On Apr 22, 11:09 pm, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
Thanks for all the comments/advice. About building on blocks standing
on the ground.
Re local permits; it seems that only size is a factor, and provided it
meets certain pretty reasonable requirements (here) the local
Development Planning Officer can approve it himself without further
reference to our municipal building committee.
Have a lot of scrap wood that intend to use; probably over-build to
use up variuos pieces. Then demolish our shed #2 which is attached to
our deck and house. That shed was built when someone gave us (told us
to take away)some used plywood; and with other used lumber it cost
around $100 for roll roofing and, a padlock and some metal flashing.
Our #2 shed is supported by three buried posts and one edge of our
deck; allowing air to ventilate the approx 10 inches underneath both.
Shed #1 was originally built, some 26 years ago, also from scrap, as a
playhouse for the now 31 year old son and his friend ..............
these days he he works offshore and or is back on land fixing
everything in sight! It is now used to store lawn mower and snow-
blower, spare gas to get it away from house etc; have to widen its
door to accommodate the new snow-blower ............. yes finally
bought a brand new one!!!!! The mower however was rebuilt using the
motor from my neighbour's scrapped one!
Given another free mower other day (4.5 HP IIRC) and in process of
using it's B&S motor to rebuild another machine for son! Hate to waste
BTW the machines on which the metal decks rust out worst are those
that have the extra openings and apertures for all the 'extras' such
as grass catcher bags, plain-jane machines that just chuck the
clippings out the side to mulch themselves back onto the grass seem
much less prone; maybe easier to wash out after use. The machine was
given recently had been stored since last year and still had moisture
in grass clippings caught on variuos projections below the metal deck.
Maybe they should be made of fiberglass? But that means, with good
motor mtce. they might last for ever!
Cheers and thanks.