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Old 08-05-2014, 02:17 PM   #1
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From the ashes, rises a Phoenix...

So, 4 months after the Man Castle burned down, work has commenced to replace my Man Cave with something that will give me a home for my toys, a place to do some woodworking and to move the part time business.

Today, the excavation was completed to lay new footings for the addition....

Garage foundation starts next week...


For those that don't know, this was the scene in March 25th.



An electrical fire claimed my garage, all my tools, camping gear, riding apparel and bikes...





Today the reconstruction commenced. We're adding a second storey, a mud room and doing some pretty extensive exterior Renos to the house.

This thread will document the process.







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Old 08-05-2014, 03:03 PM   #2
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Yess, yesss, more man cave build threads....







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Old 08-05-2014, 04:07 PM   #3
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How the HELL did both bikes burn down but the tires are ok?
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:07 PM   #4
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:03 PM   #5
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Those burnt bike pics are heartbreaking.
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:22 PM   #6
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install a residential sprinkler system this time. a dry pipe system is best for a garage, even if it is climate controlled.
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:47 AM   #7
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Insurance should pay for some homebrew equipment while your at it. (Emotional damages)
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:45 PM   #8
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Excellent. Looking forward to seeing the build.
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:58 PM   #9
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Sorry for the heartbreak, but exciting to see your future progress here! Should be a great thread to follow!
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Old 08-11-2014, 04:26 AM   #10
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You better get going, isn't your first hard frost like next week or something?
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:18 AM   #11
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Block work started and completed today! Masons were great guys, worked fast and efficient. They started this morning at 0800hrs and were gone by 1330. Contractor will start framing on Monday morning!

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Old 08-20-2014, 11:38 AM   #12
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Old 08-21-2014, 04:07 AM   #13
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Spent yesterday finalizing some minor details. The framing materials will be delivered on Friday, and framing starts on Monday. I think the Contractor planned it that way because I'll be at work. While I have the ability to build my own garage, I just don't have the time and as 257.. I mean Laconic said, frost'll be hitting here soon!

We scored a pretty sweet deal on windows - went to the Lumber Yard that's supplying the materials and asked about incorrect window orders. Turns out they had six windows that I got for $100 less than cost. , and that's about $125 less than my original quote PER WINDOW.

I really should own a KLR......
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Hey...there's nothing wrong with owning a KLR (or two).


Looks like a nice foundation. Are you allowed to put a drain in the floor up there?
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:52 AM   #15
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Looks like a nice foundation. Are you allowed to put a drain in the floor up there?

Had I poured the floor, I would have had a drain. However, since this is a replacement to the original and reusing the old pad, stuck with the original configuration. We are going to skim coat the floor and grade it towards the door.
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