Let's see your Man Castle

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by AZcacti, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. pvangel

    pvangel Team AARP

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    Over Concrete with Radiant heat in it, not slippery at all even if wet.
    Concrete floor was in bad shape which is one of the reasons i decided on the plastic tiles, that and i had grooves cut in it to install the radiant heat which worked out grteat and saved a lot of money
  2. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    Your racedeck floor is excellent - actually your whole shop is excellent, but I am specifically interested in the floor. It looks good and is easy to install - could you advise on the expense of this system? just a $ per square foot number if you wouldn't mind divulging that?
  3. pvangel

    pvangel Team AARP

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    Do a Google search for them (plastic gaarge tiles, racedeck, garage floors,etc) there is a huge price spread depending where you get them, I got mine on Amazon
  4. Callahan

    Callahan Long timer

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    Pull the covers off and take another photo
  5. richarddacat

    richarddacat best jelly roll in town

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    +1,

    A Spring picture is now in order. :lurk
  6. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    I paid $3.49 per square and about $100 to get 8 x 40lbs boxes shipped SLC to ATL. You might get better pricing shopping around. I picked mine up from http://www.RaceDeck.com/

    They sent me a few squares and some color samples prior to placing order. Prompt service/shipping and helpful folks on the phone.
  7. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    Thanks - I contacted racedeck and they are certainly helpful. For the quitre simple black and white checker I was considering they are asking 2.49 (or was it 2.69? - forget now - that ballpark anyway) a square foot plus shipping.

    Still trying to decide what to do - might just go the epoxy paint route and save some $$s - it will kind of depend how enthusiastic I get when I see the shop all sanded and painted and looking sweet.
  8. SRMN8R

    SRMN8R Down & Out

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    :nod

    After much consideration, I said "the heck with it" and left my floor natural concrete. I don't have to worry about welding slag burning a hole in the race deck or anything else.

    One day, maybe my wife will win the lottery and I'll put the race deck down over all of the oil stains.
  9. LostRider

    LostRider Motorcycle Addict

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    I'm with ya on that, oil stains don't look all that bad on concrete anyway. I'd love to have a show room just not in my garage where I work on stuff. :wink:
  10. cobrat

    cobrat Been here awhile

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    All right, as requested, spring picture with everything now on the road:

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  11. AZ-Twin

    AZ-Twin Dusty and Thirsty

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    I prefer a painted floor, just because it is easier to clean up spills. I painted my shop floor with that Home Depot stuff in 2003, and it looks like crap now, but it sure is easy to clean up, compared to the concrete garage floor in my house attached garage. I want to clean it with acid and paint is. It is just so much easier to sweep, or clean up oil.

    I guess I should get my wife a new car that don't drip oil huh. :1drink
  12. Boston813

    Boston813 Been here awhile

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    OK. I won't lie. I'm confused by your choice of toys. The Miata I undersand. I'm guessing a full on racers from the roll bar, race seat and gauges. The Boxter I'm a fan of even if its duplicates the function of a Miata. I'm having a harder time with the Mustang since the last one I drove in '06 was a far cry from either the Miata or the Boxter but maybe it has some silly wide 1/4 mile rubber on the back. I do see the picture on the wall so maybe its just a sentimental thing. Is there something that we are missing missing from the collection? Maybe something that isn't quite so scary in those nice "mild" Ohio winters?

    Fair warning that the girl came home with a bottle of tequila in place of dinner for cinco de mayo and I have been working on it for a while now so I'm really not trying to offend.
  13. chrisf14

    chrisf14 Been here awhile

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    Here is the garage. Moto's where at other place.

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  14. chrisf14

    chrisf14 Been here awhile

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    Second floor of man cave. You tell the wife your going to the garage to work. But knowing the 80" TV is upstairs always sucks me in. This picture was before gym was done. Plus I don't like getting my blue floor in garage dirty.

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  15. cobrat

    cobrat Been here awhile

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    Chris, beautiful joint -- two stories of indoor coolness. Love it.

    Boston, so you know, the Boxter is the wife's. Although a superb car, not my choice. I like the toy cars to be a bit more hardcore so the Miata is a dedicated autocross car. The Mustang (and yes, there are more elsewhere), somewhat modified, is a seriously fun and quite fast road car.

    Hope you had good luck last night. I like the combination of woman and tequilla! Do provide details....
  16. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Painted white, cabinets added and some different bikes from last shots.

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  17. thechickencow

    thechickencow Been here awhile

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    Question guys - moved into a new house with a nice long garage.

    It's about 25x25, 10' ceilings. Walls are insulated and drywalled, attic upstairs. I've already built one set of shelves to get myself going on storage, work bench is coming, then I'll start other shelves as needed. There's an attic up top that I can use for storage as well. It's high trussed or whatever you call it so you can walk around in it easily.

    My question is on heat - I'm on LP with a line running to the house for stove, water, heat, etc. I'm wondering if it makes sense to just run a separate line from the LP tank to the garage for a LP heater, or to run electric heat?

    Any LP heater recommendations?

    Here's a pic of the shelves and family:
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  18. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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    Round here electric heat would bankrupt you
  19. AZ-Twin

    AZ-Twin Dusty and Thirsty

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    Nice shelves and you have a beautiful family!

    Run a line for LP, an electric heater is nothing but a dead short that makes the electric meter spin really fast.

    I have a Mr. Heater Big Max from Northern Tool. Mine runs on Natural Gas but I know they make them that run on LB because a buddy in CO has one. It looks like this.

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    Have fun in the garage and take care of that little guy. They are big before you know it.
  20. OhBoy

    OhBoy Got Out

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    :rofl How true...

    By the way...all you guys with man castles suck.

    Don't you know that any job can be done in the kitchen.

    Just cleaned up some JB Weld out of the stainless steel sink, the wife noticed it.

    I havent had to attach a vice to the granite counter top yet. Some day soon.

    I have an uninsulated attic space, cold in NE winters...hot in summer.

    I have to whore myself out to a neighbor as a handyman in trade for indoor winter storage for the bike. She isn't even cute...the neighbor.

    All my auto maintenance needs are planned so that I do not need to change the oil during a mid winter blizzard.

    Wiffy really likes it when the saw dust comes down from the attic, yeah that is where my wood shop is. And I love going up and down the kamakaze pull down attic stairs carrying loads. :cry

    Damn, you people with your stinking garage/man castles. :dizave
    Condos Rule...:hide