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Old 01-18-2010, 12:34 PM   #1
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Default How to move a garage

This 'ole boy got 'er done http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBecY...eature=channel
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:20 PM   #2
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Right on. "burn pile" my butt. He saved that place. A man with a plan....
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:11 PM   #3
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As small as that is you could of built a new one for next to nothing. Basically he moved 3 walls and a roof.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:24 PM   #4
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the benifits of living where it snows
knowing someone with a tractor
and being retired

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Old 01-18-2010, 09:04 PM   #5
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When I built my garage, I had to get rid of the old single car garage that was there originally. I called a local company that removes old garages and then resells them; they bolted in some heavy timbers from wall to wall inside, jacked the whole thing up, backed in a flatbed truck, let it back down on the truck bed, and drove away with the whole thing intact.

One thing I didn't figure out in the Youtube video was why he located the garage so close to the house - it was so close it didn't look like there was space to even walk between them. I would have either connected the two structures or put them a few feet apart. The 'rebar' in the slab was pretty unique, too.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:18 PM   #6
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Reminded me of a shed my Dad did that to.

Bought a ~12x14 shed to put out back near the garden. I don't remember how he got it home... was one of those early morning before the cop is out deals I do know though. Got it home and put it on skids then hauled it out back with the snowmobile. After the snow melted, we set it up on blocks and it's still there today, ~15 years later.

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Old 01-19-2010, 02:28 PM   #7
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This spring I will be moving an old "garage" from the side of our house before we build our new 28 x 40 garage / addition.

I plan to do like Stuart mentioned; A) install Timbers B) jack up garage C) back in trailer D) pull to new spot E) set down on new spot F) rebuild for lawnmower and other outdoor stuffs
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:53 PM   #8
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I didn't move my shop like that from another location but I did tear down some buildings and built my shop from older buildings. It really can save a lot. I have a shop thats 52x30 that has only cost me about 2100 bucks. I also built a RV cover for my two RVs thats about 20x20 for about 400 bucks. I have material from around 5 buildings in my shop and 1 side of a barn in my RV cover.

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Old 01-21-2010, 11:30 PM   #9
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It's still too small - but at least now it has an outhouse attached!
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:40 AM   #10
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Nice job... ingenuity beats a big wallet every time.

I disassembled and moved my pole barn 25 miles... poverty shouldn't be a detterent to a nice shop.
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I wish he would have taken a break from moving that garage in order to strip and repaint the siding on his house. It looks terrible!
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I wish he would have taken a break from moving that garage in order to strip and repaint the siding on his house. It looks terrible!
I don't think he really cares. It just appears that he is a good 'ole boy that just enjoys life.
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Old 01-22-2010, 11:43 AM   #13
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My dad moved a 24x38 shop years ago. We took the twelve foot door off the front of the shop, unbolted the baseplates from the concrete blocking. Jacked that baby up and backed a 45' aluminun grain trailer in the door. Whe then set the shed down until the ceiling sat on the top of the trailer and away we went. Ahhhh....the joys of living in rural areas.......
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pretty sweet


not alot of wight though.
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So - ice and snow ARE good for something. Nice work.
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