Well House

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Plans were awesome. Videos were even better. Watched them countless times and learned something new each time. I’m a weekend warrior and built this by myself (my girls helped a bit) with the exception of the slab. Pressure treated lumber, ridge vent, cedar vents and fixed windows. Despite my rookie status the plans and videos made me look like pro! Splurge and buy yourself a 60 degree miter saw, pancake compressor and a 15ga nail gun – it’ll make things a lot easier. I also borrowed a scaffolding from a friend, not sure I could have finished the roof without it. Painted my shed 1 color for the purpose of simplifying the finishing and painting process. Will finish out the interior with insulation , electric etc. Thanks Henry!!!

Project By:
Steve V.
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Did You Use Our Shed Plans & Videos?
Yes, Both The Plans & Videos
Project Location:
Dripping Springs, Texas
My Skill Level is:
Home Handyman
Testimonial:
Ok. I needed a shed for my well house. Decided to tackle it myself. After watching the videos, I was sold and purchased the plans. Watched them numerous times over 6 months before putting a pencil to paper. What I will say is the Henry is an obvious professional at what he does and through these videos, he allowed me to learn from mistakes he likely made decades ago. Every detail you need to make this shed is in there. I now appreciate the easy by which he completes this project and now appreciate him more for his ability to teach than his ability to build - which is saying a lot. Thanks Henry!!!

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3 Comments

  1. This looks great. I’m considering doing the same thing for my well house. I’ll be putting a 20 gallon pressure tank, and two 40 gallon tanks for water treatment. Do I need to do a concrete slab or can I do the 2×6 floor joists over a rock bed? Also, is the pressure treated wood for durability or just for moisture?

    • Henry Reinders on

      Hi Thomas,

      What kind of floor you use really depends on the climate for your area. In very damp locations, a floor on skids or concrete slab might be best. In dryer conditions, placing the floor on a crushed rock bed should be fine provided water from rainfall drains away from the site and does not pool under the shed.

      The pressure treated wood is for both, as it protects against rot, but also insects. For the minimal extra cost, it is worth it considering the cost of building anything these days – last thing you want is a awesome shed with the floor rotting away.

      Also, keep in mind, (depending on where you live) when you put a structure on a concrete pad or foundation walls, it is usually considered permanent – and the good old property tax assessment department might add it to the taxable square footage of structures on your land. But like I say, this would depend on your location, and tax system.

  2. Henry Reinders on

    Hi Steve

    That is likely the nicest well house anyone is going to find anywhere! And by using pressure treated lumber for everything and good venting it should last many decades! Looks like you did a great job all around!

    Glad you found the videos and plans helpful.

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