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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-27-2002, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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Suggestions for a winter hut??

Brother lives in Ohio. Small yard, no garage. He has a tall wooden "shed" that we built for his tools and what nots. Anyway, winter is bearing down on him and he's wanting more shelter. But it has to be temporary, as his house is for sale, and he doesn't want the nieghbors whining about the "look" of the thing. I suggested some tarp, or maybe some PVC pipe NOT glued together to build a frame. But ... I just wanted to see what the geniuses of this BBS came up with......


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Re: Suggestions for a winter hut??

I like your idea, except take it one step further and line the inside with insulation. Maybe double tarp, one on inside and one on outside. That should keep him pretty warm.

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Oh, make sure he gets the least obvious colored tarp so that his neighbors don't get in a tizzy....wait what am I saying, he's selling, what does he care what his neighbors think! [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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Re: Suggestions for a winter hut??

I did a Google search for temporary garages and came up with <font color="blue">this</font color> and <font color="blue">this.</font color>
You might get some ideas from these. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Suggestions for a winter hut??

instead of using pvc which is not very structurally sound i would just get some 2x4's they would definately hold up the snow a little bit better [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Re: Suggestions for a winter hut??

Yep, that PVC pipe is not very strong especially on long spans in the wind. Look into thinwall electrical conduit a.k.a. EMT. It's thin, strong and uses set screw or compression ring fitting to make it easy to erect and dismantle. You can also bend it easily for round corners if you wish. I'd be looking for clear plastic for a covering. Let's light in and doesn't "look" like a structure to upset the neighbors. Clear shower curtains maybe?

I've been looking for one of those plastic inflatable bubbles but I haven't found one yet. Wonder how much time it would take to build one out of shower curtains and one of those bag sealers. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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"Instand Protection From: Sun, Snow, Rain, Hail, Sap, Acid Rain, Rust, Wind, Dirt, Bird Droppings &amp; more!"

Seems kind of too good to be true? Maybe they pump it full of inert gas for you? [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] Anyways, maybe if I don't have a rust problem now, it will take away previous rust. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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