datsun parts  ;D

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 02:14 PM

So cheap for stuff in Oz :( I should have stayed in VIC  :'( :'( :'( my much smaller shed cost more here in NZ 18month ago

I was looking at hosit the other day that would fit in a lower stud height and found these http://www.levanta.c...x-jax-lift.html ok only 45" of lift but that is enough to fit a GT40 under a zed on top ;)

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 03:55 PM

Did you see what those hoists are worth?

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 03:59 PM

Did you see what those hoists are worth?

Ash

no could not find a price anywhere. + I bet the wife would rule one out anyway :( + that is $$ that can/should be spent on getting the zed back on the road.

now back on topic :D

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 05:16 PM

More progress:

Horrible deciduous tree removed.

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Now I just have to organize the electrician to run the wiring for the lights, compressor, hoist etc...




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