NEW NO WELD Brackets To Join Shipping Containers With A Pitched Roof

Have you ever thought about taking two, three or four shipping containers, cutting out all the sidewalls and slapping them together? It's not quite that simple, but in this video, I'm going to show you another option that we have to make double wide or even triple wide shipping containers. Stay tuned.

Previously, we released a video where we took to 40 foot high cube shipping containers, cut out the sidewalls, put a structural header all the way down the sides and then put them together. That was an awesome kit. It was very easy to install. It was all pre manufactured, welded ahead of time and then just installed on the can.

But we've been hesitant to release it, and it's for good reason because we think we can come up with a better way. What we learned from taking the two outside containers here. This is a job where we cut container in half a standard height unit. We actually split it into two pieces and then send it underground where they'll slay around.

I think it's 26 kilometers and then put the two halves back together. We learned from that job that we can take those two standard height halves, put them beside a high cube, and now over four feet and a one foot rise. So we get a 3/12 pitched roof. That is a good pitch. That pitch sheds snow. It's referenced in all building codes and it will fit in with infrastructure in regular residential development.

So we think this is the way to do it. We have to perfect the way to cut these things in half yet. But we have a great system and this is our third and fourth time doing it and we still have two more to do. So we're going to get good. But I want to show you the concept here.

We're not going to finalize a double wide container home here, but with the high cube behind me, we can actually take two high cubes and put them beside each other, maybe with a similar header kit to what we had in our previous video or our roll tarp door style head or a kit that we also sell. But we can now span across from the old sides of the containers right to the ceiling, make a 3/12 pitch roof.

We can have eaves hanging out the sides with our new two-way upper decker brackets. So let's jump over to the side here and I want to show you how these brackets work and how we can connect either steel studs or two by six is to span this distance. Let's go!

So this here, this is actually an underground office, but you can see the doorway and windows.

What we could do for whether it's a retreat or Airbnb or a container home or whatever you call it. But this is our new bracket. It's just a prototype here, and it's pretty cool. What we originally designed it for us to just run a deck across the roof of a container and then now we can actually run studs downwards.

And so this you could use wood this I'm not worried about. It's outside of the envelope, not worried about things molding and mildew and being health concerns to people. So whether you're to build a double wide kit like this, one way would be to take the corrugations that are all cut out of the side of the container.

You can actually grab those and put them across and use them as the roof deck the shingles, everything, and they'll shed water. But it's it's pretty technical. We'll have to figure out how we can connect them to the sides. Let them found the distance. Maybe we can build an integrated east trough or something on this edge. But an easier and simpler starting point would be to take steel studs are probably even better.

Yeah. Like I said, the 2x4, 2x6, 2x8. Whatever it needs to span that distance, build yourself and A-Frame style header and now you can span this, shingle it. You can with these brackets come downwards with more starting, you could insulate on the outside, leave the container, container style on the inside. As long as you're perfectly covering this envelope. Who knows?

Maybe you could play around with batt insulation rather than spray foam. I do not recommend that if you're going to spend money anywhere when you're when you're doing a container home or anything, it's on spray foam. Don't cheap out there. If you can afford it, do it. It solves all problems. You can screw up in so many ways and it will fix them.

So this here is just a sneak peak of this system. We have it. Yeah. It's we have multiple ways to do this wood framing on the outside and steel containers on the inside for a, a more garage type build and an industrial build where you want the ruggedness of a container on the inside and maybe you can fit the development on the outside when you're building a container home.

In order for this to make sense, you have to use the shipping container either on the inside or the outside. If you completely frame the inside and finish it and then you frame the outside and finish it, why didn't you just frame a garage, finish the inside, finish the outside and stud it once there is no need for the second.

So you have to utilize the container as a structure, whether it's on the outside or the inside. So if there's architectural restraints in your subdivision that need this to look like a home, then utilize as much as the interior features of a Seacan as you can and finish the outside, or vice versa. If you want the outside to be fireproof in a fire prone area, then finish off the inside but make sure you're using spray foam unless I post another video saying otherwise.