Building a New Garage in the Woods

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  1. TheProphet

    TheProphet Retired; Living the Dream

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    How come in this picture:

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    It appears that the earthworks is smack up against the side wall of the new structure, as well as a tree?

    If so - and sorry to be negative here - won't this present future moisture problems and root problems? Possible structural force/weight against sidewall problems as well. It appears that the slope and therefore the water drainage will be right up against the side of the structure, affecting the life of what looks like pine lumber.

    Just bringing this up as if it IS what it appears, now is the time to correct it?

    Interesting though, that in other pictures it doesn't look at though the slope is right against the structure.
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  2. Cpt. Ron

    Cpt. Ron Advrider #128

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    Lens compression?








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  3. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    Here are some straight-on pics...

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  4. SafetyThird

    SafetyThird Pist-n-broke

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    No metal plates due to heat transfer to wood, but metal roof? :scratch
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  5. hwy61

    hwy61 Been here awhile

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    Looks great and I'm sure it'll stand the test of time! Great job!
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  6. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    No metal plates/trusses due to catastrophic roof failure in the event of a fire. Don't ask me. That's what the fireman said. But that's not why I didn't choose to go with trusses.

    The reason I didn't want trusses was because I wanted a high, completely open area above the walls, so I can build unobstructed storage lofts.

    The metal roof is due to copious amounts of deadfall dropping from trees. Asphalt shingles and tar paper would get gouged by falling branches, and leak. Metal dents but seldom gets penetrated by falling lumber...
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  7. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    A pretty good amount of progress has been made over the last few days. The two man-doors and a few of the windows are in. The soffits and fascia are 90% done. I’m really happy with the quality.

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    And finally the siding is getting started. I decided to go with board-on-board instead of board and batten. I got the first coat of stain on most of the siding before it went up. After it’s finished, I’ll caulk all the seams and lay the second coat of stain.

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    The siding is very tedious and takes a lot of measuring and cutting. Again, the quality Adam works to is incredible! It would take me twice as long for half the results!

    The vents in the gables are wood and didn’t get any stain yet.

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  8. silverbandit1

    silverbandit1 Adventure Dreaming..

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    Can I get him to do mine....

    Looking great so far!

    Are you using a water or oil based stain?
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  9. silverbandit1

    silverbandit1 Adventure Dreaming..

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    Are you going to have gutters?
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  10. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    Oil-based Cetol. Pretty much the best you can get. And priced accordingly!

    $340 for 5 gallons!!! :becca
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  11. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    Yes. I need to, to prevent erosion.
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  12. Deans BMW

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    Dave, looking great, they are doing a fantastic job. :thumb
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  13. Benduro

    Benduro It's been handled.™

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    That really is a great garage for the price you've paid.
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  14. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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    I love the way the outside is looking with the vertical treatment.

    Need the latest updates.:-)
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  15. silverbandit1

    silverbandit1 Adventure Dreaming..

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  17. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    Slow progress over the holidays. Only a couple more windows and some more siding done. I'll post some updates soon. :thumb
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  18. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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    Dave, I just came up with some 4200 Lumen 4' shop lights for use in the Garage or whatever, About $30.00 per fixture including the LED lights, worth a look. Posted in this thread over at the Motorcyclistcafe site. Works better and less cost than anything out there and uses about 1/2 the power of a standard 2 lite shop lite. BTW, bugs are not attracted to LED lightning as much. :thumb

    http://www.motorcyclistcafe.com/for...ht-in-your-shop-garage-or&p=214309#post214309
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  19. Attico

    Attico Wrong way 'round

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    Ya tell me about it....I used it on my fence and deck, it was $85+tx a gallon. It works great on vertical surfaces, but not so much on horizontal surfaces. It does look good though.
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  20. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    That looks like a good idea! I was unhappy with the last set of regular four-foot fluorescents I installed in my last garage.

    Dave? Who's Dave? LOL! :1drink

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, ALL!