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.
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
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.
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.
Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a delusional,
illogical liberal minority, and rabidly promoted by an
unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the
proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.
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
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.
The older you get, the better you wuz .....................
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