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NC shed setup. ??

Discussion in 'Prepper Forum' started by CB590, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. CB590

    CB590 W9WDX Member

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    I am getting a simple 10x12 wood shed dropped on my NC (2 acre) property this spring or summer. Will have a simple steel door with house locks. And of course eve vents per normal shed. The door will not face the road but parallel. Shed is set to be 75' back from the road and zoning has issued a permit based on that (and future house). I do have a wooded area also which lines the back and right side.

    I was thinking for EComms the following:

    Simple 10' top rail maybe a foot or two in the ground (concrete) and attached to the house with 3-4 or the standard 6" wall brackets as well. I would leave another 10' top rail in shed as well as a simple CB/Export rig like a Lincoln 2+ or AT-6666. Also thinking a un-assembled Sirio GPS27 or A99, and a endfed or dipole (20/40m) laying inside also for HF gear as needed. Figure with 2x top rails the antenna would be up about 18' or so to the feed point without any duress. I plan on predrilling 3-4 holes where the top rail meet and uses sleeve as well like this with bracket above and 2-3 brackets below to keep joint flex down.

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    Thoughts??

    Was also thinking 2-100w solar panels, solar controller, and some 12v wiring coming in to the shed for a battery bank. This isn't my first go round with solar. (Last setup was 1300w of panels and Midnite Classic and a 660ah battery bank).

    Had already had a passing 'perc' test so next spring would be septic tank (hopefully) and then house or dropped new mobile as well within 3 years (goal) and a well.
     
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  2. snow bird

    snow bird Well-Known Member

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    Sounds Like A plain . But be sure and use Thick wall Pipe ! Top rail wont last Long Down hear! High Winds and a lot of rain will rust it out Fast.. Also don,t Put your Pipe in the earth . It will rust into Fast. Use 3 inch angel iron . Two each with a hole in it them about a foot above the Ground In cement about 24 inch by 24 inch around 24 deep. you can raze or lower it by your self easy. also install a pulley on the top of shead to help you with the load use grown road and heavy wire Ok
     
  3. 357magnum

    357magnum Sr. Member

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    I'm getting the same size shed , but not for a shack . Just to put my Garden stuff in it so I can get some space in my 3 car garage . But I was going to use a HF solar panel for Electric instead of AC . Sounds like you have a plan ! Good Deal !(y)
     
  4. Redbeard U812

    Redbeard U812 WDX-1030 / U812 South Texas

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    Thinking you should expedite that NC plan very soon.
     
  5. CB590

    CB590 W9WDX Member

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    Survey is being confirmed this week with new markers as we speak by surveyor. Then sending in for Perc test update (old one expired like 3 years ago, but did pass back then) and they needed clear boundary markers (hence the survey). Then shed in like a month or 2. Best I can do.
     
  6. Redbeard U812

    Redbeard U812 WDX-1030 / U812 South Texas

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    Major metro areas are not good places rt now. Might consider a tent and a 5 gallon bucket for now.
     
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  7. Slowmover

    Slowmover Sr. Member

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    Durn straight. A she shed ain’t built in a day.

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  8. Redbeard U812

    Redbeard U812 WDX-1030 / U812 South Texas

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    Nor was Rome, but it sure fell fast.
     
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  9. snow bird

    snow bird Well-Known Member

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    Ok Whear Is the Bus Spray BBBBBB LOL
     
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  10. mrgumby

    mrgumby W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    That looks like a she shed. Now you need a man cave
     
  11. CB590

    CB590 W9WDX Member

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    that's not my shed. My shed isn't up yet. :LOL:
     
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  12. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Oh that's not yours? I was going to recommend the pink Cobra 29....:ROFLMAO:
     
  13. Slowmover

    Slowmover Sr. Member

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    And a pink Ladysmith .38-Special.

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    mrgumby W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Seeing these pink she sheds is making me a little nervous. Thought maybe someone changed forum for a minute
     
  15. Slowmover

    Slowmover Sr. Member

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    Like, breaking ground with gender-less pronouns?

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