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Shipping container storage, do you have one??

Discussion in 'Equipment & Supplies' started by secuono, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. Jul 28, 2017
    secuono

    secuono Herd Master

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    Not sure if this is in the rivht section, but I'm wondering if anyone has o e for storage or any other use?

    I'm considering one or two 20ft containers for hay.

    Where to put them, IDK. I have a spot I'd like one to go, but not really possible w/o removing fencing for the truck to have room. Tucked next to the barn and silos. I guess I could demo the funky comcrete wall that was there from an old section of barn that burned down. Hmmm....That might work well, will have to measure space, need 75 to 100ft in all.

    Another spot would be tucked into the easement, 70ft from the barn, but that's not terribly far. Flat enough land is tricky to find & I want it as close to the barn as possible.

    Anywho, anyone have them? Pictures?
     
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    RollingAcres

    RollingAcres Overrun with beasties

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    That sounds like a good idea!
    Sorry I don't have them.
     
  3. Jul 28, 2017
    babsbag

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    We aren't allowed to have them otherwise I would in a heart beat.
     
  4. Jul 29, 2017
    Alaskan

    Alaskan Loving the herd life

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    I don't have one, but lots of people up here in Alaska do...

    The issue is since they are metal:
    1. They can get super hot
    2. They can get condensation inside that without enough air flow will cause them to rust..or stuff (like hay) to mold.

    Lots of places in Alaska never get that hot, so too hot inside isn't a problem. Too much snow load on top can be. So often an insulated angled roof is put over or on top. The roof also reduces condensation inside the container (from what I understand).

    Another way to reduce or eliminate any moisture inside is to cut a hole for a fan of some kind, to pull the air through.
     
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    secuono

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    Hmm, true....

    I did some math late last night and it can hold 171 bales.

    Then looked at carports and I could get a large one, enclose it myself and house 2-3 times the bales for half the cost. So....shipping container idea has been scrapped. =/
     
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    Alaskan

    Alaskan Loving the herd life

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    Yeah...the people here who use the shipping containers have them because they got them for free or close to free....

    Those things used to fall off of big shops all of the time...and you could just drag them to shore.
     
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    secuono

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    Using the 3k container as a base price, these are the four carport options. All include delivery, install and certified.

    I would prefer the carport.com build or at least all 4 of the walls to have top half closed.

    Just an open box, 26x31ft
    Slightly larger than my current wood barn! It only has 2 short sides closed.
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    18x21ft, enclosed, one roll up door. I would add vents at the gables.
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    26x26ft, top half closed. I think this is right. Emailed them to double check.
    I would add pallets for the rest of the walls & strap on tarps, so it breathes.
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    20x31x7ft, open front end w/gable closed, closed back end, half bottom walls for sides.
    Pallets and tarps for sides and front.
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    Alaskan

    Alaskan Loving the herd life

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    All kinds of drool...

    :drool
     
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