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Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

October 8, 2007
3:20 AM

Post #4059784

I have a metal shed that is on its last legs .. I want to disassemble it and put up a new one. Does anyone know of a somewhat easy to take these things down or had any experience? If you have experience I'd like to know about any problems I might run into.

Thanks,

X

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claypa
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

October 8, 2007
4:17 AM

Post #4059928

I'd lubricate every fastener you can find the day before you take it down, then use an impact driver or a hammer drill with the appropriate bit to remove the screws. Some of them might be to rusty to get apart, and you might have to do some bashing with a hammer to separate the panels to where they're manageable.
I'd keep your camera ready, you never know what critters you might roust doing this!

paulgrow

paulgrow
Allen Park, MI
(Zone 6a)

October 8, 2007
9:18 PM

Post #4062243

Use a Sawsall cut it up and take it to the scrap yard for $

If its aluminum its worth about 50 cents a pound.

Paul
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

October 8, 2007
9:25 PM

Post #4062267

Wow! Sounds like a plan! Thanks!

X
CoreHHI
Bluffton, SC
(Zone 9a)

October 24, 2007
2:15 AM

Post #4116786

I second the sawsall. That's the easy way.
brigidlily
Lumberton, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 29, 2007
1:35 PM

Post #4135098

We've brought down two by use of hurricane... followed by the sawsall.
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

October 29, 2007
1:50 PM

Post #4135147

I think the sawsall is the way to go! Thanks!

X
BackyardZoo
Poquoson, VA
(Zone 7b)

November 1, 2007
3:49 PM

Post #4146912

tractors and/or big trucks work well, too ;-)

(just kidding...sort of)
claypa
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

November 1, 2007
4:34 PM

Post #4147097

No doubt, wrap a chain around it and pull it down, then cut it up. Know anybody with a plasma torch? That's even easier.
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

November 1, 2007
4:41 PM

Post #4147124

Hm .. well maybe I can get a Romulan molecular decay detonator, some plastic explosives and blow it to smithereens!!!!! Lol
CoreHHI
Bluffton, SC
(Zone 9a)

November 1, 2007
4:44 PM

Post #4147141

plasma torch is not a real common thing to have on hand. Would be easier than a sawall.
brigidlily
Lumberton, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 1, 2007
6:02 PM

Post #4147414

And dadgummit my molecular decay detonator is in the shop. sorry.
AuntAnne
College Station, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 1, 2007
6:07 PM

Post #4147433

a phaser?
CoreHHI
Bluffton, SC
(Zone 9a)

November 1, 2007
6:13 PM

Post #4147458

molecular decay detonator, You don't have one? Thought they were pretty common.
heathrjoy
Weedville, PA
(Zone 6a)

November 18, 2007
9:39 PM

Post #4207492

So, X, did you take it down yet? How did it go? Hopefully all went well and you got some cash out of it.

About a month ago we took down our old metal shed. A sledgehammer and crowbar was all we really needed. A drill/screwdriver to remove the bolts that held it to the cement pad after we took it down. After it was on the ground it was easy to fold the pieces into thirds. Then we walked on them to flatten them. It was amazing to me how flimsy the metal was, even though it was old. It came apart so super easy.

Although, in the process of all of this I did get a cut. A scratch really, but it bled like someone had cut my leg off. I ended up having to get a tetnis shot, which now includes a whooping cough vaccination. How about that?
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

November 18, 2007
10:24 PM

Post #4207605

It's still standing .. I'll probably do it after the new year.

X
Anaid
San Antonio, TX

January 13, 2008
11:35 PM

Post #4397453

I found the easiest way to get an old shed down...

...ask someone to do it for you... :)

...thank God for SIL's...

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