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Old 09-16-2011, 03:03 PM   #3616
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Look at it this way. People who have no garage at all and have to leave their bikes parked under covers at the curb are envious of your "microgarage." Be happy with what you have. Besides....you could probably fit three bikes in there

I suggest that you get a more stable foundation underneath the other walls than tiles/broken pieces of concrete or I fear your building will be precariously tilted and/or falling apart within a year or two.

You can excavate underneath the center of each wall about two feet wide by however deep the frost line is in your area. Mix up bags of concrete by hand in a wheelbarrow and pour the stuff in until it comes up to touch the bottom stringer of the wall. Let harden for a day then do the same thing at each end of each wall so you are building small pylons under the walls. I don't think it's a really good idea to have the building essentially just sitting on the ground most of the way around. Your one properly supported wall won't move but the rest will and it could tear the thing apart.
He's got a mixer- I saw it there in the yard. I agree- get something stable under your sills. As a matter of fact, pour the footers, and slide pieces of pressure treated lumber under there, then lower the building back down onto the sills. In BC I'd have to guess you're going to have some water to deal with. And your bike is not a plastic boat. Temporary buildings have a way of finding new uses and longer lives than originally intended. YMMV
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:34 PM   #3617
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I apreciate the feedback but its staying the way it is for a while. If I decide next summer that its a permanent fixture, I'll drag the building out of there and pour a concrete slab. Its solid enough I can move it or lift it. Frost heaving here is pretty minimal, our weather is pretty mild. A lot of rain but I'm on a city lot at the top of a hill, my ground doesn't move.

Yep theres a cement mixer, about six yards of navyjack gravel, and about thirty bags of cement. I could pave the whole yard I suppose, but I'll start with the garage, half of it is still a dirt floor.

Now, off to waste my Friday night loading all that scrap wood into the truck.
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:42 PM   #3618
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Now, off to waste my Friday night loading all that scrap wood into the truck.
Not a waste at all! I'll bet the neighbors are appreciating the effort! It reminds me of the mess we had to clean up after my parents passed away. We sell, donate or throw away alot more and keep alot less these days...
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:50 PM   #3619
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Not a waste at all! I'll bet the neighbors are appreciating the effort! It reminds me of the mess we had to clean up after my parents passed away. We sell, donate or throw away alot more and keep alot less these days...
yes you're absolutely right. The neighbors constantly complain to the city. The house has been in my name for about ten years because among other things that my parents can't handle, they can't handle money either. So of course the city sends me the threatening letters rather than them. So every couple years I've had to spend a couple grand in a hurry to avoid having the city come in and level everything and send me off to jail.

Every day I regret buying my parents out, but its also a relief to know that this is the last time I'm going to have to be responsible for my Dads mess.
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:54 PM   #3620
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Hey, I thought I recognized that frame!

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Old 09-16-2011, 10:03 PM   #3621
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Hey, I thought I recognized that frame!

Nice. What kind of work are you doing on yours? I've got a build thread in my sig line for mine.
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:34 AM   #3622
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Nice. What kind of work are you doing on yours? I've got a build thread in my sig line for mine.

All is revealed here...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=204237
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:42 PM   #3623
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not "owned" by me but all mine none the less.and its 30x60..consider it "rented" space ...most of the stuff in its mine anyway or stuff im working on for others...... :p



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Old 09-19-2011, 06:21 AM   #3624
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I saw this on Overstock.com -Diamond-tread-Garage-Floor-Cover $599 for 10'x24'




Comfort Foam. $22 for 16 sqft.


While I'm looking Lifetime Storage Building (11' x 18.5') $3833

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Old 09-19-2011, 07:57 AM   #3625
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Tonight I got a brick floor down in my micro garage. While brick is not the most desireable flooring, it was free. I didn't take the time to compact the freshly sifted soil that I levelled it out with, so it will be uneven very soon, but officialy this is a temporary structure.

so I got the bike inside


now that my bike has a safe place to live, I can get back to clearing the rest of the yard. Here is the view from inside my bikes new house


yeah it was amazing that I was able to make a path to get my bike through


the building in the back ground is my future bike workshop, right now its full floor to ceiling of my parents thirty years of crap. The pile of wood is what was occupying the space that I built the new building on


one day I will have something to be envious of. In the meantime my 8x8 microgarage will meet my basic needs.
I do have a two car garage, but its currently being used as somewhat of a processing area to sort everything that I'm trying to get rid of, having the bike in the middle while processing scrap metal is a poor combination

Dude, you need to have a fire.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:58 AM   #3626
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The finishing touch for the wall! (remember "Kellys Heros?)

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Old 09-19-2011, 09:51 AM   #3627
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Comfort Foam. $22 for 16 sqft.


I have this. It is fine for standing on, and rolling over, but way too soft to park on, and do not even consider using the side or centerstand on it, as it just permanently crushes.

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Old 09-19-2011, 11:19 AM   #3628
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yeah your better off with horse mats imo
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:29 PM   #3629
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:15 PM   #3630
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Dude, you need to have a fire.
Yup I sure would if I was allowed. I'm on a city lot, no burning allowed
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