Let's see your Man Castle

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

  1. vernon dent

    vernon dent Been here awhile

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    mines more of a storage facility. wifey gets her half.
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    when it gets too full some get moved to the bunker
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  2. Uthor

    Uthor Been here awhile

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    I dig the idea of using a muffin tin.
  3. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    Yeah - the muffin tin (for bolts and stuff) really works well in concert with the cookie sheet (for tools). Only problem are these unexplained cravings for baked goods....


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  4. KLRUSERIOUS?

    KLRUSERIOUS? Farkle-whore

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    God I love this thread....soooooo jealous!
  5. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    What models of GS do you have, back there?

    I had a '78 GS750 and, later, a '83 GS1100E, but, always wanted an 1150E/ES. Today, I still want a first year Katana.
  6. Cousin Jack Goudger

    Cousin Jack Goudger Adventurer

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    Here's mine evolving.....should be done soon!

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    the innards......

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    a small, paid-off house, but with big ideas!

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    and it will be immensely better than my usual working platform!

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  7. steyr_scout308

    steyr_scout308 Adventurer

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    A small, paid-off house? That's downright un-Amurkhan. And very shrewd. Well done.:pynd
  8. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Built a new piece of equipment and hung it up today. So far, so good.

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    This freed up a large chunk of floor space in my shop, been wanting to do this for a while!
  9. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    hahahahahah!!!!!!!!
  10. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    Hey - I love what you have done there. That is a very nice shop area you have put together. What are you going to do inside? Any framing and insulation or leave as is?
  11. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Axis, nice old Jaffa! :clap
  12. Infracaninophile

    Infracaninophile Finding My Way..

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    Almost finished having a new 36x30' 3 car garage built. Real frost footers, real floor, 2x6" construction. Pro Panel II metal roof. James Hardie cement/fiber Hardie Plank siding. Walls are 11' to the roof trusses lowest point. Will house tractor, Jeep and bikes in the summer. This is at a little cabin we have in the mountains near Westcliffe, CO.

    Needs concrete apron and gutters done and it's complete.

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    The inside is still uninsulated until next year. Will insulate and then either put up OSB or sheet rock. Then heat with a forced air heater.

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    View from the back of the garage to the Sangre's in Colorado:

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    These guys and my 950 will live there most of the time.

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    The doors are 10' tall so this 9' beast can live inside sometimes too.

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    Tom
  13. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    Just got power out to my garage about a month ago. Picked up some used shelving from my dad that replaced a small and useless cabinet at the back. Also got a nice little cart for my welder for free as well. Might have to weld on a little bracket or loop to neaten the wires some but can't beat free.

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  14. gagator

    gagator Been here awhile

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    Mine. Took this a couple of weeks ago and have restocked. Guzzi and 1200 are gone replaced by a R1200RT and a F800GS

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  15. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    Love it -

    The pink one must be for your best riding bud!

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  16. gagator

    gagator Been here awhile

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    Yes That is a Trail 50 I built for my daughter in pink and white Barbie graphix. She out grew it years ago but we kept it.:1drink Some times I think I would like to see a little girl enjoy it. Good eye.
  17. Patrol

    Patrol VALE 46!

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    This has probably been asked a hundred times in various threads but can anyone recommend a garage floor epoxy that doesn't suck? I just bought a new house with an awesome 3 car garage, but the Rustoleum epoxy they used has disintegrated into a terrible mess. I need to cover it asap.
  18. gagator

    gagator Been here awhile

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    I used a epoxy from U.S. Industrial Coatings in a comercial building and it was very good. I see you are a Buffett fan
  19. motoxer667

    motoxer667 Been here awhile

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    I used this in my old house. It was awesome. I moved 7 years after applying it and it looked like new.
    http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/in+your+garage/garage+flooring/gray+floor+paint,+1+gallon.do
  20. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    I work for a painting contractor. We prefer to use this, as opposed to paint/epoxy products. This stuff is much thinner and doesn't form a layer, like paint/epoxy. What it does is seals into the pores of the concrete and forms a barrier. The colors look just like paint, from a distance. However, when you get up on it, it looks almost like colored concrete. You're not going to walk up to it with a scraper and scrape it off like a layer paint. The directions say to reduce the first coat. This is so that it can penetrate even the smallest pores. You'll need to figure 2 coats, minimum. We did a guy's garage and whole driveway, in a pattern no less, with this stuff. If you actually park vehicles in your garage, I'd recommend something like this for those bays. They're moderately expensive, but, an excellent investment in your floor and concrete. The DOT crews are increasingly using calcium chloride on the roads, as a snowmelt. That stuff eats anything, including concrete and your car.

    Here's the bad news. You don't want to just cover what's already on your floor. You've got to get that crap up, as it'll just lift whatever you put over it. The topcoat is only as good as the basecoat. And, the aforementioned stain doesn't cover painted surfaces. We did a 22'X22' garage a couple weeks ago. The PO used to make biodiesel in there. The current owner used the Rustoleum "kit". After a month, it still wasn't dry. We used 7 gallons of mineral spirits to get that crap up. We twice acidized the floor. Even so, there was still frying oil in the minor cracks and checks of the concrete. The aforementioned stain, still, covered and sealed those areas. You'll probably need to use a chemical stripper and scrapers to get your Rustoleum up, as it's been dried. Be sure to acidize your floor before you apply anything, as it cleans and opens the pores of the concrete. This will allow your next coating to get a "bite" and help it to last longer. Another thing, if you have decent sized cracks, use something like this to fill them. Be sure to let self-leveling sealants sit a week, or so, to fully cure, before covering them.

    There is no easy way to rectify your situation. If you have to rent a short-term storage unit, so be it. Just take your time, do it right, and it'll last and look great for many years.