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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-21-2012, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Portable building!?

My wife and I are making plans to move a 14X32 portable building on site and use as a camp. We want an open ceiling/exposed beams concept, but am wondering how to do this and still insulate the building? Also, she is leaning towards vinyl siding where as I'm partial to the Duratemp siding. Comments! Pros and Cons

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-21-2012, 12:56 PM
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If shes leaning, and your partial, do yourself a favor and forget the Duratemp. You'll be happy in the long run, its one less thing you'll have to hear about.
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I used the foam baffels you buy at a home supply store such as Lowes. Install them then put in your fiberglass bats. Install drywall then case the beams with a finished wood.

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-21-2012, 02:08 PM
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Re: Portable building!?

Your talking about one of those sheds like the Amish sell aren't you? As long as it has at least 2x6 s for the roof joists, you should be fine. 2x4 walls may be a bit too thin. With siding, you can also put a layer of insulation on the outside of the frame. If the builder will do it.

I've see a few really nice shed conversions. Guy down the road from me converted a steel overseas shipping container into a cabin. Uglier than a junked truck outside but pretty nice inside.
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Mongoose, that is what I also want to do, same idea ..Go with the 2x6 rafters,put in nailers use 3 1/2 insulation, then sheetrock between the rafters, should leave about an inch and a half exposed...I would sand and finish that part ffirt or stain it, prior to the sheetrock........
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If you only have 2x6's I would put all of it in insulation. Add fake beams on top if you feel the need. 3.5 inches of insulation on a ceiling or wall is terrible. May as well leave the door open. less you want to wear yer longies to bed in November. Don't forget about insulating and sealing off the floor underneath as well. need to seal it down underneath to keep the critters from nesting in the insulation.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-23-2012, 01:57 AM
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Deadon that room looks really awesome, from the beams to the stone fireplace to the wood floor great job.
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14x32 isn't very portable once you finish the inside, is it?

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No,you're right. It is portable in name only. Once it is put on the pad it becomes stationary, but actually could be moved if I ever had to

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Does that portable "can be moved " status make the taxes any cheaper...
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