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Old 12-04-2011, 02:11 PM   #3796
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No, I am not jealous at all, I mean in winter the water level rarely gets over 4'' across the floor and due to our beautific climate it doesn't actually freeze....
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Old 12-04-2011, 03:34 PM   #3797
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Very cool garage!

I hope you are a fan of "American Restoration" on The History Channel. The main guy, Rick, is an expert in these Coke machines and they restore several of them in different episodes. I know nothing about them, but some of yours look familiar after watching the show. For a few grand each, he can restore them to perfect, better-than-new condition.

Seen it?
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:22 PM   #3798
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As a joke, I put 2 MD-80 first class seats in our living room while my wife was TDY in Puerto Rico, and when she came home she liked them so much that they are still here....great drinking seats!!


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Old 12-04-2011, 05:13 PM   #3799
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:16 PM   #3800
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:13 PM   #3801
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Which ST is that? I want to say the ST4s, but I can't be sure.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:39 PM   #3802
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My garage in it's current form:



I close on the rest of the house Jan 15.

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Old 12-04-2011, 07:32 PM   #3803
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My garage in it's current form:

I close on the rest of the house Jan 15.

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Dood. That's awesome.

Before they pour that slab, have them support the rebar/WWF on "chairs" or some other kind of support -- it won't do much for the strength of the slab if it's sitting on the bottom of it.
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:00 PM   #3804
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How NOT to change your oil...

How about just a portion of my Man Castle?



And to just for a bit of insult...


Oh, and I created this mess this morning before church. "Oh, it's just a quick oil change, what could possibly go wrong?"
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:53 AM   #3805
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Dood. That's awesome.

Before they pour that slab, have them support the rebar/WWF on "chairs" or some other kind of support -- it won't do much for the strength of the slab if it's sitting on the bottom of it.
Good advice. I am going there tomorrow, so I should be in time to check on that!

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Old 12-05-2011, 06:12 AM   #3806
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Good advice. I am going there tomorrow, so I should be in time to check on that!

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While you're at it ... how are they ever going to screed (level) the wet concrete with all those braces poking above the height of the form?
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:07 AM   #3807
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I close on the rest of the house Jan 15.

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There's some issues with that pour job, as others have mentioned. Along with those, I don't see how a 2"X4" is going to contain the front of that pour. Not to mention, the void below it is going to let the concrete gush out under the form board. Also, and I can't see the back or the right side, there's not near enough bracing on those forms. The forms will bow outward, trying to contain the concrete. Once those boards bow, there's no pushing them back in. What you have (bowed forms and wall) is what you get.There's no turning back or correcting, once the concrete is flowing. Lastly, it's a good idea to have a pest control guy saturate the ground, before pouring. That way you'll never have to worry about termites living under you pad and coming up through the eventual cracks to feast on your castle. I hope everything works out.
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:31 AM   #3808
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:37 AM   #3809
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:05 AM   #3810
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In NJ, I had a three car garage with three single doors. The garage ceiling was 13 feet. My wife, of all people, suggested I get a car lift and use it as a storage device.

So my neighbor and I both bought car lifts. To increase the space on the car lift and fill in the gap between the ramps, I put 4' x 8' x 3/4" sheets of plywood, doubled up and screwed together to make the storage platform 8' x 16'.

Here he is bringing my lift up my driveway.


Then decided to built, basically a deck 23' x 4', on the back wall of my garage about 6 feet off the floor and use the car lift as a glorified elevator.






I made the center post a drop in, so I could remove it and wheel the bikes off the lift and onto my large storage shelf.





This is looking down from the deck with all my stuff









And I could still get my Suburban underneath



Here's a slideshow with a lot more pictures
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