setting up the new shop #10: Major setback AS SHED COLAPSES IN FREAK WINDSTORM

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Blog entry by thedude50 posted 12-02-2011 03:41 AM 1824 reads 0 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok well at 2am today we were hit by a major freak windstorm with some gusts as high as 90miles an hour the shed was going to be sheeted tomorrow and instead we are faced with a major cleanup the pics will do the talking

I have no clue what i could have done to avoid this it was really bad several of the new homes being build in our neighborhood also collapsed anything that was not sided fell to the ground in a few cases the homes were 2 story homes collapsed the same as my shed I pray no one got hurt in this tragedy tons of power outages and tree collapses

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#1 posted 12-02-2011 03:47 AM

I am sorry to see this. I read about the recent tremendous Santa Anna winds in the western US. I hope that you are able to get things back together soon.

Best wishes.

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#2 posted 12-02-2011 03:55 AM

looks like most of it may be salvageable. Pick up the pieces and start over.

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#3 posted 12-02-2011 04:05 AM


Sorry about this happening to you…what a pisser…..Seems like sometimes things come along and knocks us down, but we have no choice but to get back up…Three years ago a major ice storm hit here where I live….devistated everything around for miles.. out of power for 8 days…..big trees smashed and broken…Luckily my house and shop survived, but you never forget…..Just have to start putting things back together again….one step at a time, or in your case, one truss at a time….You’ll be fine. Just extra work to be done now…...

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#4 posted 12-02-2011 04:10 AM

sorry to hear and see this. Persevere in patience.

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#5 posted 12-02-2011 04:14 AM

thats a bummer

back on the horse

looks like not to much to repair
and some sheeting and ground steaks

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#6 posted 12-02-2011 04:17 AM

That sucks, good that no one was hurt. It looks like most of it can be saved. Good luck.

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#7 posted 12-02-2011 04:19 AM

Your shed blew over and yet the tarp remains attached, now that is crazy. Sorry this happened, but looks like (as others have said) it is all salvageable. Maybe a few good neighbors would help you catch back up.

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#8 posted 12-02-2011 04:23 AM

If there wasn’t too much damage to the lumber, you should be able to get it back up in a reasonable amount of time.. I wouldn’t hesitate to sheath that thing though…

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#9 posted 12-02-2011 05:07 AM

Did you have the walls braced to some stakes in the ground? I don’t see any but that doesn’t mean they aren’t there. We always brace to stakes. Don’t remove those until you sheath the corners. Tie the trusses together with boards at an angle or they will blow down every time.

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#10 posted 12-02-2011 06:49 AM

Golly… the wind really blew HARD here in So.Calif…

I don’t know where Clovis is… thought it was further North… out of the way of our wind storm…

Sorry to see it do all that damage… Hope you can salvage a lot of it… and just keep on a going!

Maybe a few temporary brace pieces are in order to keep thing Square as There!??
(... yeah… now, I tell you… right? LOL)

Hope it’s not too bad.

Take care…

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#11 posted 12-02-2011 07:35 AM

WHOA! That was a nasty wind. We read that some places measured as high as 123 mph! And they said it wasn’t stopping anytime soon. We hope the winds have died down there. It does look like you’ll be able to salvage it, but we’re sure it feels like 3 steps forward, 2 steps back!

We can feel for you since we had similar winds just before Labor Day. We’re still trying to recover. We pray a speedy recovery for you and all those affected.


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#12 posted 12-02-2011 07:48 AM

Wow that was totally uncool. Some temporary cross braces can help from it happening again . But 90 mile an hour winds are pretty darn strong. Good luck on the rebuild.

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#13 posted 12-02-2011 08:00 AM

thanks you guys i appreciate the support . Yes the braces were there its like the whole thing was lifted up and tossed 4 feet away. the braces snapped off at the top. The trusses were all attached with Simpson strong ties and they are all still attached except for the gable ends where they were nailed differently because of being flush with the wall. the bottom plate is still nailed to the floor . the studs were lifted right off the nails and the nails are all strait up its like a tornado picked it up but it was just wind gusts there were several new homes damaged they have stickers from the city condemning them these are fine homes that were awaiting siding had their roofs on already and are piles of sticks just like my shed. with my bad back i will need lots of help getting this back together. the winds died for a few hours tonight but are kicking up right now . I will continue the shop setup blog including this vital step till i have the shed i have no walking space in the shop ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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#14 posted 12-02-2011 01:12 PM

Sometimes it just dosen’t mater what you do, nature decides.
Sad Dude, good luck with the rebuild.

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#15 posted 12-02-2011 02:45 PM

watching the news, I guess if its just your shed your pretty lucky. You guys got some nasty winds out there. Good luck getting it back up. I’d stop by and give you a hand, but that’d be a long drive :-)

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