Building a New Garage in the Woods

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  1. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, old & slow

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    He must have the insulation installed by now, so . . . . wonder if he has wifi in the shop?
  2. firemanonabike

    firemanonabike Been here awhile

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    The plates will fall off in as little as 15 minutes in a fire. The teeth only penetrate the wood about 1/4" or 5/16". And the whole building does not need to be involved. But general contractors like the pre-built trusses because they are cheaper, and take less labor to install. There are videos of residential fires using common things like the pre-built trusses and the glues used today.
  3. silverbandit1

    silverbandit1 Adventure Dreaming..

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  4. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    Sorry for the delay... My SO and I bought the cabin next door that went up for sale a couple of months ago. We got it fully furnished but we've been fixing it up to rent out. It's been taking up a lot of time and I haven't made much progress on the garage. Unless you count filling it up with shit piled all over the place! Insulation is about 80% done.

    The cabin had an old retaining wall made of creosote-coated railroad ties. Still functional but ugly as hell, so I built a "false" retaining wall to cover it up.

    This was the old retaining wall.

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    So I built a "façade" over it with PT lumber and Hardi-board panels (concrete board).

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    The finished product. Painted with planters set and 9 tons of new gravel in the driveway. The first renter arrives tomorrow!

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  5. klp

    klp Been here awhile

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    Man I just love that area! It looks nice and quiet - you can bet the roads around are bike friendly. I'm thinking two plated KTM's and a buddy.
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  6. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, old & slow

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    Yeah, I want to be his new tenant too.
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  7. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    WE-E-LLL, then! :deal

    https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12144643

    Come stay! It's listed on AirBnB. I intend to list it here on advrider in Vendors soon. I want to build or buy a large storage shed for bike security and weather protection, but until then, any two-wheeled guests can have full access to and use of my garage next door.

    I'll also give anyone on two wheels a discount. $99 a night. Sleeps 6 adults (guys) without sharing any beds! New pictures going on AirBnB soon. Split it 5 or 6 ways and you're talking around $20 bucks a night per person! Cheaper than camping! I'll also let you know some great roads and routes if you're not familiar with the area! :beer
  8. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    It's dual-sport heaven around here. :deal Hundreds of miles of forest service roads.

    270 road miles today on the sidecar rig! :freaky
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  9. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    Anyone ever checked out plywood flooring? :clap

    Got it all cut to 8" width, sanded, laid, nailed, and stained. Saturday I'll lay on the first coat of poly.

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  10. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Cool! Are transitions between strips OK without a chamfer on the edges?

    Same material for baseboards?
  11. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    You just knock down/round off the edges with a sander. Quite a bit of work but easy. Took me two days to rip and sand, about 192 sq. ft.

    I was going to use standard baseboard, but that's a great idea! Thanks!
  12. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    Got anxious and got the first coat of poly down today. Using oil-based semi-gloss.

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  13. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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    Paul, wow, great idea on the floor, looks good.

    Love the idea of the rental next door.
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  14. 62hsr

    62hsr Adventurer

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    Hey ag_streak,
    I just went through this thread pg. 1-9. Thanks for documenting and sharing the process! Looking forward to the finished product.
    I'm in Marietta. Hope to stay in your sweet rental one day soon!
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  15. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    Thanks, guys!

    I lightly sanded the first coat of poly with some 150 grit to knock down the raised grain, vacuumed the dust, wiped 'em down with a rag and mineral spirits, and laid the second coat of poly. I was planning to do three coats, but two coats took exactly one gallon, so I'll leave it at that. I used semi-gloss, so it should be pretty hard and durable.

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  16. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, old & slow

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    You ever end up doing anything to protect that gas line coming into the barn?
  17. Benduro

    Benduro It's been handled.™

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    You should have a mini rally!
    Weenie roast and beers around a campfire after dual sport rides...
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  18. AZ Pete

    AZ Pete Adventurer

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    Great job.


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