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Shipping container trap shed? #7231284
03/30/21 09:38 PM
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Anyone done it? It would have to be insulated and heated where I'm located. I also would like a waterproof floor and drain. Any tips?

Re: Shipping container trap shed? [Re: Lewis k] #7231324
03/30/21 09:56 PM
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I have though about this and it Dove tails with Flint Hill Furs post about a OOS trapping trailer. Once you set it up you could have a hot shot spot it anywhere for ya1


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Re: Shipping container trap shed? [Re: Lewis k] #7231383
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I would get one that's fully insulated regardless of where I was going to use it. Insulated helps prevent condensation.


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Re: Shipping container trap shed? [Re: Lewis k] #7231399
03/30/21 10:37 PM
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They definitely make good storage sheds, dad has two for lumber and construction equipment. You can pack a lot in them. He also had one outfitted with a fifth wheel hitch and axles to make a trailer out of it.


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Re: Shipping container trap shed? [Re: Lewis k] #7231404
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I see on YouTube where people make houses out of them, go for it

Re: Shipping container trap shed? [Re: mudtracker] #7231406
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I got one last summer. Its got an odor to it . I was told the odor is from the rodent proof floor. I wont store trapping gear in it.

Re: Shipping container trap shed? [Re: Lewis k] #7231431
03/30/21 10:58 PM
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Yeah that could be bad. What do then guys that live in one do, can you seal the floor?


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Re: Shipping container trap shed? [Re: Lewis k] #7231459
03/30/21 11:11 PM
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I have built one out for an odd job. We welded standoffs to hold framing. Spray foamed in between studs. 3 1/2 + deep with the corrugated walls. Same for ceiling. Windows and door had a c like channel to make jambs which were welded. Put down reclaimed wood flooring. Cool project for what it was. For your floor i think tapering the floor with some vinyl would be the cheapest. But a headache. Need to be level. Floor need to taper which would require more framing and a pain at that.

If you have the container and want to do it. Go for it. But insulating it makes it even smaller. I personally would stick frame something to a more square footprint then a long narrow container. Do you have a container?

Re: Shipping container trap shed? [Re: BFP] #7231526
03/31/21 12:11 AM
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Originally Posted by BFP
I got one last summer. Its got an odor to it . I was told the odor is from the rodent proof floor. I wont store trapping gear in it.

I wonder if that's normal. I've been thinking of getting 1 to store some things in at my hunting property.


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Re: Shipping container trap shed? [Re: Lewis k] #7231543
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I've got the container. It's a one tripper high cube. I just don't have the experience with such a project. I'm a competent welder but not much of a carpenter.

Re: Shipping container trap shed? [Re: Lewis k] #7231546
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Keeping it mouse proof would be very important


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Re: Shipping container trap shed? [Re: Lewis k] #7231558
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When insulate the floor as well. We had one for a break room in the quarry. The floor wasn't insulated but the walls and ceiling were. It was like standing on ice in the winter time.


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Re: Shipping container trap shed? [Re: Lewis k] #7231560
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Air flow/circulation should be #1. Musty stuff. They all have
an odor from whatever theyve hauled...whether it be clinton, epstein, weinstein,
soros, bezos victims or yada, yada, yada.
Spray-foamed walls/ceiling, with a liberal douching or twelve of baking soda with plenty of air-flow
should hamper the smell. Maybe some great-stuff through the floor will help for your feet.


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Re: Shipping container trap shed? [Re: Lewis k] #7231566
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Never made a trap shed, but I've modified a few of them

There are 3 ways to insulate the floor: 1) If you have equipment, tip it over or pick it up and spray foam the existing voids in the bottom. 2) build a stick frame underneath and insulate it like a cabin. 3) Build a stick frame on top of the floor inside, insulate it and put a new floor on top. This is the easiest if ceiling height isn't an issue.

I've put studs on the walls like D.T., but instead of welding tabs on we just drilled and screwed through the walls into the studs from the outside with rubber washer screws. You can also just spray foam the metal without studs, but the studs allow you to sheet the wall afterwards and/or hang stuff on the wall.

It's worth thinking about the roof too. Around here an unprotected connex roof will rust holes in 8-10 years tops. YMMV

For doors and windows just frame the opening with light gauge (bent) C-channel, or even steel studs. Then you can nstall the doors and windows like a house.


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Re: Shipping container trap shed? [Re: KenaiKid] #7233350
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Thanks for the advice everyone. I hadn't considered the roof rusting through or how to insulate the floor. It may be more than I want to bite off. I'm going to try and locate a contractor that has experience with shipping containers.

Re: Shipping container trap shed? [Re: Lewis k] #7233453
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I used to stuff containers and we would pound blocking in with a sledge. Anyways by the time they were ready to be retired the doors were sprung and wouldn't open and close easily

Re: Shipping container trap shed? [Re: Lewis k] #7233522
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I wouldn't think you could skin very many critters inside it. You'd be crawling around on your knees by the time you got a coyote skin half way off the carcass. You'd need a skinning area that has a 10-12 ft. ceiling so you might as well build something like a pole barn and park your container inside it perhaps.

Re: Shipping container trap shed? [Re: Lewis k] #7233582
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Couple different ways to build a skinning machine to be usable under 8 ft

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