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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #80 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!!
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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #81 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
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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #82 on: August 03, 2019, 09:03:30 AM »
Its nice to finally get tools where they belong. Looking good.
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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #83 on: August 26, 2019, 08:41:18 PM »
Looks awesome and I'm sure many are in envy.

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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #84 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.
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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #85 on: August 27, 2019, 06:28:30 AM »
And to cover up the joints, etc.




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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #86 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.
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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #87 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!!
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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #88 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
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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #89 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!!!!
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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #90 on: August 29, 2019, 06:33:04 PM »
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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #91 on: August 29, 2019, 07:32:43 PM »
Looking good and I forgot how big the garage/shop was, very nice.




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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #92 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.
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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #93 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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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #94 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

20191112_102900 by Charles Marson, on Flickr

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!!
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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #94 on: November 12, 2019, 06:21:50 PM »


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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #95 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.
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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #96 on: November 13, 2019, 10:08:46 AM »
Looks like a traditional gas unit heater.




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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #97 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.
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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #98 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.
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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #99 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.
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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #100 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
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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #101 on: November 14, 2019, 07:50:14 AM »
Gotcha, looks like a wood door as well. Very heavy.
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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #102 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
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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #103 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.
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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #104 on: November 15, 2019, 08:14:35 AM »
Kerry, just remembered that he lives about 1000miles north of you.




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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #105 on: November 15, 2019, 03:42:42 PM »
Yes I am aware, but it still gets cold here in the mid-atlantic as well.
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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #106 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.
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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #107 on: January 03, 2020, 08:03:09 AM »
I'm so jealous of that shop!!!
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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #108 on: January 03, 2020, 04:14:55 PM »
Well Mike, I'm not one to make waves and disagree with you, so I'll just say it has been darn sweet so far!!!

We have always worked under tarps or in the rain or snow so having this is pretty cool for us.

Funny thing is, my dad still complains it's not big enough but I think he could be in a warehouse and still complain about space!
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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #109 on: February 29, 2020, 03:28:12 PM »
Not much happening in the building process but here we are upgrading the cheap cabinet sandblaster we have. My pa welded a new frame and we cut some thick glass to replace the hazed out piece of plexiglass!

He is working on securing the lid to the box today.

Other things we did was upgrade the inner light, took apart and put silicone on all the mated surfaces, and we also have a filter and adapter set up to hook up a Shop Vac to remove excess dust and de-pressurize the cabinet.

It will be very handy to have up and running again.

Pictures are not from today but last Tuesday.

  2020-02-25_12-56-21 by Charles Marson, on Flickr

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Re: Garage Build (Fixed)...I think
« Reply #109 on: February 29, 2020, 03:28:12 PM »
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