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  1. #1
    I have a plan to cut a 30 ft shipping container down to 15 ft and insulate it to help prevent condensation on my machine tools; mill and lathe.

    My workshop is an old farm shed so there is very little weather protection and on a frosty day there is loads of condensation which on a bad day can look like somebody has power washed my machines.

    What do you guys think? Will this help putting them inside a container inside the shed?
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    why not just leave it 30ft ?
    more space the better.

    or repair the farm shed roof :)

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    Don't have the space, the 30 ft containers are 500 but the 20 and 10 ft are both 1500. Mainly cause the big ones are hard to handle.

    Its not the leaks it's the condensation. The only sure fire way to stop it is to heat the space the machine sits in but this isn't practical so i was hoping insulating the container plus adding a shipping container damp stick will stop the condensation. Not sure it will work?

    The other plus point is I could sit a small heafter in the container and I can be warm.
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    so the plan is to cut the 30ft container down the middle to 15ft.

    how do you plan closing up the end.... ?
    once its in half what end would you be using..... the part with the doors or with the back end.

    i guess whatever end you use, you would have to put the other end on it.
    unless you cut 15ft out of the container and weld the two parts back together ?
    that would proberly be less work.
    Last edited by T0rnado69; 16-10-2014 at 10:56 PM.

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    No two cuts, one in the middle and one in one of the other sides to end up with both ends still on the container.
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    yes i see.
    what do you plan on using to insulate it.
    and what will you cover the insulation with.

  7. #7
    Spray insulation and then maybe osb or plywood or possibly just leave the foam exposed.
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    sounds like a fun project LOL

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    I've worked out of containers workshops before and they do run with water, I would rather insulate the farm shed.
    If you treat it as a 'cold roof' design and use this stuff http://www.celotex.co.uk/application...d-under-joists
    but make sure you comply with ALL the requirements of a 'cold roof'.
    My workshop now is a double skin with cavity block building but I still need a dehumidifier going otherwise things get rusty, it's to do with the 'dew point'
    Last edited by EddyCurrent; 17-10-2014 at 09:21 AM.
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    Thanks Eddy, did you have insulation in your container?
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