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Old 09-04-2021, 11:49 PM
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Just got a 40ft shipping container at the farm for storage. Need to fix the ceiling holes first. Could cut and weld, or maybe build a roof over it. Also need proper ventilation. Welcome ideas on how to do this on a budget. Thinking run 220 in there now, build small secure shop.
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Old 09-04-2021, 11:53 PM
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Here are a few of the holes on top. Price was right on this older container.
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Old 09-05-2021, 06:17 AM
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Could you build a frame over the top and use the corrugated galvanized panels from Home Depot or Lowe's? Frame could be PT wood or metal with a slight peak. Jim
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Old 09-05-2021, 09:06 AM
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I would close the holes, whether by welding or some other method, but a separate roof would really help reduce the heat level in there. But you cannot beat one of these for security.

My grandpa had large a steel tank on the farm that he had converted into a small grainery. (He had put an old refrigerator door into the side of it - the old type that latched mechanically.) When the tank got rust holes on top, he patched it with oil-base paint. First he'd lay a thick layer of paint over the area, then lay on a piece of heavy cloth, paint over that till it was soaked, do another layer, etc. Sort of like fiberglassing, only with paint & cloth. That survived the Oklahoma sun quite well.
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Old 09-05-2021, 10:28 AM
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I was thinking little pieces of tin and lots of roofing tar. Cheap and easy. I don't know how well these things do runoff. A separate roof would likely be helpful for that and the other reasons mentioned.
I wish I had one. Sadly, my fair city would frown upon such a thing in my front yard.
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Old 09-05-2021, 10:59 AM
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I was thinking little pieces of tin and lots of roofing tar. Cheap and easy. I don't know how well these things do runoff. A separate roof would likely be helpful for that and the other reasons mentioned.
I wish I had one. Sadly, my fair city would frown upon such a thing in my front yard.
I would have one already at our future residence if my father-in-law didn't frown on them even stuck back in the woods. (Later this month it will be 1 year since he passed away, at 99 years of age, and we are working of fixing up his house, and will be moving out there. But I don't expect that to change the possibility of having a container, as my wife feels the same about them as her dad did, partly, I suppose, because she thinks I keep too much "junk".)
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Old 09-05-2021, 11:07 AM
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I'd weld them up, then cover the top with something like mobile home roof coating, Cool Seal is one brand name. That semi liquid Flex seal would work, too, but probably more expensive.

If you do run juice to it, make sure it's WELL grounded. Be bad to touch the side and get shocked, or worse!
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Old 09-05-2021, 03:44 PM
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Appreciate the ideas. Just got dad's stout workbench. I tried to buy a 20 ft conex, can't get one, only rentals at $100 per month. Went to the store yesterday and priced metal for a roof skin, 36" by 8' cost $29 per., figure 14 of them would do it., then a wood frame also. That's my grand dog in the photo😁
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Put an exhaust fan where the holes are, weld up the rest of the holes and put a coat or 2 bed liner on it, I did the bed liner on a motor home roof and it never leaked the whole time I had it.
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If you want to use it as a shop you'll need lots of ventilation. Mine is for storage. I put a moisture absorbent in a bucket in there and it seems to get saturated quite quickly. It gets hot and moist in there, trying to find a good solution for static ventilation.
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