TAC Central => Hobbies => Topic started by: Nexus on August 10, 2018, 09:24:19 PM

Title: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on August 10, 2018, 09:24:19 PM
So it has been a journey with every possible snag and hurdle that can come up and discourage a person from building a garage and most of it stems from our cities BS bylaws. We started digging 1 year ago.

So after some  changes made to the drawings, we settled on 32x36 with the intention to expand it an additional 16 feet off the west side...this will run East and West...14' ceiling, two 12x12 G. Doors on the East wall,  one 9'x7' G door on the North wall, and going to get a 200 amp service. On the top side it will have Metal roofing that matches the house. It'll probably cost $55,000.00 to $65,000.00 by the time its finished and we saved cash by deciding to take on the framing ourselves. anyways...I will update this as things progress.

"The Project" will be reborn soon!!!!!


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Title: Re: Garage Build
Post by: Nexus on August 10, 2018, 09:40:03 PM
In the beginning...18 years ago this came home with me but soon it will have new life in the Garage being built.

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Title: Re: Garage Build
Post by: Nexus on August 14, 2018, 06:55:44 AM
Well, problems posting pictures aside, I am waiting for the city inspector to come out and check out the pre-concrete inspection. If I get the thumbs up from that, then I can pour concrete this week...well...not me but the contractor I hired.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on August 14, 2018, 11:48:27 AM
Seems to be working now...I think!!
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: firebirdparts on August 14, 2018, 04:02:57 PM
I see it!
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: kentucky yeti on August 14, 2018, 09:37:10 PM
That's a very impressive build going on!

I cleaned up the thread since the pics are now visible.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Jack on August 14, 2018, 09:48:51 PM
That's going to be a large garage just in time for winter.
Congrats.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on August 15, 2018, 12:44:34 PM
That's a very impressive build going on!

I cleaned up the thread since the pics are now visible.

Right on, thank you very much

That's going to be a large garage just in time for winter.
Congrats.

That's the idea...want it to be able to hold heat intelligently before the snow flies...doesn't leave me much time...I was supposed to be framing during these two weeks I was off.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on August 15, 2018, 01:59:38 PM
Cement went in today much to my surprise as the contractor i hired and the inspector wern't getting along.
Next is a row of blocks, sometime in the next day or two!!

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Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on August 16, 2018, 08:06:56 PM
So after this picture was taken from my phone, my dad parked his car and truck up on the pad for a picture with his camera. later in the day he backed his flat bed trailer up there to fix some wiring issues. Getting used before the walls go up.

I love it

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Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: kentucky yeti on August 17, 2018, 03:05:50 AM
It's going to be great!
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: LeighP on August 17, 2018, 09:53:46 AM
Nice big area. :)
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Jack on August 17, 2018, 04:59:51 PM
That's a thick pad, I'm assuming it's because you are up north.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: roadking77 on August 18, 2018, 08:38:39 AM
Looking good! Did 2 guys place and finish that slab? If so, I'm impressed.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on August 18, 2018, 09:22:07 AM
That's a thick pad, I'm assuming it's because you are up north.

It is a floating slab setup with built in footings so the perimeter is thicker than the center but the center is still 6" reinforced with thick rebar

Looking good! Did 2 guys place and finish that slab? If so, I'm impressed.

It was setup with a general contractor doing most of the grunt work with a mini-ex setup in the center, to get the grade on point and the forms were established by 2 guys and a kid doing the gopher work. All double checked with the a special level tool. Only one of the two guys in the pic set up the forms. Guy with the hat was at a different project during that time.

Now we are waiting on the block layer to come in and set one course of block
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on September 10, 2018, 06:21:54 PM
we have blocks down

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Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on September 10, 2018, 06:23:56 PM
Should be starting the walls by Thursday
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: roadking77 on September 11, 2018, 03:20:14 PM
Good Deal. Those guys better get moving, snow is going to be flying soon! I just finished my shop today with the slab being poured.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on September 11, 2018, 08:15:44 PM
Right on!!

The rest is up to me now. I have created a build event on FB to recruit some would be volunteers to help...my plan is to have the sheetmetal on the roof by next Friday, the 20th!
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: roadking77 on September 12, 2018, 07:26:55 AM
Would love to offer my help but you're a bit far to travel!
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: 737driver on September 12, 2018, 01:13:41 PM
Looking like it is getting a great start! That is going to be an amazing shop! :)
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on September 14, 2018, 06:01:45 AM
I finally have a 20' section of the wall framed...loldamn there is a lot of sticks that go into making one. 1 door and 1 window framed in waiting for sheeting today.

I also have some help coming today.

Fingers crossed it goes well!!
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on October 11, 2018, 09:19:57 PM
We have some small progress. I haven't had a chance to get o here to check out posts and update things because this garage and work have sucked the life out of me...but we are making progress

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Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: roadking77 on October 12, 2018, 07:07:49 AM
Dang, good progress. I have been wondering how things were coming along. Gonna be a nice one.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: 1sgtretired on October 12, 2018, 07:54:14 AM
Looking great love the side garage door and high windows.  Makes me want to add another floor my wife would kill me.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: firebirdparts on October 12, 2018, 03:01:51 PM
You sure got the height.  I'd like to do that on my next one.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on October 12, 2018, 08:29:03 PM
Thanks guys...We wanted to have the height for the hoist that we'll get eventually. Seemed like a good ides to have the third door at the back...it's taken up so much time
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: roadking77 on October 13, 2018, 09:44:49 AM
I agree with you on both the height and the door. Even if you use it once a year it will be nice to have back there.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: LeighP on October 15, 2018, 02:50:34 AM
Wow, thats impressive!  :shock:
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on October 21, 2018, 07:57:41 PM
It's been a very Productive past few days

My dad and I got all the strapping and underlay on the roof by Saturday, and the building is mostly leak proof now!!

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Underside of South slope completed Friday

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North slope done Saturday

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Today, (Sunday), we had my dad's friend and 2 of his boys come to help with the roofing which was totally unexpected as we had planned to get other stuff done...This was better...We got the South side roofing on!!

I'm at the peak, with my arse in the air!!

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We just have that last strip to finish but we want to get the North side completed first!

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Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: roadking77 on October 22, 2018, 08:49:49 AM
Looks Great! Getting dryed in is about half the battle. And with the sky's looking the way they do makes me think you're about to get snow. Pretty nice surprise to get some unexpected help, especially with a roof. I had a (whom I thought was) a buddy tearing down a barn to relocate. He needed help one Saturday, so I volunteered. It was me, him and his 2 strong, healthy, strapping teenage sons. We were taking the metal off of the roof. I was the only one not afraid to climb so I did the majority of the work, while the 3 of them stood on the ground stacking stuff as I sent it down. That was a lesson learned.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: kentucky yeti on October 29, 2018, 11:39:31 PM
That is one sweet shop!!!
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on October 30, 2018, 02:08:07 AM
Thanks

Its slow going but every inch of progress is still progress

The doors are just secured in place for now...tracks and hardware coming soon

From Today:
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From a couple days ago:
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Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: roadking77 on October 30, 2018, 06:43:54 AM
Im glad I live where it doesn't start snowing until January! My brother lives in Peterborough having married a Canadian girl. I was ribbing him last year about the long cold winter, his response was 'why didn't I marry a girl from Jamaica!'
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Jack on October 30, 2018, 09:15:52 AM
Congrats, just seeing the progress, you can start working on your car now.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on October 30, 2018, 01:51:52 PM
Im glad I live where it doesn't start snowing until January! My brother lives in Peterborough having married a Canadian girl. I was ribbing him last year about the long cold winter, his response was 'why didn't I marry a girl from Jamaica!'

HAHAHA....that's funny

Yeah...my girl moved here (Sudbury Ontario), from Okinawa Japan. But after 4 years, she is starting to be climatized!!

Congrats, just seeing the progress, you can start working on your car now.

Sadly, my father has other, more imortant, jobs to do first
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on November 29, 2018, 02:43:34 PM
Update Time:

We managed to get most of the exterior wrap on the house...west peak left to finish...We have been getting the few things the inspector wanted done to pass...we have been working on where we want plugs, and lights so that job is about 80% done...we ran out of fuel for our heaters so we have been braving the chilly weather.

All said and done, we will have 15 - 4 foot LED lights set up on 3 rows running east to west. My dads biggest complaint (aside from the size), about my grandfathers garage was that it was dark!! (well...he was a miner underground)
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: roadking77 on November 30, 2018, 07:51:37 AM
I put 8-4' leds in my 40' x 24'. Plenty of light, I think you will be more than happy with what you have. I agree with your Dad, its nice to have plenty of light.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Jack on November 30, 2018, 10:42:19 AM
I would recommended switched plugs at the ceiling and use plugin strip LEDs. This will allow you to adjust the position of the lights if needed.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on December 01, 2018, 09:50:17 AM
I would recommended switched plugs at the ceiling and use plugin strip LEDs. This will allow you to adjust the position of the lights if needed.

That would have been a good idea but we already have the lights, we're going to use...they are spaced out into 3 even rows, at 6 feet apart...all lined up with the laser line level...what a sweet thing to use for such things!!

On another note, we had an interesting visitor yesterday...white Farret

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Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on December 01, 2018, 12:35:37 PM
So my "Farret" is actually a Ermines, which is part of the weasel family and are the only ones that molt their fur and change colour spring and winter
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on January 08, 2019, 03:58:07 AM
Been working on the electrical and setting up some temporary heat for the place.

We kinda took a break over the holidays, and my dad has decided to hire an electrician to finish the inside as we have little clue what the electrical codes are. Probably better off and might get done sooner.

Progress has been slow but I did put my snow machine in there to work on it...that was far better than wallowing in the cold wet snow
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: kentucky yeti on January 08, 2019, 06:20:42 AM
Cold and dry beats cold and wet any day!
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Jack on January 08, 2019, 07:24:13 AM
I'm sure you are providing enough power to run a large compressor and maybe some electric heat, I would recommend a 240 volt sub panel.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on January 08, 2019, 11:45:42 PM
I'm sure you are providing enough power to run a large compressor and maybe some electric heat, I would recommend a 240 volt sub panel.

We are going to put a 200 amp service to the shop alone and then still have 200 amp for the house...I know its overkill but I will be able to add anything I want to the grid after that and never have to worry. our compressor is in the basement of the house and we have run an airline through the service tubes we put underground out to the garage. We will move the compressor out to the garage once its finished.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on January 21, 2019, 10:26:14 AM
So...

We decided to hire an electrician to complete the wiring. This way it gets done to code and done properly. He has convinced us that we only need 100 amp panel in the garage and 200 amp in the house. This will obviously save us money, which we can in turn give to him for his services.

Also, we finally got the temporary furnace installed just to take the bite out of the air so we can get some work done.

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Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: roadking77 on January 21, 2019, 01:30:56 PM
What kind of furnace do you have set up? Looks like a repurposed oil unit. I have a barely used on sitting in my attic. You just gave me an idea,  hmmmmmmm.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on January 21, 2019, 02:52:27 PM
What kind of furnace do you have set up? Looks like a repurposed oil unit. I have a barely used on sitting in my attic. You just gave me an idea,  hmmmmmmm.

Yeah that's all it is...250 (so like $50 bucks American...lol) dollar repurposed oil unit...had the shroud made and guy come and show us how to make it work...a little tweak here and there and voila...heat

I personally think my dad should have put the time and effort into the propane furnace we have for the shop but this is how he works and it's his garage so...his money, his decision.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on April 01, 2019, 01:55:57 PM
Alright,

Need to get caught up

We had an electrician come in and wire up the inside of the garage for us which took him all of 3 days and not full days to complete. He will be coming back when we can break ground and upgrade the house panel to 200 amp. He talked us into going 200 amp rather than 400 to help save some money.

We recently got the 2x6 walls insulated, and let me tell you, what a difference keeping the heat in and the cold air out...we just have the ceiling to finish there.

We also managed to get the first row of drywall up. We intend to do the first 6 feet and contract out the ceiling and the upper 8 feet of wall.

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I'll need to get some photos of the drywall work


Thanks for looking...cheers
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: roadking77 on April 01, 2019, 02:53:45 PM
Looks really good. Your gonna end up beating me to the finish line! I only have half my insulation finished, and half the walls. My electrician is out for prostrate surgery, not sure how long that's going to be.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Jack on April 01, 2019, 08:05:21 PM
Why are you only doing the lower 6 feet but not the upper 8 feet? I would think it's easy enough to install the upper 8 feet in full sheets resting on the lower sheets.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on April 02, 2019, 05:52:43 AM
Looks really good. Your gonna end up beating me to the finish line! I only have half my insulation finished, and half the walls. My electrician is out for prostrate surgery, not sure how long that's going to be.

I wouldn't get too excited...we aren't done yet. You still have time to catch up!!!

Why are you only doing the lower 6 feet but not the upper 8 feet? I would think it's easy enough to install the upper 8 feet in full sheets resting on the lower sheets.

Ahh...We don't want to do the ceiling and it should go up before the wall panels go up. Has a lot to do with ambition and my dad (bearded guy in pic) is almost 70 years old, I'm super busy all the time, lack of interest, hard finding a 14 foot drywall jack around here, contractor can do it faster and easier...all kinds of reasons and excuses.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: roadking77 on April 02, 2019, 06:51:19 AM
Your logic makes perfect sense. I would have them finish the ceiling as well whilst there. Have you considered a metal ceiling? Not sure how they do things in your neck of the woods but I can get whats called "panel liner" locally. It is the same profile as the metal barn siding only made in a thinner gauge, thus reducing the cost. Once screwed into place your finished. I plan on using that for my ceiling and everything above 8'. My cost is about the same as buying drywall, but I am not paying anyone to finish or paint so it comes out about even. IF your paying someone it will be cheaper than using wallboard. Also, its a lot easier to install than hanging 4 x 12 sheetrock!
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: firebirdparts on April 02, 2019, 07:13:25 AM
Looking good!  That is always exciting.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: kentucky yeti on April 02, 2019, 09:05:24 AM
So jealous!  That is nice!!!
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on April 02, 2019, 09:25:57 AM
Your logic makes perfect sense. I would have them finish the ceiling as well whilst there. Have you considered a metal ceiling? Not sure how they do things in your neck of the woods but I can get whats called "panel liner" locally. It is the same profile as the metal barn siding only made in a thinner gauge, thus reducing the cost. Once screwed into place your finished. I plan on using that for my ceiling and everything above 8'. My cost is about the same as buying drywall, but I am not paying anyone to finish or paint so it comes out about even. IF your paying someone it will be cheaper than using wallboard. Also, its a lot easier to install than hanging 4 x 12 sheetrock!

I hadn't thought of it to be honest...I will run the idea past the old guy and see what he says...it may not be a bad idea!!!



So jealous!  That is nice!!!

I thought you had a garage, and a barn?
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: kentucky yeti on April 02, 2019, 09:36:38 AM
Not with insulated 14' walls. 
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on April 02, 2019, 12:14:34 PM
Not with insulated 14" walls.

lol...ahhh....gotcha
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Jack on April 02, 2019, 03:02:28 PM
Not with insulated 14" walls.

Surely you have 14" Mike :lol: and you live in TN, you don't need insulation.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: kentucky yeti on April 03, 2019, 07:44:55 AM
Not with insulated 14" walls.

Surely you have 14" Mike :lol: and you live in TN, you don't need insulation.

hahaha Jack.  It's hard to post from my iPhone.  It's now corrected to 14 FOOT instead of 14" ;)  BTW- kentucky yeti lives in Kentucky (but I am real close to the border).
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Jack on April 03, 2019, 09:15:39 AM
Not with insulated 14" walls.

Surely you have 14" Mike :lol: and you live in TN, you don't need insulation.

hahaha Jack.  It's hard to post from my iPhone.  It's now corrected to 14 FOOT instead of 14" ;)  BTW- kentucky yeti lives in Kentucky (but I am real close to the border).

Not sure how I screwed that one up :lol: but you know the entire south looks the same to us northerners (maybe because I travel to TN a lot to a site that is on the boarder and we must have talked about how close you are on TAC).
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on April 04, 2019, 10:17:21 PM
Yup...everything south of the border is considered the deep south to me...anything south of Barrie Ontario I figure is really getting into the warmer climate zones...lol
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: kentucky yeti on April 05, 2019, 08:19:43 AM
Yup...everything south of the border is considered the deep south to me...anything south of Barrie Ontario I figure is really getting into the warmer climate zones...lol

I worked for several years for General Tire.  We had a plant in Barrie back then.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on April 07, 2019, 12:15:02 PM
Yup...everything south of the border is considered the deep south to me...anything south of Barrie Ontario I figure is really getting into the warmer climate zones...lol

I worked for several years for General Tire.  We had a plant in Barrie back then.

Oh...no kidding...with in visiting distance compared to where you are now...lol
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on May 28, 2019, 08:08:42 PM
So just getting this thread caught up

we put up all the vapour barrier, taped and sealed it up, all the drywall is up and in the process of a partial tape and mud job, but more importantly, we were able to get the second garage door operational. We have been only using the one on the right (North) side all this time.

Next at some time we have the small garage door to get working!!

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Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: 737driver on May 28, 2019, 11:48:40 PM
That's not a garage, that is a castle!
Jim
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on May 29, 2019, 03:34:34 AM
That's not a garage, that is a castle!
Jim

hahahaha...If we had the money, it would have been 16 feet longer to accommodate the mechanical room, wood working shop and an office...those things are built into this design when we are able to put an addition on it
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: roadking77 on May 29, 2019, 07:19:59 AM
Looking really good. BUT, get your drywall finished and painted before you do anything else. Once you start putting stuff in, it will never get done. Ask me how I know.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: FormTA on May 29, 2019, 07:38:44 AM
He's right.  It's almost impossible to work around stuff. Place looks awesome!
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on May 29, 2019, 10:24:22 AM
Looking really good. BUT, get your drywall finished and painted before you do anything else. Once you start putting stuff in, it will never get done. Ask me how I know.

lol...yeah that is the plan...we are only doing as high as we can reach and leaving the rest. We want to use it but still need to paint it first and finish that up. My dad wants to use his spray gun and pressure pot to paint...we shall see how that works out
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on July 07, 2019, 03:32:29 AM
Small update on the garage build front

Ceiling is painted, walls are primed up this past week

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Yesterday, while I slept from my nightshift, my dad managed to get all the lights up on the ceiling

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we didn't want there to be lighting issues!!!
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: roadking77 on July 07, 2019, 08:54:12 AM
Coming along nicely. Your one up on me now. I still don't have interior finished walls (refer back to my post about painting before you start to load things up in it!!!)
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on July 08, 2019, 10:27:39 PM
Coming along nicely. Your one up on me now. I still don't have interior finished walls (refer back to my post about painting before you start to load things up in it!!!)

lol...It is so tempting to just start bringing stuff in. Actually, now that the lights are up, we need to empty the workshop in house and bring that stuff out to the garage so that we can move ahead on the electrical. I didn't take pictures yet but we dug a trench with the mini Ex. to bury our cable. Electrician guy will be here soon to start that so hopefully we will have power to the garage by August!!

A quick little update...My Buddy and his partner opened up a garage door business and I had them over to tweak our doors as the cable kept jumping off the pulley's. Turns out there was to many friction spots causing the issue.

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Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: roadking77 on July 09, 2019, 06:54:01 AM
More so with the large doors, but when something isn't just right they dont want to work properly and can be a real PIA.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: firebirdparts on July 09, 2019, 11:13:30 AM
Wow that looks so good! 
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on July 09, 2019, 08:36:01 PM
Wow that looks so good!

It's getting there

I can't wait until we can put the addition on the east side...building a lean too out 16 feet the full width of the garage...well....on paper anyway
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: 737driver on July 09, 2019, 10:28:09 PM
Wow! That is coming along great! Again my envy grows!
Jim
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on July 09, 2019, 11:42:12 PM
Thank you!!

To be honest my Pa has done most of the work as he is retired but it is a shared vision of what we want in there and we have been working together mostly to get it done!!
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: kentucky yeti on July 10, 2019, 03:01:51 PM
And I'm happy just to get a small project accomplished.  That is amazing!
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on July 20, 2019, 03:03:22 PM
It is now in paint!!!
My dad got the wall spainted the other day!!!

So my father really hates painting with a roller so he set up his paint gun, 2 crt pressure pot system, and he had the walls painted within a couple hours or so!!

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Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on July 20, 2019, 03:05:23 PM
Today we started emptying out the basement into the garage. The electrician comes Monday to start putting the panel up, running the cable to the garage and to the old panel (upgrading to 200 amp) and running the cable under ground out to the main pole!!
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on August 03, 2019, 05:31:39 AM
A few things moved in

Dads toolboxes

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Storage cabinets

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Everyone needs a TIG Welder in the tool collection

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220V MIG and 110V MIG...missing is the other 110V MIG...also our band saw in the background

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My boxes even found a home inside as well

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Small Oxy/Acetylene bottles

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Missing are the two cutoff saws we have, one is a Rigid and the other is a Milwaukee

I didn't bother posting pics of the trench that the cable was running through but the new panel is installed, everything is ready to be hooked up and we are just waiting for the electrical inspection and the electrician come back and hook everything up. We are hoping that al takes place this coming week but I guess we shall see
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: roadking77 on August 03, 2019, 09:03:30 AM
Its nice to finally get tools where they belong. Looking good.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: DeCaff2007 on August 26, 2019, 08:41:18 PM
Looks awesome and I'm sure many are in envy.

Question:  Why paint white drywall.... white?
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: roadking77 on August 27, 2019, 06:22:33 AM
Not sure of Charlies reason, but bare drywall needs painted with something. It will turn dark and ugly over time when left alone.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Jack on August 27, 2019, 06:28:30 AM
And to cover up the joints, etc.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: 76 - 455 - 4 on August 27, 2019, 08:56:30 AM
I painted both of my storage garages bright white. Helps 'brighten up' the place, and generally looks nice. Easy to clean too. Much easier to see everything than a dark or muted color.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: roadking77 on August 27, 2019, 02:52:45 PM
Yes, white is nice. Reflects the light greatly. What walls I have finished in my shop are painted a very light grey, and I plan on putting white metal on the ceiling just for reflectivity. Nexus' garage looks fantastic!!
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on August 29, 2019, 03:01:40 PM
Looks awesome and I'm sure many are in envy.

Question:  Why paint white drywall.... white?

As mentioned, it seals up the surface to make easier to clean...if it ever comes to that but more importantly, it helps to brighten up the space so it doesn't feel like you're working in a cabe
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on August 29, 2019, 03:04:11 PM
I am behind with pictures and I will update that soon enough but not much has changed visually.
Dad has been busy making cabnets and hanging them on the wall for strorage.
The Electrician was in yesterday and we FINALLY HAVE POWER IN THE GARAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Waaaahhhooooooo

Again...need to update witb pictures!!!!
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on August 29, 2019, 06:33:04 PM
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New 200 AMP panel

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Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Jack on August 29, 2019, 07:32:43 PM
Looking good and I forgot how big the garage/shop was, very nice.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on September 03, 2019, 07:26:48 AM
Looking good and I forgot how big the garage/shop was, very nice.

Thanks...yeah it is a decent size for sure. My father still isn't happy with it so he has a contractor bringing him back a quote for the extension off the back side. We had it set up in the plans, so all the doorways are ready to go. Just going to go with an unheated shell for now and finish it off slowly.

As they say...you could build a warehouse and it would still be too small. This is perfect for me but I can do one job at a time (even if it takes e forever) where he has to have a few things on the go. He needs to stay busy all the time.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on November 12, 2019, 06:18:27 PM
A bunch of updates to add

Back garage door is installed and working

testing buckets

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4" square steel solid bar stock, threaded and eye bolt installed with cables attached

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custom weight guide installed

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Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on November 12, 2019, 06:21:50 PM
in some of the pictures above you can see the furnace attached to the ceiling!!

it is now working

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gas line run along the ceiling and the tank was installed today. Garage was warmed up to 54 degrees F as it started out at 24 degrees F this morning!!
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: roadking77 on November 13, 2019, 08:21:09 AM
Not sure I understand the garage door, looks like a torsion spring would have been easier. What heater (and specs please) are you using? I put off another summer of getting one in my shop now I am regretting it. Originally I had thought about using a couple of those like you have, hot dawgs, but I have been told that the overhead infra reds work really good. Not sure what I want to use, and they both cost about the same.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Jack on November 13, 2019, 10:08:46 AM
Looks like a traditional gas unit heater.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: roadking77 on November 13, 2019, 12:31:18 PM
Yea, there are a couple of brands, Hot Dawg, and Modine come to mind. I am curious as to the BTU rating and how well it heats the space up.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: FormTA on November 13, 2019, 12:53:41 PM
Kerry,  don't you ever come across standard house furnaces for cheap? I shoved one into my attic and ran ceiling ducts.  I got the furnace for free as they were upgrading.   The only expense was the short exhaust vent pipe and flexible duct. I made th cold air return from scrap plywood.

To the OP, the shop is looking great! It's nice to have a place to work and where everything is organized.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: roadking77 on November 13, 2019, 03:47:05 PM
I have an oil furnace in my attic that is only about 10 yrs old. Nothing wrong with it. I replaced it with a gas unit (had problems getting the oil to the attic, a whole story in itself). I kinda forgot about it to tell the truth, until your mention. I might have to look into that.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on November 13, 2019, 10:14:10 PM
I'll have to get exact specs tomorrow while I'm out there...i was told but can't remember.

As for the door, it's second hand and according to the door guys the spring isn't designed to hold the weight only to help assist it up as it rests horizontally, but we have no horizontal with this set up obviously...they recommended this setup
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: roadking77 on November 14, 2019, 07:50:14 AM
Gotcha, looks like a wood door as well. Very heavy.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on November 14, 2019, 05:57:01 PM
Furnace is a Big Max and it puts out 123000 BTU's

the counter weight is about 160 lbs and the door is indeed wooden...I'd like to see an insulated door there in time but this is ok for now
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: roadking77 on November 15, 2019, 08:00:47 AM
Thanks Charles, that's the info I was looking for. I assume you guys are happy with it and it heats the garage pretty good.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Jack on November 15, 2019, 08:14:35 AM
Kerry, just remembered that he lives about 1000miles north of you.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: roadking77 on November 15, 2019, 03:42:42 PM
Yes I am aware, but it still gets cold here in the mid-atlantic as well.
Title: Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
Post by: Nexus on November 16, 2019, 04:18:22 AM
Thanks Charles, that's the info I was looking for. I assume you guys are happy with it and it heats the garage pretty good.

I'm going to say yes...we haven't given it the proper exercise yet as it is running with little propane in the tank. They are supposed to be out today to fill it up and the furnace guy was supposed to be out yesterday to make sure it was working properly.

It does work and it does keep the place warm. We only had it set to 45 degrees so the real test will be when it dips down to zero and colder.