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Old 11-02-2011, 08:10 PM   #3721
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I could hang out here. Not a showroom, but well used. Plus I could spill my beer on the floor and not have to wipe it up. BTW you are low on paper towels.

bring some to wipe up the beer with, when you stop by. The fridge below the desk is well stocked
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Old 11-07-2011, 02:28 AM   #3722
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Gladiator Garage Works

Finally got around to putting up the Gladiator cabinets I had sitting in the living room. Kept checking the Sears website until I saw them go on sale. The tall one it the type you screw together. Get the red Craftsman branded ones as they use a nut on the back side of the screws rather that tapped holes in the sheet metal. The hanging ones are the welded type. I made the work bench.

Next part of the project is to add lights


Gladiator Garage Works by sadicarnot, on Flickr

BTW these are replacing some crappy kitchen cabinets the previous owner had put in here. He had power on this side of the garage and I had an inkling of how he got it there. When I pulled the cabinets out I found this:


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He had the wires coming thru the hole in the wall from the living room outlet. At least that side was done properly. When I undid the electrical tape I found the excellent connection he had made:


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After all was said and done I had some drywall repairs to make:


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It is amazing how much can be hidden by spackle and paint


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Old 11-08-2011, 05:05 AM   #3723
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What delightful electrickery you inherited there!
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:07 AM   #3724
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I did some making of benches and moving stuff into the workshop this weekend. Gradually getting things situated. Need some cabintes and shelves, and then some pictures. It's too bloody bare right now.



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Old 11-08-2011, 06:11 AM   #3725
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Here's a tip. Add shelves under your work bench then build sliding doors covering up the front and the shelves.

I'd take a shot of what I did to mine if it wasn't such a mess right know.
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:38 PM   #3726
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That's a fine idea. I think you should take a shot of your set up anyway, I like seeing stuff like that - basically I like ripping off other peoples good shed ideas.

Luckily I have decent storage space outside of the shop, so that only key items like tools and so on have to be stored inside the shop.

This is the outside wall of the shop, which faces the inside of the barn.

Prime shelf area!

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Old 11-12-2011, 07:09 PM   #3727
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Not my garage, but I do get to work in it.







My friends garage
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:53 PM   #3728
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First garage I've ever had. Slowly getting a bench and storage set up. Workbench is a pair of free kitchen cabinets with a $10 solid wood door from habitat for humanity

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Old 11-17-2011, 07:23 PM   #3729
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After spending most of a winter emptying, cleaning, insulating, sheetrocking, trimming, painting, and 3-layer epoxying...

I realized too late that I never took a picture of the cluttered, filthy, spider and mice infested dump I had before.

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Left to Right:
















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Old 11-17-2011, 07:34 PM   #3730
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Well done Rick, that's a nice man castle.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:47 PM   #3731
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New man cave!!!

Ive been in the old man cave since '98... this isnt the most current setup, its kinda the one I liked the most. recently I moved stuff around cuz a lack of streetside parking and driving teens forced my truck into the cave(not such a horrible thing for a new truck anyway).



But times they be achangin'... and I have managed a new cave. Fortunately its attached to a house that all the kids can live in and that sits on a lot that the horses will be happy on. But really, I'm just thrilled that its a few feet deeper, a few feet wider, and there is a covered driveway apron in front of it that isnt at a 1/3 pitch.





As soon as we get moved in, I want to strip it out, and make it mine all mine.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:51 PM   #3732
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Well done Rick, that's a nice man castle.
mine wont be that nice...

but it will be nice that its mine.

you wanna snap a pic of my garage living as a refugee inside your garage?

***edit*** Just as part of the story of my new cave, rawdog was kind enough to bring his trailer to my place, load all my garagly items onto it, and park it in his garage until I could get what turned out to be a troubesome pair of real estate deals done. THANKS DOG!!!
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:47 AM   #3733
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Love the Burma Shave signs.

There's a rifle club in central Illinois keeping them going, with a different message though http://www.gunssavelife.com/Burma.html
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:58 AM   #3734
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A country singer Trace Adkins house burned down due to a faulty or overloaded power strip. When I heard that I checked mine in my garage. I have a bunch of stuff plugged in but only the refrigerator draws power regularly.

The second link below says:

Only power strips equipped with internal fuses are acceptable as permanent wiring. Those
lacking these fuses are equivalent to extension cords, and therefore may not be used as
permanent wiring. When a power strip is installed, care must be taken to ensure that it is
not suspended in mid-air by its power cord or cords plugged into it, resulting in excessive
stress on electrical connections.



Fast Facts About Extension Cords and Power Strips

Inappropriate Use of Extension Cords
# Using as perm anent wiring
# Using unapproved extension cords
# Overloading power capabilities of the cord during temporary use
# Daisy chaining (plugging one extension cord into another and another, etc.)
# Using one surge protector/power strip to power another
Basic Guidelines for the Appropriate Use of Extension Cords
# Cords m ust be properly approved (by Underwriters Laboratory, etc.)
# Approved cords m ust be for tem porary use only (no m ore than 90 days)
# Extension cords m ay be used for remodeling and maintenance or repair of structures or equipment # It is perm issible to use extension cords to light holiday decorations

http://www.compliance.gov/forms-pubs...nsioncords.pdf
http://www.compliance.gov/forms-pubs...aisychains.pdf
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:48 AM   #3735
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