Turning A Shelter

Every once in a while you may find yourself in a situation where you wished the structure was oriented in the opposite direction from what it currently is.

For most structures, the simplest and safest way is to disassemble and then reassemble in the preferred location and direction.

IF your building is roughly square AND it is ground-mounted on a beam, the structure can actually be turned intact.

You MUST have the people power and the time to finish the job once you have committed to start.

The sides must be tied together so that the building can not spread and it must be tied crossways (“X” pattern) so that it can not come out of square as it is being turned.

After you release the structure from the anchors, you will need to remove all of the existing anchors.

Pry up the beam and put some round bars under the beam.

You will be pushing in diagonally opposite corners and in opposite directions.

As the structure starts to turn you will need to reposition the round bars as the beam slides off of them.

Once the structure has been fully turned, you must install and fasten the anchors.

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