At some point in the near future I plan to rotate a Shedmaster 8'x7' metal
shed 90 degrees by building a double-ended wooden crucifix, placing this up
against the interior roof ribs, jacking the whole thing up on a fence post
atop my 2 tonne trolley jack, and deftly spinning it round after gently
persuading it a few inches away from the wooden shed it almost butts up
Chances of success?
I'll see what I can do, though your request does indicate somewhat that you
believe my cunning plan to be destined to failure, and that you're merely
encouraging me to go for it anyway, for the lolz.
On Sat, 29 May 2010 18:52:08 +0100, Mungo "Two Sheds" Toadfoot wrote:
I wouldn't like to say, not having seen the shed. The one thing I would remind
you is that sheds are designed and built to have the roof and rafters under
compression - i.e. weight bearing down on them. The fasteners may not expect
to have loads hanging off them instead.
I guess you're planning on building the footings out a foot before rotation
so that the repositioned shed has a firm foundation?
Oh, there's also a 10' pear tree slightly in the way of the rotation, which
will be persuaded to move out of the way temporarily by wrapping a sheet
round it and pulling it away with a rope attached to a nearby solid thing.
A tree under tension and a big metal shed rotating on a Halfords jack. What
could possibly go wrong?
As a child, I was hugely entertained by circus performers twiddling
plates on the top of long sticks. I foresee a calamity as your shed will
not be rotating fast enough to acquire any gyroscopic stability and the
likelihood of pointing your lifting post at the exact centre of mass
You haven't mentioned the ground surface? I suppose if it were level
concrete or paved you could insert some short lengths of scaffold pole
to act as rollers.
I have every confidence.
No, I have *some* confidence.
Well, in my mind it will be a lovely graceful affair, the shed rotating
beautifully and smoothly, not dissimilar to the launching of a new luxury
liner. Only around, not sideways, IYSWIM.
On 30/05/2010 11:03, Mungo "Two Sheds" Toadfoot wrote:
And I have a beautiful image of a shed rotating, smoothly, even
majestically, in order orient with respect to the sun. Designed to allow
brightness and light but with the ability to turn away from direct sun.
Shame we haven't really got the location for it as the design is quite
advanced in my mind. Maybe one day...
The chap who did the metal pigeon-step staircase and sliding glass roof
on Grand Designs started out with a rotating shed in his parents garden
(mounted on a car wheel bearing IIRC).
p.s. according to Wikipedia he was in Four Weddings and a Funeral, IMDB
doesn't seem to back that up though.
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