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Old 03-27-2012, 07:05 AM   #4531
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:21 AM   #4532
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My new 12x24 ManCave arrived yesterday-










They had it moved and installed in under an hour.



Finally got caught up on all 300 pages.

I see all the ones built with blood, sweat and tears and I think I would love the satisfaction of doing that.....feeling the pride in my work etc...


Then I see 'installed in under an hour' and I think, 'yup, that's how I'd roll'.


We'll done. It looks great.


Any additional details that you'd care to share? Lead time, process, pricing etc?

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Old 03-28-2012, 01:55 PM   #4533
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Well, almost all of my drywall is up and taped. I should start mud tomorrow. I've rehabbed all my fluorescent fixtures, and swapped one over to T8 tubes. It's been a living hell trying to move, find tools and deal with the fluctuating temperatures. I've had an inmate or two helping which is much appreciated. I'm just hoping the light at the end of that tunnel is not the oncoming train! I'll have to reinsta my furnace, but that should be an easy task.









I even managed to score some older fluorescent fixtures from Dad, gave 'em a coat of Tremclad Gloss White and they'll be wired in by the weekend.



Next week I should be getting ready to paint, mill some baseboards and bumper rail and start figuring out where all **this** is going to go:



Wish me luck!

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Old 03-28-2012, 03:37 PM   #4534
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Any additional details that you'd care to share? Lead time, process, pricing etc?

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4-6 weeks but I ordered it off season. In season- they can deliver within 24 hours. The place I used usually has 7-8 different garages in stock but since I had to wait until February to order it, they had none on hand.

I paid $7500 for the garage and $3000 for the concrete slab. I was getting prices of 10k-15K for just the unfinished garage without the concrete. The Town charged me another $200 for the permit.

Is it perfectly built- no! I need to beef up the interior corners and door frames a little. I still need to drill into the concrete with anchors and add several hurricane straps. Could I have built a better model- yes but it would have taken me months to do. Since I actually work for a living, my weekend time is precious. 60 hour work weeks mean my evenings and weekends are meant for sleep and rest.

I should have the interior finished before the end of the Summer. For me, this was the best way to go.
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:11 PM   #4535
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That seems like a pretty fair price for your new Man Castle, I have been shopping similar stuff here in CT and it seems like more $$, I'll keep you posted on what I end up doing.

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Old 03-29-2012, 08:30 AM   #4536
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4-6 weeks but I ordered it off season. In season- they can deliver within 24 hours. The place I used usually has 7-8 different garages in stock but since I had to wait until February to order it, they had none on hand.

I paid $7500 for the garage and $3000 for the concrete slab. I was getting prices of 10k-15K for just the unfinished garage without the concrete. The Town charged me another $200 for the permit.

Is it perfectly built- no! I need to beef up the interior corners and door frames a little. I still need to drill into the concrete with anchors and add several hurricane straps. Could I have built a better model- yes but it would have taken me months to do. Since I actually work for a living, my weekend time is precious. 60 hour work weeks mean my evenings and weekends are meant for sleep and rest.

I should have the interior finished before the end of the Summer. For me, this was the best way to go.
Can it hold a car with the factory floor ? I assume its like a one car garage .
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:10 PM   #4537
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Can it hold a car with the factory floor ? I assume its like a one car garage .
A small one- a Miata or Honda Sol. I don't know if I would put anything bigger than that on the floor.

It does hold my 800 lbs BMW LT on it's center stand quite well.

I bought it basically to store my bikes and miscellaneous tools. I'm going to finish it more as a clubhouse than a garage. At 12x24, it's just not that big a space. This was the largest size my town allowed me to go without the hassle of getting a variance.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:37 PM   #4538
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:18 AM   #4539
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That looks very nice. Like a buffet
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:11 PM   #4540
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Making progress! Crack filling is mostly done on the North and West walls. I have some issues with my corners that I will resolve in day or two. Then I can complete the priming.

I also took some time to wire up a new fluorescent light fixture. It was FREE and it worked. Gotta love my pack rat father. There are still two fixtures to put up (and maybe a fourth) when I can get to that side of the shop.



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Old 04-07-2012, 02:06 PM   #4541
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Here's my cave. 24x32x9 .Wish it was a little bigger but it's easy to heat and very well lit. Great place to hang out and work on the bikes...any time...any season.






And a 24x10 heated storage area in back.
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:44 PM   #4542
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Making progress! Crack filling is mostly done on the North and West walls. I have some issues with my corners that I will resolve in day or two. Then I can complete the priming.

I also took some time to wire up a new fluorescent light fixture. It was FREE and it worked. Gotta love my pack rat father. There are still two fixtures to put up (and maybe a fourth) when I can get to that side of the shop.

Looking good! Looks like a nice size place too.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:13 PM   #4543
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Here's my cave. 24x32x9 .Wish it was a little bigger but it's easy to heat and very well lit. Great place to hang out and work on the bikes...any time...any season.

I like those windows, do they open or just sun lights?

I'm at the planning stages for a 24X24 and will be shopping windows soon. I would like to have mine open but high like yours on one wall.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:37 PM   #4544
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I like those windows, do they open or just sun lights?

I'm at the planning stages for a 24X24 and will be shopping windows soon. I would like to have mine open but high like yours on one wall.
No, they are just 16x48 picture windows. Probably would have been a good idea to have at least one window on each side open for some fresh air. I was just thinking about natural light and security when I put those in. I have an exhaust fan on the wall that with the door open will pull in lots of fresh air in just a few minutes.
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:22 AM   #4545
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Looking good! Looks like a nice size place too.
Its 20x24 - so its not huge. However, once its organized and I get some cabinets up, it should be a very workable space. I'm hoping that our part-time business continues to grow and maybe we can move the business into the garage and I can get a NEW one.

I'd asked Mrs. for a trip to the Kawasaki store, but that was quickly vetoed.
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