I'm Channing McCorriston, The Container Guy. It's become common knowledge that shipping containers are one of the best places to keep all of your personal items nice and secure in storage. But there is one inherent problem to shipping containers.
All shipping containers require adequate ventilation and they do not have it from stock. The stock container ventilators, which shouldn't even be called vents, are actually just meant to depressurize a container. They are for if the container gets super hot, it doesn't expand or contract the metal corrugated sides. So if you're utilizing a shipping container for storage, you will find if it is not ventilated. It gets smoking hot inside and that can damage your goods, and can melt things like candles, chocolate, or whatever things that have low melting point, will get ruined inside containers.
But probably the biggest problem with not ventilating a shipping container is the condensation that happens inside the can. So if you bought a container and you're storing your your old restored muscle car in there, put it away for the winter, come back in the springtime, then realize the entire frame's all rusted right out. That sucks. So in order to prevent that, for the most part, you can install BigAir 45 vents. And lucky for us, Container Modification World has just expanded their product line. So now, we have the BigAir 30 and a bigger BigAir 60. Some people are even concerned about cutting a 9 x 14 hole in the side of their container. Since we've got that request a few times, Container Modification World has come out with a smaller version, with a nice small hole, you'll be certain that no kids are going to squeeze their shoulders through that rough opening.
Then for instances where you have a whole bunch of containers beside each other, all in a row, and you need good ventilation, and you can't put multiple BigAir 45s along the side, because the cans are touching each other, you can use the BigAir 60. These install on the wall of a can, or in the doors, that'll give you more ventilation when less sides are exposed. Especially for those that don't want to install our bigger solar skylight vents. So these all utilize the same method of installation. They come with rivets or self tappers. We always suggest the rivets. You cut a square or rectangular hole in the side of a container. Make sure that you're cutting it on the outside corrugations so you always have something to grab with these flanges here.
So we recommend, if you're only using two BigAir 45 vents to put one high and one low on opposite corners of the container. Included with your vents will be a paper template, which has the rough opening that is 9 inches wide and 14 inches tall. You can tape your paper template to the container. Once you have that in place, make sure you hold up your vent and ensure that it will fit nicely in the hole that you have laid out. The key number one most important thing here is that you're doing this on the outside corrugations. You want to make sure that you're leave yourself with something to secure the outside flange of the BigAir 45 vent too. If you installed at one corrugations over or you had inside corrugations on both sides, this would not work and in that case, you've got to get out the welder and fix your hole. Grab your felt tip marker and follow along the marking template that's now stuck to your container. Make sure you at least mark the outside corrugations, and then once you remove the marking template, you can finish marking the inside corrugations afterwards.
Once you got your vent in place, nice and snug in there. Now just grab your drill, and follow through all of the laser cut holes and then just follow along again once more with the rivets. Final Step is a nice bit of silicone along the top and the bottom, and that'll keep water from intruding in. Also, if water is ever to get into the gable vent here, there are two drain holes on the inside corrugations section of this vent, and that will allow the water to drain and drip out of this vent. So don't be worried about the water coming in and around. If it does get in, it'll get out.
So given the way that air moves in these containers, the lower one will typically act as the intake. So for this, we are going to be installing it on these sidewall corrugations. You see, the different corrugations profile on the side was big. Thing to note here is you need to choose the outside corrugations on both sides again. If you installed it over here and had nothing to install it, this vent would not work. So the outside flanges require the outside corrugated options to rivet or self tapping screw into. And then for this one, just for demonstration purposes, we're going to be installing the BigAir 45 vent with the bug screen.
So you see the difference here some people, especially in lower United States, are concerned about little critters crawling through that tiny little gap there. I don't really see it happening, but to solve that problem, there is this bug screen, which is the same mesh material that's on your screen door of your home. So this here we'll get her installed and show you how this works as well. If you're fussy, you can even jump inside and silicone along the top edge, down the sides, and even your rivets.
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