Aussie Off Topic Chat Thread.

Discussion in 'Australia' started by nevgriff64, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. PBee

    PBee .

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    But what sound does it make?
  2. PBee

    PBee .

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  3. outback jack

    outback jack Long timer

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  4. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Doon, what time and from where are you leaving on Friday? Mind if Craig and I tag along?
  5. Sleepy John

    Sleepy John Grumpy Adventurer

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    The sound of one hand crapping?
  6. Adrian V

    Adrian V Been here awhile

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    I've finally decided to buy a decent shed, but after having a look online, there seems to be shitloads of companies offering similar products..... I like the look of the Aussie and American barns and was thinking of something around the 90m2 range (floor space), with no internal columns,, but which companies should I look at and what construction methods are the strongest/best?

    I live in SW Western Australia, should I just be looking at local company, or do the big online companies deliver anywhere at a reasonable price?

    Are any particular designs recommended in this size range?

    I'm sure some of you blokes have significant man caves :D, what should I be looking for?

    Cheers,

    Adrian
  7. Brute

    Brute Melbourne , outer east .

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    I'm sure some of you blokes have significant man caves :d, what should I be looking for?

    Cheers,

    Adrian

    Can`t help with much . But some good advice is make it twice as big as you think you need . I`ve made this mistake twice ( where`s that head hitting brick wall thing everyone can find except me )
  8. Gadget678

    Gadget678 Long timer

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    Where you see the smilies etc on the right of your text box, there is a "more" option. Open that up, then scroll about half way down; it's on the left.
  9. outback jack

    outback jack Long timer

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    Open web trusses are a lot stronger than single C purlin Rafter sheds or spaghetti sheds as i call them. They are easier to erect and are braced far better than light weight sheds that rely on the sheeting for bracing, which is never enough.
    Get a good bolt together kit and avoid screwed together shed connections, double the amount of labour. :deal
    The other advantage of a web truss design is strength for lifting engines or heavy gear on a block or tackle.
    They cost a bit more but well worth it. Like this..
    [​IMG]

    This fellar ( State wide sheds) supplies good sheds from Dubbo in NSW, i've bought plenty off him and never had one missing part or problem with supply. http://www.statewidesheds.com.au/contacts.htm
  10. 2upAussie990

    2upAussie990 Been here awhile

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    I have just had my shed approved by council and it will be getting erected in 3 weeks weather permitting, it's a 9x9m enclosed gable garage section with a 6x9 carport attached 3.25m high triple rollers doors across the front.
    I was going to go the American Barn route for the extra height but then you have all the internal posts to support the step up section getting in your way.
    mine is a Just Kits brand, made about 50m from where I work, they use prefabbed wall frames instead of just posts and batterns so fixing stuff to the walls internally in time to come will be a lot easier.
    Can't friggin wait for it to go up and get all my shit out of the weather.:clap
  11. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward Long timer

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    Adrian, I've delivered quite a few sheds to site in our area & have heard some horror stories from people about their "kit sheds" delivered from Perth and elsewhere. Some of 'em were still waiting for all the right bits two years after ordering.

    Talk to the local blokes, even Outdoor World (cheap & just not quite nasty) first. There are quite a few shed builders in this area so they should be fairly competitive.
  12. mongrel uc

    mongrel uc Been here awhile

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    have you had a look at a high line shed good solid frame easy to put up your self with a couple of mates and they don't cost to much there are cheaper out there but i was quoted more for something that was just a over grown garden shed mine was a 7.5 by 9 with a 2.7 wall hight and cost me 7 g by the time i had finished
  13. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    You mean try & keep up?,:lol3
    heard rumours about following Doonie, likes to disappear & lose the pack :deal
    Cheers
    Baza
  14. Sundowner

    Sundowner Bort

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    Dad of the Year Award nomination right there. That is simply brilliant. Kid knows he's the King of the Ute Muster. :clap:clap:clap
  15. PBee

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    I wish it was.....A fresh unbroken body ready to abuse again.......:gerg
  16. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 This space for Hire. Super Moderator

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    I think he was referring to the Dog. :lol3
  17. Sleepy John

    Sleepy John Grumpy Adventurer

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    Nev, you come out with some crackers! :rofl
  18. PBee

    PBee .

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    Fheew!!!................at least you didn't say pedophile..


    But I bet you thought it.:lol3
  19. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Rumours of Doons sanity on a bike have been grossly exaggerated Baz, so you might have a point. :lol3
  20. Storm Shadow

    Storm Shadow Thread Ninja

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    right i stuffed up big time, im now walking for 6 months thanks to mr plod