30'x42' Garage build project

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by gsweave, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, since 05

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    Well it has begun.

    For the past 20 years I have been wrenching and storing seven bikes out of the house basement, right beside the gas fired furnace. So between being worried about burning the place down with 35 gallons of fuel just waiting to leak, I really had little room to walk let alone twist a wrench.

    Twenty years of saving and dreaming has placed me in this current spot. On Saturday Sept 28th the foundation dig has begun.

    So in store is a photo doc.

    The permit

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    project was designed to start in May.
    But I tend to drag my feet.

    I have blamed the riding season, the wet spring summer, my travel for work, lack of design plans. Truth be told I hate to spend cash.

    The site before

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    Its a small swell on the property


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    About 5 foot deep

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    Use to hold a fifty year old White Dogwood, I will miss its bloom in the spring



    On Friday the equipment was brought in and the last of the green landscape was moved out






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    Saturday the footer trench is done, elevation pins set. Strong crew, and a demon runs that Bobcat.

    Didn't tear up anything that didn't need torn up



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    Monday morning call to building inspector for Footing inspection

    24"x22" min with 2 1/2" rebar.

    Tuesday or Wed. the footer will be poured. By Friday 10" block will be delivered
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  2. trailer Rails

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  3. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, since 05

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    Need an excavator???

    Ray at E&S excavating in Finleyville.:clap
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  4. husqzilla

    husqzilla Been here awhile

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    Izzit done yet???? :lol3
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  7. Vincenthdfan

    Vincenthdfan Been here awhile

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    I have an appointment with a building salesman this coming Tuesday for the very same thing...a 30 x 42 x 14.

    After 20 years in the military + 10 years as a military contractor, I think its finally time to pull the trigger and build my dream shop (I aint getting any younger!).

    Congratulations, I will be watching your build very closely! :freaky
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  8. troidus

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    What's the story on the house, if you don't mind sharing? It looks old and cool.
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  9. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, since 05

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    What the brick one next door?


    Just sold, $350k Built in 1982. Well water. 4 bedroom, .75 acre, best neighbors a guy could wish for....
    New ones moved in today, He sales BMW Cars, there is a baby blue Porsche Boxer in the drive, two young kids one on the way. One big ass Bull Mastif, and immediate plans for a fence, and he wants to know, (first meeting asking to drive a truck on my property to drop off kids playhouse) if I would mind cutting down two 60 year old 60' pines since they have seen better days.

    Most likely... I ain't gonna like em much.:evil:lol3



    My place is 80 year old cape cod shunda... we bought 17 years ago for 65K one acre lot.

    Should have been a tear down for the neighborhood.:deal



    Instead we have gutted it and refit it for us. cost 25k and a lot of sweat equity. Comfortable easy to manage 3 bedroom home.
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  10. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, since 05

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    Ahhhha!

    called inspection office at 8:45am
    Appointment for footing inspection at 10:00am

    Must have gone well.

    Cement delivered and poured, crews cleaned up and gone before 4:00pm.


    Things are going to move quicker than I may be ready for:wink:


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  11. troidus

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    Ah. I thought it was yours, and it looks like stone in the pic. I was thinking maybe early 19th century or something.

    Too bad it sounds like you're going to have a prick for a neighbor. Maybe he'll get tired of "slumming" it and quickly move on to something else (or discover that he has more obligations than cash flow and has to bail). And I wouldn't cut down the trees, either. Make sure he doesn't try to encroach with his fence.

    Smaller is better for housing, as far as I'm concerned. Cheaper and easier to maintain, and you're less likely to get lost getting from the kitchen to the bathroom. It's also a good excuse to not be asked to host large multi-day gatherings.
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  12. troidus

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    That's a good problem to have.


    What're the little dams for?
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  13. Crisis management

    Crisis management Latte riders FTW!

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    I'm assuming a step in the foundation but given it's a level site I wonder too?
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    20 years in the making, congrats, watching with interest.
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    im a watcher too!
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  16. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, since 05

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    Yes,

    Foundation steps 5 total. Not as level a spot as it appears.
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    :ear

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    Need to smash some bottles on the new floor. I asked ur new neighbor to help clean up - he said no problem.
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  19. tyrsmkkyle

    tyrsmkkyle off the ground.

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    I too am watching this with excitement.
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  20. Crisis management

    Crisis management Latte riders FTW!

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    Right, I went back and had another look at the pics, should have done that first!
    I have a couple of questions, mainly because I design houses for a living but remember I've never been to Appalachia and don't even live in the same hemisphere....

    The ground looks like a natural gully to me, a dip between two higher points, do you have to be concerned with water running through there? Here that would be treated with a sub soil drain around the perimeter to ensure any water was drained away from the foundation, do you have similar concerns there?
    What's the climate like, hot , snow, wet? and what do you have to do to the garage (insulation) to make it comfortable enough to work in rather than just for storage?
    Why do you have to post the permit signage?
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