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  1. Stubnail67

    Stubnail67 Well-Known OPE Member

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    Howdy ya all i have been in construction most of my life i was a metal lather/framer for over 25 years and did lawn and tree on evenings and weekends... i have built many things and learned alot along the way....this was my first arrow project and i have to say it sucked im used to building my own stuff and following directions like theirs was a pain along with the joke fasteners... i bought my own for the roof that made that go much faster....My problem is the system they have on the floor i built my floor very well with pt wood rated for ground contact ... we had rain and saw where a lil water came under the floor... so i had some heaver tar paper and ripped it down unscrewed the shed had a buddy lift it and made a sill plate re screwed it down etc....well he had heavy rain and no leaks but i could see moister along the inside edge of paper where i trimmed it neatly along the bottom frame .... in my experience any moister is bad even on pt... It is very humid in Florida and if you do not vent things the will rot.... even pt....So my question is i could use silicon along inside and never see a drop....but it seems this thing has channels and im not sure if the water is under or on top of both... i dont want my floor to rot from it staying damp to long...and was thinking pull paper back out the caulk the inside and the pt the pt would dry faster with the small amount of moister between just the metal and wood.... zi am worried i created a worse issue with the tar paper....sorry to be long winded i try to be specific the people at arrow seem to be retarded and not even know what a make shift sill plate was....I only used it as cost wise i would have paid 3 time the price to build another one....its fine except this moister...and i try to look ahead....thanks.
     
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    I think they use the Cheap light gauge basically hat channel floor kit over rock or concrete....it in that sense be weather proof....the same size shed would cost me around a 800-100 if i woulda built from scratch i have about 500 in it with floor and electric. but thats moving and rewiring my pool pump as well. Its se ere weather pt so im going to run a bead of silicon around the inside perimeter and see how it goes...we had some decent rain and no puddles at all just slight wetness along the floor next step will be a entrance platform seal paint that a lil red mulch call it done.....
     
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    Pics would help im in fl too in central.were bouts are you
     
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