Let's see your Man Castle

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

  1. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    I'd be tempted to add a couple of 2x4's on the other side - looking at pic left, up against the sheet rock - to pick up the load. Based on what I can see, looks like fastener tear out and/or sheer are possibilities.

    Of course - it depends on what you are going to store there - if light in weight maybe not an issue.

    edit - I say a couple, but it would of course take 6 pieces.
  2. dually

    dually Adventurer

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    Is that a 'real' SFC in the background??? Very nice..

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  3. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    You caught me, it's a forgery. :evil
  4. dually

    dually Adventurer

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    Nice forgery; still jealous!

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  5. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    There's a lot to be said for that, for sure.

    That's basically why I want to do something. A sample of that racedeck just came through the mail, but I'm not prepared to lash out those kind of readies for it, no matter how nice it is. I think I'm going to paint the floor with epoxy though. I've splurged enough on building the shop, so another 150 bucks to finish it off is OK, and I won't be too worried when I damage a painted floor. I think I'd be so scared of damaging the racedeck I would never do anything except sit around drinking beer.

    Hmmm. :evil
  6. ropedrag

    ropedrag Been here awhile

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    No idea what you do/did to get this garage-mahall.... all I can say is nice job, keep it up!
  7. tx_medic

    tx_medic Been here awhile

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    Lol-rofl-stop! Stop! It hurts! it hurts!!!!
  8. ratdawg

    ratdawg n00b

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  9. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    I have a simialr unit form Home Despot -- LP all the way . . . . .much cheaper, and you can start banking the diff to pay for the little one's college ;-}

    You can often get the line laid for much less than a standard quote if you rent a small ditch witch and do the trenching yourself . . . . . I saved a couple a hunnert bux that way
  10. Slappy McGee

    Slappy McGee Fatty Fat

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    Not sure if it's still the case, but I got my racedeck at Costco about 3 years ago (based on commentary early in this thread) for pretty short money (under $3/tile if memory serves). It goes under a different brand (motofloor maybe) but someone did all the digging and confirmed it is indeed rebranded racedeck. Only problem was that it was only available in a couple of colors, but 3 years later I'm quite happy with it.
  11. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    ^^^ A couple of nice toys you got there. Tons of potential fun.
  12. thechickencow

    thechickencow Been here awhile

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    That was about what I have in mind.

    Thanks for the input, these are my first. Overall the load isn't huge (<200#/shelf), and I've got it anchored solidly into 3 studs on the short side and several on the long so it seems OK so far. I've taken them and shaken the hell out of them (with all of my 225$) with not even a wiggle so I'm happy with the load bearing abilities.

    I guess a bonus is my LP tank is only about 15' from the side of the garage I'd put this on, so I could probably dig it myself pretty easily.
  13. nulluser

    nulluser Been here awhile

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    Almost done.

    I need to trim around the machines so the chips can't collect behind them.


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    And this is where I avoid working:

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  14. dblacknj

    dblacknj Master of the Obvious

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    Okay, this is my era. 8th grade in 1972/73.

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    it was the first thing that popped into my head. It's leading link forks
    that were only found on Monarks, DKWs,Rogers DeCosters RH370 and for some reason I'm thinking Carabella (Mexico). How close am I ?
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  15. Dogtown

    Dogtown Been here awhile

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  16. hobie1dog

    hobie1dog Not a Sheeple

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    on man...we need to see pics of the inside of the tree house now....awesome.:clap
  17. Dogtown

    Dogtown Been here awhile

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  18. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    Looks more like "Ewok Castle" to me :lol3

    (Nice work!:D)
  19. FreeTheBeast

    FreeTheBeast Shunpiker

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    A while back I posted a picture of my new lift table. I now can show it getting some use. :D This was on a rainy Sunday last weekend...


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  20. chokozip

    chokozip Been here awhile

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    Dog house?:)

    Sean