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The Definitive Container Capacity Chart

Posted by Paige Welsh on Thu, Jan 31, 2019 @ 09:58 AM

If you’re planning to use a shipping container for storage, you’re probably wondering how much stuff you can fit inside. To help you gauge the amount of inventory or equipment you can keep in an onsite storage container, we’ve crunched the numbers and created the definitive container capacity chart.

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Tags: Conex Container Basics

Do Shipping Containers Need Foundations? It Depends.

Posted by Paige Welsh on Thu, Jan 24, 2019 @ 12:30 PM

One of the greatest advantages of shipping containers is their mobility, but should you pour a foundation each time you relocate your shipping container? The short answer is probably not. If you have a single unit shipping container structure that you plan to keep mobile, you can place it directly on any flat, dry, and level surface. However, there are a few situations where some kind of foundation may be required.

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Tags: Conex Container Basics

10-foot Shipping Container Dimensions and Uses

Posted by Paige Welsh on Thu, Dec 13, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Did you know you don’t need to cut a 20-foot container in half to get a 10-foot shipping container? These smaller containers are perfect for storage and security booths when space is limited.

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Tags: Conex Container Basics, Storage Solutions

How to Read an ISO Shipping Container’s CSC Plate

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Nov 21, 2018 @ 11:18 AM

Every ISO shipping container comes with a steel or brass plate called the CSC plate. The information on the CSC plate communicates key details about the container’s life history, but the jargon can be difficult to translate for the uninitiated. Here’s our point by point explanation on how to read a CSC plate, so you and code officials can understand the safety standards the container has been held to.

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Tags: How Tos, Conex Container Basics

What to Check Before Buying a Shipping Container

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Oct 03, 2018 @ 12:42 PM

To ensure our shipping container structures are safe, we’ve created a rigorous quality control system to evaluate containers before we perform any modifications on them. Some issues are just cosmetic concerns, while others signal potential structural and safety issues. Therefore, it’s important to know the difference if you’re in the market to purchase one for any DIY modifications. To help people new to the world of conex, we’ve provided this overview of what to check before buying a shipping container:

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Tags: Conex Container Basics

What Can a Shipping Container Structure Interior Look Like?

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 @ 10:17 AM

Many people initially imagine the interior of a shipping container structure would look like its exterior— corrugated steel walls — but this is rarely the case. As discussed in our blog post about insulation, plain steel walls get hot in the summer and cold in the winter. To create climate-controlled spaces we always  install insulation. If the container will be occupied, we add interior framing and paneling. Once the wood or drywall is installed and painted, container structure interiors look like those of any other building. To demonstrate, let’s take a look at common wall paneling options.

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Tags: Conex Container Basics, Mobile Container Office, Container-Based Buildings