building Man Cave One in Scottsdale AZ

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

  1. walkingbear

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    double click the pictures and they will enlarge. Send me your email and I will send you pictures.
  2. advNZer?

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    they dont enlarge although i dont have a photobucket a/c they just stay as thummbnails.I can see enough.
  3. walkingbear

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  4. FEBUT

    FEBUT Been here awhile

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    It's time for some adult beverages...
  5. lightfighter

    lightfighter where does this go?

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    wow.
  6. walkingbear

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    Monday, we walked around and my GC looked at the glulam beam. It was starting to delaminate.

    So, we had to put a stop on sheathing the top deck. The rest of the garage was full speed ahead.

    The task of the day was to start to soffits and finish setting the trusses.

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  7. Iron Dingo

    Iron Dingo Been here awhile

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    Is the glulam beam glue melting in the heat? I have heard of that with moisture but you don't have moisture there do you?

    it is really looking fantastic.
  8. walkingbear

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    The manufacture engineers are coming out today .. to see if there is a fix for it and to certified it will hold the load. Not much moisture most of the time. We are in the monsoon season where we get a lot of moisture from the sea of cortez and pacific oceans.
  9. walkingbear

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    Most of the sheathing will be done on the first and second portions. These guys are working the 4th

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  10. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

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    We are totally under roof. Good thing .. it rain in AZ today.

    The framing portion is done. Rails are in. Bathroom framed out.
    Stair walls are in. Raised the flag this morning.. and all is good.
    Friends coming over for a BBQ and tour the garage.

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  11. GH41

    GH41 Been here awhile

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    I hope they get some felt on that OSB before it rains. GH
  12. Wasser

    Wasser Spilt my beer

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    Shit, in Arizona, any moisture will evaporate in 10 minutes. :lol3

    Nice work so far walkingbear, the stars & bars flying is a nice touch! :clap
  13. walkingbear

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    So, I went shopping.
    Looking for a compressor- still looking

    Work benchs, CL seller had these two bench for sale , pretty thick and heavy .Great for hanging a big vice on it,

    Really stout, wood constructed work bench/tables.
    Came out of a commercial wood working shop, so no expense was spared building them!
    Pics are before I unloaded them, but you can see the beefy construction.
    Double thick tops etc.
    This is the last bench you will need!
    Big Solid legs, Double thick top, very heavy!
    I have 8' x 3' for $145.
    8'x4' for $195


    I can deliver for you if you need.
    (purchased fr\or $300 delivered)
    Going to have to have one lined with stainless steel and other leave as a wood work table
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    Next item we need are the doors to make barn doors , looking for heavy commercial door with a fire rating.

    $160 delivered
    8.7 x 3 foot but can be cut down to fit your opening.
    All the Hardware. Brushed Nickel Door Handles, Hinges, etc..
    NEW DOOR SELLS FOR OVER 800 WITH NO HARDWARE. 50.00 each includes hardware


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    On another thread I was shown a 7hp husky compressor for $250. I still waiting for the call back

    Window bids are in .. about 5000 installed (19 windows)


  14. wrigh003

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    Great looking building so far, you're going to enjoy it.

    Wanted to comment on the huge 4x12 joists under the T&G pine floor- whoever designed that is to be commended. Looks great from both sides, and the framing lumber itself is gorgeous. I might be tempted to get up there and brush on some sealer or something, it looks that good.

    Loving this thread- you guys do stuff differently out west, but I like it.
  15. walkingbear

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    we are going to seal all the wood once construction is done we figure about 20 5gal buckets of thompson water seal.
    Unstairs floor will be sealed and old fashion Johnson wax.
  16. walkingbear

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    Great Indoors continue to closeout sale.. purchased lighting and shelving.
    They had a bin that held knops and hinges. 64 little draws for $230, another movable steel shelve cart for $100, a small ladder on wheels to reach higher shelving. (75).

    The all important micro/convention oven 60% off $379= $151 .. scooooore!!
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    The plumber is here driling the floors for the drains , electricians on Tuesday they are pulling and plugging the same day. Friday fire sprinkler will be here.
    I will be back on Saturday, Sunday I will be pulling speaker wire for the sound system

    Pictures later today. Have to get the Sprinter ready for travel.
  17. walkingbear

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    My last efforts before leaving on a short vacation:

    Comfirmed order for windows and doors.


    Ordering the barn door hardware for upstairs bath

    Order additional shower pan for bathroom, gave the plumber the plumbing hardward and picked the colors of switches and plugs.

    Those doors are solid core hardwood. Going to have a company cut out a hole in the door and place a piece of tempered frosted glass for the bathroom sliding door. The others will be cut down for office and door to upstairs.

    Picked the roof tile and signed the contract ( concrete roofing ) decided not to add additional windows to the north but to add 4 solar tubes that will bring in more light ( cone effect) 2 on the east side two on the west side. [​IMG]




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    ok, wife needs computer to order kids shoes. Back on later
  18. walkingbear

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    No pictures this week. It's ok that I'm not there. Plumbing is rough in are done. Insulation estimate has been submitted. Fire sprinklers has filed for permit and inspector has to come see the piping for the system. Roofers are starting to get material on site.

    Windows and door bid are coming in lower ( I did the shopping) don't trust you GC to always get the best pricing . They wanted to get it done with
    out a lot of effort.

    Electrical wiring pulled and switched. May have lights go on next week.

    Being creative and using a full barn door type system. Will look very elegant .
    Colors : think ZEN mustard yellows , scarlet reds .. black , cherry doors.

    Found a cherry FUTON Trifold frame. Lots of light .. It's going to feel like a retreat away from home. High end sound system and 60 inch TV.

    Can't wait to move in.
  19. frogy

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    Sprinkler system,is that per code?:huh
  20. walkingbear

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    Yes, in Scottsdale if you have a fire system in the main house you have to extended to the garage. $5K cost. Kinda sucks but then if it catches fire the system will protect the car, motorcycle and people