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Old 09-09-2007, 12:05 PM   #21
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It's a nice shed. I built an all PVC gear locker about 17 years ago and it's still going strong. Not to steal the thread, but I'll try to post pictures of it if anyone want some ideas.
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Old 09-09-2007, 03:06 PM   #22
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That's pretty smart. It doesn't matter that the shed was pre-fabed. It's still a DIY to me. And, sure, you could always construct your own item.

One advantage the plastic has, though, is that should you find it becomes dirty or whatever on the inside, you can easily clean it up with a garden hose.

One thing I thought of, though, was ventilation. Even though you're leaving your gear to dry before you put it away,how much ventilation does that plastic closet get? As much as a regular closet in the house?

I'm wondering how it would be to get some inexpensive cinder blocks, put your shed off the ground, then make ventilation holes/a drain in the bottom. Then you could rinse your gear and go right to the gear shed too, without so long of a wait. If you put holes in the bottom, maybe then put some screen over the holes so the air goes in/out and the bugs stay out.

I also love the shelf idea. The top becomes kind of an inpromptu work table for small projects, should you need it.
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:08 AM   #23
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Yo Marine at ease mate! - put that safety back on soldier

What I was saying was your shed was a great idea. So much so i have emailed Rubbermaid in Australia but they dont import them (Apparently all the old Marines are using them for dive gear sheds in the USA)

But knowing how you guys are famous for simplying stuff I was sure that you must of designed your own shed first hand.

Oh Smoothdome, I would love to see your design for your dive locker.

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Old 09-10-2007, 08:35 AM   #24
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Even better make one a wet shed.....run a garden hose to the top of 1 of the sheds hooked to an sprinkler head ( the kind that just sprays a cone shape water stream ) upside down. put some small drains in the bottom put all your gear you need rinsed in, close the doors.....and turn on the sprinkler...........turn off sprinkler.....let drain then open doors for more ventilation and air dry.....
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Old 09-10-2007, 10:10 AM   #25
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These are great ideas but I just can't stand the thought of my gear being outside while I am inside and I would hate to lose a wetsuit to the heat....I keep mine in the office/spare bedroom...that way I know its safe....
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:50 PM   #26
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That is a really nice setup you have there. Great job!
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So much so i have emailed Rubbermaid in Australia but they dont import them (Apparently all the old Marines are using them for dive gear sheds in the USA)

Way to connect the dots there, Kracky.
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:20 AM   #28
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Pretty cool. Where do you keep it? In the basement?
Kidder, I keep my equipment sheds (I have 2 of them now) out in the garage.





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Very nice indeed...Any issues with the Tx heat, keeping gear in the garage?
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:17 PM   #29
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I think $300.00 is not too bad, especially consitering the value of the gear, like was already mentioned. I think I would put it in a spare bedroom or basement though, I do not like the idea of having it in the garage. I love the smell of wet scuba gear in the house :-P
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:25 PM   #30
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That is absolutely BRILLIANT!!! a lot better than an old musty garage too!
thanks for sharing
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