I sold shipping containers for a number of years, Years and I sell them because I love them. I like the recycling aspect, I like the subsidized cost of them – subsidized because of the large number of containers needed in the shipping industry. And I like the modern shape of the symmetrical cube, a container at home can be a beauty thing, but …
There are serious problems to solve if you are going to use a seacan for One of the many practical uses. Yes, a container provides instant storage at low cost. A shipping container can be easily changed as an office, workshop or cabin. Taken to their limit, they are used as centers of exhibitions, hotels and of course, houses. As long as they are primed, painted, sealed and raised, you can retain rust. But it is a lot of effort if you bought an old rusted seacan and you need easy and non – isolated storage. Usually, storage of vehicles, materials or equipment.
So in the past you have painted or gotten a welder in every season or two. Now there are simple fiberglass reinforced polyester sheets that cure in UV light and are ready to water, strike, drill or paint in one hour. Yes, this is only sunlight! The stains will even bind to rusty surfaces, stains are impermeable and resistant to extreme temperatures, extreme heat and cold.
If you are working with UV UV fixes inside, UV light can be a problem, but UV flashlights are available for about $ 20 available at hardware stores. Although for shipping container repairs, you are probably working out of seacan anyway.
The identification of a leak in a container is in my experience as simple as going inside the container to daylight, closing the doors And In Search of Light. Once a hole is identified, place it outside the box and remove the flexible patch from the silver sheet and apply it over the hole. You can cut and mold the patch to the shape. Attach the patch to the steel with a pressure. Continue applying pressure to the entire surface of the patch for a minute or two and your end. I use my thumbs to press the patch. Applying the patch is best done on a clean, dry area, so grab a rag with you. A wire brush if you have a surface rust or a grinder with a metal brush attachment for more serious rust problems.
The patch will be difficult in half an hour a day cloudy. 15 minutes on a sunny day. You have about 3 minutes to place your patch to open the package of sheets. After one hour, you can sandblast and paint the patch. Or drill a hole and hang a shelf. This is really a solid bond.
I have repaired a dozen shipping containers using this method in the past 6 months and now the rain and snow have arrived, my container inspections have proved that this product Works really well.