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04-26-2009 08:49 PM
Old Dog
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Originally Posted by cglennon View Post
Metal sheds are notorious for sweating, especially if they sit in direct sunlight. Sealing the concrete will help, but ventalation is key whether passive (simple vents) or power (like a solar attic vent).
Very true...And I plan on sealing the concrete, should have done it that night but was too tired to do squat, even tore a bicept on the screed board, my right bicept still comes up like Pop-Eye's..lol... I have a good bit +/- 2 gal. of 33% left from another job, that should do the trick easy with +/-1.5 gal. left, that will keep down a good bit of dust also, but wish it was vented, that would help the sweating more than anything...
Did have a pretty good ride today of about 200mi., sure felt better than putting that darn tin lizzy up...lol...
Thanks and have a good one...Old Dog...
04-26-2009 07:53 PM
cglennon
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How about a little heat and insulation for the winter months to keep the moisture out? I have a metal garage that sweats in the winter causing rust on my tools and bikes.

My bro put up a plastic shed for his Triumph. Small, but he likes it.

DT
Metal sheds are notorious for sweating, especially if they sit in direct sunlight. Sealing the concrete will help, but ventalation is key whether passive (simple vents) or power (like a solar attic vent).
04-26-2009 12:22 PM
Old Dog
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old dog do you know whats worse than putting up a new tin shed........putting up a used one. guy in town used to park his harley in this but he had a big wood one built by the amish and said I could have this one. taking it down was worse than puttin it up. if you dont do it in the correct order it will all come crashing down on you.
wib714, I'll bet you are 4/3rds right on that, I don't think I could do it...lol...
DT, I may move Clyde to the bigger wood shed for the winter mos., when I won't be getting the mower out, nor the bike very often as I am a warm weather rider...lol...
Gotta get goin as our bunch of old farts are riding today, up to Smithville Tn. I think, or maybe down around Guntersville Ala....???
Have a good one...Old Dog...
04-26-2009 11:49 AM
dirtrack650 How about a little heat and insulation for the winter months to keep the moisture out? I have a metal garage that sweats in the winter causing rust on my tools and bikes.

My bro put up a plastic shed for his Triumph. Small, but he likes it.

DT
04-26-2009 08:57 AM
wib714 I have mine in an 8x10 tin shed with my tools. not much room to work on her, even checking the oil is kinda tough but it keeps her dry and out of the sun.
old dog do you know whats worse than putting up a new tin shed........putting up a used one. guy in town used to park his harley in this but he had a big wood one built by the amish and said I could have this one. taking it down was worse than puttin it up. if you dont do it in the correct order it will all come crashing down on you.
04-25-2009 05:29 PM
Old Dog Well I will give my opinion and swear again, I will not put up another tin lizzy... They don't last long and are too tender, rust worms eat them, too dang agrivating to assemble, but at my age maybe this one will last long enough...lol...
It is just a parking place out of the rain & UV rays for Clyde, if I didn't already have a good shed and was building one to last it would be wood, not the paper thin tin lizzy type... This tin lizzy is just on higher ground, and handier than my good old wood shed...
PS-I can't post pictures......
Have a good one...Old Dog...
04-25-2009 02:35 PM
phurp I am in an ongoing battle with the wife. she also wants a shed for my bikes to go in. She complains that they take up too much floor space in the garage. she says if the bikes were out in the shed, there would be no problem getting the mower, trimmer,flower and gardening stuff out of the besement. I say put the gardening and flower stuff in the shed and leave the bikes inside. besides, what do you want outside, $400 worth of stuff or $4000 worth if bikes.
04-25-2009 01:34 PM
OlHossCanada Congrats on the new stall, Old Dog. Is the ceiling high enough and is it light enough inside to do maintenance on the bike in wet weather? Or is it strictly a parking place?
04-25-2009 11:20 AM
FlaRider Hey Old Dog --

I'm thinking about doing the same thing. Post pics when you get a chance!

Way to go!

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Well I swore years ago that I would never buy and put up another metal shed, well I'm sorry but I lied......
This past week I poured a slab and put a 10'x12' tin lizzy on it to park Clyde in...
I have had a problem getting Clyde out of my other shed when it was wet, and every time I needed to get the mower, tiller, or pressure washer out I would have to move Clyde out of the way... So this past week I built Clyde his own private stall, well semi-private, I'll keep my bicycles and a bit of other stuff there too, but the 66" wide mower deck won't won't go through the 55" wide door, so Clyde will be the boss of his stall......
All I like now is to seal the concrete slab and a bit of other stuff, and I will move Clyde to his new home......
Have a good one...Old Dog...
04-25-2009 10:59 AM
dragonrider good for clyde. he needs a few things to keep him company while he is in the shed. the good thing is it will keep the mudd off when it rains like you said. wish i had room for mind in my shed. but atleast i have my son and his garage for the winter.
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