Is there an easy way to disassemble a metal shed?

Summerville, SC(Zone 8a)

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.



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West Pottsgrove, PA(Zone 6b)

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!

Allen Park, MI(Zone 6a)

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

If its aluminum its worth about 50 cents a pound.


Summerville, SC(Zone 8a)

Wow! Sounds like a plan! Thanks!


Bluffton, SC(Zone 9a)

I second the sawsall. That's the easy way.

Lumberton, TX(Zone 8b)

We've brought down two by use of hurricane... followed by the sawsall.

Summerville, SC(Zone 8a)

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


Poquoson, VA(Zone 7b)

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

(just kidding....sort of)

West Pottsgrove, PA(Zone 6b)

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.

Summerville, SC(Zone 8a)

Hm .. well maybe I can get a Romulan molecular decay detonator, some plastic explosives and blow it to smithereens!!!!! Lol

Bluffton, SC(Zone 9a)

plasma torch is not a real common thing to have on hand. Would be easier than a sawall.

Lumberton, TX(Zone 8b)

And dadgummit my molecular decay detonator is in the shop. sorry.

College Station, TX(Zone 8b)

a phaser?

Bluffton, SC(Zone 9a)

molecular decay detonator, You don't have one? Thought they were pretty common.

Weedville, PA(Zone 6a)

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?

Summerville, SC(Zone 8a)

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


San Antonio, TX

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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