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Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by skydiver, Mar 26, 2012.
Changed my mind.
CONGLOBAL INDUSTRIES INC
1501 N. SCHMEER RD
PORTLAND, OR 97217
Storage and Shipping Containers for Sale | ConGlobal Industries
CALL 503.265.4106 FOR A QUOTE TODAY.
Or you could buy a semi trailer on wheels that is way cheaper to move. The downside is it's elevated and you would have to build a set of stairs for access.
Here is one on CL today for sale, and they might move it for you after buying it.
Semi trailer excellent condition 1992/53ft dry van, excellent condition, clean dry ready for work must go. $2850 call 253 -314 -7233
I have also been looking for one of these.The 20s are about $1500 and the 40s about $2500
I asked a few people that worked at the ports,and the said the containers sweat a lot.So the inside wold be wet all the time.
A used refer trailer is the best option. They are fully insulated. You can remove the wheels once it's situated on your property.
You know,I have worked for many places that used these for their tool sheds on jobs and many retailers use them for extra,'non-permit' storage (hey cheap and it isn't a building so no permits:thumbup and I have to say I have never really seen that problem.
Maybe the ones at work were opened enough to dry it out? But I can't believe a store would keep goods in a wet storage container.
A couple of those Max fans? from the RV shop should do the trick.
Cargo Containers, LLC
4435 NE 148th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97230
Phone: (503) 205-6253
I would call, they don't seem very quick at returning emails. I don't think that sweating is a problem as long as the stuff inside them is dry and the vents aren't blocked, but you could always ask about that.
They are on Craigslist often.
Same company that sells them.
I'll second this, I have unloaded many a conex/milvan that had been sitting unopened for a year or so and damn near EVERYTHING inside of it was garbage due to mold and mildew damage. Considering these had come back from the sandbox so there was no moisture inside of them when they were packed I think long term storage in one in the PNW may not be the best option.
I'm thinking my shed will get some reenforcing instead for now.I may look in to it if I evr move to the dry side of the state
Thanks for the info on lack of dryness in these. Was thinking of a couple for storage, now I'll just stick build.
It's funny cause I'm planning on turning a few of these into a reinforced bunker. Not really that big of a task to reinforce it and drop it in the ground.
my brother has 2 of these buried at his house for an indoor/in ground shooting range.. his don't leak at all, but they are covered in concrete, and he does run fans to pull smoke out almost 24/7 its amazing how much they settle , even somthing this big they moved almost 3" in the first 2 years, broke all of the welds from installation, and had to reinforce.
Ha ha,what did he do to prep the pad before he set them in the hole?
A layer of fabric,then some rip rap/quarry spalls (big black rock you see at the entrance to the job sites?),fabric and some 1 1/4 "minus"(the "minus is the sand and little rocks that binds the bigger rock) compacted with a plate whacker,roller,etc then either the container or concrete.
If he didn't do this,then yes,they will keep settling.
We talked about this in another thread,if you bury them,it would be best to backfill with some type of drain rock,with or without the concrete.Then the water will drain to the bottom and go away.Standing water seems to find a little crack to get in things you don't want it in.
Even above ground,if you have nice tillable soil,it would be good to make a pad so it doesn't settle.
he simply scraped our a trench with the dozer from his work, and set them in, they are 11 feet below grade at the deep end and daylight on the goors
back filled with rock and a french drain down each side, then poured a patio slab over the top of one end
If you are planning on using these (refer's) for building check out their structural characteristics. They will not hold the load a non-insulated container will (according to what I have read). Also, NEVER, EVER bury a container. Unless you have massive underpinnings and supports for the roof (and even then I wouldn't do it). Not built to hold tons of earth above them. Check out the details on-line. Also, from what I have read, you will want to insulate the outside of the container not the inside. Putting a vapor barrier inside a metal container just seals the moisture against the steel.
Here are some helpful links on-line:
ConGlobal -- Storage and Shipping Containers for Sale | ConGlobal Industries
Riverside Containers -- 333 S. State Street, Lake Oswego and in Portland. Riverside Containers, LLC | Storage Container Rentals and Sales in Portland Oregon
Really cool site that does pre-buildouts of containers for homes --- Prefab Home Building System | Recycled Cargo Shipping Containers | Heavy-Gauge Steel Truss Framing System for Homes and Buildings | SG Blocks LLC
Container Home info -- Shipping Container Homes - How to Plan, Design and Build your own House out of Cargo Containers »
Still haven't heard back from any of the sellers.
Good advice Sodbuster. Thanks for the info and links.
Give some consideration to a used 40 foot semi trailer.. easy to move it later but being sheet aluminum it won't provide as much security if you have real valuables inside.. but anything can be broken into
I have one, 24 footer, old gun powder delivery trailer.. I am about to set it up as a wood drying kiln for my new business
If you are interested in renting one as opposed to buying one you can call BOXT - I've had one for a little over a year - don't plan on it being permanent as we are still combining 2 households and once everything gets situated it will go. I'm paying $50 / month - think there was a $175 delivery charge but don't recall for sure. In order to get the $50/month rate I had to sign a year minimum rental agreement. If you can't find them on line let me know and I'll dig up a phone number...