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Old 08-12-2013, 04:27 AM   #5521
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That's how mine is. Do you mean just unbolting the grey part?
Nope. There are 4 holes in the black plate. I just mounted the whole thing as is with the 4 carriage bolts provided.
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:30 AM   #5522
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I had been trying to figure out how I was going to fit a motorcycle lift into the garage without losing a good bit of space. Your idea is a really good compromise. So I'm stealing your idea... just the idea...
Since I am certainly not a carpenter, I'll have to modify the design a bit.
Are you using a wheel chock? If so, how will it fit under the bench? Or will you remove it every time you need to roll the bench home?
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:37 AM   #5523
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I've been wanting a couch AND a bench for the motorcycle... but don't have room for both. Maybe a build that can function as both... a tarp, a cover over that, some big old cushions, storage under... hmmm?

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Old 08-13-2013, 07:43 AM   #5524
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I've been wanting a couch AND a bench for the motorcycle... but don't have room for both. Maybe a build that can function as both... a tarp, a cover over that, some big old cushions, storage under... hmmm?
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:58 AM   #5525
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Are you using a wheel chock? If so, how will it fit under the bench? Or will you remove it every time you need to roll the bench home?
Yes, the wheel chock is removed for storage.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:59 AM   #5526
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Ok so I tore into the box last night and discovered this mess



Does that look like burns to you?



Back together



Conduit that feed through the wall doesn't reach all the way to the box, maybe 1.5" shy. I can't figure out what this these wires even run to, they go through the wall and down into the ground outside of the house.



Still no where near perfect but its the best I could do to just tidy up the wiring safely, I'll have my guy check it all this weekend. My real fear is that I'll find more birds nests like that in the house, I'm going to poke around and make sure...



Here is the first wall finished. No tape or mud, it would really throw off the aesthetic of the place
Those gaps aren't crooked cuts either, some sheets are unlevel at joints by a quarter inch depending on where the studs are
I'm an electrician, it's not difficult to add an extra socket and that's why people take it upon themselves to have a go. Usually it's not them who pay the price of lost personal items or worst death.
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:22 PM   #5527
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That's why we don't use cloth covered wire over here.
The black spots might be burns or it could be the residue from the wire sheath.
I bet if you grabbed that wire sheath it would turn your hand black.
I would just guy it out throw some 12-2 in there and keep moving.

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Old 08-15-2013, 02:17 PM   #5528
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The black spots in the empty box look like where a live wire touched. I can't quite see it clearly but it almost looks like the clamp has a wire burn out in it where it would meet the wire.
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:10 PM   #5529
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Very possible.
I had one that let the smoke out in my house.
I spent the summer rewiring my house just to be safe.

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Old 08-24-2013, 04:47 AM   #5530
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I can finally put up some pics on my new man castle :) 6m x 8m x 3m (or 20' x 26' x 10' for those not using metric)

Here are a few in the middle of construction. We built the walls on the ground and then (with the help of a few local riders) tilted them up and cemented the posts in the ground.

My dad is just modelling in front of the wheelbarrow, I did all the cement mixing and shovelling...





And the finished product



The concrete floor is coming after I spend some money on the GF (she keeps nagging me about a ring and a wedding )
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:59 AM   #5531
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I'm an electrician, it's not difficult to add an extra socket and that's why people take it upon themselves to have a go. Usually it's not them who pay the price of lost personal items or worst death.
What kind of common mistakes are we talking about here?
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:21 PM   #5532
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Cool2 Before and after pictures

Before:







I built the cabinets in what I call "reverse stack" style to give more work-around room for my car. It is only a small garage and I needed all the room I could get. They work very well.



I hooked up a washing machine water line from the hose bib to a ball valve mounted on the front for easy access. It always had a short coiled hose with spray gun attached.



All doors have slide bolt locks for our frequent earthquakes, I didn't want a bunch of stuff falling on my car or bikes!








I mounted power strips on the door face since the outlets were inside.





Some cabinets I put adjustable height shelves in and some are just removable while others are fixed.

I built the cabinets out of 1/2" MDF and painted them to look like tool boxes. All simple boxes just glued stapled together. Simple bolt on hinges and latches are through bolted. All interior surfaces painted white gloss oil paint. The doors are painted with silver Hammertite (sp?) and the red is just bright red oil paint.

Not shown are all my tools and folding work tables, two more vices, bench top tools, compressor, rolling toolboxes, and everything that was neatly stored in all the cabinets. Why is the garage empty you wonder?
Because we have moved.

That has been my "before" garage shop for ten years....

And now the "after" pictures!


Another one car garage to design and build cabinets for:




AND a two car garage shop to design and build cabinets and work benches for!









It is amazing how much stuff can be put into cabinets and how much space that same stuff takes up when just "put down somewhere" while moving in.

I am looking forward to designing my new shop and getting back to building bike projects. Unfortunately the inside of the house doesn't look much better and we are living out of boxes.
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:26 AM   #5533
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What kind of common mistakes are we talking about here?
Power sockets spurred off lighting circuits, spurs off spurs, undersized cables, diagonal runs behind walls etc. etc. etc. there is a person that lives near me, when he asked me if the modification he had decided to undertake himself (adding a socket) was OK, was mystified when I told him, twisting the wires together then wrapping in masking tape, is not the correct way to do it.
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:39 AM   #5534
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Power sockets spurred off lighting circuits, spurs off spurs, undersized cables, diagonal runs behind walls etc. etc. etc. there is a person that lives near me, when he asked me if the modification he had decided to undertake himself (adding a socket) was OK, was mystified when I told him, twisting the wires together then wrapping in masking tape, is not the correct way to do it.

Wow! What a doofus. He should have used scotch tape, like I do.
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:38 PM   #5535
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Wow! What a doofus. He should have used scotch tape, like I do.
No, no, no. You're supposed to use cloth adhesive tape. Just make sure that you thoroughly impregnate it with Vaseline after you've wrapped the wires to keep any moisture out.



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