How to Build Shipping Container Homes With Plans - John Davidson

How to Build Shipping Container Homes With Plans

By John Davidson

  • Release Date: 2016-02-07
  • Genre: Art & Architecture
Score: 3.5
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION TO SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES:
ADVANTAGES OF SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES:
DISADVANTAGES OF SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES:
CONTAINER SIZES AND SPECIFICATIONS:
NEW OR USED CONTAINER:
PERMITS AND REGULATIONS:
CHAPTER TWO
FOUNDATION FOR SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES:
SITE CONDITIONS:
CLIMATE:
MARKET FACTORS:
BUILDING DESIGN:
EXCAVATION AND FOOTINGS:
TYPES OF MATERIALS USED FOR FOUNDATION CONSTRUCTION:
CHAPTER THREE
PLACING THE CONTAINERS:
JOINING THE CONTAINERS:
WELDING BASICS:
ADVANTAGES:
DISADVANTAGES:
PARTS OF THE WELDER KIT:
WELDING SAFETY GEAR:
PREPPING & GRINDING THE WELD:
COMMON WELDING PROBLEMS:
CONTAINER REINFORCEMENT:
CHAPTER FOUR
ROOFS:
TYPES OF ROOFS:
1. SHED:
2. GABLE ROOF:
HOW TO CUT SHIPPING CONTAINERS
CHAPTER FIVE
ADVANCED FRAMING:
ROUGH ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING WORK:
SOLAR PANELS:
PLUMBING:
CHAPTER SIX
CONTAINER HOME INSULATION:
THERMAL BRIDGING:
FLOORING:
SAFETY LOCKS FOR YOUR CONTAINER HOME:
CHAPTER SEVEN: RESOURCE DIRECTORY
CHAPTER EIGHT: PLANS
PUBLISHER

Introduction to Shipping Container Homes:

Shipping container homes are houses that are built using shipping containers. The strength, durability, availability, and the cost effectiveness of containers as building material has made these types of homes popular in recent years. When you buy a container, it might appear as hollow boxes with no windows or openings. However, these boxes are highly customizable; they can be stacked and welded together to create beautiful yet economical homes. The next section is about the pros and cons of living in a shipping container home.

Reviews

  • Very little useful information

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    By BlahblahblahReview
    This book covers all the general topics of building a shipping container home, but doesn't really go into detail about any of it. The book also contradicts itself in a few areas like the climate section. I wasn't sure what to expect from the book, but it definitely did not help as much as I was hoping for when it was purchased. Many of the links in book given for references are not even active anymore. If you intend to sell a book with other references for information, make sure they aren't going to be deleted down the road. The only way this book helps anyone is if you have no knowledge about any type of construction or don't know how to google search the information.

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