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Lifetime 15x8' Outdoor Storage Shed - $1,478 - FS w/Prime @ Amazon

dorkus 46 July 9, 2013 at 01:04 PM in Home & Home Improvement (3) More Amazon Deals
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Last Edited by DeividdoSama July 10, 2013 at 11:01 AM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0015MDRSO/

Been keeping an eye out for a deal on outdoor storage sheds. This one has been on my list for a while, and saw the price drop to $1,478. It has great reviews, but is consistently downvoted for poor instructions.

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#16
Good grief, so much amateur information in this thread. Environmental conditions vary depending on your location, but where I live a plastic shed would deteriorate in only a few years, like everything else made of plastic does around here. There are different grades and qualities of plastic that can handle the elements, but even the best that you'd likely find in a shed of this price range will become brittle after a while. Eventually you'll be able to poke a finger right through the plastic, not to mention what hail will do to it. This is true of sheds, garbage cans, kids playsets, etc...

My credentials on this issue? I built my own 32x24 3-car oversized garage with truck camper parking. Fully engineered, blueprinted, permitted and inspected. Wooden of course because that's how you build garages and sheds to last. Literally built the entire garage myself except for creating the engineered blueprints. Total cost? $0. It cost $11,000 total to build the garage. I then built a web site describing the process, which is the #1 site for garage building on the net. The advertising revenue I've earned form that has not only paid for the garage but turned a very nice profit.

Hopefully one day I'll be recognized as the world's ultimate SD'er but till then I have my free garage for consolation Smilie
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Quote from LonelyHiker View Post :
Good grief, so much amateur information in this thread. Environmental conditions vary depending on your location, but where I live a plastic shed would deteriorate in only a few years, like everything else made of plastic does around here. There are different grades and qualities of plastic that can handle the elements, but even the best that you'd likely find in a shed of this price range will become brittle after a while. Eventually you'll be able to poke a finger right through the plastic, not to mention what hail will do to it. This is true of sheds, garbage cans, kids playsets, etc...

My credentials on this issue? I built my own 32x24 3-car oversized garage with truck camper parking. Fully engineered, blueprinted, permitted and inspected. Wooden of course because that's how you build garages and sheds to last. Literally built the entire garage myself except for creating the engineered blueprints. Total cost? $0. It cost $11,000 total to build the garage. I then built a web site describing the process, which is the #1 site for garage building on the net. The advertising revenue I've earned form that has not only paid for the garage but turned a very nice profit.

Hopefully one day I'll be recognized as the world's ultimate SD'er but till then I have my free garage for consolation Smilie
That is just....awesome.woot Maybe it's because I too live in Colorado, but the sun around here turns plastic into trash very quickly. I also wouldn't trust these things being able to keep a thief out. The ones I've seen at Lowes have locks that look like they are from Fisher-Price!

Oh and I almost forgot. There is one type of wood shed that is far, FAR more likely to fail than the worst plastic shed!

http://www.bcsportbikes.com/forum...don-t-even
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Quote from LonelyHiker View Post :
Good grief, so much amateur information in this thread. Environmental conditions vary depending on your location, but where I live a plastic shed would deteriorate in only a few years, like everything else made of plastic does around here. There are different grades and qualities of plastic that can handle the elements, but even the best that you'd likely find in a shed of this price range will become brittle after a while. Eventually you'll be able to poke a finger right through the plastic, not to mention what hail will do to it. This is true of sheds, garbage cans, kids playsets, etc...

My credentials on this issue? I built my own 32x24 3-car oversized garage with truck camper parking. Fully engineered, blueprinted, permitted and inspected. Wooden of course because that's how you build garages and sheds to last. Literally built the entire garage myself except for creating the engineered blueprints. Total cost? $0. It cost $11,000 total to build the garage. I then built a web site describing the process, which is the #1 site for garage building on the net. The advertising revenue I've earned form that has not only paid for the garage but turned a very nice profit.

Hopefully one day I'll be recognized as the world's ultimate SD'er but till then I have my free garage for consolation Smilie

I am a chemical engineer that develops plastics and i'm here to tell you that the only reason any plastic would come apart in the elements is because it was cheap. You have to buy expensive plastic for it to last, there are a lot of different kinds. But when it is expensive plastic, it will last forever. Wood sheds are cool too though, if they work for you. They might look nicer as well. I'm not too sure of the quality of the plastic used for this particular shed. I'd have to look into it. Most lifetime products that I have had experience with seem pretty solid.
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Can't say I've seen a metal shed either.

Every house around me has a 10x12 or larger shed. And they're all made of wood... Some of these sheds are 20 years old and look great. No rot at all.

Decks are made of wood too, but you don't see them rotting until they're 30+ years old.
Just out of curiosity where do you live?

Here in MN I've seen a boat load of both metal and plastic sheds, many people still have wood ones as well.
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#20
Home Depot & Lowe's both sold at one time a double wall constructed shed which we bought two of them and put them back to back, so we have two sheds; one for tool boxes up front and one for garden equipment in the back. Because of the double wall construction and the way these were made; one can take them apart and put them back together again; which we had to do when we raised the concrete slabs they were on. They have held up well all these years; and the only thing they need at this point is power washed; as they are getting a little dinghy looking. I'd much rather these than metal or wood. So in essence we have 10' x 20' foot sheds.
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#21
Awesome. Now I'll agree to letting my mother-in-law live with us.
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