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Connecting Two Shipping Containers Together! Double Wide Home, Garage, Warehouse - DIY - NO WELDING!


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  • The Container Guy
    The Container Guy  9 ай бұрын +27

    Container Home Video Tour Here 👉kzclip.org/video/VxCrLFzv-E4/бейне.html

    • John
      John Ай бұрын +1

      What is the cost of this kit for reinforcing the roof? I’m doing a container home using 2 40 foot containers.

      ANGELIE CAPAROSO 2 ай бұрын


      SKYDIVINGCOMRADE 2 ай бұрын

      Have you considered an arch for single and double containers? A Roman arch that can be structured strength and makes the roof more space, strength, look, and less mess with flat roofing.

    • Franky Nakamoto
      Franky Nakamoto 3 ай бұрын

      @The Container Guy what is the price for this two metal containers, it be a good idea for a car garage, making the sealing cornerwise so water doesnot retain on top, what is the price?.

    • Rj wije
      Rj wije 3 ай бұрын +2

      what was the total cost?

  • jim yeats
    jim yeats  Жыл бұрын +397

    Awesome video, but this just reinforces in my mind that using metal shipping containers outside of their intended purview is very costly and time consuming. They are great as an inexpensive and extremely weatherproof storage shed, but once you start altering their design it becomes a losing battle to make them worth their while when you can just buy a metal building kit that is 30x40 and has a man door plus 1-2 roll up doors, pre-engineered for wind and snow, and costs about 10-20k.

    • Jim L
      Jim L 18 күн бұрын

      If you spaced out the two containers 16ft apart and used them for office, storage or bathroom facilities. Now you have 32x40 building with two containers and 16x40 of that is open flooring. Then did conventional metal framing for the roof, 8ft studs on top of the containers. The ceiling would be higher for storage if needed and seal off the ends with metal siding, man or garage door.

    • Tyler Nope
      Tyler Nope Ай бұрын

      @infamouspaul32806 Where do you live where you need to protect against 180mph winds? The sky?

    • Marco Casillas
      Marco Casillas 2 ай бұрын

      @john smith would it be possible to get permits to put a mobile home on two containers running parallel to their frame that's a project I would like to do

    • Gary. G. Tlili
      Gary. G. Tlili 2 ай бұрын

      Hi Jim Yeats.
      Do you have a link to the metal building kit you are referring to?

    • Kay Smith
      Kay Smith 3 ай бұрын

      I see these in the desert where it seems ideal. I would worry about lots of snow

  • googlemustdie
    googlemustdie 11 ай бұрын +96

    you should use that header as the support for a "peaked" roof. Then you have no drainage issues . You could use the sections you cut out of each side as the metal roofing.

    • OTooth506
      OTooth506 Ай бұрын

      I myself would have used a concrete slab and placed the containers side by side but a gap in between (large enough to park a car and work around) frame up open ends and put garage door on one end and put roof trusses on top of shipping container and bridge the gap between containers and the roof trusses would eliminate drainage issues!

    • David Frick
      David Frick Ай бұрын

      Just ditch the container at that point.

    • Richard A. Nardone
      Richard A. Nardone 3 ай бұрын +1

      Came here to say that!

    • Sky Lanes
      Sky Lanes 4 ай бұрын

      This was my thought too. We did something similar to our old mobile home in New Hampshire and it relieved a lot of snow load.

    • H. L. D.
      H. L. D. 5 ай бұрын

      I had the same thought while watching.

  • Shyam Devadas
    Shyam Devadas 6 ай бұрын +12

    Great video. Thanks for getting into the nitty gritty part of joining containers. Most container advocates lie or conveniently skip over the fact that the walls are part of the container's structural integrity. I pursued the container thing for years, but once I did the research on all of the costs of reinforcement and dealing with the headaches of working with metal, it was just easier and ultimately cheaper to deal with stick-built.

  • Mark Landis
    Mark Landis  Жыл бұрын +44

    For a better overall exterior appearance I would plug welding the flat bar into place for supporting the floor/sides of the container. Also I would use a seam sealer between your materials to aid in waterproofing and eliminating those unwanted gaps in the structure.

    • L R
      L R 3 ай бұрын

      @Diesel Ramcharger tack welding is perfectly fine. If you choose this over thought solution at all ...

    • Diesel Ramcharger
      Diesel Ramcharger 8 ай бұрын +2

      "Appearence" its A FUCKING SHIPPING BOX!!!

    • Diesel Ramcharger
      Diesel Ramcharger 8 ай бұрын +1

      put a seam sealer between material before welding? lmao. What in the actual fuck?

    • Forefoot1
      Forefoot1  Жыл бұрын +3

      I like the seal seam idea as a stress relief.

  • TheWolfster001
    TheWolfster001  Жыл бұрын +103

    Thank you for sharing.. So many people are now using these containers for homes, shop's & even underground emergency shelters.. Nice to see someone creating a business building them and going the extra mile and actually showing people how to DIY it.. Only sad part to this is.. I can see the price for them going up & up.. First they were almost giving them away, soon your going to have to get a loan to buy one..

    • Harry Manne
      Harry Manne 3 ай бұрын +1

      @L R I understand what you're saying. I design buildings for a living. But I had a container dropped in my backyard recently and it's an excellent shed. When you start cutting, fabricating, etc is when the challenges of steel come into play

    • L R
      L R 3 ай бұрын +1

      @Harry Manne working with steel takes way more resources and skills than wood. The risks are higher as well, along with the constructional issues with insulation, condensation, cold bridges and rot.
      Wooden construction is way easier build, and less risky in all sorts of aspects.
      Regards from an experienced smith who is working professionally with, and living in these boxes since years ...

    • Ørvar Sigfùsson
      Ørvar Sigfùsson 5 ай бұрын

      Containers are full with moisture all the time..... wood cabin is not as much.
      Containers are not cheap any more..... but its easy to move them around. Too pricy a way too pricy
      Containers as a solution for all of it is a gimmick in my world......
      But why is the big gab between the containers in this video.... you can put them closer together and make a less but as strong connection and using sides as a roof or just make it out of wood

    • Harry Manne
      Harry Manne 6 ай бұрын

      @Malacrux norman add up the foundation, roof, walls, etc.

    • Eddie
      Eddie 7 ай бұрын +3

      @Malacrux norman lumber is the farthest thing from straight and square

  • Café Kiva
    Café Kiva Ай бұрын +1

    Possibly the best video out there about actually modifying the can. Assuming these could be high cubes, the finished interiors could look like any fine custom home with recessed lighting, HVAC send/returns and diverse wiring and plumbing options for adjacent spaces. ☀☀☀☀☀

  • Roy Brochu
    Roy Brochu  Жыл бұрын +41

    Love the design. Great explanation of the floor sagging without the added plates.

    • john smith
      john smith 9 ай бұрын +1

      If you don't have a slab and are just setting it on the ground you could easily bareback under the edge of those floors with some angle iron. No sagging

  • Fixing Screens
    Fixing Screens  Жыл бұрын +27

    Really impressive and clearly explained, well thought out. A big problem with container homes is how narrow they are, this makes the space a lot more practical and the join is properly engineered so you dont have to worry about the ceiling caving in!

  • Conrail Fan
    Conrail Fan  Жыл бұрын +8

    That would definitely be a cool way to build space for a model railroad!!
    I wouldn't be surprised if someone
    hasn't done that already!! Awesome
    Video, thanks!!

  • Tony Tully
    Tony Tully 9 ай бұрын +20

    Your attention to customer service by making it as easy as possible for the customer is extraordinary. How you're always looking to make your designs better is amazing

    • Alan Hahn
      Alan Hahn Ай бұрын

      Wouldn’t a steel building built from scratch be an easier proposition.

    • L R
      L R 3 ай бұрын

      Look around for alternative options. The whole concept is way to complex and expensive with no advantages, even lots of needless and very costly issues!

    • Repent and believe in Jesus Christ
      Repent and believe in Jesus Christ 5 ай бұрын

      Repent to Jesus Christ “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
      ‭‭John‬ ‭1‬:‭5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    • The Container Guy
      The Container Guy  6 ай бұрын

      Thank you Tony!

  • James Gordon
    James Gordon Ай бұрын +4

    This looks like a great product and could last the test of time. New these aren't cheap but maybe with used ones coming to market they will be a killer of a deal. I think a two person or three in two working weeks can build a garage 24 by 24. I know we used to frame 3,500 sq ft homes in two weeks with 4 - 5 people crew.

    • Schismxs
      Schismxs Ай бұрын

      ​@Rey Diaz If you mean the container cost itself, $4,700 for a 1 trip 40ft high cube. Those are probably what you want if you plan to make stuff like this out of them. You can go the used route, then you're looking at around $2,400 but they can be kinda rough. These prices are picked up from the depot here in Dallas, so it's just an example (I picked up a used 20footer today for $1600)

    • Rey Diaz
      Rey Diaz Ай бұрын

      How much it will cost 40ft container?

  • Yuri polkavich
    Yuri polkavich 6 ай бұрын +3

    Maybe next time you can install the sealtite or carflex before you spray the insulation. This way you only see the light fixtures switch covers and receptacle covers if you have any. As an electrician, I like to do a neat job:)

  • Michael Martinez
    Michael Martinez 11 ай бұрын +15

    It's really nice to see somebody in a company that really knows how to improve something for their customers get a better quality product I definitely going to keep you guys in mind

  • David Morris
    David Morris 10 ай бұрын +11

    As the poster of the video said, containers are NOT cost effective for building a house because of the engineering and additional work needed, but they are great for creating secure instant storage on your property and might be useful as part of a workshop or garage.

  • Johnny Gregory
    Johnny Gregory 2 ай бұрын +1

    Nice job! Thanks for teaching us lots of good how-to tips.

  • Jason Mitchell
    Jason Mitchell 11 ай бұрын +11

    I love the bridge fittings. On a related note, have you a) found any lower profile methods of capping the top gap between the containers (I-beam or similar), and b) have you done any residential or commercial projects yet with additional containers stacked on top?

    • John DoDo Doe
      John DoDo Doe 3 ай бұрын +1

      @L R You missed my point about being able to easily separate the containers for transport. Transporting 2 single width containers with a temporary cover on one side of each is trivial routine. Transporting anything double width is difficult because bridges, tunnels, tracks and roads aren't wide enough.

    • L R
      L R 3 ай бұрын

      @John DoDo Doe tack welding is perfectly fine. Professionals make it that way. ~1 cm every 10-15 cm is fine. Seal the whole with suitable silicone, or whatever high quality product recommended in your region.

    • John DoDo Doe
      John DoDo Doe 7 ай бұрын

      @Ob Fuscated I doubt that would provide the structural load capacity. Also welding to both containers prevent separation for transport. Bolted solutions can be unscrewed and reattached multiple times.

    • Ob Fuscated
      Ob Fuscated 8 ай бұрын +1

      It's easy to have a 1/8" 4x8 sheet of steel sheared (you don't need to make strips of the whole sheet) to ~2" to bridge the gap then weld the entire seam with flux core (using a decent welding machine and a suitcase feeder which you can rent but I bought two Hobart Heftys at auction). I tacked to the slightly higher container (they're not all identical) then ran the whole bead. I beat the strip down to the lower container then repeated the process. .035" 71T-GS wire is common and lays down nicely. FCAW of course preferred since that beats dragging a cylinder then running the hose to the suitcase feeder. I welded the corner fittings together and the two containers to the end beams (I'd bartered for some large used I-beam) with 6010 and 6011. I foamed the vertical gap but might weld that over too one day.

  • Jason's Random Channel
    Jason's Random Channel  Жыл бұрын +8

    Exactly what I needed to see. I'm drawing up plans for a container home and want 2-40"ft containers as a base and 2-20"ft also side by side on top. Glad you posted this so that we can see the room side. Great living space.

    • Warsong Gulch
      Warsong Gulch 10 ай бұрын

      U got have money to waste! I say go for it

    • Jason Mitchell
      Jason Mitchell  Жыл бұрын +1

      @joejoejoejoejoe joe yup. it's one of kirsten dirksen's videos, and the house is in denmark.

    • joejoejoejoejoe joe
      joejoejoejoejoe joe  Жыл бұрын +2

      I was thinking of a container home in a greenhouse, the greenhouse would help keep it warm ( vents in the roof keeping it cool in summer ) and give an outdoor space - until I found out how much a greenhouse large enough to house a shipping container would cost. There is a you tube vid of some people who built a greenhouse around their home.

    • Johnny Fever
      Johnny Fever  Жыл бұрын +4

      @Seek Him with all your heart and you will find Him not sure what this has to do with shipping containers or why you would post this here, but ok

    • Seek Him with all your heart and you will find Him
      Seek Him with all your heart and you will find Him  Жыл бұрын +3

      Repent to Jesus Christ
      “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
      ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭139:23-24‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  • Chris Gerry
    Chris Gerry  Жыл бұрын +12

    Cool idea. I've always wanted to see what holds containers together. Pretty simple lock. It works on ships, it'll hold on the ground forever. 👍

    • Seek Him with all your heart and you will find Him
      Seek Him with all your heart and you will find Him  Жыл бұрын +2

      Repent to Jesus Christ
      “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
      ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭139:23-24‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  • Aaron Salvesen
    Aaron Salvesen 10 ай бұрын +7

    As a wood framer and welder I can tell you I’m already on my third structure for the same size with wood framing (all by myself) and way cheaper as well!

    • L R
      L R 3 ай бұрын

      @Green Bay buying containers is a volatile market, depending on world trade situation!
      Better seek professional advice for the whole project, instead of relying on happy go lucky KZclip channels!

    • Nitro Martini
      Nitro Martini 8 ай бұрын +1

      @Green Bay : Yep, You Tube deleted it again. Check the internet for companies in Houston. A few years ago, a 40 ft container was $2500, but by now, they are probably higher. Shipping to Dallas will be the biggest expense. Those containers can be picked up with a big forklift, but they take up lots of space on an 18 wheeler trailer. Good luck.

    • Nitro Martini
      Nitro Martini 8 ай бұрын

      Garza, in Edinburg, TX

    • Nitro Martini
      Nitro Martini 8 ай бұрын +1

      @Green Bay : I don't know anything about availability in Dallas. Remember that these things are used as trans-oceanic marine shipping containers, and the place to shop for them are the freight shipping port towns like Houston, Brownsville, and Corpus Christi.
      Look for them on the internet. They are gaining popularity.
      I will try to send you a name and a number in Edinburg, but You Tube might delete it.

    • Green Bay
      Green Bay 8 ай бұрын

      @Nitro Martini hello how can I go about finding cheaper containers here in Dallas I have been quoted 10000 for each I am looking to do wood and maybe a 4bedroom which I will open all for more room?

  • mike hay
    mike hay 6 ай бұрын +3

    The company I work for use an adjustable container conector, which pulls the containers much closer together and a rubber seal is used, I like what you done

  • Hoot Owl
    Hoot Owl  Жыл бұрын +30

    In hot climates I'd consider a traditional wood-framed peaked roof to keep the sun off. Steel bakes in the sun. A large, separate shade structure could work even better, shading the sides somewhat too.

    • L R
      L R 3 ай бұрын

      Exactly, these boxes bring huge issues for few advantages. People have to think for themselves, instead of buying, apparently, easy solutions.

    • L R
      L R 3 ай бұрын

      @R R well said! Regards from cold Scandinavia where >80% humidity levels is ever present

    • L R
      L R 3 ай бұрын

      @Sal more smart than clever? Arrogance isn't a Virtue, if you know what that is

    • Inner light
      Inner light 5 ай бұрын +2

      Seems quicker to just build after all the added time and cost

  • Christine C
    Christine C 2 күн бұрын

    Hi, well done video, thanks for the great info! Sorry this is a bit long. We are looking to build a shipping container home using three 20' high cubes joined on the long sides, keeping the walls and just a door/walkway between them. No windows, just sliding doors on the ends. Insulating and fnishing the floor and ceiling is fine. My question is can can you insulate and finish just the outside walls (incl walls between containers), leaving the inside walls unfinished to save square footage? Would this provide enough insulation? Thanks in advance for your input.

  • Ro Herms
    Ro Herms  Жыл бұрын +5

    I used the same thing as an office back in 2012. We didn't do the 1/2 runner below the channel, instead used jack points every 10f, to allow leveling on site, and used aluminum shims on site. Also did a 4x4 header on the inside, as it wasn't critical to keep a full height on the inside, and we even did a drop ceiling. Even had two wall mounted packaged hvac units. It was a great office!

    • L R
      L R 3 ай бұрын

      @john smith a few pillars makes a huge constructional and economical difference, with hardly no disadvantages.

    • john smith
      john smith 9 ай бұрын +1

      Excellent idea. Run the header on the inside . A nice 4x4 I-beam. Then just weld a 40' strip of metal on the roof to tie it together. WaY cleaner

  • Thu Dang
    Thu Dang 3 ай бұрын +1

    This is awesome! We were also looking into putting 2 40s together, and the extra bits of info re: sag is super helpful, thank you!

  • Mike Bonadio
    Mike Bonadio  Жыл бұрын +13

    Awesome work! Will these eventually be made to purchase in the US? Could they be deconstructed and shipped to a new location if one moves? This is perfect for a music studio but it would suck to have to leave it behind if I ever move. Would love to be able to take it with me.

    • Optimus 1
      Optimus 1 Ай бұрын

      You'd better research recording / mujsic studio design a bit more . Solid Metal walls floors roofs are not an ideal method of construction for numerous reasons. Research this and you will see why containers are not very good for this purpose.

    • L R
      L R 3 ай бұрын

      Research the professional market in your part of the world. There is lots of issues connected with apparently easy peasy reconstructing these steel boxes.
      I work professionally in this area, and live in such boxes since years..

    • Ob Fuscated
      Ob Fuscated 8 ай бұрын +5

      Any decent local welder/fabricator can do the work. If you want to work with containers you REALLY need to study the subject thoroughly and not just on KZclip to get a FULL understanding of what they're good for. The industrial and military worlds are the best examples of effective use of containers. The Sea Box website has some slick work worth studying.

    • James Australian
      James Australian  Жыл бұрын +4

      I'm guessing your incapable of looking at the videos description with the stores American and Canadian links....

  • E S
    E S  Жыл бұрын +8

    Nice work on the headers id like to see a 3 wide done with a pitched roof instead of just leaving it flat. I have alot of shop equipment and tools that would need more room. Awesome work

    • Ob Fuscated
      Ob Fuscated 8 ай бұрын +1

      If you need more height the way industry does it is use a steel kit building to bridge containers (or rows thereof) used as sidewall storage. Not everything needs to be made from the containers. If you end up cutting off everything but the floor there is either no point in using containers or you could buy "flat rack" units instead for instant level steel flooring then build atop that. For example you could weld three 40' flat racks (ends removed for other use) side by side then join those to two 40' High Cubes (standard height boxes suck for shops, stand inside and see why I don't buy them!) as sidewall sealed storage. Top off with a Steelmaster style steel "container cover" and you have a structure you can seal.

    • The Container Guy
      The Container Guy  11 ай бұрын +3

      Stay tuned. Videos to come!

  • NBeezzy
    NBeezzy  Жыл бұрын +2

    Great video. Love the production value. The explanations are very helpful. Thank you for your content

  • Christopher M Wren
    Christopher M Wren 3 ай бұрын +1

    Man these are just the videos I've been looking for Bro!!
    I like how you fully explain each step, also with picture diagrams!!
    This is so awesome!! Greetings from Down Under!!

  • Catherine NELSON
    Catherine NELSON  Жыл бұрын +3

    Yes! I loved how you put those two together!
    For me, I'm thinking one 10' with one 8'!

    • L R
      L R 3 ай бұрын

      Way too much work and expenses. Alone hauling 10' is as costly as 20' or even 40' container. Wooden construction is way easier and cheaper handled, as well as you don't simply work with steel as wood!
      It is completely different and way more demanding craft ...

  • Marlon Vite
    Marlon Vite 6 ай бұрын +1

    Thanks X3 for sharing your video free to most of us ... anyone learns quickly from your video and possibly a lot more from comments and if you read all.of the comments you could do version point 2 where you and all of us could learn even more about costs/time/codes/strength and much more .... thanks X3 to all that have commented providing us all with additional great knowledge..... built with containers or with kits? KITS Are mostly building code approved, containers are for what they were built for and other uses are mostly experimental but it is a trend to keeps on getting coded for reporposing.

    • L R
      L R 3 ай бұрын

      How do you know which regulations these simple boxes will meet? Most of Europe has modern demands, which shipping containers can't fulfill, without exploding costs and the risk of unhealthy issues later on.

  • Likely Daily
    Likely Daily 11 ай бұрын +7

    By the time you’ve put extra metal framing all inside the container it somewhat negates any advantage it may have over any other steel or wood framed construction.

  • David Elliott
    David Elliott 6 ай бұрын +3

    The parcel tape is good stuff but don’t leave it on for too long. The adhesive can get very well attached. Masking tape usually peels easily but often has the same issue.

    • Grimstnzborith Brisingr
      Grimstnzborith Brisingr 6 ай бұрын +1

      Would gas tape be a good choice? They stick well enough, and peel off pretty easily.

  • marty mcflyy
    marty mcflyy 6 ай бұрын

    If you had about 10 with no sides for centers and 2 with only 1 wall for the sides, you could stick them all together and have a decent amount of space. I went to a ministry once that was built out of shipping containers, they had 4 containers side x side and had built a building along the front that connected them. Thier just to small unless the walls dividing the containers are removed.

  • Steven Bentley
    Steven Bentley  Жыл бұрын +8

    As a retired union carpenter I'm pretty impressed. Do you do or have any models for homes? That spray foam must be very rigid to strengthen the top of the caps. Very interesting.

    • Steven Bentley
      Steven Bentley 3 ай бұрын

      @L R foam definitely not best, there is fire proof additives, yes inforce foam , ( rebare) ect. ( True no replacement for real construction). 👍

    • L R
      L R 3 ай бұрын

      Plain nonsense, rigid construction doesn't necessarily make carry more load. How about humidity, mold, fire safety and recycling issues caused by the foam?

    • The Pit Patrol
      The Pit Patrol 8 ай бұрын +1

      Steven. I have seen poultry houses that the end was were about to fall out of spay foamed. The amount of rigidity it gives is amazing

  • Stephen Readel
    Stephen Readel  Жыл бұрын +1

    Great video! Are you going to be selling the truss kit or use it only for in house custom projects?

  • Rodolfo Plasencia
    Rodolfo Plasencia  Жыл бұрын +3

    Consider putting the pallet with the kit inside one of the containers so the customer doesn't have to pay for an extra flat shipping when he'll have two containers going his way.

  • ThaTurdBurglar
    ThaTurdBurglar 9 ай бұрын +4

    Your video production needs a shout out, great job. The animation really helps understand things

  • Charles Lai
    Charles Lai 3 ай бұрын +2

    Very good information which I have try to understand and look into those information for a long time.
    I can see other videos don’t tell those very important information as what your video showing.
    I can see you guys are building well and safe for the people who will be living inside.
    I would like to say “ Well done and good job. Please keep on building good things with a good attitude and good heart .”

  • Chuck Lucas
    Chuck Lucas 3 ай бұрын

    The side panels you cut loose could be used to build storage shed for yard equipment on the home stead

  • Andy Chen
    Andy Chen 6 ай бұрын

    This looks awesome. Just curious where can I find the space for placing the containers if I want to use it as an office?

  • Anton Malvo
    Anton Malvo 6 ай бұрын

    While the design and workmanship that goes into producing various creative applications for intermodal containers is truly impressive it seems, after all is said and done, that one could accomplish essentially the same goal, from scratch, for roughly the same or less cost. In other words, recycling intermodal containers in this manner does not seem cost effective compared to a custom built equivalent. A comparison would be interesting.

  • John Kucik
    John Kucik 4 ай бұрын +1

    Very damn informative, I'm always thinking of a multicontainer home ,as one of my final comparison choices , amongst a few others .

    • L R
      L R 3 ай бұрын +1

      Better think again and seek advice from professionals.
      I work professionally with these boxes. Live in some since 7 years... Reconstructing shipping containers only suits a very narrow market, who knows exactly what they want and how to have it made!
      Lot's of 'constructors' in this field ignores several basic issues, which later will turn out negatively for the user...

  • Guy H.
    Guy H.  Жыл бұрын +23

    All very interesting and extremely applicable for container housing. I probably missed or didn't understand how did you seal up the gaps so nothing could get inside? And like others have requested, how cost efficient is this? I'm just asking in general terms. I heard you say this one was going to Antarctica so that generally means it's the government so costs aren't that important....

    • Allan Gibson
      Allan Gibson 6 ай бұрын +2

      You can buy container sized house kits from China. They are a standard product that fits into a standard container format and folds out double size on site.

    • hivemind
      hivemind  Жыл бұрын +4

      He said Northern Alberta. I'm guessing for a mining or oil company or something.

    • Master Debater
      Master Debater  Жыл бұрын +9

      Probably welding in some 1/4inch on that side middle gap then spray foaming after install on site. I think there is some 2 part tank sets that would do that run middles and bottom. If it was me i would have had a rack (or set the box cross ways between 2 containers) and had them do the bottom of both units in prefab at same time they sprayed the interior roof before cutting the walls free. Seems like these guys arent going to the final site just trying to prep a fab kit to find out if they have a market to sell to or not. They would be smart to pay attention to the comment section here and get some ideas from everyone. I think i would be prospective buyer but they have to come in at a decent price to keep me from doing it myself and that is the real issue they will face as to many people are already managing containers and succeeding at it.

  • Veronica Lake
    Veronica Lake 6 ай бұрын

    Love containers. My friend Dave does too. Love to see more of this project as time goes on. 😊👍🇺🇲

    • L R
      L R 3 ай бұрын

      I love women as well, still doesn't want to deal with them personally.
      Looks is gratis and meanwhile more important things can be done in harmony..

  • Jacopo Danglars
    Jacopo Danglars  Жыл бұрын

    Your video has made me rethink container home again. I agree with the lock mechanism, it is, as you said, A Game Changer!!! Double wide looks very spacious.

    • Jacopo Danglars
      Jacopo Danglars  Жыл бұрын

      @Master Debater having a basement to me is like a dream come true.

    • Master Debater
      Master Debater  Жыл бұрын

      3 wide by 40footers onto a basement would be perfect for me. i wouldnt mind the posts and beams considering the savings of sqft costs. Windows are over rated when you have 3 watt light bulbs lol... can set framing inside the wall 2 inch gap to foam in and have 4.5 inches total of foam insulation using a 2x3 stud walls on 24 inch centers since you have no load, only needing some 2x6s for doors and windows. Trusses would be cheap could easily get by on 6 foot centers and stand 2x4s on edge for roof stringers in pole barn fashion using timber lags or old fashion 6-8inch ring shanks. Having all framing decoupled from thermal bridging except windows and doors will make up for the base frame of containers being coupled with outside temps. From basement can access to foam what would normally be a band board area only leaving contain frame rails coupled to outdoor temps. Ceilings on main floor again with the 2x3 on 24 inch centers gapped only 1 inch this time getting 3.5 inches of foam there but can add 10-16 inches of blow in in attic to make up the difference and since you have the basement there is no need for extra work or HVAC in the attic space. I suppose if one could handle that heavy sidewall material and install it for gable ends that would be the thing to do or even make porch roofs of it would be really nice because there is a lot of it left and could have been cut and handled neatly as to reuse it. One would require a telehandler and the other half a brain most people are lacking nowadays but with right effort it would turn out awesome.

  • Andre EWERT
    Andre EWERT 11 ай бұрын +1

    i would leave an 8-12 ft gap between them...add a wood roof there and 2 slopes to keep the water from accumulating on the containers and provide ventilation above the containers..also have vertical windows above the side of each container..also, you could have a truss-wall above the container, clearing up room below...A REVERSE BEAM

  • Massimiliano Cacciamani
    Massimiliano Cacciamani 5 ай бұрын

    Go Travis!
    You can tell just by looking at him that he is the strong silent type! The true hero of the show!
    He is the one that brings the power to a liveless shell. The one that powers the light that brightens your day and night!
    Do not try to resist his awesomeness!
    God bless electricians!

  • Rafa Ordaz
    Rafa Ordaz 9 ай бұрын +2

    Professionals who know what they’re doing and talking about. Are a gift to the planet. I’ve subbed to this channel. Great video

  • Fütemire
    Fütemire 10 ай бұрын +6

    This is awesome. I think if I were to use the truss system on a home build, I would do the 2 in foam on the inside and install a metal roof at a slope starting about 1-2 inches below the ridge cap.
    It would help shield the initial thermal load and allow for better run off. I'm in Texas though so I imagine you'd need to do some extra reinforcing for snow loads regarding the roof.
    Do you already, or any chance that you would sell just the truss and temp support beams?

    • L R
      L R 3 ай бұрын

      Any local professional in steel can make this, perhaps even find a better solution!

    • The Container Guy
      The Container Guy  10 ай бұрын

      We are not currently making them for mass production, but you can contact us at parts@thecontainerguy.ca and we may be able to customize them. Thank you!

  • AaronAlso
    AaronAlso  Жыл бұрын

    This industry, shipping container repurposing, needs more turnkey solutions like this. Keep innovating!

  • Gabriel Hernandez
    Gabriel Hernandez 4 ай бұрын +1

    Is nice when you listen to a professional explain everything about their work. Expertise is key! Congratulation on this great product!

    • The Container Guy
      The Container Guy  3 ай бұрын +1

      Thank you very much for the kind words and watching.

    • L R
      L R 3 ай бұрын +1

      For a hammer everything is nail ... Use your eyes

  • John G
    John G 7 ай бұрын

    A very clever and sturdy connector, really good way to do it.

  • montwolfman
    montwolfman 3 ай бұрын +2

    I built a 3 container house. I installed a peak roof with a 10ft overhang for a porch. The trusses were engineered to carry the 3 container roofs and then I cut all 4 interior walls out. Done.

  • David Elliott
    David Elliott 6 ай бұрын

    The interior really should be fully spray insulated. You could then add PIR backed plaster board on structural adhesive. Steel walls can’t be ventilated so simply using the PIR boards would lead to condensation on the steel and eventually corrosion.

  • Tom Stein
    Tom Stein  Жыл бұрын +5

    With the current price of lumber I would think that these container homes would amount to a substantial cost savings. (not to mention heating and ac savings!)
    A couple things to consider might be options for green-roof and/or the south side of the roof fitted with solar panels.
    (maybe both, could have ladder access, railing around the perimeter, and a deck in the middle)

    • L R
      L R 3 ай бұрын

      Better recalculate your whole idea!
      Pricing of containers depends on world market, and people capable of working decently with steel are not as many as with easier wooden constructions.

    • Rick P
      Rick P  Жыл бұрын

      The cost of steel has gone up, also. Making containers more expensive than they used to be.

    • Master Debater
      Master Debater  Жыл бұрын +1

      @The Container Guy For me in my area they can be cheaper due to no need for engineering, Licensed contracting and the like very little is required in my area would have an electrical inspection no license needed and a septic inspection licensed installer required that all i need for a final. I would however have a engineer because I am looking at 3 wide containers onto a basement thus i need some engineering details and proper prints to feel good that i did it right. Havent decided for sure yet im leaning on this or a 60feet diameter roundish build of concrete it will boil down to final costs and finish details (aesthetics).

    • Joshua Fernandez
      Joshua Fernandez  Жыл бұрын +11

      @The Container Guy big props for being honest ty

    • The Container Guy
      The Container Guy   Жыл бұрын +25

      I hate to be a Debbie-Downer but our channel's goal is to be transparent to our audience. Container homes are often more expensive than traditional builds UNLESS you stick to a small, single container home or cabin. The lack of container architecture being adopted into the National Building Code and need for drawings and professional engineering review/stamp often causes container structure costs to exceed stick-framed structures.

  • Diamond G
    Diamond G 8 ай бұрын

    Loved this demonstration so much I watched it twice! How can I attach two 40 feet containers with 4 feet of space between so I can add a 20 foot container diagonally on top?

  • pt361749460
    pt361749460 11 ай бұрын +1

    Very well modification and designed, well attention to details. I just wonder how much this will cost.

  • bsrcat1
    bsrcat1 6 ай бұрын

    Great reinforcement option to connect two shipping containers. You are still wasting material and a quick option for your roof slope issue. Just designed the header to accept a corrugated profile then what you cut you lay on top. There will be enough material to cover the majority of the seam/ roof centerline. Then you could use a standard ridge cap to cover. Just a thought...😁👍

  • asdfgoogle
    asdfgoogle 6 ай бұрын +1

    Wow. This looks really high quality. A lot of attention to details.

  • 🌷 BEV 🌷
    🌷 BEV 🌷  Жыл бұрын +1

    I am impressed, this is the first I've seen of anyone putting them side by side and cutting out the inside walls, making them double-wide, great idea! And it seems like you thought of everything, when you designed and put them both together. Smart move, great ideas come from great minds! 👍👏😊

    • 🌷 BEV 🌷
      🌷 BEV 🌷  Жыл бұрын +1

      @God Slayer
      So be it but I haven't come across it before, so what is it you're really saying? Consider me UNSUBSCRIBED!!!! 😠

    • God Slayer
      God Slayer  Жыл бұрын

      they have been doing that for more than 20 years that I know of.

  • M'agape Farms Homestead
    M'agape Farms Homestead  Жыл бұрын +8

    May I recommend that from the header to the edge of the container you use hempcrete to create a slope for the roof. This will do 2 things
    1: create a slope for runoff
    2: add a little extra insulation
    Just a thought.

    • Dave Klein
      Dave Klein  Жыл бұрын +1

      Just a thought, I am quite sure that they have it under control

  • Sparks McGee
    Sparks McGee Ай бұрын

    I rented a bit of land downtown Denver and he put two containers together for a studio. He did the same thing much easier over a few weekends. Lent him so tools. I was one of the first people to look into building with containers. 800-1200 per 40 HC back then. They don't work as anything other than sheds.

  • Allen Wilson
    Allen Wilson  Жыл бұрын

    I've seen this done and made a house out of them , it worked out great

  • Annettte N
    Annettte N 2 ай бұрын

    How would you guys handle two 20ft stackable containers as it relates to structural concerns? Note: four (4) 20ft containers 30ft feet apart.

    • The Container Guy
      The Container Guy  2 ай бұрын

      Can you please articulate this thought more clearly?

  • ClickinOrka
    ClickinOrka  Жыл бұрын

    I'm going to have to hire you guys for stuff I want done in the near future! I thought of working with containers to "lego" a home together.

  • ezeNdog
    ezeNdog 3 ай бұрын

    Nice. . we had some double wide double tall cans made at Boeing for aircraft parts to travel the rail... They were so wide the train had a specific route and moved at night. We always said it would make an awesome shop... Now we're scraping them because 747 is done

  • Mike Griffin
    Mike Griffin  Жыл бұрын +3

    You do QUALITY work, thanks. GREAT VIDEO

  • David Cullen
    David Cullen  Жыл бұрын

    Great video and always interesting to see whats required to turn containers to something else, curious that if snow loads were a concern why not use the cut out sides as the bulk material for a high pitch snow roof, should it warp or damage containers roof is still protected.

  • Mark Pinther
    Mark Pinther  Жыл бұрын

    Been studying this for years. Really appreciate the informative video.

    • L R
      L R 3 ай бұрын

      Better study elsewhere, instead of simply confirming what you want. Might not be what you need...

  • Ng Edwin
    Ng Edwin  Жыл бұрын

    I had always thought joining containers are all that easy. Nope nope nope i was dead wrong. Thank you for the information. Cheers

  • Phil Johnston
    Phil Johnston  Жыл бұрын +1

    Good looking product. Out of curiosity how do they handle condensation ? Is it even a issue ?

  • Raven Rock
    Raven Rock 5 ай бұрын

    Powder coating is basically melted plastic. It has superior qualities in many environments compared to paint. However, in subfreezing temp. I'd worry about the powder coating becoming brittle and popping off the metal. I've worked in the powder coating industry and seen it happen even in warm temp.

    • The Container Guy
      The Container Guy  5 ай бұрын

      @Raven Rock You are also correct haha. We have a Tumble-Blaster for small products that sandblasts the parts and rounds the edges. My absolute favorite machine: www.areindustries.com/blasters.html

    • Raven Rock
      Raven Rock 5 ай бұрын +1

      @The Container Guy You are correct, prep is everything. Powder coating does have one flaw. The electric static charge used to apply the powder does not like sharp angles. Be sure to inspect any 90 deg edges for thin coating. Tks for replying

    • The Container Guy
      The Container Guy  5 ай бұрын

      This isn't the first item to be powder coated in Canada. Just like paint, it's all about surface preparation. These were white-metal sandblasted and immediately coated.

  • Johnnie Welborn, Jr.
    Johnnie Welborn, Jr.  Жыл бұрын +16

    Interesting mods... I've had to do repairs on cans (tens years on a government transportation contract where we even had a fixture "wagon" upon which we could set cans with a top-handler, then pull them inside our shop and rotate them to work on ribs or tear out floors, etc.), and have been in oversized transport for years (several years in the Bakken oilfield). I don't see any issues here (I'm sure the customer specs created a little overkill) and there's obviously a lot of great food for thought, as witnessed in the comments. I'll peruse some of the other vids as I find time, for I like seeing some of the different approaches in use these days. Good presentation!

    • 1ST General
      1ST General 6 ай бұрын

      @The Container Guy With the cheapest option would I be able to choose the color of duck tape used to hold the containers together or is it basic gray ? 😉

    • The Container Guy
      The Container Guy  11 ай бұрын +1

      Thank you. You're exactly right. This was an oilfield customer and they didn't cheap out on anything which makes this kit seem expensive to the everyday viewer. We have cheaper options.

  • Alice 2
    Alice 2 7 ай бұрын +1

    This question is for the Container Guy. Can you make a triple wide shipping container out of 3 different containers? Also is there a company or do the company that already builds shipping containers, build containers double,triple and any other dimension from scratch so that if someone wants one, it won't have to be welded together?

    • Alice 2
      Alice 2 5 ай бұрын

      @John Lee Thank You John Lee.

    • John Lee
      John Lee 6 ай бұрын +1

      For wider buildings, it seems that most people separate the shipping containers and infill with more traditional construction.

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    One question (to improve insulation): if you drill through the container tubing, could you fill the tubing with sprayed insulation BEFORE bolting and installing the KIT?

    • The Container Guy
      The Container Guy   Жыл бұрын +3

      I did this once on a 20' open top container which has a way bigger top tubing and it was a brutal job. We released a video a while ago (excuse the quality) about insulation here: kzclip.org/video/i8eMoXMf530/бейне.html

  • Robert L
    Robert L Ай бұрын

    What kind of brackets are you using to install the square tubing for the ceiling?

  • Jarrett Curley
    Jarrett Curley  Жыл бұрын +2

    Man this channel is GOLD!!!! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

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      Anar Recebli  Жыл бұрын

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  • Gary Wheeler
    Gary Wheeler 6 ай бұрын +2

    California architect, I would have thought that having the doors on one container open on one end and the other on the other could have been better. You would end up with a shear wall at both ends that way, and perhaps better traffic circulation. Just an idea.
    Another quick idea, use the cut out wall panels on the roof. Adding a roof with a little slope, maybe a 4x4 purlin near the middle. Even if short of the eave, the slope will encourage drainage and prolong the life of the "one time use" container. The corrugated panel sitting on the ridge beam, but under the ridge flashing. Might not even have to be a watertight connection. But want it tight enough to keep out rodents and insects if possible.

    • Gary Wheeler
      Gary Wheeler 6 ай бұрын

      @The Container Guy : structurally, that makes more sense. Especially in a long container.

    • The Container Guy
      The Container Guy  6 ай бұрын +1

      Hi Gary. We have the doors offset in this video here of a container cabin: kzclip.org/video/VxCrLFzv-E4/бейне.html
      We also have a drawing of the 40' double-wide kit that reuses the corrugations but haven't had time to test it out. Maybe 2023 we'll get at er.

  • jack robertson
    jack robertson  Жыл бұрын +5

    Smart and practical, easy to transport plus a fairly easy build.

    • jack robertson
      jack robertson 3 ай бұрын

      @L R Yeah man worked as a metal butcher and welder for years😂🤣

    • L R
      L R 3 ай бұрын

      Not really.. Did you ever weld or cut steel, having a usable result?

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    • Perry Elyod
      Perry Elyod  Жыл бұрын +1

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    • Seek Him with all your heart and you will find Him
      Seek Him with all your heart and you will find Him  Жыл бұрын

      Repent to Jesus Christ
      “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
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  • Rofellos8379
    Rofellos8379 10 ай бұрын +1

    What about using those now extra side panels as a sloped roof to help with snow/water run off?

  • ItzMikeOmg
    ItzMikeOmg 6 ай бұрын

    The single containers make excellent underground storage areas. Might be an area you would want to look into.

    • makdiver 2
      makdiver 2 2 ай бұрын

      No they collapse when you bury them, the side metal isn't very strong

  • Rob Jones
    Rob Jones 9 ай бұрын

    Looks expensive but EXTREMELY WELL BUILT

  • Gary McKnight
    Gary McKnight 9 ай бұрын

    Do you at any point use the cut sides to replace the original container doors ?

  • Middle Way
    Middle Way  Жыл бұрын

    Great stuff!!! I can't wait to see other revisions!!! Cheers!!

  • Al Ryzy
    Al Ryzy  Жыл бұрын +21

    Very forward thinking on this. Because the climate, why wouldn't you consider refer units? I've been using 40 foot refers at $2900 USD. Although not single use, they are in excellent shape, are fully insulated(3"), including the floors. Anyway, great product.

    • L R
      L R 3 ай бұрын

      @Al Ryzy living in the deep south of US is a very important point.
      Not every corner of the world has your sort of climate...

    • Al Ryzy
      Al Ryzy  Жыл бұрын +2

      @Donald Ducko Good points there. Being that we live where there are no regs like that, it's easy to overlook those issues. Argument for is you cannot build anything close to the refer unit for the price. I never recommend using them as living quarters.

    • Donald Ducko
      Donald Ducko  Жыл бұрын +3

      Price out a metal building. Cheaper and building code approved.
      A container on your property is considered junk someone will have to haul off not an asset you can borrow money against.
      Yeah I know you never plan on moving, you’ll never die, blah blah blah.

    • OmegaProjectZero
      OmegaProjectZero  Жыл бұрын

      @Al Ryzy ok thanks for the info . Maybe will check it out

    • Al Ryzy
      Al Ryzy  Жыл бұрын +2

      @OmegaProjectZero Not really, as I mentioned above, rather than buying from a reseller, find a leasing company on any of the coasts. The $2900 seems to be the price. There is the cost to deliver which always varies but that is there no matter who you buy from. Cheers!

  • mathew tedder
    mathew tedder 2 ай бұрын

    That is cool. However, it would be nice if there could be less or no welding. For example, the beam across the top could be numerous small pieces bolted together and still have similar strength. The floor piece could maybe be screwed into counter-sunk holes. Then, there are many nice looking types of PVC paneling you could deck out the interior with. PVC is itself very insulative and you'd not have that industrial feel but rather warm and homey, futuristic, or hotel like. Similarly, maybe that new kind of vynil plank flooring that doesn't require any glue.. they just snap together.. Those might be good because they look great and are soft and warm on the feet.
    I often wonder about ways to build the first Martian habitat. The arctic and ant-arctic are great analogs for it. With an abundance of iron and nickel meteorites all over the surface, it should be fairly easy to use a small portal smelter/foundry to make corrugated stainless steel. In the absence of oxygen, you could also use cold welding (just put pressure for metals to stick together like working with clay--doesn't work in oxygen because the oxidation creates a barrier layer). For overhead structure, I wonder if "V"-shaped bended sheet metal could be used as trusses.

  • Larry Studer
    Larry Studer  Жыл бұрын +1

    Hey, you've got the truss making a ridge pole down the center. Have you considered using pitched roof? Would help with the snow loading, and and the dead air space would help with roof insulation, wouldn't it ?

  • Olivier Bourque
    Olivier Bourque 5 ай бұрын

    It's a great idea, IMO, but in high wind/tornado/hurricane areas, I think welding the two frames together would give it a lower center of gravity as compensation. Just expanding on a theme...

  • Chris Craigie
    Chris Craigie Ай бұрын +1

    Great presentation! Great info. I learned a lot. Thank you.

  • The Pit Patrol
    The Pit Patrol 8 ай бұрын

    That was a lot bigger deal than I thought. But no doubt that would last forever.

  • Old Man Jim H
    Old Man Jim H  Жыл бұрын +8

    Place I worked for made 20ft insulated containers with built-in side or end frames and gasket that could be connected in minutes with ISO connectors. Also multiple units could be connected for one huge room.

    • Old Man Jim H
      Old Man Jim H 3 ай бұрын

      @L R Ours were not extremely cheap but highly insulated and VERY easy to connect. You could even request HVAC and installed electrical options.

    • L R
      L R 3 ай бұрын

      No worries, as long as tax payers money is available, right?
      Only wealthy institutions and public sector with sufficient knowledge invest in these demanding reconstructions!
      Amateurs should be adviced about how complex this field is...

    • Old Man Jim H
      Old Man Jim H  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Ryan Kratos C5ISR Modular Systems

    • Ryan
      Ryan  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Old Man Jim H so what’s the name?

    • Old Man Jim H
      Old Man Jim H  Жыл бұрын +1

      @A1 Services They do almost 95% government so fitting in when time allows would be lengthy and not cheap.

  • VV
    VV  Жыл бұрын

    Can the serrated side panels be purchased separately from the same manufacturer of the shipping container?

  • Jackie Phi
    Jackie Phi 8 ай бұрын

    Absolutely outstanding thank you

  • Wandick Santos Sena
    Wandick Santos Sena Ай бұрын

    Awesome project! Congrats!

  • Roberto Figueroa
    Roberto Figueroa 7 ай бұрын

    AMAZING!! Awesome video and explanation. Thank you so much.

  • George Clark
    George Clark Ай бұрын +1

    this is great i would love to build a container home when i move south im thinking of doing 4 containers so this was really helpfull

  • Лариса Ткачук
    Лариса Ткачук 18 күн бұрын

    Очень интересно. Спасибо)

  • Jason Morehouse
    Jason Morehouse  Жыл бұрын +1

    Why not use the 2 side panels that were cut out as sloped roof panels to help shed snow load and water?

  • Franky Nakamoto
    Franky Nakamoto  Жыл бұрын

    I like this idea, but is there a way to lift the center of the container house, I think it be awesome that way, like 10 inches taller from the center is perfect.
    Also I think they can do them foldable homes this way, and sell them for cheaper price. A third one on the side for two restrooms as it be split in half, so the 3rd container be used as 2 restrooms, and it be for 2 different rooms.