Friday, August 2, 2013
40' Container - The Gist of Things
First of all, we are not experts. We’ve never done this before. Saw some information online and figured we’d give it a try. If you attempt the same thing, you are on your own and we make no promises as to how it will turn out.
We plan on partially burying the container. Our water table is only about 4’ below the surface, so our ability to dig a really deep hole is not an option. So we’ll dig as far down as possible, back fill a bit with crushed stone, and then move the container into place, using the “nothing is free” light poles (I promise to shoot some video). We’ll put the finishing touches on by filling in the sides and creating a large berm or mound over the top. We are in essence making a cave.
Now as to the why; we have another container on the property and the minute you open it up you get a wonderful blast of 150 degree + heat in your face. The amount and types of things we are able to store are limited; no extra cans of gas for the mower, etc. So, by creating a “cave” we can lower the ambient temperature inside the container to around ground temperature or close to 72 degrees. The life cycle of items stored will be extended, and I won’t get a stinky facial every time I open the door!
I’ll have more to add as we progress. One final note, the cost of the 40’ container, delivered was $2500.00 and it’s 8’wide x 40’long x 9’6” high. We have way more space for storage than those little metal sheds they sell for $1985.00 for an 8x12.