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Blog entry by captferd posted 06-10-2013 02:44 AM 4025 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes you have to put the wood work aside to take care of other stuff around the place. I’ve noticed online quite a few people wondering if you can raise or move a shed. Here’s living proof of how quick and easy it is. Normally I have one of my several gardens next to the shed as well but this year I had to put it off because the shed was sinking into the ground and being taken over by ground hogs. I had to raise it 4”. The shed is 10×20. Empty I figured it to be about 2000 lbs. So a 3 ton jack should lift it easy. I just had to dig under it enough to lay a 2×12 down as a base and set the jack on it.

As you can see here the shed was raised about 5” The shed was originally setting on 4×12 concrete blocks. I had to straighten and level the blocks. Lots more digging.

I sat the shed down on some treated leftover 4×6 pieces from my pole barn and repeated the same thing on the other side.

In the pic to the right on the back you can see the runners that go up the middle of the building. This meant the floor had to come up. I took out a 2 ft. wide strip up the center.

Some of the treasures I found.

And that’s pretty much it. Fill the holes and fill the shed back up. It took most the day and now I can put that late garden in on the side.

-- CaptFerd



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Robb

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#1 posted 06-10-2013 04:11 AM

Nice work! I like your method of raising it up with the car jack.

-- Robb

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emart

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#2 posted 06-10-2013 05:45 AM

nice work i have to do that this summer for my 10×10 barn/workshop i noticed this winter that the floor is sagging in the middle

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them https://www.custommade.com/by/emeraldcrafts/

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#3 posted 06-10-2013 06:36 AM

Hello Captferd

I wonder what skull is from its seems to be pretty big to be under your shed?
Maybe a ground hog whatever that may be.

-- Regards Robert

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#4 posted 06-10-2013 12:24 PM

i’d venture to guess it is/was someone’s pet dog.

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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#5 posted 06-10-2013 12:35 PM

Good work. Now you can get back to your woodworking.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 06-11-2013 12:34 PM

I’m thinking that the scull is a cat I had a few years back. (Sara :AKA One Eyed Jack) You know how when an outdoor cat gets sick and wonders off to die? Well this is were I think they do it. OK Charles I’m back to the shop.
Thanks all for reading.

-- CaptFerd

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#7 posted 06-13-2013 03:33 AM

Great job

-- Norman

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#8 posted 09-15-2014 04:59 PM

The car jack method is really clever. Thanks for posting!

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