building Man Cave One in Scottsdale AZ

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by walkingbear, May 5, 2012.

  1. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

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    Time to start buying lighting
    Outside 4 halgon door lights
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    High bay 8-10 sets

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    Ceiling fans in the casitas /office 2
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  2. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

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    5 man crew this morning. 3 to work the grout hose. We are now 14 ft mark and grout going up the hose gets heavy. Jerry (blue shirt Inspector) was here early to inspect the steel work. 3 man the hose one pouring and one with the vibrator in the cinder block.

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    This afternoon was quite. We are waiting for block (will arrive on Tues around 9)

    Concerns were the saddle for the beam was not tight enough. The scaffolds are now at the 3rd level. One more to go.


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    Had time this afternoon to hike up the ladder and take a few pics:


    Top looking down at the finish front level. Bolts are ready for trusses

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    Cactus next to garage. Just a great old majestic cactus with lots of woodpecker holes.


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    Old fashion way of hoisting block up
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    Natural open space land behind my lot. Clear view to the south (Phoenix and South mountain range.) Fourth of July you can see the fireworks from Phoenix
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    The house is my neighbor behind me. So far he has not been here
    since the winter. He is going to be surprised when he return to see the back of the garage.

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    Picture of the tree where my son's tree house will be built.

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  3. mcma111

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  4. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

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    Left the project for a few days. In Seattle for a few days of business.

    Everything is in good hands. Framing will start on Monday. Talked to the GC this morning and he said everything is on task.

    Pictures when I get home
  5. walkingbear

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    5 points cafe.. a cross from a biker bar with truck stop food.
    Pork chops and chicken pork gravy

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    Thai, Spring rolls and Pai Tai

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    Walkingback .. the UFO in the background

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  6. Gentleman Adventurer

    Gentleman Adventurer Adventurer

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    Nice work on the garage! Enjoy the cool Seattle weather.:super
  7. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

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    Came home this afternoon and to my surprise
    the block work is finished.


    Right side view from the main house. Shed roof ..is made for solar panels later (facing due south)
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    The finished added door on the second floor to the deck
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    Finished front, 8ft door and 10ft garage door
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    Inside , east facing wall
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    West facing wall from the inside.

    Framing starts Monday.
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  8. walkingbear

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    The bathroom has a change in doors. We are using a barn type door, sliding to the left to open.
    Doing this will give me flexibility to place the sink and toilet. Now you don't have a swing door. The
    Murphy (double)bed placed between the bathroom and utility room doors. When sliding the door open
    it will slide behind the Murphy bed. We framed the bathroom with 2x4 and the utility room with 2x6
    A pocket door without the pocket.


    We will doing the same with the west wall .. separation between landing and office / casitas

    We are running conduit for stereo wiring for upstairs and garage.
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    The middle window above has been deleted. In it's place will be a 60 inch tv

    Windows in the lower level in the back has been deleted.

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    We have added a deck coming off the upstairs landing (left side of drawing)
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    I will be adding drawings as we go along. Let me know if there are pages you like to have.

    Saturday shopping :
    Great Indoors (Sears) had a going out of business sale. Picked up a euro style vanity, glass top and Kohler toilet (lower and high flush )
    Not bad buy 40% off. Neighbor had a yard sale picked up low voltage lighting (never opened) .. good day shopping within a budget.

    Monday will go back and buy the little draws they used to display their handles and knobs. (6 x 8 = 48 ( 4x4 draws) perfert for screws, nuts and rubber gaskets.
  9. walkingbear

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    Monday was a day of meetings
    7:30 pool guy, we decided to destroy the existing pool and build a new one. The existing pool was not little one friendly. New design to take advantage of the view and get away from the trees ( they drop a lot of leafs into the pool) A built in pool cover will also help in
    evaporation control.

    8:30 Paver guy. Three options in paving, the existing driveway and stub to the garage, existing driveway plus driveway to the garage and existing driveway, new driveway and walkway to the house.

    12 Noon, final placement of the saddle. Replaced the shrinking gout with non-shrinking gout and sealer. (saddle holds the beams.)

    Framer never showed up. Lumber is coming in Tuesday and I had to clear the lot for the big pile of wood.

    106 today and windy. Really hot.
  10. walkingbear

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    It started with a delivery of lumber at 5:30.. and it ended with
    a little accident to address pillar.

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    Carpenter straighten studs for the boards
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    The backside ledgers were installed by this afternoon
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    end of the day pickup truck backup into the light pillar on
    the drive way

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  11. walkingbear

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    Not much was done today. Two guys working on installing the top plates and some hangers

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    Just finished a call with the arch. I am concern with fumes going upstairs to the casitas without a door blocking it. We spoke this morning and code
    required a 3 ft landing to a door. I came with the idea of a pocket door at the bottom of the stairs on the landing. When there are guest just pull the door
    close and other times we will leave it open.
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  12. ParaMud

    ParaMud Been here awhile

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    Sucks about the pillar. Did one of the workers hit the pillar or did you? Are they fixing it?

    Love the pictures.
  13. walkingbear

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    The owner of the framing crew hit it with his dually. Yeah, he is going to let me fixit the way I want and he is paying for it.

    I didn't like that pillar anyway..

    Thanks.. I will keep the pics coming.
  14. walkingbear

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    Anyone know about soundtube speakers? Thinking about hanging two sub-woofers and 4 reg speakers from the ceiling of the garage
  15. richardas

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    You'd be better off setting a couple 12" powered subs on the floor somewhere, but not next to any cabinets made of sheet metal. They'll vibrate and drive you crazy. Any quality made bookshelf type of speaker should be fine, something with at least a 5" driver and a ribbon tweeter would be ideal.
  16. walkingbear

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    Zoya (dog) is going crazy 4:45 in the morning. 5 man crew is here to hoist the first beam.

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  17. mcma111

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    Ya just gotta love progress. Pretty soon your going to have a roof on it. :clap
  18. houlster

    houlster Been here awhile

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    :roflWell, at least it's not like that was a big decision or anything.. Just curious, who you using for the pool work??

    --Dan
  19. walkingbear

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    We are using Presidential Pools out of Gilbert. Went down to their campus and looked at the pools. We wanted simple of a splashs of panche in a contemporary look. Lots of limestone and brilliant colors in the pool.
  20. Wasser

    Wasser Spilt my beer

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    I'm jealous walkingbear !!

    What where you going to do to finish the outside exterior of the block?

    Think you mentioned a stucco finish.

    What are you going to finish the inside of the block with? Epoxy paint???? :D