Building a Shipping Container Home | EP03 Doors, Windows, and Insulation

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In episode 3 we will show how we installed doors, windows, and insulation in a shipping container home. We experimented with different ways of reinforcing the openings we cut in the corrugated metal of the shipping containers and show how impacted the installation of the doors and trim pieces to cover gaps between the door frames and the containers. The star of this episode is the pair of JELD-WEN Bi-folding doors that we installed parallel to each other.
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Go to www.uncontained.house for a 360-degree tour.
Link to the company i bought my shipping containers from: www.containerdiscounts.com/buy-shipping-containers-and-build-a-container-home
Here is a link to the collection of the products we used from Home Depot which was the sponsor for this project:
Product Links
Forney Welder
Insulation 2” R-13
Subfloor Panels
Liquid Nails Subfloor Adhesive
Joist Hangers
Ryobi Generator
Goal Zero Solar Kit and Power Pack
Check out HomeMade Modern our DIY Channel: de-vid.com/u-HomeMadeModernvideos

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22 Mär 2019

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Mountain Views
Mountain Views Vor Stunde
Weld thru primer is bullshit just so you know for the future you can just use magnet for attaching your weld ground to instead of welding on that extra steal great job thought thumbs up my friends
Broadsword Vor 2 Stunden
Be careful with spray foam before it sets as it's carcinogenic.
SWRNC PETE Vor 2 Stunden
After watching this video set, Ive come to the conclusion that Shipping Container Living is for "LITTLE PEOPLE"!
OG Message Show
OG Message Show Vor 8 Stunden
Nice channel
Scott Hill
Scott Hill Vor 14 Stunden
How about showing us how to build a tiny home combining minimal amounts of old 1989 Ford Aerostar vans?
Markus Absent
Markus Absent Vor 18 Stunden
Spray foam insulation comes in bright purple or blue. I'd experiment with finishing the foam itself as a finished item.
eric kruse
eric kruse Vor Tag
As I watch this I keep wondering what you use to create these 3d cross sections and animations.
manuel gonzalez
shipping containers are great for building homes ....but the amount of extra building material ?make them cheaper than conventional homes?
CDW Engineering
After watching all 3 episodes I'm really amazed at all the planning and engineering that went into making this house. But, with the amount of the original shipping container you cut away and the amount of conventional construction and material you have to use in addition to non conventional work around you have to employ, I don't quite see the point of the shipping container.
Zymondo Vor Tag
I've been checking out alot of these container home vids... your's is by far the best and most detailed. As for California construction... I'd rather fall into the ocean!
Tim datoolman
You have done a great job on these videos. These containers will be there for 100's of years from now.
Aftab Alam
Aftab Alam Vor 2 Tage
why didn't you combined those two big containers by cutting its side sheet it would have given you a larger space better living space.all you you to do was to give a big two steel columns as a support.would makes a hell of house out of it.
Emanuel Mouratidis
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i hate spray foam !!!!!!!!!!!!! its so hard to get off your hands !!!!!
Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan Vor 2 Tage
You can get magnetic grounding clamps for welders, it goes in place of the clamp. Or just get a strong magnet off of the internet or local hardware store.
Chase Renwick
Chase Renwick Vor 2 Tage
At 4:03 I would get the staple out and make that light fixture 14/2 go straight all the way across. You already drilled the hole I just don’t get why you would staple that so much lower. Also it’s looking like the wire is going diagonal instead of running flush against the wall. Maybe you aren’t at that stage yet but the other wires were done perfectly. I also noticed you aren’t wearing steel toes lol.
Chase Renwick
Chase Renwick Vor 2 Tage
I love the episodes tho I’ve been taking some notes throughout the videos putting it on pause constantly lol. Keep up the great work!
barefoot MTB
barefoot MTB Vor 2 Tage
So much bullshit on the permitting. Here where I live none of that shit would be needed so for 20 grand I could build this same type house by the way love this floor plan and the overall build thanks.
hound dogger
hound dogger Vor 2 Tage
You should note that glass needs to be covered while welding weld splatters melt into glass easy
Earth Fan
Earth Fan Vor Stunde
He did...I think in the previous vid when they were doing the big glass piece...
German Muller
German Muller Vor 3 Tage
are you ussing a FLUX wire? why you welder don't produce slag? or is just normal MIG and i cant see the gas
brian kleinkopf
brian kleinkopf Vor 3 Tage
when is episode #4 comin out? im waitin too see More!! u Rock!! Nice work Buddy ^5
Tyler Bogaard
Tyler Bogaard Vor 3 Tage
I do feel like its been stated before, but holy cow no way I'd ever build a house in Cali after seeing this. I can't imagine spending that much extra for fire suppression system in a home. That's just crazy.
Shade Davis
Shade Davis Vor 3 Tage
Why not use a jig saw....those machines wit the back and forth moving blades for the cutting. I think it would be better than the angle grinder. Also , doesn't all that extra stuff use up space a lot?
Francois Choquette
Have you considered a 40 foot 5th wheel RV instead? For $50k you'd have a real nice one. Jus say'n!
David A
David A Vor 4 Tage
California: crony-capitalism's paradise.
Paolo Sbalchiero
Paolo Sbalchiero Vor 5 Tage
he sounds like Joe Swanson from Family Guy
Sherry Rees
Sherry Rees Vor 5 Tage
I love the concept.... but, I'd have to settle for a travel trailer.
Paul Davis
Paul Davis Vor 5 Tage
I would have welded two large containers together and removed the wall so I could have more space because the width of these is something I would have a huge problem with if I had to live in something like that permanently.
Frank Bonilla
Frank Bonilla Vor 5 Tage
Boycott Home Depot.
Travis Walden
Travis Walden Vor 5 Tage
Seems like this construction would make a maintenance nightmare. Welding, sprayfoam, and glue everywhere.
Jason Finch
Jason Finch Vor 5 Tage
The best tip was to hire out your drywallers. Those guys are amazing and worth every penny. That is the one thing I refuse to do myself.
somethin somethin
I would love to see you take a FLIR camera from Fluke, and see how how the insulation worked. The metal floor braces I would expect to conduct heat. A flir camera set up and timelapse inside and out would be awesome.
John Rambo
John Rambo Vor 6 Tage
Arm Band tattoo's. Uh huh. Tom Delonge called. He wants his arm band tattoo's back
Maya White
Maya White Vor 6 Tage
New drinking game: every time he says anything about “learning as we went” take a shot
TheHegemon Vor 2 Tage
No thanks, I choose life.
I believe the idea of utilizing containers is that it reduces building costs. You bought in the middle of nowhere, paid more in fees than you paid for the dirt and overbuilt for an earthquake that will never happen.
JonDeBerg Vor 7 Tage
I love it. But I am using spray-foam insulation. I've built many homes in my life, and nothing is better than spray-foam. Best R-Factor for the money, plus it tightens up everything. I love the sub flooring you put it.
Nathan Slijkhuis
Nathan Slijkhuis Vor 7 Tage
why not use glas wool ore stone wool
Jeff Priest
Jeff Priest Vor 7 Tage
How many cans of great stuff did you use great work though
Ti Leit702
Ti Leit702 Vor 7 Tage
Seems you're killing your interior space studs osb then rock.. wow.. studs paneling and paint would be just fine to me?
Lenin Ramos
Lenin Ramos Vor 7 Tage
Thanks so much for the info. I really appreciate it.
Heap of Fish
Heap of Fish Vor 7 Tage
What a waste of time and steel. Too anal. Just do a SIP building and be done with it!
perfect freetwoplay
at 4:23 blaming tony.... not cool man not cool lol
Ozzy Gtz
Ozzy Gtz Vor 7 Tage
YES, (Sheet-rockers) did it in 2 days ‘cause they Must be a mexiCAN crew!!!💪🏾😁
Montana Ranger
Montana Ranger Vor 7 Tage
All this is great information. I sent these videos to a friend in Alaska who is preparing to do a shipping container home build.
David Greek
David Greek Vor 7 Tage
I might be wrong , but isn't there health issues with using spray foam insulation in warmer climates, as it give's off a toxic/ammonia substance.. D
Jackson Porter
Jackson Porter Vor 8 Tage
You already know he got the idea for this from trailer park boys
Jon Luman
Jon Luman Vor 8 Tage
So far, it looks like you are "sucked into" every in-efficient make-work operation known to the construction (if it takes twice as long, I make twice the money) industry.
Ellenor Bovay
Ellenor Bovay Vor 8 Tage
Wow, you did a really good job on this video, very good graphics and attention to detail. We had been thinking of building a house out of shipping containers for years, but we finally decided not to. You did a really good job on yours though, and it looks like you're going to have a super strong house and you won't have to worry about termites or fires. We have a bunch of shipping containers, but we just use them as a garage for a back hoe, and as storage.
Wilson Sia
Wilson Sia Vor 9 Tage
Hello there, I really enjoy your video. where in US States is this located?
Richard Zippler
Richard Zippler Vor 8 Tage
Bhatt Hole
Bhatt Hole Vor 9 Tage
I'm sure someone has said something like this already....but with all the steps needed to reinforce and adapt the container, and with all the framing which had to be done anyway.....wouldn't it have been FAR easier just to build the damn house traditionally? You'd have skipped so many levels of problem-solving, welding, modification, ect. Plus...possibly cheaper.
Charles Forbin
Charles Forbin Vor 9 Tage
This place is going to make an Awesome home with great Scenic desert views......for the Squatters who move in while you're gone to Boston.....
veranet99 Vor 9 Tage
With all this over-engineering, what's the point of the container? Dude, you got boned.
TheLiasas Vor 9 Tage
That "sprinkler system as a must" is beyond bullshit. Specially consideron that retarded fee for some idiot to run a str8 pipe connected to a few pf rhose above your head. Smh
CleanYo Screen
CleanYo Screen Vor 9 Tage
i have a question, if i wanted to make a house from cement blocks and concrete, is it more or less expensive than a traditional american house made from wooden boards and studs?
Alexander leon
Alexander leon Vor 10 Tage
Although the idea is very cool a concrete structure would of been a lot faster and cheaper especially in labor.
Oblivion Vor 11 Tage
insulation, insulation and more insulation. How many inch of living space finally?
Buc Wheat
Buc Wheat Vor 11 Tage
Living in Canada you went way overboard on the construction for a warm climate... Remember you only need to adhere to State and National Building codes.... Key thing to remember in Humid and warm climates or Cold climates... airflow and ventilation... let things breathe and don't go crazy. You should have involved or hired an experienced builder as an advisor IMHO...
VanadyStar NM
VanadyStar NM Vor 11 Tage
How many containers do you think someone would need to do 30,000 ft.²
Vitalijus Pirogovas
really cool video. thumb up! basically you built timber frame house inside the containers?why you had to use that much timber? is it about regulations in california?
thatjokerperson Vor 12 Tage
im surprised no one is adding "new homes must have sprinkler systems" to the list of why no one likes california.
Ti Leit702
Ti Leit702 Vor 7 Tage
@Josh California requires it in all new construction... wildfires or you creating a wildfire
Josh Vor 7 Tage
thatjokerperson I’ve never heard of a house needing sprinkler system.
Tee K
Tee K Vor 12 Tage
need more spray foam
AlkalineGamingHD Vor 12 Tage
There is a theme here. you over paying and getting RAKED over the coals for your money. 6k for 850sqfoot fire suppression!? Bro....
AlkalineGamingHD Vor 12 Tage
care to mention how many companies you shilled out for in this video sponsored you? Got nothing against them helping you out with the costs but you're weirdly flexing products and their brand names. Feels like a sponsored plug that you're not properly disclosing.
JcoopinNeWYork Vor 12 Tage
ver bad videos io dont see anything fcking clickbait
Inner Cynic
Inner Cynic Vor 12 Tage
Wouldn't you put some sort of reflective insulation in at the beginning? This thing is a heat magnet!
coler154 Vor 10 Tage
reflective insulation needs air gaps in order to work properly.
J R Vor 12 Tage
I know now how to spend less on my container home!
melinda3281 Vor 13 Tage
I've dreamed of this ever since a kid. Not even lying no joke I actually wanted to live in one. And now it's actually happened in real life... When I grow up I'm going to get a house like this, no joke 😀😀👍👍👍👍👍👦👉👨
melinda3281 Vor 13 Tage
If I'm able to 😐🙂☺️😀
Bernard Lam
Bernard Lam Vor 13 Tage
At least half of the people commenting on here gets it. This is a normal house with real shipping containers acting as siding. It would be cheaper to build an actual normal house (box) and then use metal siding to get the container look. But its not his fault. Its just whats required by the building department because there are no building codes designed for containers. I researched about building container homes for years and decided against it because of this. The cost is at least as much as a normal house if not more. He's doing it as an exercise and for education for everyone else. For these "boxes" kind of homes, the fastest (therefore cheapest because labor is $$$) would be to use SIPs. Or, since this is really a DIY channel, he could have framed the entire house with 2x6 all by himself if he wasnt trying to use containers lol.
Crook County Customs
All that work and money just so someone can come by and steal your house.
Sarah Baby Girl Salvador
I'm just interested in watching and learning about building houses, from big to tiny homes, shipping containers build, restoration, van conversion, and this is by far The Most Awesome build from beginning to end that I have seen. You and your team are amazing!
merritt McDowell
merritt McDowell Vor 14 Tage
I'm willing to bet you spent more on this than the same size stick built house
stephen payne
stephen payne Vor 14 Tage
First-year architecture student here, just wondering, why are you insulating so much in a hot arid area? and what purpose does having glass at every opening really add to the design and functionality of the project? Do you think would have an effect on temperature control? and why is there no concern about air flow?
u3962521 Vor 15 Tage
you've done a great job on this video series, super impressed
James Sawyer
James Sawyer Vor 15 Tage
Would you have saved a lot more having a rolling home so you don't have to go through all the permits and fucking sprinkler?
Turbo Vor 15 Tage
you are a faggot lol
Freder Snorlax
Freder Snorlax Vor 15 Tage
Your construction methodology is very courageous. I'd like to see a report on the condition and comfort of the home in 1 year and 10 years. Good luck!
Jman86 Gamertag
Jman86 Gamertag Vor 15 Tage
...and here I was just gonna run a power cord in and pop hole in one corner to put a small ac in.
Ramondo Vor 16 Tage
i wouldnt have glued the floor ur carpenter done a good job of cutting and stepping on the joins to fit perfect , if u need any extra wireing u can put hidden lift hoops in the seems and in case u change the finnish flooring in the future u can lift the floor and drop more cables if u need them...
Bl Ah
Bl Ah Vor 16 Tage
Should only have required drywall inside. The container is already a self supporting structure. And requiring a sprinkler system in a family home is just ridiculous. I'm sooo glad I don't live in Ca anymore.
Amir Chamma
Amir Chamma Vor 17 Tage
Holy moly what a view, great channel
Max Vor 17 Tage
Home Depot: How much spray foam do you need? Ben: Yes
Bhatt Hole
Bhatt Hole Vor 9 Tage
Auto-pilot comments! Weeeeeee!
rmp5s Vor 17 Tage
Mr MEMé Vor 18 Tage
What type of Gas did your Welder Use ????
suavilica Vor 19 Tage
I am sorry I don't have patience to read 500+ comments. Curious how much did the each unit cost fully built? Thank you so much!
Taiiwo Llort
Taiiwo Llort Vor 20 Tage
Hello, in this section of left only audio...
Patrick Bates
Patrick Bates Vor 21 Tag
Those engineers made you overbuild just to cover their asses. Only in America! You could have built 3 houses with all that material in Mexico.
Ken Royall
Ken Royall Vor 21 Tag
I'd go with this instead: www.curbed.com/2017/6/5/15740422/affordable-prefab-homes-buy-order-design
Msizi Mlu
Msizi Mlu Vor 21 Tag
How do I become your mentee?
Lyla Grace
Lyla Grace Vor 22 Tage
Just wondering Why Someone would Actually Choose to live in a 105* Desert?? Kinda Weird to Me!! Enjoy sweating ur balls off?? Lol Must Be!! Enjoy ur actual "Sweat Shop"!!! Lol
Randy Torres
Randy Torres Vor 23 Tage
Soooo what happens if a baseball goes through one of your windows?
Podular Vor 24 Tage
for prefabricated modular without the hassle - see www.podular.com.au free delivery
Johnny Willis
Johnny Willis Vor 24 Tage
I the first episode, you mentioned thoughts on various types of foundations. One thought that comes to mind is similar to the slab. The difference being to set in a ledge to set the container down into, thus creating a fastening point that flashing, or as you used, angle iron with insulation to seal the gaps. The second being how you eradicated the area on top of the container that traps water. How did you deal with that issue?
colkestrel Vor 24 Tage
You pretty much were forced to build a house inside the container so in the end what is the point of the containers?
DesolatorMagic Vor 24 Tage
Call me crazy but I would have done like 50% of the work at night. Like literally anything that didn't involve contractors. That's too darn hot!
AK The Savage
AK The Savage Vor 25 Tage
"Spatter", not Splatter..... lol
john bekkers
john bekkers Vor 26 Tage
I built a 20mt x 20mt house brick and steel 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms theater and family room total cost $125000 in australia
john bekkers
john bekkers Vor 26 Tage
cheaper and quicker to build a normal frame house
Legeta H
Legeta H Vor 26 Tage
Noticed you didn't put foam around the elbow on the outside not worried about freezing?
Richard Beek
Richard Beek Vor 26 Tage
nice work. A 12 meter long container cost about 5000 here in Holland.. Now I wish I lived in a bigger country because you can hardly do anything here because it's so small.
Mike Flint
Mike Flint Vor 28 Tage
Best thing to learn here is not to build a shipping container house
Alex Prevett
Alex Prevett Vor 29 Tage
The biggest thing I saw was that there needed to be strike plates where any electrical or pipes might be so you don't screw or nail into electricity or water later.
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