Oh, happy day.


Second 40' container delivered this morning. Time to set up shop.
OOoorah!
Steve
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SteveB
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Sounds very exciting indeed.
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Ignoramus25441
How much and where did you get it?
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mrbonaparte
Containers are absolutely awesome. I've got a 20 footer out front that I used while I was working on the shop. I've got it almost emptied out now. In another week or so I'll turn it over to the wife for household storage.
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Bob La Londe
The thing I think I like the most is that they don't get mice and stuff in them, and you can make them pretty sand proof. I live in sand dunes. It is a good idea to always have a 5 gallon bucket mouse trap just inside the door for any sneaky mice. Just inside the door, so you don't forget to check it for a few days, and it gets skanky. Lots of ways to attach hangers, shelves, whatever. Easy to electrify without getting complex enough for a permit, although I'm going to get them permitted and have my electrician wire them right.
If you don't mind, how much was your 20 footer? My forties were $2250 each. Another company had them, but didn't have the crane to set them. Just rolloffs.
Steve
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SteveB
I don't mind. I just don't remember.
Yeah, just flatbed tow truck delivery here. I have a small front loader so I can push it around a bit and with the help of a utility trailer and a couple farm jacks I can position it a little more closely when I finally get around to moving it.
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Bob La Londe
YOu are lucky. Mine are 8,100# empty each.
Steve
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SteveB
I dont know what my 20' weighs empty. I bought it from a guy, sight unseen for $1k. After it was moved to my shop in So. Cal..I opened it up and found out the entire thing is aluminum, not steel.
If worst comes to worst..I can scrap it and make a few bucks.
Gunner
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Gunner Asch
A few railroad ties, a couple of 6 ton bottle jacks, and a dozen pieces of 2" pipe will let you move things quite easily. We unloaded and moved a 20,000+ pound railroad car.
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RoyJ
Steel 20' cans are about 5,000#. The AL ones aren't much lighter, they just don't rust.
I moved a 40' steel can a good distance over rough ground with minimal difficulty using just a high lift jack, chains and some freshly cut logs for rollers.
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Pete C.
I need to move mine 6" one way, and 11" the other. I think I will use RR ties and small pipe, a length of cable doubled, and a snatch block. Good thing we got them spotted close. If I get the cribbing and rollers set right, I might get it to move with just one pull. I used to do this type of stuff for a living, and now it's for fun, it's fun to see how good I was.
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Steve
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SteveB
Yep, just because it's big doesn't mean it's difficult to move. Indeed with an intermodal can that is very structurally sound it is particularly easy since you don't have to worry about twisting the structure.
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Pete C.

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