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bzacko

11:33AM | 05/02/11
Member Since: 05/02/11
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You may want to contact the following company (Western Industries), as that made the parts for (Michael Greene) and the Thinking Outside - Smartshed Deluxe product line...

http://www.westernind.com/Plastic/ (copy and paste into your browser)

Here is a way to contact (Western Industries) and request to see if they have or can make the parts you need...

http://www.westernind.com/Plastic/question.html (copy and paste into your browser)

I also have a copy of the installation manual if anybody needs a electronic copy with part #'s...

Zack
bzacko@sbcglobal.net

*You may also want to try this website to see if some of the parts will work for you...

http://www.suncast.com/replacement/replacementdisplay.aspx?repid=8&prodId=556 (copy and paste into your browser)

bzacko

11:37AM | 05/02/11
Member Since: 05/02/11
10 lifetime posts
This is the Thinking Outside Smartshed Deluxe... I have the assy instructions if you need them or you can try the following:

You may want to contact the following company (Western Industries), as that made the parts for (Michael Greene) and the Thinking Outside - Smartshed Deluxe product line...

http://www.westernind.com/Plastic/

Here is a way to contact (Western Industries) and request to see if they have or can make the parts you need...

http://www.westernind.com/Plastic/question.html

I also have a copy of the installation manual if anybody needs a electronic copy with part #'s...

Zack
bzacko@sbcglobal.net (My Email)

*You may also want to try this website to see if some of the parts will work for you...

http://www.suncast.com/replacement/replacementdisplay.aspx?repid=8&prodId=556


JodyReb

10:49PM | 05/10/11
Member Since: 05/10/11
1 lifetime posts
I'm sure you've sold the building but if you still have it, please email jodyholmes@msn.com Thanks

Boots50

12:11PM | 06/07/11
Member Since: 04/10/10
10 lifetime posts
I'm very interested in purchasing complete extension kits for my SmartShed Deluxe - walls, floor, roof, fasteners. Please email Jim to discuss - j.mcclure@mchsi.com

Boots50

10:09PM | 06/07/11
Member Since: 04/10/10
10 lifetime posts
Dennis - If you still have this shed, I would be very interested in purchasing the entire unit. Please email Jim at j.mcclure@mchsi.com, Thank you

cap1952

07:38PM | 06/12/11
Member Since: 06/07/11
2 lifetime posts
Please help with assembly instructions for SmartShed Greenhouse if you have them.....? Please email to corennea@hotmail.com... THANK YOU

Boots50

09:37PM | 06/12/11
Member Since: 04/10/10
10 lifetime posts
Dennis,
Do you still have this shed or any part remaining? I am very interested in a complete extension assembly. Please contact Jim at 952-four four zero-4435 or j.mcclure@mchsi.com. Thanks in advance for the effort.

bzacko

10:02PM | 07/17/11
Member Since: 05/02/11
10 lifetime posts
Hi All,

I and a number of others across the nation have been doing a bit of research regarding the reproduction of small parts for the SmartShed Deluxe by companies that do vinyl and plastic injection molding and state that there is no job too small, etc...

You would think that Western Industries (the original manufacturer http://www.westernind.com/Plastic/) would at-least look in to reproducing the number of small parts that seems like everyone now needs that purchased one of these SmartShed Deluxe models from Sam's and else-where...

*I have a number of the interior shelves that are for sale if anyone is interested...

*I also have the installation and parts manuals if anyone is interested...

I get dozens and dozens of emails from the Bob Villa blog site requesting the manual, pats list and a source for replacement parts such as:

Door Hinges
Door Hinge Backing Plates
Door Hinge Bolts
Door Lock Hasp and Retailer Clip
Skylight
Skylight Frame
Floor Bolts

I wonder if one of the vinyl and plastic injection molding manufacturer's would be interested in reproducing these parts if we could get enough interested parties across the nation to re-order a reasonable amount of SmartShed Deluxe small parts... Being a mechanical, electronics, automotive and biomedical engineer for the past 40 years, it would be a reasonable request to atleast present this opportunity to a U. S. vinyl and plastic injection molding manufacturer's that has no restrictions on production size, etc...

*It would most likely involve sending in sample subject pieces of the SmartShed Deluxe that are seemingly in demand so the vinyl and plastic injection molding manufacturing company can make the injection mold for each of the replacement items listed above and what-ever else maybe needed by other across the nation...

Here is a website for a vinyl and plastic injection molding manufacturing company that states that no job is too small... If you go to the Contact Us page you can send them a inquiry, where-as you can ask them if they would be willing to reproduce the above mentioned SmartShed parts if there was a formidable interest by owners of the now defunked SmartShed - Western Industries parts manufacturing for this item...

I am going to send this same email to all of the numerous others that have inquired about replacement and reproductions parts for the SmartShed Deluxe... As you mentioned, this was not a cheaply designed shed and it cost some pretty good bucks when purchased new... I have had mine since May 2002 and it has been great...outlasted the other (2) metal sheds that I have had and torn down since 2002...

All of the replacement parts that I listed above are typical items that deteriorate over time due to weather and wind... I was lucky enough to have ordered some of these replacement items when I first got my SmartShed Deluxe...and thus have recently had to use all of my small parts due to weather and wind causing them to crack or break... Now I am also looking for a source to stock up on replacement parts for myself once again...

Below is a company called CPM Plastics that I have contacted today with an inquiry as to the possibility of reproducing the above mentioned small parts for the SmartShed Deluxe... Click on the website below and fill out the "Get a Free Quote" with your interest in the possibility of reproducing the fore-mentioned replacement parts for the SmartShed Deluxe...

http://plasticinjectionmolding.ca/contact.html

This is the blurb I sent into CMP Plastics...

Not sure if your company would be interested in producing replacement parts for a quality vinyl shed that as recently went out of business and no longer produces replacement parts. There seems to be a considerably large customer base looking for numerous replacement parts all across the USA for this particular make and model vinyl shed... The small vinyl/plastic parts reproduction needed are door hinges, door hinge backing plates, large bolts, small sky lights and frames, door locking hasps and other misc replaceable parts that are in demand, as this model vinyl shed was pretty pricey and appears to have been sold nationwide thru outlets like Sam's and other large wholesale retailers. I have a detailed owner's, installation and parts manual for this produce able to give you a online customer information sources to perform any viable production study you may feel is necessary to enlist this reproduction manufacturing venture... Please contact me via email... Thank you for your valuable time and assistance...

If you would be so kind as to highlight and copy this similar message and paste it into the "Describe your Project" box...maybe we can convince them to look at producing the SmartShed Deluxe folks like us and many others across the nation are desperately in need of...

It maybe to our best interest to go back to the Bob Villa blog site and let everyone know that we are enlisting others to do the same thing and provide our email addresses and/or this companies website so they too can inquiry and support our interests...

If your SmartShed Deluxe is older than 4 years... I would personally recommend ordering the following reproduction items as a (Kit) to replace all of the replaceable hardware on your SmartShed Deluxe and keep the original parts that were still good as backups... My SmartShed is 10 years old and still in excellent shape...but the door hinges, backing plates, cover plates and bolts were cracking and somehow, I lost a couple of the backing plates and front plates with the bolts snapped... I plan on keeping my SmartShed Deluxe for another 10-years...so having spare parts is a must...

There are a total of (149) replaceable hardware parts for the SmartShed Deluxe...

There are (18) Vinyl-Plastic Door Hinges
There are (18) Vinyl-Plastic Door Hinge Backing Plates
There are (18) Vinyl-Plastic Door Hinge Front Cover Plates
There are (56) Vinyl-Plastic Door Hinge, Wall and Ceiling Mount Bolts
There are (5) Vinyl-Plastic Door Lock Hasp Body
There are (5) Vinyl-Plastic Door Lock Hasp Cover Plate
There are (4) Vinyl-Plastic Interior Door Security Bolts on side doors
There are (2) Vinyl-Plastic (Clear) Skylights
There are (2) Vinyl-Plastic Skylight Frames
There are (21)Vinyl-Plastic Floor to Wall Lock Nuts

Email: bzacko@sbcglobal.net


bzacko

10:06PM | 07/17/11
Member Since: 05/02/11
10 lifetime posts
Here is what the SmartShed Deluxe looks like:


Smartshed%20deluxe%20-%20sam's%20club
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