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    Default Cairns, shipping container bolt downs to make council happy

    apparently if you have a shipping container in your back yard up here you have to have it bolted down to the ground so it doesnt blow away in a cyclone.
    anyone know what is required here? or an engineer that would give me the details on how to secure it down?? i heard it is something along the lines of a 300mm diameter hole around 1.6m deep at each corner and bolted down to that and im like WTF?? that is beyond the water table depth here i have been told.

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    i'd call the council and see if it actually a requirement.

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    i will have to check again with council, but that place looks good, beats drilling holes and filling with concrete.

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    As havabeer said, council will have a document for their standards. It varies on wind zone etc. I've seen many held down with 2 1000kg concrete blocks on suface in WA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doovalacky View Post
    As havabeer said, council will have a document for their standards. It varies on wind zone etc. I've seen many held down with 2 1000kg concrete blocks on suface in WA.
    no room for blocks. trying to get hold of this council is like pulling teeth

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    Quote Originally Posted by wozzzzza View Post
    no room for blocks. trying to get hold of this council is like pulling teeth
    Just get someone to complain about the sea container in your yard - they will be round asap.

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