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Old 10-12-2011, 02:34 AM   #46
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Slightly off topic.... but still on use of containers

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Are they rat proof? We live on an acreage and I have 2 very nice sheds, but slipping a couple of shipping containers in each might be a nice way to keep the rats out of my airfilters / boat gear / oil containers - seriously- they nibble through the plastic oil containers , it makes one hell of a mess! It probably started when they got a taste for CT18 truck washm and now they've nibbled through every plastic container in the shed! Kero / Metho / oil/ even an esky!
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Hmmm... ever thought of rat / mice bait or just buy a cat.

No just kidding ya. but worth a go!. I have never had them eat through a container of CT18.
Bird seed yes, horse feed yes... truck wash .... no.
But then they may be looking for water, so it is possible. The suckers cost me at least $5k for chewed wiring on my car and I was told they were looking for water, hence the windscreen washer hoses were chewed to bits..

What I realy want to say!.. yeah sorry just skip this bit.

On a serious note and sorry to distract from the thread...
Actually I did draw up some plans years ago to put several insulated containers together in a U shape and then build a roof over the top and decking in the centre with windows / sliding doors cut out etc. Plumbing was not a big issue...
The fact they were steel made them more sustainable in a fire prone area because I could not get a building permit due to fire risk.

It was to be placed upon a block of land in Mt Eccles (Vic) and the area was quite remote and getting 'full building permit was going to cost a fortune if ever possible'.

I was advised (by an un-named source, I won't elaberate but they did work for Shire Council at the time of enquiry .. 16 years ago) that the council would 'look the other way' if it was built with containers and over a 2- 3 year time span!.

If you design right and buy insulated containers then the overall cost is not too bad compared to real house prices (given fire prone area so was forced to use concrete blocks (besa blocks) or simular).
Yes I was prepared to use Gas Axe and welder to do the work (via large generator as that would be needed to power the place eventually anyway) but that was part of the challenge and I wanted to live away from the populus..... It was 140acres of real nice bike country.

In a very remote area where power is not available, Insulated container are not out of the question as a substitute for a house build... How many builders, plumbers will travel that far?.

I worked for a bank at the time, so doing the costings was quite easy.

But no, unfortunately I did not do it, deal fell through with the land!. Would have been the ideal life style black and cheap as compared to normal house and land prices, even then.

Sorry mods I realise this thread is about sheds or using containers as sheds, but in remote regions... insulated containers can be a viable option.

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Old 10-12-2011, 02:36 AM   #47
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Miss Jane, I like your Dad

Sorry just another HiJack...

Hi Jane.. I like your Dads thinking...
A man can never have enough sheds....
ps... Jardine does not agree with this statement!.

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Old 10-12-2011, 06:16 AM   #48
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Sorry just another HiJack...

Hi Jane.. I like your Dads thinking...
A man can never have enough sheds....
ps... Jardine does not agree with this statement!.

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He had so many sheds all over the place I doubt he knew how many he had himself and they were all packed floor to ceiling with bits. But he didn't do shipping containers, so I've ticked that box for him.

Actually he did have one as a paint room at work, now I think of it. That would have to seal up well wouldn't it?

Now I don't like to contradict Jardine, but she's must be opposed to the idea that it's only men who need sheds/shipping containers, that would be it................ right?
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:30 AM   #49
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I know you got me thinking. There are loads of links to container homes.

Here's another in Wellington, NZ. Note the shade




Edit: I'm sure he's got a motorbike stored in there.

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I looked at 40fts, but a 20ft is much easier to transport and get into a small yard. A flatbed tip truck can reverse them up a narrow driveway and drop them off the back.
That's why 40's can be so cheap sometimes - especially if they have to be moved.

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Old 10-12-2011, 05:05 PM   #50
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Lots of these relatively cheap roomy Containor/canvas sheds out where I travel for work...
http://www.fabricstructures.com.au/w...-Span%20CM.pdf
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:31 PM   #51
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Dont buy one...get two

Best way is to buy two and space the apart and put a roof over the empty space....look hunny a new BBQ are (I mean bike stripping area/wash bay)

Its a must to put a coat of paint on them and blend them into your area ( green roof looks like grass from the photo's from above), A false roof will knock the heat down and prolong the containers life
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Old 10-13-2011, 01:29 AM   #52
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I hear you can buy them real cheap in Tauranga. Some rust tho
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:20 AM   #53
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Trust me they are weather proof, they float.

Dunno about your new BM inside though.











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Old 10-13-2011, 03:28 AM   #54
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I've been on board this Vessel many times.
So there's no truth to the rumor the Captain was suffering heat stress because his aircon broke whilst schooling the Cabin boy and ran of course
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So there's no truth to the rumor the Captain was suffering heat stress from lack of of aircon then, whilst schooling the Cabin boy?

The first mate's name was Kipper.
He was a cunning nipper,
He lined his arse with broken glass,
and circumcised the Skipper.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:36 AM   #56
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The first mate's name was Kipper.
He was a cunning nipper,
He lined his arse with broken glass,
and circumcised the Skipper.
The boy stood on the burning deck
facing the setting sun
a big red blister glowed on his bum
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:45 AM   #57
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:11 AM   #58
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pipe the 1st mate aboard Pee'is Bee'is , right oh you crusty varmint!

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Old 10-13-2011, 06:20 PM   #59
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Think laterally

Maybe you should just turn things around. Change the house into the shed and live in the dumpster...http://popupcity.net/2011/10/home-in-a-dumpster/


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Old 10-13-2011, 08:55 PM   #60
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Or you could do the sensible thing Davo; leave the suzi & 'scram at my place. You know they'd be safe then
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