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Re: Building a Garage

Postby The German » Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:00 am

100 amps total should be fine. Figure out where you would want your welder to go when you get it and put in a dedicated 20 amp, 220v outlet there. A dedicated 15 or 20 amp, 110v outlet is a good idea for your compressor as well. Other than that, I suggest standard 110v outlets spaced every 10' along all the inside walls. They are a lot cheaper to add now than retrofit later, and you will be happy you did :-)
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Re: Building a Garage

Postby nribs » Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:11 am

grillage wrote:Wow, that's a really great solution. It could totally work


Haha, after all those long, cold, lonely nights on your back - one look at Alex's photo and you can convince yourself that setup can be done at the beach, literally. :D
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Re: Building a Garage

Postby grillage » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:54 am

Back from the dead again!

I'm finally doing this. the work started this past week and should take about 6-8 weeks

Plans are the same as shown above but I had a hell of a time bidding the project out and then had issues with the first couple banks to get financing. I ended up using GE Credit Union (GE is headquartered in Cincinnati - though you don't need to be an employee to use their bank)

I now have 5 cars with the recent addition of a non-running Maserati Biturbo Spyder
here's the pad before:

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Had to put all my tools and such in the basement (along with two Maserati engines) and demo the shed that I've been using for a number of years

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Wish me luck!
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Re: Building a Garage

Postby PRY4SNO » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:52 pm

I don't envy having to schlep two engines into the basement, but I am jealous of the impeding improvements... keep us posted!

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Send some love our way at the Pad too... I'll be building a shop at some point so I'll be sure to look back at your thread as a source of inspiration.
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Re: Building a Garage

Postby grillage » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:03 pm

It's Maserati mania down there:
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I'll get Marc to port this over there too. I think I started this thread before it existed!
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Re: Building a Garage

Postby duffwl » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:52 pm

You guys have some nice setups! I would suggest contacting some Amish builders if there are any near you. I live in northern WV and there was a group that came from near Sugar Creek to build my pole barn. It's a 30x50 with a 12' ceiling. It included a garage door and man door for $12,600. 4 guys had it done in a day and a half!! I am wiring it and I did all the prep work including laying pex down before the 4" floor concrete was poured for another $5500. The concrete work was done by some locals but I regret not having the Amish do it while they were here. I plan to put a loft in the back and get a 4 post lift that will abut the loft to act as a means for loading the loft as well. I have 2 Audis, a truck, a CTS-V, a quad, sub-compact tractor and 7 dirtbikes and motorcycles (yea, yea, too much shit to work on!). The space fills up fast! I'm on 7 rural acres and the shop is about 40 yards from the house. It's a great setup. I can crank the tunes, drink a few brews, and turn the wrenches all night if I want to.
I also have 3 little ones and it's okay for them to come out too. My 3 and 5 year old daughters both get a kick out of handing me wrenches (or losing my sockets). Sometimes I put the 11 month in his walker and he has a blast cruising around while I tinker. So don't let the idea of a family down the road deter you.
It was suggested that I get a 200 amp box. I have a 60 gallon compressor and plan to have a welder and the lift at some point. I think a 100 amp service would be adequate, but you don't pay any more for having a 200 amp service unless you use more electricity barring the small up front difference. Swapping to a larger box would be a PITA later.
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Re: Building a Garage

Postby grillage » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:23 am

Progress this week -

All the footers got poured as well as the foundation walls. The floor should show up this week then framing etc]

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Re: Building a Garage

Postby speedydtp247 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:50 pm

duffwl wrote: 4" floor concrete was poured

Correct me if I'm wrong but from what I was told you need a minimum of 6" floor for a vehicle lift?

I would love to have a vehicle lift in my garage but its too damn small. I don't plan on living at my house forever, I don't plan on taking down the garage to have a bigger one built. Also my property is too small. Eventually I want to buy a bigger house with a bigger property so I can have a pole barn built so I can have enough room for my vehicles and a vehicle lift.
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Re: Building a Garage

Postby speedydtp247 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:56 pm

grillage wrote:Progress this week -

All the footers got poured as well as the foundation walls. The floor should show up this week then framing etc]

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Congrats Ben! How big of a garage is being built if you don't mind me asking? I cant voom in on your blue print
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Re: Building a Garage

Postby grillage » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:19 pm

1300 square feet in total. Seems like it will be pretty spacious for 3 cars
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Re: Building a Garage

Postby varia » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:47 pm

awesome Ben! psot more pictures!
4" floor enough for the lift, 3,000 PSI reinforced concrete
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Re: Building a Garage

Postby speedydtp247 » Sat May 20, 2017 5:49 pm

grillage wrote:1300 square feet in total. Seems like it will be pretty spacious for 3 cars

Nice! Hows it going with garage?
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Re: Building a Garage

Postby grillage » Sat May 20, 2017 5:52 pm

Slow! I'm hoping it's done within a few weeks
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Re: Building a Garage

Postby grillage » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:00 pm

Lots of progress finally.

Got the floor poured:
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Then the Walls went up
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Today the Trusses started going up too.
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I have about 8'11" of height in the back bay. Enough for a lift?
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Re: Building a Garage

Postby the german » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:00 pm

woot! looking good!
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Re: Building a Garage

Postby Marc » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:10 am

why such a low ceiling?
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Re: Building a Garage

Postby Grillage » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:11 am

Marc wrote:why such a low ceiling?

Has to match the lines of the house which is a ranch.

A lift had always been a want not a need. Looks like after some reading I'm not likely to be able to use one. Not the end of the world
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Re: Building a Garage

Postby speeding-g60 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:23 am

you can still have a lift. just need a low profile home-owner type.

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Re: Building a Garage

Postby Grillage » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:20 am

I like having a shorter option - I'll look into that for sure!

More progress yesterday:

There will be a connection from the garage to the house at the roofline - That keeps it technically an attached garage and simplifies a lot of things. Also means that the roof lines need to match up - hence the 9' ceiling height

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This is from the back of the right side bay - it's 42' deep on this side:
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From the back yard:
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Re: Building a Garage

Postby speeding-g60 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:36 am

i am actually partaking of much the same right now. although i am going simpler-ish.

40x60 pole structure, 12 foot eaves. 2 x man door 3-0 x 7-0, and two windows 3-0 x 4-0. one roll up @ 12 (W) X 11 (H) highbay for most clearance. and another opening i will frame in my own door later.

mine will be built in a week starting next Friday, then concrete in a couple weeks. Insulation, and power to follow.

had to cut in a road to get to it, ~300+ feet linear. and the pad location for it was ~18" difference high corner to low corner. so far 120T 3"- base rock brought in, another 60T monday to finish the subgrade, then 4"-ish of 5/8"- to grade for mud. all done by me, with just a mini-excavator.
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Re: Building a Garage

Postby speeding-g60 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:41 am

The first mini I had was a great machine i can operate WELL. second one I got I'm not so awesome on. But when you have friends that loan you equipment you take what you can get right?ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: Building a Garage

Postby Grillage » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:05 am

Beautiful piece of property!

I would have loved to do more of this one myself but I just don't have the time. I will be doing all the finishing inside though. They're leaving the interior just studs so I'll come in and insulate / wire it myself. Drywall too potentially though I passionately hate doing drywwall
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Re: Building a Garage

Postby Grillage » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:20 pm

Looks like the deer like it:

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Re: Building a Garage

Postby Grillage » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:46 pm

More progress!

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and a new garage inhabitant:
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Picked this up yesterday to replace the wife's Buick Enclave
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Re: Building a Garage

Postby Dan McBoost » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:40 pm

Looks great. :thumbsup:
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