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Old 19-10-2017, 11:06 PM
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Shipping Containers ?

Is anyone using an old shipping container to store their Z car or parts/ trim ?
How do you go about damp/ winter months to stop condensation/ rot setting in ?
Is there a good way to insulate them without using up room, or esp when mains power isn't available ?
Have just purchased a 40ft container and may well stick the Z car in there rather then leave it outside yet again?
Good idea or not ?
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Old 19-10-2017, 11:28 PM
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Needs free flowing air ideally. Be better in the container with the door open. Those things sweat awfully.

Can you not get power to it and stick a carcoon in it? I have one of my cars stored in a carcoon and it's brilliant.

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Old 20-10-2017, 12:16 AM
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Wouldn’t it be easier to rent a garage Wyn? Where are you going to put a 40ft container?! I’d rather have the car outside than in a shipping container. Went to see a Mustang once that was stored in one, the sides were literally dripping ...
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Old 20-10-2017, 08:58 AM
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My tin garage is a bit like a container - I used to get a lot of condensation. I fixed it by lagging the roof.
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Old 20-10-2017, 01:32 PM
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Hi Wyn

Guy up the road from me uses shipping containers for storage. He gets them spray coated with an insulation foam type stuff inside. There are companies that do it for your loft. I cant comment on its effectiveness myself, if I can catch him I will have a chat with him but he is a bit elusive

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Old 20-10-2017, 07:21 PM
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i have a shipping container to store stuff
to stop the damp it was sprayed internally with what i can only describe as a thick expanding foam and has vents installed at intervals all around the top close to the ceiling.
true to the letting agents word ive not seen any condensation or damp in there and ive got cloth interiors in there.
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Old 20-10-2017, 07:53 PM
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Cheers all for the pointers. So vents and some sort of lagging or insulation foam should do the trick
Have already purchased it with a standing area, so need to either use it for just parts, or store the Z in there as well
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Old 21-10-2017, 12:54 AM
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https://massfoamsystems.co.uk/shippi...er-insulation/
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Old 21-10-2017, 12:56 AM
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speak to them nicely they might underseal the datsun for you too
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Old 21-10-2017, 04:32 PM
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Shipping Containers ?

Maybe stick a couple of small fans in one end, and vent the other to get some airflow through?
If thereís power available obviously..

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Old 21-10-2017, 09:02 PM
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one more thing, the guy i rent mine from pointed out all his containers are 6 inches off the floor and a 4 inch gap between each container so the air can get all around it.
a big mistake he found out was leaving them on the floor increases the chances of damp creeping into the container especially as his yard is mainly mud with gravel thrown over so you can imagine they would be sat in water when it rained, hence raising them up
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Old 22-10-2017, 11:58 AM
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Shipping Containers ?

All valid comments. These are hermetic boxes. Let them breathe first and foremost. Insulation second, if you heat it definitely insulate it.

Last comment spot on, air all round especially includes the ground. The ISO blocks on the corner are the loading points, big breeze blocks on each node at the very least. Don't put the vent on the roof, high and at the sides if you can. Roofs usually 2mm thick, walls usually 4mm. Can accommodate holes easier without bursting joints.

If you haven't got one already, you can find reefer (refrigerated) units are pre insulated, usually with a plywood floor too.

Only word of wisdom is most for sale are out of certification (lifting etc) red tape where I live NE scotland and crane boys get arsey about moving them.




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Old 22-10-2017, 12:23 PM
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Small extract fans solar panels.
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Old 22-10-2017, 12:32 PM
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Better still a metal chimney kind of thing would draw air.
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Nothing wrong with that motor mate
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