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Discussion in 'Non Mustang General Discussion' started by Fst Blk, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Changed gears on the construction. We originally planned a pole barn but ran in to rock on the back wall. Had to rent a jack hammer to get it down to grade. So, now we are stick framing it. Should go quick after the pad is poured.


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  2. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

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  3. Grabber70Mach

    Grabber70Mach Well-Known Member

    Looking good if you have any thoughts of putting a lift in then you need to check what floor thickness is required. It's easier now than later.
     
  4. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Yeah. We are planning to dig it out for a lift.


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  5. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Are you putting in a good drain at the base of the hill so that water will be diverted away from the garage?
     
  6. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Yeah. If you look at the pics we are putting in a retaining wall then sock drain. My earthworks guy is coming back to dress the hill next week. We’re hoping to take some of the steepness out.

    Need some advice on lift placement. I want it in one corner taking up as little space as possible. I’m thinking 6 feet off the back wall and 2 off the side wall? My only garage door will be directly in front of it.


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  7. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    2 feet from a side wall may not be enough for you to fully open a door; let along trying to walk along that wall with an open door. That's even if you don't put anything along that wall, like shelving, workbench, etc. In a garage, I view the side walls as high priority spaces: working area, storage, stacking, hanging stuff, etc. The exact center of the garage is typically lower priority, and usually can only be used once a vehicle sits over that spot.

    You going to put in AC, heat?
     
  8. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    Great! Wrenching shall start shortly!
     
  9. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Putting in a wood stove. In researching I think 30 inches off the side wall and 10 to 12 foot off the back wall is probably right.


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  10. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Wife has threatened to let me spend the money to put central heat/air in... that’s an expense I don’t want lol.


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  11. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Lift has been removed from the budget on the build but still building the pad in anticipation of putting one in.


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  12. Grabber70Mach

    Grabber70Mach Well-Known Member

    For Heat and AC look at your local suppliers for a scratch and dent, they usually give some really deep discounts on them. Also most types of furnaces need to be put on a platform elevated off the floor. This is to help prevent accidental fires that can be caused by gas fumes. Gasoline fumes are heavier than air alone and tend to accumulate close to the floor.
     
  13. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Great!!!!!
     
  14. guruatbol

    guruatbol Always on vacation!

    Give it more than 2 feet on the side. I did three and built shelves. I wish I'd done four.

    Looks good!

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  15. Mach1 Driver

    Mach1 Driver Active Member

    I put everything in a CAD program until it all fits as best as possible. Figuring out what everything is, is the problem. My wants keep growing: lift, mill, lathe, welder, blast cabinet, parts cleaner, engine hoist, engine stand, oil drain tank, shelves, cabinets, work bench, brake/shear/roller, compressor. Don't forget all the junk that takes up floor space like a wheelbarrow, a weed and feed spreader, shovels, rakes, tall jack stands (because you don't trust a two post lift), and that damn exercise bike that SWMBO does not want to get rid of. Furnace/AC, water heater, dehumidifier, sink, and that's just the downstairs garage. Oh and don't forget a computer. Make the garage bigger, and give it a bigger electrical service.
     
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  16. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    I have a garden shed also. It’s probably 18x20. Never measured it so not sure. It’s been a catch all at the moment but we are cleaning it and redoing the doors for a garden shed.

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  17. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

  18. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Ooooh! Waxing the concrete! Wax on, Wax off!
     
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  19. Mach1 Driver

    Mach1 Driver Active Member

    I'm jealouso_O
     
  20. KBMWRS

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    Weather seems to be holding for you.
     

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