Container Home Construction Book – Primary Building Blocks
The building CD “Container Home Construction” is a book about the method of exploring, buying, delivering and constructing a dwelling from the beginning employing a steel-shipping container as the primary building block.
There are 1000s of steel cargo shipping containers littering the ports just about everywhere on our earth which definitely can be changed into modular houses, business offices and emergency shelters in case something happened.
These steel boxes are comparatively un-destroyable and really portable. Allowing for a complete raw material for International transportation of a protected cargo box house.
There are already numerous successful companies hard at work, currently constructing these dwellings. As a matter of fact, the United States military has been utilizing shipping containers as shelters and offices for many years now.
With the developing and increasing vexation of natural disasters, the motivation for quick, fast, portable and safe households is on the up-rise.
There are several books already on the commercialized market today on constructing green homes, Cobb households, bamboo homes and earth domes. Nonetheless, there are no real serious books or articles about shipping container home construction. The few books available on the container home subject are fantasy overpriced architect books with comparatively unrealistic plans that can cost, to a higher degree, much more than a monetary standard typical home of today and one other book with pathetic designs/blueprints and no arousing photos and identifiable imaging for you to see the end results.
The principal market for my book are those Eco-minded-home Depot types that like to do matters on one’s own and see bunches of photos in the procedure. In addition to
the non-profits and nongovernmental organizations looking for building over seas for disaster relief intentions.
Among 1 of the primary reasons for the recent surge in container home construction is mostly represented by and from the horrible crisis that happened in Haiti, the saddening earthquake which occurred in Chile and the nightmare tsunami in Japan. Google searches have drastically increased on this particular subject since these disasters have turned up. There’s an downright unconditioned necessity for this method of building and construction that needs to be noticed more. The bad news is that there are NO books on today’s market explaining this utmost necessary detail as my book does.
Below are some examples of what to expect in the book:
Table of Contents:
1. A little History of cargo shipping containers.
2. Purchasing a shipping container.
6. Interior Designs.
7. Preparation and painting methods.
8. Cut Outs.
9. Cut outs with Framing.
10. Frame outs.
11. Sealing off Methods.
13. Steel bars/Shutters.
a. Installation of steel bars
b. Installation of steel shutters
16. Electrical energy.
17. Water system.
18. Septic systems.
a. Installation of wall boards
b. Installation of Insulation
20. Flooring Methods.
21. Deck Construction and Building.
a. Rooftop decks
b. Foldout decks/doors
24. Security System.
25. Pitched Roofs.
26. Maintenance Tips.
27. Merging and stacking multiple containers
29. Off the Grid.
30. Emergency Shelter Households.
Creating the sliding steel cut out door for the container home:
In the following photos you will see the step-by-step process of producing a steel sliding door.
Here are the steps required:
1. Removing the side of a shipping container.
2. Welding the steel frame inside the cutout.
3. Installation of the top slider rail and its wheels.
4. Framing out the heavy cutout creating the door.
5. Installation of the inside locks.
6. Installation of the glass.
The 1st photo demonstrates the cutout:
We start out by cutting out the side of the container from top rail to the floor in order for us to preserve an even cut and employ the durability of the top railing for the structural support. In the photograph, on the left you are able to see that the size of the leftover piece corresponds with the average size (4ft) wide of the particle-board or drywall that will be installed and set up on the interior. This was executed to produce a smooth fluent finish on the interior from the corner of the container to the precise edge of the new cut doorway.
This cut out is really weighty, so make certain you have a arrangement in place on moving the steel cutout into place. In some cases we weld a temporary hook onto the door to haul it up for installment.
Our following step is to weld on the frame for the door employing steel strips measuring four” wide and ¼ thick. Go over the following photo and zoom in on the metal strips that we install for the door frame out.
We advise that you weld your side strips 1st and make certain that they’re level. All of the metalworking needs to be as level as possible before installation of the doors/windows. While you are cutting and welding your cargo container, you’ll come across numerous defects and in-congruences in the measuring s. These are more often than not discovered in the side cutouts. Once you take away any part of the container, you falsify the leftover sidewalls.
The following step is to do some welding on the angled metal to the door itself as seen in the photograph below. In that pic, we have the colossus cutout on the ground and we’re welding the steel angle strips with their back “away” to the outside of the door entrance-way. This is more effective in the second photograph.
The pic likewise depicts the bottom wheels that we welded on for one project. We don’t always install these wheels and feel that they’re not called for. We
Chose to install them for additional support and weight dispersion. In all of the additional photographs, we didn’t install bottom wheels, only top slider wheels.
The other wheels are specified wheels that accompany the top metal slider.
A few doors and gates only call for the top wheels and slider. We flavor the bottom wheel will help circulate the weight and hence reduce the force on the top slider.
The above pic demonstrates the thickness of the steel metal strip (1/4″ thick, 4-6″ wide) applied above the door, where we welded the “guider C-shape galvanized tubing” (as seen below where the wheels sit on the interior) in addition to, the above exposure depicts the backside of the angle strip that was applied to frame out the door.
This photograph demonstrates the heavy duty wheels called for to accompaniment the weight of the door. We urge for you to fully grease these wheels. (Very Important )
In this exposure, we’re setting up the door with no bottom wheels.
The above pic demonstrates the back of the slider door and it’s broadened arm needed to open the 14ft door. These arms are mandatory on the 20ft shipping containers, not the 40ft. The photograph below is a close up of a similar design.
The exposure below is the finished production. The glass doors were installed on site and took an full day to accomplish. The interior locks can’t be seen in this photograph but were planned so the jumbo door is locked only on the interior.
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