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Old 11-11-2006, 11:03 AM   #29
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OK, Tim. We'll see what comes up in the spring. Remember that this will be a hardy Northern version of the ARGOSY.

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Old 11-11-2006, 02:50 PM   #30
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Hope you got a permit from Building & Safety and the ok from Planning for building in the front setback...or down it comes....
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Old 12-08-2006, 06:05 PM   #31
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We had 50 cm of snow along the North Shore of Lake Erie last night, enough to close the University of Western Ontario and all the other schools in nearby London, Ontario, today.

It took me 1 hour and 40 minutes to get the snow off the roof of my little trailer work shed. That included the driveway.

Not too bad for an old man.

The shed is cozy and warm, especially on a winters day.

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Old 12-08-2006, 08:28 PM   #32
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We got snow here too. Your trailer looks warm and cozy. Ours is out covered with snow. Are you planning to have this as a permanent home?
Or do you have future plans? We are still deciding...what to do???
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Old 12-08-2006, 08:46 PM   #33
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Aria:

This is just a temporary shelter, to be taken down in the spring when the renovation is, I hope, complete and the Argosy is ready to be painted.

The shed is snug and warm with plenty of extra room and lots of light.

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Hi Sergei,,, wow,, what a lot of snow ,,,, far outdoes Montana at the present time,,,, how is the progress going??? think you did a great job of snow removal,,, great for a young man,,,, donna
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I'm assuming you leave the door cracked while working...never let children play with plastic bags ; )
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Old 12-11-2006, 09:03 PM   #36
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Hi, My wife says, you can use the space around the trailer as a green house too.

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Old 12-12-2006, 03:36 AM   #37
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just curious, but if you let a little heater running during snowstorms do you think it might keep the snow from building up on the roof? might save ya a couple of hours here and there.

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That's a good idea that I hadn't thought of. I'll try it on the next snow fall and see what happens.


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Old 12-12-2006, 10:47 AM   #39
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Looks like a boat shed people build all the time in New England over their boats for winter protection and repairs.

My neighbors would freak out. So would my wife. But I would love it!

Just out of curiosity....is this cheaper than a cover it (or something similar)????
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$900 USD. More detail in post #21 above.

I assume most shelter systems out there would cost quite a bit more.

Keep in mind that this is a TEMPORARY solution that allows me to work on the renovation this winter.

I plan to take the shed down and recycle it somehow come spring.


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just curious, but if you let a little heater running during snowstorms do you think it might keep the snow from building up on the roof? might save ya a couple of hours here and there.

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I vote for leaving the snow on...acts as an insulator...think igloo

Sergei, maybe you can auction it off come spring. I have built temporary shelters like that in the past, one of the last ones I built is still standing and the current owner added a shingle roof to it, it was built over 15 years ago

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Aaron:

Sell it. That’s another good idea.

I’ll bet that if I put a for sale sign on it come spring, and perhaps run an ad in the local small town paper, somebody will take it off my hands.

I might get back the cost of materials and won’t have to pay labour to help take it down.

It's better to take the snow off. Load factor plus the fact that the sun helps warm the interior. It won't if a heavy layer of snow blocks it.

It's easy to remove the snow. I use a push broom to wiggle the inside membrane and the snow cover cascades down.

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