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Old 12-11-2013, 09:02 AM   #5731
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Any issue having combustibles or gas tanks or bikes in the garage with a stove?
Many years ago my cousin had a woodstove in his garage. He also had a GS1000 that he was storing for the winter with a completely full to the top gas tank. It was parked about 10 feet away from the stove.
After lighting up the stove on a very cold night, we smelled gas - the very cold gas in the tank had expanded enough to flow out the vent.
There was a bit of excitement, but no conflagration.
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:34 AM   #5732
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A question on the radiant floors; is it possible to heat the center of the shop floor and leave the outer three or four feet unheated, to allow for the anchoring of equipment in the future? Or would this cause differential expansion and subsequent concrete problems? Anybody done it?
Should be fine; generally the Pex tubing doesn't go under walls, under refrigerators, etc. anyway, so less than 100% coverage shouldn't be an issue.

Best approach is to just photograph / map the tubing so in the future you can locate it and drill around it. Or use a laser to project the tubing lines onto ceiling, and mark there with a pencil, then you can drop a plumb bob later and mark your tubing runs.
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:02 AM   #5733
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I love this thread!

Progress on the garage-mahal! Lately, I'm just trying to stay warm in the -18 degree weather! Most riders don't like winter, I look forward to it, because it let's me focus on bike projects!

Here is my living space. The wood stove keeps the whole building toasty even through the cold northern Minnesota winters. The furnace only comes on when I leave for work travel or I'm gone long enough to not feed the wood stove.



Plenty of projects on the workshop side!


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Old 12-12-2013, 12:31 PM   #5734
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44x50 insulated metal garage man cave. Still a work in progress.














There will be a french door leading into this room soon. As well as stairs to the second floor "storage area"






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Old 12-12-2013, 12:53 PM   #5735
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^Very nice setup!
I like your "re-purposed" stainless table and antique tv stand.
I NEED to build a woodshed like yours (sick of pulling HF tarps).
Are those juniper trees all over the place, or something more exotic than my east coast experience?
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Old 12-12-2013, 01:00 PM   #5736
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Thanks,

Stainless table is for processing animals and those trees are junipers and cedars. Nothing beats cutting and burning cedar!
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:30 PM   #5737
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High desert New Mexico? Sure looks like it anyway...man I miss that weather.
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:23 PM   #5738
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Here's mine

Here's a pic of mine It's alot more full now
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:06 PM   #5739
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We last finished with the new garage doors being installed and once again the building was sealed and secure.






While the new concrete floor was curing I started building some new cabinetry.

The plan is to put the shop together in an organized manner with everything in its place.


After a lot of difficulty with a decision I finally committed to an epoxy quartz floor.




The raw finish of the fiber glass reinforced concrete floor left a very course texture when cured.





The raw concrete would have to be prepped before epoxy could be applied.




A commercial shot blaster was brought in to strip the surface opening the pores of the raw concrete for the epoxy to bond.



The expansion cracks were resin filled and mesh reinforced.



The epoxy was floated and squeegeed level.






Three colors of quartz
were blended.




The quartz was mixed thoroughly.



The blended quartz was broadcast until refusal leveled smooth swept up and repeated until the build up was to the desired depth.





A epoxy quartz floor is more work but but worth the trouble.





The original stem walls were particularly rough and unsightly


With the quartz we could float and radius cove the old stem walls
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The electrical and communications floor boxes floated in level.






The three colored blend gave a natural granite appearance.




After the build up was complete a final coat of urethane was applied as a final sealer.

With the stem walls floated and radius coved I plan to use the pressure washer to clean the floor when needed.



With the flooring completed I can focus on organizing and out-fitting my new work space.


More to come..............


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Old 12-14-2013, 05:04 AM   #5740
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Just amazing.
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Old 12-14-2013, 05:36 AM   #5741
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:53 AM   #5742
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Man, this thread...


I have been on my current house for three years. It has a big semi-attached garage with a roughed in inlaw apartment upstairs. Huge potential for an awesome man castle, but it is just a shell, and it is freezing! Before I can really do much, the garage/shop part needs to be insulated and dry walled. It's just not in the card right now, money-wise. I can maybe insulated it bit by bit, but I'd have to hire a crew to do the drywall.

The apartment can stay unfinished (or inlaws might move in!).
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Old 12-14-2013, 12:18 PM   #5743
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Here's my mess with way too many project ongoing. I had a bunch of boxes out to gather up what I needed for 3 bike builds this winter , Much better organized now.



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Old 12-14-2013, 04:34 PM   #5744
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Just amazing.
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Old 12-14-2013, 05:21 PM   #5745
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My 32x50 man cave project that I started this summer. I don't have any impressive pics of the inside other than drywall that needs finished.




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