building Man Cave One in Scottsdale AZ

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  1. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

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    Water lines passed, the injector shit pump didn't pass because it wasn't on the plans (fuck up by the general contractor) electrical under ground passed.
    Garage floor will be graded in the morning and AB will be here in the afternoon Back filling the trenches Friday.

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  2. tundra61

    tundra61 I wish I had a title

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    Looks good - but man life outside the Northeast looks so easy !
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  3. dirtdiver

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    If you mind me asking then do not reply. :D

    Roughly what is the cost of building a structure like that? Just the building with finished electrical and plumbing but no tools or benches or shelves or TV's. I am looking for my next house and considering having to build an outbuilding. There is nothing like having a separate space to work in. Close to the house but separate.

    DD
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  4. walkingbear

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    The cost will be roughly 160K. We could have built it for a little less and use wood or other lesser materials. With matching other structures in the neighborhood .. we had to go a little higher in construction cost.

    Electrical bid : $8700
    Plumbing : 3600 to run a new line from the main to main house and blue 1 inch line to garage / casita and injector sewer. We found ways around running a new waste line to the septic tank and tied into the existing 3 inch line.

    Email me if you need additional info.
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  5. dirtdiver

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    Thanks for the info, it is just the ballpark I needed. I have got to say it is more expensive than what I thought by about 2x. Just my ignorance here though.

    It looks like it will be really nice!

    DD
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    Are you going to put in any overhead lift capability? I think it would be nice to have a spot where you could back in a PU truck and lift 1000-2000 pounds out of the bed. Not that I have anything in mind but it would be nice to have the capability from the get go, for a shop. More of an engineered lift point to put a chain fall if you wanted one.

    The other thing I thought of if I were building from new would be a covered trench in the floor to provide access to the underside of my cars.

    Maybe both ideas would not meet the budget axe on my side! :evil

    Oh, and don't forget a floor safe poured into the concrete! I think that would be cheap and handy.

    DD
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  7. walkingbear

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    yes, we are going with the lift. I can back the pu in between the lift and just lift things off the truck. A mechanic friend of mine told me to always put lifting chains under a load so you back a pickup in and just raise the arms.
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  8. walkingbear

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    The grader's and concrete got the pad ready for pouring Monday afternoon.
    They are amazing on how they can move a little tractor in a tight space

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  9. walkingbear

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    It depends in the material. I'm running a full bath and 100amp box. I have it plummed for AC and I have used a higher R factor materials. Plus in the Scottsdale all the crazy inspections are extra ( block inspector for the Omni block)
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  10. walkingbear

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    The next door ASS... neighbor came by today and said you are grading
    on my land. That is the marker stake. NO, it is not. That is the building restriction land.

    I was grading a fire break in the dirt. It's high fire season here and the wash (on his land hasn't been cleaned out in years) I'm doing all I can to keep my house safe from a fire.

    They really should stuff a sock in their mouth before they open it
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  11. ShadySmurf

    ShadySmurf Does Own Stunts

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    Awesome man. I hope someday I can build something at least half as cool.
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  12. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    I have an extra sock if needed, I used the other one on my neighbor not too long ago. Works pretty good!!

    Beautiful project, good luck with the rest of it!
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  14. walkingbear

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    made a copy of the survey and left it on his door
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    Day started early, the electricians were here to run the conduit.

    They were pissy about digging up the ground to lay the conduit.

    Inspector came by and ok everything. Concrete floor to be poured in the morning. The termite treatment (got me concrete and block ) is required before the pour.

    Sparky will be back in a few days to run a line to the injector pump and we should have a six foot wall by Friday.

    Made a field change in the morning. We are adding a 3 x 4 window with the idea of building the deck from the second floor to the tree house. Will take pics later,
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    I have asked my contractor to provide me with the PLANS IN JPEG form. Open to anyone who would like to view or copy.
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  16. Morgan Steele

    Morgan Steele Been here awhile

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    Very cool. Let me know when the open house is. : )
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  17. walkingbear

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    we are already planning the opening. Enough MC parking for 60 bikes
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  18. walkingbear

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    Please email for link

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    Been following the build. Looks like we won't be seeing any pictures until the Photobucket account resets.
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  20. walkingbear

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    Just paid... now I can upload all I want.

    Tues Morning and concrete truck and 4 workers are here speading the slurry before it gets too hot (93 already 7AM)

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    It's now 11:45 and the concrete cutter is here to cut lines in the concrete. Nice straight lines and we are
    finished for the pour today. Now it is drying out until Thurs. Walls go up Thurs morning
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    North looking toward Pinnacle Peak and my garage door
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