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I want to install a Rubbermaid Vinyl shed
6' X 4'
Should i put it on the ground or put it on a foundation ?
I want to use Pavers that are about 1 1/2" thick.
Should i put the pavers above the ground or dig them in at 1 1/2"
so they are level with the ground ?
Any other suggestions appreciated.


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on 4/15/2008 9:24 AM desgnr said the following:
I want to install a Rubbermaid Vinyl shed
6' X 4'
Should i put it on the ground or put it on a foundation ?
I want to use Pavers that are about 1 1/2" thick.
Should i put the pavers above the ground or dig them in at 1 1/2"
so they are level with the ground ?
Any other suggestions appreciated.




Any way you want. The only thing I would worry about with that small
and light a shed is that it would blow over in a heavy wind. Anchor it
to the ground.

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On Apr 15, 9:24 am, "desgnr" wrote:
I want to install a Rubbermaid Vinyl shed
6' X 4'
Should i put it on the ground or put it on a foundation ?
I want to use Pavers that are about 1 1/2" thick.
Should i put the pavers above the ground or dig them in at 1 1/2"
so they are level with the ground ?
Any other suggestions appreciated.


If I had a level spot I'd probably just set it on the ground for a few
years, then set it on leveled cinder blocks, maybe, if the S/N ratio
got too bad.

The nice thing about a shed of that size and construction is it's easy
to move.
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On Apr 15, 9:24 am, "desgnr" wrote:
I want to install a Rubbermaid Vinyl shed
6' X 4'
Should i put it on the ground or put it on a foundation ?
I want to use Pavers that are about 1 1/2" thick.
Should i put the pavers above the ground or dig them in at 1 1/2"
so they are level with the ground ?
Any other suggestions appreciated.


If you read up online about assembling a Rubbermaid shed, you'll find
that a flat and level surface makes assembly _much_ easier. I
installed one last year on a perimeter base of pavers with slate
pieces supporting the floor at assorted interior points. The pavers
should be partly buried, whether they're flush with the ground is up
to you and the local site conditions.

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On Tue, 15 Apr 2008 13:24:46 GMT, "desgnr" wrote:

I want to install a Rubbermaid Vinyl shed
6' X 4'
Should i put it on the ground or put it on a foundation ?
I want to use Pavers that are about 1 1/2" thick.
Should i put the pavers above the ground or dig them in at 1 1/2"
so they are level with the ground ?
Any other suggestions appreciated.


A foundation is best, but your local ordinances may have specifics
about it.
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On Apr 15, 9:24 am, "desgnr" wrote:
I want to install a Rubbermaid Vinyl shed
6' X 4'
Should i put it on the ground or put it on a foundation ?
I want to use Pavers that are about 1 1/2" thick.
Should i put the pavers above the ground or dig them in at 1 1/2"
so they are level with the ground ?
Any other suggestions appreciated.


In some localities, the foundation changes it from a temporary moveable
outbuilding to a permanent structure. If it is designated as a permanent
structure by resting on a foundation, it will fall within all the other
codes in order to comply. AND you may not be the one who makes this
designation.

If making a foundation constitutes a permanent structure, you can mount it
pretty solidly on railroad ties, and then do the floor with either
decomposed granite, or sack mix concrete divided by enough expansion joints
as to make each square a "decorative tile."

Be sure before you start, or they're gonna want more taxes and you'll have
to pay permits plus penalties, and the inspector will be your new friend.
Or not.

Steve


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Good point, those things are not even legal in Florida. I see them
occasionally at some national chain stores but the code people can
make you remove it.


Code folks here (FL) won't do anything about them.


My neighbor had to remove one. That is why I know.


I love this. It's like someone asking, "How's the weather?"

It's raining.

It's sunny.

It's snowing.

It's windy.

It's calm.

Now comes the "NO, IT'S NOT. YOU'RE AN IDIOT!" replies.

What's legal and illegal about sheds is about as varied as the weather.
It's a good idea to check on it WHERE YOU LIVE.

Steve


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On Tue, 15 Apr 2008 13:24:46 GMT, "desgnr" wrote:

I want to install a Rubbermaid Vinyl shed
6' X 4'
Should i put it on the ground or put it on a foundation ?
I want to use Pavers that are about 1 1/2" thick.
Should i put the pavers above the ground or dig them in at 1 1/2"
so they are level with the ground ?
Any other suggestions appreciated.


Water will run under if it's level, unless the ground slopes on all
sides. Those sheds are light and can blow over. If it were mine, I'd
pour a cement slab or make a floor out of treated wood with plywood
floor. Not only to keep out water and rodents, but also to weight it
down. On the other hand, you could get railroad ties, dig them in
about half their thickness, set shed on top, bolt it to them, and put
pavers on top of lawn or better yet apply 2 inches of sand or fine
gravel under them. You do not want water or rodents inside.


Why go to all the trouble to pour concrete, make a floor of whatever
composition, grade it, and go to all this work for a piece of plastic that
will not last or blow away with the first good gale?

Build a real shed.

Some two by fours, siding, and shingles won't cost much more, and will give
you a better shed than a little 4 x 6 locker.

What can you put in a 4 x 6 locker? I call it a locker, because it is too
small to put anything else in there unless, like collegians in a phone
booth, you want to just stack things in there like sardines, and have no
real utility at all when going to fetch an item.

MHO, YMMV.

Steve


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