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Old 10-28-2013, 06:39 PM   #31
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I have my 8X10 plastic shed on 9 8X16 cinder blocks, and have for over a year. It is plenty strong enough. For your use I wouldn't hesitate to use the precast shed blocks. Mine is on plain dirt, no footer at all and it never moves.






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Old 10-28-2013, 08:03 PM   #32
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I have my 8X10 plastic shed on 9 8X16 cinder blocks, and have for over a year. It is plenty strong enough. For your use O wouldn't hesitate to use the precast shed blocks. Mine is on plain dirt, not footer at all and it never moves.
Thanks Jim very comforting plus really easy to accomplish too..
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:12 AM   #33
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Looks good Jim !

This is what I was trying to describe previously. With the exception of having some PT dimensional lumber (4x4) laid lengthwise between the blocks and framed floor support. Kind of like "skids"

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Old 10-30-2013, 03:20 PM   #34
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I have my 8X10 plastic shed on 9 8X16 cinder blocks, and have for over a year. It is plenty strong enough. For your use I wouldn't hesitate to use the precast shed blocks. Mine is on plain dirt, no footer at all and it never moves.






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Nice looking yard.What is that grass type? I have St.Augustine here in NE. Florida.
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:17 AM   #35
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Nice looking yard.What is that grass type? I have St.Augustine here in NE. Florida.
Thanks, it is Tall Fescue grass. This was only 3 months fresh planted, so there were a few spots. It looked like this in July:



That photo was taken in October.

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Old 06-21-2014, 03:37 PM   #36
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Well finally I finish the platform, I just hope I did it right or sufficiently right at least..

I triangulate everything as best as possible.




OSB ply.


Also as a transportation tip, I used three small 2x4 scraps to hold the plywood on top of my rack, works perfectly, no movement or lifting at all, for the mile ride home.
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:47 PM   #37
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In Utah, you probably have a thin organic layer over Mivida soils. If this is the case you are in luck as Mivida is a sandy soil with very limited clay or organics....basically solid stuff to build on without much heaving or sinking.

If I were you, dig till you hit sandy stuff, if shallow, drop the blocks on it directly, if not backfill the holes with gravel or non organic fill.
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In Utah, you probably have a thin organic layer over Mivida soils. If this is the case you are in luck as Mivida is a sandy soil with very limited clay or organics....basically solid stuff to build on without much heaving or sinking.

If I were you, dig till you hit sandy stuff, if shallow, drop the blocks on it directly, if not backfill the holes with gravel or non organic fill.
Sadly to me Dirt is dirt, the only thing I know is that for the from blocks I dig about 1 1/2' deep and was super hard to do even when the ground was wet, so hopefully it will stay stable over time..
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:48 PM   #39
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All this talk about strength and you used OSB for the floor? lol

I know it is a little to late, and might have been previously covered, but you never want wood to touch concrete if you can help it (especially in a moist, outdoor environment). I usually put piece of a shingle (or something similar) in between the footer and 4x4.


Good idea to triangulate the rear legs, looks plenty strong.
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All this talk about strength and you used OSB for the floor? lol
What is better plywood..!? I just did not think it was necessary, I was just trying to keep the cost down..
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I know it is a little to late, and might have been previously covered, but you never want wood to touch concrete if you can help it (especially in a moist, outdoor environment). I usually put piece of a shingle (or something similar) in between the footer and 4x4.
Oh man I have no idea about that aether, hopefully is not a big deal, thanks for the advice.
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Good idea to triangulate the rear legs, looks plenty strong.
At last I did something right, well at least if slides, will slide together..
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Sadly to me Dirt is dirt, the only thing I know is that for the from blocks I dig about 1 1/2' deep and was super hard to do even when the ground was wet, so hopefully it will stay stable over time..
Yeah, not too many people appreciate "dirt" Yet everything we do comes from it.

Anyways.....in your area you probably don't have to worry as you have a hell of a surface to build on. Lots of folks have to deal with clays which can expand, organic soils which can hold moisture and heave/sink in cold. Etc etc. You sir most like likely have good dirt for your purpose
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Yeah, not too many people appreciate "dirt" Yet everything we do comes from it.
I grow up in a big city in apartments and houses with small patios so I never got the chance to know dirt, i fact this is the first time I need to cut the grass and do stuff with dirt or even plants..
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Anyways.....in your area you probably don't have to worry as you have a hell of a surface to build on. Lots of folks have to deal with clays which can expand, organic soils which can hold moisture and heave/sink in cold. Etc etc. You sir most like likely have good dirt for your purpose
Well if the digging is any indication, I'm safe, that dirt was really hard to penetrate, thanks for the advice in any case..
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I grow up in a big city in apartments and houses with small patios so I never got the chance to know dirt, i fact this is the first time I need to cut the grass and do stuff with dirt or even plants..


Well if the digging is any indication, I'm safe, that dirt was really hard to penetrate, thanks for the advice in any case..
Well good luck with the new venture. PM if you have any dirt questions in the future . I (think) I know so much because I'm a grad student studying forestry with a strong soils focus.
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Well good luck with the new venture. PM if you have any dirt questions in the future . I (think) I know so much because I'm a grad student studying forestry with a strong soils focus.
Thanks senor, as long as the shed does not slide into the fence I will be a happy camper, good luck in your studies and thanks for sharing your passion..
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Yeah, not too many people appreciate "dirt" Yet everything we do comes from it.
Had a geotech prof who drilled into us that we were not dealing with dirt; we were dealing with soil. Dirt is what you find behind your refrigerator.
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