garage pics

Discussion in 'Photos' started by W4lnutz, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. WhiteAndBlue

    WhiteAndBlue Banned

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    Nice work.
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  2. mspa

    mspa Been here awhile

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    So since I don't have a garage to put my bike, does my Tuff Shed count? This is an act of desperation to get my bike off the back porch. The porch is covered, but even with my bike cover on, condensation from rain, builds up inside it.

    I tried to roll in front wheel first, but there isn't enough room to roll back on the center stand and close the door. I may resort to just using the kickstand with shim under it so the bike doesn't lean too much.

    The next step is to get pavers outside the shed, since I have to roll across grass/dirt, then up a series of pavers and rolling a 474 lb. bike BACKWARDS uphill is a pisser.

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    And a few inches wheel clearance.

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  3. W4lnutz

    W4lnutz Adventurer

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    nice!!
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  4. 5punksdad

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    Thanks....this is actually the 2nd garage. First one burned and so did everything in it. I have a pic somewhere on this forum.

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  5. 5punksdad

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    If u didn't buy such an expensive bike you could afford to have less empty space!!! Kidding of course, nice shed!!

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  6. 5punksdad

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    Many thanks. It was actually an afterthought and there isn't much head room. I access it with a set of rolling stairs like u see in big box stores. Great for storage.

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  7. 5punksdad

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  8. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    thanks lol!
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  9. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    The shed of junk. Old pix - Vmax and 640e went in 9 days on CL and on the 10 I added a 12 exc 500.
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    But I collect (take) bike event posters. Let me know if ya have any you want to swap.
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  10. Vincenthdfan

    Vincenthdfan Been here awhile

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    Oh my god...I'd be in tears. All those toys gone to waste...

    I watched the video, but I cant tell what the hell happened exactly? Gas siphoning gone bad?

    How did it rampage through everything so extensively? I mean, I realize toys=gasoline, but wow...

    Im sorry man. :cry
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  11. 5punksdad

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    He was stealing gas from that black tank. Spark ignited somehow. He paniced and split. It just spread to the interior via heat.

    I was pretty pissed. All he got charged with was criminal trespass and petit larceny. Probation was the penalty.

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  12. Vincenthdfan

    Vincenthdfan Been here awhile

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    Thats a friggen shame...Im sorry man.

    Hope you managed to receive some money back from insurance at least.
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  13. 5punksdad

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    I did ok. Cant say enough about how well nationwide treated me. I lost about 65k in depreciation and uninsured items....but they covered other things I didn't imagine they would. So in the end it all worked out. Plus I got a better building.

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  14. Jays-f800gs

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    10' BMW f800gs
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  15. Bridge Club

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  16. Paul_Rochdale

    Paul_Rochdale Been here awhile

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    I'm very impressed with some of the workshops (garages) shown on here. You Americans often do things with some style. All that space and so well fitted out. For years I had to make do with our simple UK-sized domestic brick-built garages, usually filled with freezers, tumble dryers and the endless packing cases still unpacked from the house move eighteen years ago. Five years ago I decided to treat myself and bought on eBay a large timber double garage (actually about a 2 1/2 car garage). My son and I rented a 7.5 ton truck and leaving home at 4am we drove up to Lancashire where we found the workshop, still assembled. We spent the entire day dismantling it and brought it back to Kent. I rented a small digger and dug the foundations into the hillside, dumped in tons of concrete, built concrete block lower walls, then infilled with roadstone, steel mesh and more concrete. Then the construction began. Everything that was nailed, I screwed, and everything that was screwed I bolted. I felted the pitched roof. installed the lighting and triple sicket outlets, painted the floor and laid down out old living room carpet. At long, long last, after many years of dreaming, I had somewhere warm and dry to store my cars and bikes. This year I fitted two old UPVC windows so I have at last natural light. It's my piece of heaven.

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  17. 5punksdad

    5punksdad Tag-Master-Flash

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    For those who commented on my garage....I thought I would post an exterior shot.
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  18. mark1150

    mark1150 Been here awhile

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    Hi Paul- Rochdale,
    Nice wooden building you have down there in Kent.
    For more light, or to enhance the available light I'd paint the inside walls white.
    It might take a few coats, but the reflective power of a simple coating cannot be underestimated.
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  19. Paul_Rochdale

    Paul_Rochdale Been here awhile

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    Thanks Mark but with two large windows now installed, it's not a gloomy as it once was. In warm weather I tend to work with the doors wide open anyway, but I take your point. I could also have fitted Rockwool insulating behind the chipboard as there's enough room but finally I had to call a halt to the expenditure. We ain't as rich as the Merrycans ;-)

    Heating is an interesting subject too. I've tried Paraffin heaters, radiant heaters, electric fan heaters (like greenhouse ones) and now an old Calor Gas heater, and the Calor Gas heater seems by far the best. I did once think about a small wood burner, we have one in the house, but cheap secondhand ones rarely come along. I find as long as the inside temperature stays above 4 or 5C, I can cope, although a friend recently told me he puts a number of fan heaters on as he likes it between 21 and 23c. Our living room doesn't get as hot as that!
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  20. The Evil Twin

    The Evil Twin Boxer Freak

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    Ok, we Americans may do it with a little style, BUT you Brits put soul into it! Removing every screw and nail to disassemble and then reassemble a workshop?!?! We Yanks are too lazy for that! :rofl
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