InSoFast is excited to be associated with a professional shipping container conversion company, like Mantainer out of Texas. This is the 1st video and blog post of a 4-part series of interviews where Denver Sheddy discusses the trials and tribulations of growing a successful shipping container conversion company.
“My wife coined the phrase a blending of the classic, “MAN CAVE,” and container to create “Mantainer.”
“I saw one of your ads on google or Pinterest for basements. I clicked in and could not believe that there were container inserts. It ended some sleepless nights for me on how we are going to insulate and frame a container and do what we need to do?”
We are happy with InSoFast. Especially since the carpenters who were with me are no longer with me. It was tough with them, they loved wood and traditional builds. The old saying training old carpenters’ new tricks, it can be challenging… in a fast pace, changing industry like container conversions. I see retraining the next group will be easier since they will start with InSoFast instead of being told to change. Old experiences carpenters think wood is the best way to go, mainly because it is what they know.
“Yes, on our next container we are going to mist the panels like you suggest. After 24 hours we pulled our braces off the panels and they were rock solid. It will be interesting to see how the glue performs in hotter weather.
“With the glue on cold nights we stored it inside to keep it warm. The guys still complained, griped, the caulk guns really tired out their hands. So, we will invest in some electric caulk guns.”
We are transporting our finished shipping container tomorrow, and at first, I had some reservations about the glue, will the glue hold up? But now I feel that the walls are solid. This is the way all construction is going to go with adhesive.
We try to avoid holes into a container, unless you have to. When we were welding our frames into containers we would get blow outs and burn thoughts that we would have to go patch. The integrity of a container is compromised when you start punching holes in it. Then you have potential water entry point. As soon as you start drilling holes in the floors, the ceiling, and the walls it’s just not a container.