lucky420 wrote:Gorilla tape is better on the playa,duct tape doesn't stick as well because of the dust
ygmir wrote:really? you see how much moop is there? I see shredded wood on the edges, probably underneath. as stated loose shingles. Bugs. dirt.
It's a great shed, don't get me wrong. but probably great for your back yard.
Are you planning on putting big skids under it, to unload and load? Forklift?
if you just " drop it" you''ll leave moop everywhere, as it falls off"
ygmir wrote:multiple coats of paint might stabilize the wood and splinters and such, but you'd need it underneath, too. Or put it on plastic so you can catch all the crap that falls off.
You'd want to go and re staple all the shingles.........again as mentioned before, it'll be hot they are old, and the wind will be high speed. I know, if one of those shingles hit me or whatever, I'd return it to you, with prejudice.
ygmir wrote:As cool as it'd be, especially for someone on their first trip, you might be biting off more than you can chew..........and we don't all want to be there trying to tie it down as is blows over, or picking all the stuff that blows off it up.
duct tape? for the cracks? seems it'd not stick to old dry wood good enough......if anything caulking.
don't sweat bouncing ideas here, we (some) love to help or suggest.
you'll also get crap from people, but, well, a little thick skin will help.
I'd say, for the money and work, you could get a killer tent, and shade/monkey hut (proven structure) and still buy all your booze.......and not have the loading and clean up after.
TomServo wrote:Any annoying moop will probably be removed in transit. No more moop left behind than the mobile offices used by various departments. I say with an extra effort on mooping, Go for it! Id glue, nail, pray the shit out of the shingles though. I like it! Not in the same class as an RV, because it won't be easy!
Drawingablank wrote:Personally I'd consider leaving it strapped down to the flatbed all week and just make a set of steps for easy access.
Humin wrote:I could see enjoying an RV, but it has to take away from the experiance..
Humin wrote:I could see enjoying an RV, but it has to take away from the experiance.
FIGJAM wrote:Use elastimer roof coating instead of paint.
Won't peal or chip.
It will be cheaper, no priming, and will seal all the moop in place.
Buy white and throw whatever color you want in it.
good on ya, whatever you decide.
Thanks for taking the moop issue seriously, I don't know that I'd use lacquer, though. I'd think either good deep penetration primer, and a coat or more of latex (more felxible), or, as FJ wisely points out, elastimeric paint.
regarding the roof/shingles: it may make a difference, as to their stability, how old they are? and, how much the are moved and such, while you handles the building. If it torques and twists a lot, the possibility of shingles coming loose increases.......if they're not very old, and it's warm out, they may be fine. But, if old, brittle, or cool weather when twisting, you might get some loose ones.
Humin wrote:Drawingablank wrote:Personally I'd consider leaving it strapped down to the flatbed all week and just make a set of steps for easy access.
Homeboy likes this. He says it'll be a hell of a lot easier to just buy/make some stable stairs, and it solves the problem of the extra space the truck would take up. This is starting to look like plan A.
Bob wrote:Consumer grade elastomeric roof coating is okay for RV roofs, not for much else.
Can't tell what the exterior is, but it looks fine to me from a distance. Paint or stain it with something compatible eg a "clear" stain or water seal if you think you need it. It'll be coated with dust and need to get sprayed off in any case. Paint shops might have unclaimed exterior paint at half price, and bulked recycled paint is usually free.
DO NOT try to caulk around every single piece of exterior trim, it'll just peel off. I'd do sealing from the inside on a sunny day so you can see the daylight seeping in. DO try to screw everything securely on the exterior with coated or galvanized screws long enough to grab at least an inch into the framing. Original fasteners were probably light gauge staples, which may work loose in transit.
A-RockLeFrench wrote:Not sure how much you'd need to cover the whole shed, but this stuff would definitely render any crumbly, chippy wooden surfaces un-moopable: http://www.cleanerupproducts.com/produc ... case..html
Bob wrote:One does not simply walk into Burning Man and Mordor the place.
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