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Old 06-04-2012, 05:18 PM   #4726
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You've all inspired me to get out in the man-cave today and get cracking with a bit of cleaning and reorganising. Since having a housemate move in this year, all of his crap has taken over, but on the plus side we have a crazy amount of tools and equipment now!

The benches on the left still remain (moved down to make space for welders and toolboxes), but the rest has changed significantly. I'll post some pictures up after my cleaning up session today. Here's how it was about 3 years ago when it was exclusively my space.
So where are your wheels? You do have some nice gear hangin there.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:11 PM   #4727
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So where are your wheels? You do have some nice gear hangin there.
That rack is now in my bedroom and loaded with riding gear, boots, bags, etc. Looking at these old pics, it's only just dawned on me how much gear I've bought recently!

As for the bikes missing from those pics, I'd wheeled the old girl out for a sweep of the floor in preparation for an engine rebuild. After years of fun and mayhem, I sold her only 2 months ago.



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Old 06-06-2012, 03:40 AM   #4728
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It must get as hot as hell in there, with the tin roof.
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:05 AM   #4729
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It must get as hot as hell in there, with the tin roof.
It's not too bad on even the hottest days...opening up the front and side doors creates a nice air circulation, and the front half of the garage is under shade. Having said that, I'm about to put some sarking, insulation and line the roof very soon!

The cleanup over the past few days has been taking me a little bit longer than expected...pics will come in the coming days when i'm happier the results, hahaha!
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:18 PM   #4730
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Not exactly the garage, but attached to it:

Started like this:



Then added this:



Then brought in these guys:



And this happened:




I went for these for the drainage:



They moved on and did this:




In the back they are filling in the swamp with the excess:



After 9 hours we had this:



There were two issues, a really poorly laid cable by Comcast, and very crappy asphaut over concrete:



Tomorrow they install the retaining wall and dig up the back yard for the patio.

Morte to come.

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Old 06-09-2012, 09:08 AM   #4731
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Retaining wall nearly done.

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Old 06-11-2012, 10:13 AM   #4732
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Fault!!!

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Passed the final inspection today!

The front


The east side


And the important stuff


That's a 46" flat screen that became obsolete when we went to 3D in the Living Room... what's a guy to do

Doors will be installed on the 13th. Epoxy shortly after that. A/C sometime soon! It was 102.7 today fer gawds sake!

The BMW tin on the table was a gift from my contractor

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Fault!!!
Here's the beer???!!!!
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:15 AM   #4733
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Nice dude, I love seeing the sequence of the build and the Ford Ranger parked next to teh new building right where it had been parked in a previous post... that's awesome, have fun in there.

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Rob
Wow!!! Very good! But here's the motorcycles??? And the beer? Pictures, please!!!
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:18 AM   #4734
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There are some truly fantastic Man caves shown here.

My fantastic and ever so indulgent wife and I have decided to embark on a new adventure. We have decided to sell our place up here in the White Mountains of Arizona 40 acres 4 buildings, 1 of which is the ultimate Man Cave shown earlier here, even more has been done to it since then.

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....postcount=3881

Here is a bit about our place for sale.

http://www.netneon.com/listings/z1251490

We close on the new place we found in Tennessee down in the corner near Georgia and North Carolina, on the 12th of June and we plan to move as soon as this place is sold. We fell in love with this Smokey Mountain Area when we visited last year and again this year. Well we ended up buying this place......

http://www.motorcyclistcafe.com/foru...416#post139416

At the back pic right and to a small extent we will dig into the hill and pour a 32' x 32' slab for the next Man Cave. It will have power/water and sewer. The roof slope will be the same as the house( 11/12) almost 45 degree slope. up stair will be a room 32' x appx 18' to be figured out later. We will be moving all of the current tools and equipment in the current Man Cave, lifts, tire machine, etc.



After the closing, the house front and rear decks will be covered and after the slab is poured the drive way will be asphalted.

Following this thread in Advrider has given us a lot of great ideas for this new Man Cave.
Dean and Pan are my heroes!!!
Congratulations!!!
But...
You bought it???
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:41 PM   #4735
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Retaining wall nearly done.

Jim
I have a retaining wall that is taller in my front yard. The landscaper who installed it said the water needs a way to flow out or it will act like hydraulic pressure and push the wall out. 3 feet or so on the retained side of the wall is all stones so the water can flow out without pushing the wall out. The blocks he used comes with 70 pages of engineering reports so you can overwhelm the city permit guys.

You know you are on your way when you don't need to go to Home Depot for months on end.
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:55 PM   #4736
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I have a retaining wall that is taller in my front yard. The landscaper who installed it said the water needs a way to flow out or it will act like hydraulic pressure and push the wall out. 3 feet or so on the retained side of the wall is all stones so the water can flow out without pushing the wall out. The blocks he used comes with 70 pages of engineering reports so you can overwhelm the city permit guys.

You know you are on your way when you don't need to go to Home Depot for months on end.
Yeah, normally this would be a concern. However, this soil is 70 years compacted and doesn't retain much water. On top of that, there is 21A gravel behind the wall, and weep holes throughout. Best of all, no permitting issues since the wall is under 36" tall.

Thanks,

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Old 06-12-2012, 09:17 AM   #4737
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Yeah only walls higher than a defined limit (48" in ABQ) need inspections and/or drainage/weep holes
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:29 PM   #4738
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Finished for the day:





Not bad. They need to cut a few small blocks to fill the holes (this is part of the "random pattern), and a few small filler cuts, then sweep in the sand and they are basically done.

I think it looks good.

In the future, the driveway itself will come out and more pavers go in.

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Old 06-15-2012, 04:09 PM   #4739
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:22 PM   #4740
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Doin a quicky garage makeover. Got sick of piles/messes/PINK walls.

Before, North wall:







East:





South.









Bought this house about 3 years ago, first thing I did was put the shelves together under the bench as a temporary workbench... Time for that to go, plus I want the shelves for pUTTING STUFF on.

New workbench in progress.





Time to do something about that PINK. Yes, I'm using my Harbor Freight HVLP gun.



Old workbench about ready to get yanked:



More paint.



New bench!



New shelf put up, still need to sort and organize BOTH. Also plan on building some doors for them to hide the mess.



North wall NOW.








I are good at makin messes.



Next step will be the east wall- just rippin stuff down, slap a coat of paint on, and re-organize a bit. Also going to insulate the garage door.
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