Let's see your Man Castle

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

  1. ducnut

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    Go back to #5032 and click the hyperlink. :wink:
  2. tundra61

    tundra61 I wish I had a title

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    Pull the wire back to the panel if you can and go new wires and plastic boxes,
  3. sierraoffroad

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    starting over with new circuits is always a good idea if you're not sure what feeds what. you could be adding to someone else's mistake which may result in an electrical fire. all circuits in a garage need to be GFCI protected unless it is a hardwired lighting fixture. again quoting fromNFPA 70 which is the NEC.
  4. go::ahead

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    I guess you missed the part where it's a rental :cry

    I'll tell you this though, it's now MUCH better/safer than it was. I have one more box to redo and then I'll be done with the electrical.

    I've been meaning to post new pics but I keep forgetting to bring the camera to work. All the dry-wall is done and I rebuilt the large ceiling hanging shelves. I'm ready to build the workbench (finally!) after what was hopefully my last lumber yard run. I also scored a nice 8' kitchen counter top for $70 due a small chunk that got broken off in shipment, my garage counter is going to outshine the kitchen :D

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    This is the workbench I'm planning on. Should be heavy enough with that counter and most importantly I'll be able to take it with me when I eventually move.
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  5. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    ^That looks like a good bench, and yes, make it 8 feet long as you are planning to do!

    At no time has ANYONE ever said, "I wish my bench wasn't so long".:lol3
  6. AZ-Twin

    AZ-Twin Dusty and Thirsty

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    The problem for me with an 8 foot bench is only about 3 or 4 feet of it are clean, the rest collects crap. I had a huge bench in my shop, I ended up selling it on craigslist and building a smaller one as I got tired of having crap on it all the time. Now I am forced to keep it clean so I can use it.
  7. ducnut

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    I have a 4' bench and it's covered, as I'm lacking storage. I'm thinking of doing Gorilla Racks, instead of base cabinets. Another inmate used such a system with totes for storage. I have ~36' of wall that can be lined with shelves/counter space. Pulling a tote to get what I need seems a whole lot nicer than getting on my knees to dig through a base cabinet. I'm thinking of hanging shelves, overhead for more storage. I have 10' ceilings, so I have plenty of options, up top. If I have so much crap that I fill that much counter and storage space, I need to go on Hoarders. :lol3
  8. PA Slammer

    PA Slammer I hate titles...

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    OK, time to finally post a few pics of my slice of heaven...

    Guess what color we're going to paint it???

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    PA Slammer I hate titles...

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    The above is our "SHOP". We added it on to the back of our garage. Which isn't finished yet either, but... it does have one of these in it...

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    PA Slammer I hate titles...

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    OK, I gave you guys like 5 minutes and no one guessed... We painted it ORANGE! must be working stiffs out there. (I'm on night shift tonight :cry )

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    PA Slammer I hate titles...

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    Just big enough to fill up...
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    PA Slammer I hate titles...

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    PA Slammer I hate titles...

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    PA Slammer I hate titles...

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    Time for some trim work...

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    PA Slammer I hate titles...

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    My oldest boy (8 yrs old) and I built this...

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    PA Slammer I hate titles...

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    Heat all working...

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    Still haven't figured out what to do with the door...

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  17. PA Slammer

    PA Slammer I hate titles...

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    Cabinets arrive...

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    A place for mine and the boys gear...

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    PA Slammer I hate titles...

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    Getting things together...

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    PA Slammer I hate titles...

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    Some stickers arrive...

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  20. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Nice work, slammer!