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  • There's been a lot of talk in the news about wars and possible attacks on US soil, and while we've covered building shipping container shelters in the past, one thing that we've never covered in any great detail is using a shipping container as a Faraday Cage to survive an EMP blast. What is an Electromagnetic Pulse? First off, an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, blast, is a blast, or short pulse, o ...
  • Standard overseas shipping containers come in 20' and 40' lengths, however sometimes projects may call for a larger unit. There are overseas shipping containers that are 45' in length, and 9'6" tall (high cubes) and domestic shipping containers that are 53' long and also 9'6" tall, but they are more difficult to find due to not being as heavily used. 45' Shipping Containers 45' shipping containers ...
  • Shipping containers, new or used, make excellent storage units. Containers are originally designed to provide a secure structure for transporting goods around the world, in all types of weather and conditions. When compared with other storage options, such as a garage, shed, or a heavy duty plastic container; a shipping container's steel structure is designed to withstand even the most intense abu ...
  • If you're building something out of shipping containers, occasionally an engineer or area planning commission will require a spec sheet (short for specifications). The question comes back to the staff at ContainerAuction.com a couple of times a week wanting to know what exactly they want, and where can a spec sheet be found. What is a Shipping Container Spec Sheet? A spec sheet is a set of doc ...
  • With all the shipping containers zipping around the world, it's an obvious question to wonder where they are all stored when not in use, and the answer is shipping container depots, or often called container yards. Most people don't know what a yard does, or how they operate, so here's a quick summary. What is a Container Yard? Essentially, a container yard is a giant parking lot for shipping cont ...
  • Lots of people use shipping containers for storage, but there are some clever people getting very creative and maximizing every square foot available in, and around, their storage containers – and they're using simple steel or wooden trusses to do it. The first question to address is why would you want to put a trussed roof span on two shipping containers? The quick and simple answer is to c ...
  • Go down the highway outside of nearly any major city and chances are you see stacks and stacks of shipping containers. Many people drive by them every day and never notice them, but once you do they're likely to spark a little bit of curiosity – where have they been? What was carried in them? Who owns them? Does the owner even know where they are? Surplus Shipping Containers Technically, som ...
  • Storage rental is a booming industry, and if you have the space and capital investment it's not hard to step into the business by using shipping containers for storage units. There are two general types of storage business models that can be started, or if you can find one for sale you can hit the ground running. What You Need to Start Before you can get into any business, you need to have a good. ...
  • Shipping containers and shipping containers being used for storage can last a long time, and an even longer time if they're given a little annual maintenance and cleaning. We usually recommend the spring time for this, because over the winter snow, freezing temperatures and rain can work its way into unseen cracks and crevices and possibly expedite rust and corrosion if left unchecked. We've touch ...
  • Buying a used shipping container is a lot like buying a used car. There are a lot of great ones out there, but there are also some lemons that can make their way into the depots. There are a few things to watch out for, or specific questions to ask, when you get started in the process: Age, condition, location, and prefix code are the factors that will tell you a lot about the container. Age of th ...
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