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dannyre 01-10-2017 08:36 PM

Cart Shed Design
 
Does anyone have a cart shed design before I go and wing it? Trying to build a shed next to my garage for just the cart, and I could use some suggestions...

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BigShowDuramax 01-10-2017 11:19 PM

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sub'd for ideas too.

scottyb 01-10-2017 11:50 PM

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Do you want it attached or detached from the garage? A lean to design is the cheapest thing to build.

rib33024 01-11-2017 12:03 AM

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Originally Posted by scottyb (Post 1344125)
Do you want it attached or detached from the garage? A lean to design is the cheapest thing to build.

:thumbup::thumbup:

lockman1 01-11-2017 07:27 AM

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Yep... a lean to is not only cheaper, but easier to build!

Here's the one I built, 12' wide, X 10' deep (inside) for about $800 in materials,
(had 2 carts at the time, and needed winter storage for both of them!)
I leaned towards the back for a larger door opening, 7' high X 5' wide, (both lifted carts),
I wish I would have made the door opening just a bit wider, it worked well for me, but my ex had difficulties with it!

Click pics to enlarge:

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Note:
I "over built" it because of the nasty storms and "iffy" trees in the area,
and also wired it for lights and 110 outlets on all 4 walls,
so... your material expenses should be quite a bit cheaper!

:thumbup:

dannyre 01-11-2017 08:31 AM

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Can't do a lean to..has to be stand alone....

lockman1 01-11-2017 08:39 AM

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The term "lean to" is the way the roof is built... it "leans" rather than "peaks"! :wink:

scottyb 01-11-2017 12:50 PM

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Uhm, well no :lol: A lean to is a reference to an add-on attached structure which leans on an existing structure, hence the term lean to.
A stand alone (detached) structure can have one of many roof configurations on it. The flat sloping roof is the simplest and most economical. It is termed a shed or flat roof. It must have some pitch(slope) to shed the rain. If you are in snow country then anticipated wet snow load may dictate a steeper pitch. I hope this helps.

I put up a 10x10 shed in the yard with a regular 8ft wide roll up garage door. I used a gable roof and utilized the top section as additional storage.

lockman1 01-11-2017 01:29 PM

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I stand corrected... that's why I'm a locksmith! :lol: :thumbup:

Mooncarter 01-11-2017 01:35 PM

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Like Lockman said. Make sure the door(s) are wide enough. When you do that, assuming one large opening, make sure the header above that opening is strong enough to support everything above it. Make that calculation before you determine ceiling height.

scottyb 01-11-2017 02:16 PM

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Originally Posted by lockman1 (Post 1344210)
I stand corrected... that's why I'm a locksmith! :lol: :thumbup:

And that's why I call a locksmith when I loose when I need to get my fumblers realigned :thumbup:

dannyre 01-11-2017 03:48 PM

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If I don't build a shed, I'll never loose my keys...:mrgreen:

Scotty is correct. A standalone shed is what I need to design and build. We are in Hurricane country here, so a garage door type opening is the best bet for me. I can leave it up about a foot in case of rising water (cart will be somewhere else. I have room for a 8' wide shed, and about 10' to 12' depth. I think that should be enough. Since it is a little tight, I may even put in a side door to exit easily.

Thoughts? :help:

scottyb 01-11-2017 04:11 PM

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The cart has a 4'x8' footprint or roughly 4x10 with a rear seat foot step. Check the carts height by placing a long 2x4 on the roof and measuring to the floor on all 4 sides. You may find it taller in the rear. What ever it is you will need a few inches clearance. Remember an overhead door does not totally clear the opening.

tag50 01-11-2017 05:31 PM

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A standard garage door is 8' wide by 7' tall (with a little less clearance as Scotty said). Narrower that standard means custom order panels ($$$). In hurricane country I would use this.

http://gulfbreeze-windows.com/wp-con...urity-door.jpg

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scottyb 01-11-2017 06:10 PM

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[QUOTE=tag50; In hurricane country I would use this.[/QUOTE] :shock: oh no


In hurricane country I would use this :lhmo::lhmo::lhmo:

dannyre 01-11-2017 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by scottyb (Post 1344250)
:shock: oh no


In hurricane country I would use this :lhmo::lhmo::lhmo:

Trust me, we use both....:lhmo:

Went to my garage door guy and he said that a 8X7 foot door is a standard, and that should work. Now I need to build the structure to house it....
Looked at the roll down type and they were more expensive that the garage door type. My guy quoted me $499 installed, and I think that's a deal even for a manual one... is that a good price?

Mooncarter 01-11-2017 08:19 PM

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That would be a good price around here. So you are going 10' wide? The walk through door is a great idea for safety and you don't have to open the big one each time you go in.

Mooncarter 01-11-2017 08:47 PM

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Is the $499 for roll up or standard?

dannyre 01-11-2017 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Mooncarter (Post 1344300)
Is the $499 for roll up or standard?

Standard garage door....

I am looking at a 8 wide by 12 deep and 8 high with a small walk thru door if necessary. I am limited to 7' or 8' wide and 12' deep...

tag50 01-11-2017 08:55 PM

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Sounds like a fair price. A couple of years ago I had to replace my two 8 footers. Was $350 each, for doors and tracks and my labor.


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Mooncarter 01-11-2017 09:03 PM

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OK. You realize you can't put an 8 foot wide door in an 8 foot wide structure?

dannyre 01-11-2017 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Mooncarter (Post 1344308)
OK. You realize you can't put an 8 foot wide door in an 8 foot wide structure?

Figured 8' 7" finished front...is that good enough? I figured 3" of wood for each side to mount it to and 5/8" hardy for finished exterior...

Mooncarter 01-11-2017 09:18 PM

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For a standard 8 foot door you will need a minimum of 8 and a half feet on the inside, and that is pushing it to an extreme.

Mooncarter 01-11-2017 09:21 PM

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Well at least 8" of that front is the other 2 walls on each side.

dannyre 01-11-2017 09:23 PM

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So you are saying that a 3" of meat on each side of the door to mount it to is not enough?

Mooncarter 01-11-2017 09:30 PM

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It will take exactly that much. What I'm saying is if your exterior dimension is 8 feet, depending on your siding, your opening (without a wall at all) is only about 7 feet 4 inches. Interior stud to interior stud.

dannyre 01-11-2017 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Mooncarter (Post 1344331)
It will take exactly that much. What I'm saying is if your exterior dimension is 8 feet, depending on your siding, your opening (without a wall at all) is only about 7 feet 4 inches. Interior stud to interior stud.

First, thanks for the advice. So, If I use 3" or so of lumber on both sides to mount the door on that should be enough? Basically I will be building a building with a minimum front area (the door dimension opening of approx. 7" 11" plus six inches of framing wood) and 12' of Depth, so I figure the overall dimensions would be about 8"6" X 12" ..am I close, and would that work? :help:

Mooncarter 01-11-2017 09:42 PM

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8 foot six exterior will leave you only about 7 feet 10 inches INSIDE. The door is 8 feet wide. The door, and track will be about 8 feet 6 inches on the INSIDE.

dannyre 01-11-2017 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Mooncarter (Post 1344337)
8 foot six exterior will leave you only about 7 feet 10 inches INSIDE. The door is 8 feet wide. The door, and track will be about 8 feet 6 inches on the INSIDE.

The finished framed inside dimensions that my garage door guy gave me was 7' 11" clear width and 6' 11 1/2" height, that's all he needs, that is where my math is coming from....he also told me that the door needed at least 3" of meat to mount to on each side...

Mooncarter 01-11-2017 09:51 PM

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The 7 foot 11 inches is your usable width after installation. The door and hardware is about 8 feet six inches wide. You need that much INSIDE. Garage door guy is correct.

dannyre 01-11-2017 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Mooncarter (Post 1344339)
The 7 foot 11 inches is your usable width after installation. The door and hardware is about 8 feet six inches wide. You need that much INSIDE.

Thanks, I think I will try and find a 6" door....probably more money, but that's life...thanks again

Mooncarter 01-11-2017 10:11 PM

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I think you are forgetting to add the 3" on each side you need (meat) and the thickness of the walls on each side. That is over a foot. If there is any way you can get the width to use an 8 foot door you will like it MUCH better than a 6 foot.

smokindawg 01-12-2017 03:08 PM

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You also need to think about whether you want a floor or not. You could build a pole type building with gravel for a floor pretty reasonably. That's what I did for my motorcycle storage and then built a platform in it to mount my air compressor on.

You could also do like I did on the barn style shed I build and go with double 3 foot hinged doors. This would give you a 6 foot door and you would then eliminate the need for an entry door. You can use a bolt type latch at the top of the one door and let the other door latch to that door on the outside for locking. You could then make a bolt for the bottom that would go into the ground to hold the bottom of the door you wouldn't open all the time. This setup would be the most reasonably priced way to build the shed. If you went with a wooden floor you'd have to build it pretty strong to hold the weight and the shed would then have to be much taller to accommodate the cart.

One other thing though is where you live. There may be certain guidelines that you have too follow and you may have to have a permit to build. Sometimes you can use a portable (As in skid mounted and movable) to get around some guidelines.

dannyre 01-12-2017 08:24 PM

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Originally Posted by smokindawg (Post 1344471)
One other thing though is where you live. There may be certain guidelines that you have too follow and you may have to have a permit to build. Sometimes you can use a portable (As in skid mounted and movable) to get around some guidelines.

My idea is for it to be fixed type, 7' to 8' door with concrete floor and 12' deep. Hardy board outside, shingle roof and side entrance door for easy access. It looks like it will probably be a 7' door due to space limitations. My door guy said any door I need can be cut down to size by him for an additional $75. It will be built with and 2X4 wall studs with all lumber to be treated.

smokindawg 01-12-2017 09:04 PM

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As long as your building it as you said, treated lumber is actually an extra cost you can do without. Especially if your trying to save anywhere in the build. But, it does sound like your building a good shed.

You should even have enough room for a small work bench and some tool storage.

dannyre 01-12-2017 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by smokindawg (Post 1344549)
As long as your building it as you said, treated lumber is actually an extra cost you can do without. Especially if your trying to save anywhere in the build. But, it does sound like your building a good shed.

You should even have enough room for a small work bench and some tool storage.

Thanks..main garage has plenty of work bench area but the extra room in the shed will be for cart parts like the rain cover and misc. items. I'm too old to struggle with entry and exit so the side door should come in quite handy....:mrgreen:

Mooncarter 01-12-2017 10:58 PM

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Side door is a great idea. Not only for easy in and out. But if something catches fire or explodes while you are in there, you have another way out.

Just curious dannyre. What is the reason you can't go to 10 feet wide? If you can do that, all these other problems are solved and give you more space. Dimensional lumber is sold in 8,10, 12 etc. foot lengths. You are going to waste lumber, wind up with a smaller building/door, and cost you more. What is the size restriction from? Just trying to help/understand.

dannyre 01-13-2017 07:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Mooncarter (Post 1344575)
Side door is a great idea. Not only for easy in and out. But if something catches fire or explodes while you are in there, you have another way out.

Just curious dannyre. What is the reason you can't go to 10 feet wide? If you can do that, all these other problems are solved and give you more space. Dimensional lumber is sold in 8,10, 12 etc. foot lengths. You are going to waste lumber, wind up with a smaller building/door, and cost you more. What is the size restriction from? Just trying to help/understand.

The shed will be between two existing structures and a walk way between them is a must, or I would go with 12'.....

Conradconrad 02-20-2017 11:25 AM

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Originally Posted by dannyre (Post 1344233)
We are in Hurricane country here, so a garage door type opening is the best bet for me.

Thoughts? :help:


I live in florida and just built a shed, although not for my cart, just for my tools/yard equipment.

Things to consider.

Distance on property for easements.
City permit requirements, this might end up with a strong foundation requirement since you are in a hurricane prone area, along with roof support requirements for a certain wind rating, there might even be a wind rating needed through the city for the overall structure pending how its made.

Not telling you this is required just things to consider/ find out before you go for it.


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