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    Best way to move a shed?

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    I know this isn't archery related but I figured you guys would have some experience with this. There really aren't any "Shed Moving Forums" out there. I need to move a 10' X 12' outdoor shed. I was thinking about getting a flatbed tow truck, but getting it on there could be hard. I was thinking perhaps putting a bolt into the front and pulling it up onto the flatbed that way. The other thought was getting a trailer and using 6 guys to lift it and put it up on the trailer. Moving it about 15 miles. Any other ideas?



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    Trailer + 10 guys + pizza/pop/beer = win.

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    Prolly cheaper to build you a new one. 2x4's plywood or even T-111, truss and roofing material.

    Is the shed structurally sound to move? Fifteen miles on what kind of road...highway..back roads? Once the shed is on the truck how high is it and will it be able to clear any overpasses...low lying trees etc. Do you need a permit to do this?

    I don't think flatbeds are 10 ft wide...maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deputy x 2 View Post
    Prolly cheaper to build you a new one. 2x4's plywood or even T-111, truss and roofing material.

    Is the shed structurally sound to move? Fifteen miles on what kind of road...highway..back roads? Once the shed is on the truck how high is it and will it be able to clear any overpasses...low lying trees etc. Do you need a permit to do this?

    I don't think flatbeds are 10 ft wide...maybe.


    It'd cost me $500-$600 to build one. This one is free and in good condition.



    I could take a regular road, slow. Clearance issues aren't a problem. It can overhang the flatbed.
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    Have you looked on the internet............they have some videos. Jack it up and using pipes/poles to roll it. As long as the flatbed has a winch....you might be able to do it slowly...with someone running to move the pipes as it moves toward the truck.

    How much does it weigh...could you lift it up using ALL of your friends?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deputy x 2 View Post
    Have you looked on the internet............they have some videos. Jack it up and using pipes/poles to roll it. As long as the flatbed has a winch....you might be able to do it slowly...with someone running to move the pipes as it moves toward the truck.

    How much does it weigh...could you lift it up using ALL of your friends?

    I'm thinking I would need like 6-8 guys and could lift it. Its all wood. So probably like 500-1,000lbs?
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    here's one: all you need is a couple of 2x4's, 2 pipes. You can jack it up with a car jack..block it up and put the 2x4 down. Or get yer friends and try lifting it onto the truck..ughhh..no farting in the process.

    http://www.cheapsheds.com/how-to-move-a-shed-by-hand/
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    I need to do the same thing this summer - but I'm just relocating it about 50 feet down a small hill. I was thinking of hooking up a monster eye bolt or hook and just pulling / sliding it with a log chain and my pickup. Hmmm...........
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    Any amish around? J/k

    What you do hook a couple of strong rope or chain to each wall in the center of it. This will stop the legs from spreading and create a bit of rigidity(is that even a word?) to the structure. Get a piece of plywood the size of the bottom of it and a few car jacks and slide the ply wood under it. Get some L bracks from lowes and attach the shed to the ply wood thats under it. This will give you a smooth surface to drag as opposed to skinny legs.
    make a hole in the ply wood that you can attach a rope or chain on to. You will pull the shed on to the flatbed or trailer or what ever you use to tow it with on with that.

    DONT try to attach the rope or anything to the shed you want to do it from the bottom. That way you wont rip the shed apart.

    Also if you decide to move it by picking it up, the ply wood would keep a equal amount of force throughout the foot print instead of doing it without it.
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    Loader/Frontend tractor and nylon straps. Run the straps under the shed and around the bucket/forks of machine. Pick it up cradle style and back trailer under and then lowering shed onto flatbed or roll back.

    Have you checked with local towing companies in your area? They might be able to help you out with transport for cheap..

    I have done this with the exact size shed you mentioned. No problem... Matter a fact, I drove the loader holding the shed as mentioned above 100 ft from one end to new resting spot.
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    Well did you get your shed moved???
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    I once reinforced a shed, and separated its 4 walls to move it, and it still fell apart in transit.

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    Actually, I just had a shed moved. Cost me $200, but was done by a licensed professional. I found him by calling one of the nearby stores that sold sheds.

    One guy and his truck.

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    NOt sure if this is practical but take it apart, move it, put it back together.
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    I suggest you consult the expert on this subject. I am, of course, speaking of Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson.

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    Most of the above are good suggestions,I just have one question.
    I know this isn't archery related


    What the heck does that ^^^ have to do with the price of tea in China??
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    ^^^^ that question was to throw everyone a curve ball.
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    My suggestion is worthless now, since it has already been moved, but I would have used a stick of dynamite. Light the fuse, throw it in and slam the door. Boom! While it is in the air back the trailer under where it was. Admittedly, you have to be pretty quick to do all this but I see no reason why it wouldn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavriktu View Post
    Most of the above are good suggestions,I just have one question.


    What the heck does that ^^^ have to do with the price of tea in China??
    Hey Chief... what is da' tea prices now's a' daz' anyways..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom S View Post
    My suggestion is worthless now, since it has already been moved, but I would have used a stick of dynamite. Light the fuse, throw it in and slam the door. Boom! While it is in the air back the trailer under where it was. Admittedly, you have to be pretty quick to do all this but I see no reason why it wouldn't work.









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