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Shed Base question

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by chrisfsi, 17 Oct 2011.

  1. chrisfsi

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    I'm planning a 6m x 3m shed on a concrete slab, then stud walls with featherboard. In order to attach the footplates to the slab, is it best to let the concrete set then drill holes to screw/bolt the plates down, or should I bed upward pointing bolts in the wet concrete so that I can attach the footplates to after it's set? Drawback with the latter is aligning the holes in the footplates to the bolts but I am hoping that won't be too difficult.

    Or is there another (better?) way of doing this?

    Thanks

    Chris
     
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    Make it easy for yourself Chris and bolt the shed down once the base has completely set. Expanding bolts make the job dead easy.
    John :)
     
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    sounds like a lot of drilling, John, but thanks for the tip! WHat size bolts would you recommend? I'll probaby use 4x2s for the plates..

    Chris
     
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    Consider something like 12mm x 140 Rawlbolts spaced every 600mm maybe?
    The shed will weigh a lot so it won't be going far!
    Just my opinion though - others may have their own ideas.
    John :)
     
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