Let's see your Man Castle

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

  1. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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    Same here. But our building and electrical inspectors are actually good, know their stuff, and take the time to actually look stuff over well.
  2. Krazyjohnny

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    Check into your Cathodic protection codes for metal fuel piping in contact with the earth. You will find that in your states Environmental Department guidelines. They will have different rules for different fuel types and piping materials.

    type K copper is typically what is used for Propane/NG.
  3. Vankaye

    Vankaye n00b on the move

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  4. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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  5. ducnut

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    Great advice!
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    All right now I'm expecting you to have everything unpacked by the next time I come to visit you dad! We have project bikes to work on!!

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  7. Dastard

    Dastard Just another guy

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    How hard is it to vent that floor drain? What happens when you spill some gas, forget to shut the petcock when removing a gas tank, your kid is too lazy to properly dispose of the gas in the mower before winter etc.

    I have found that when I don't do something because I don't plan on ever needing it, I usually want/need it later whith much greater expense (washer/dryer hookups in the basement, 220V in the garage, # of regular outlets in the garage, etc)

    Someday I will have a shop like that. The deal with my wife is that after my military career, she can pick where we live as long as I get a shop the size of a three car garage.

    ETA, I should finish a thread before I post. What the other guys said
  8. Aanarchy

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    For ten years I lived in a 3 story townhouse. My truck lived in the street and I had a standard two-car garage for the bikes.

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  9. Aanarchy

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    My wife wanted dirt to dig in so we sold the townhouse and bought an older house on a half acre lot, still in the city. The garage is temporary housing for the bikes.

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  10. Aanarchy

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    But in the back of the lot is this little gem -

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  11. Aanarchy

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    It's got some issues.

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    But I start to move in.

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  12. Aanarchy

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    Then I start planning -

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    Note - the above two drawings are turned 180 degrees from each other. You can't see in these scans, but these drawings are done on graph paper to scale. The shop is 20' x 20'.
  13. Aanarchy

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    Fast forward for a sneak preview.

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    And a nice fence with rolling gate -

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    More to come.
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    Looks good!
    Any issues with water flowing into/through the backyard shop?
  15. Poweranger

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    Looks good. Wood siding has the most appealing look IMO. Are you going to paint or stain?
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    Good. Interesting. Best wishes. Please post updates from time to time.
    I have a somewhat similar situation, although i am hampered by it being a rented place.
  17. ducnut

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    Are you boxing in the soffit? If so, consider adding gutters to reduce the amount of splash exposure to your sills and perimeter siding. Of course, a lean-to on this side for a man patio would be cool, too.

    Tell me more about that gate, like how it's constructed.
  18. Aanarchy

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    No - the slab is graded to slope away from the roll-up door and out to the alley.
  19. Aanarchy

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    Paint with a tinted sealer underneath. The color is a grey-beige to match the house. The lowest layer of siding is Hardie board, pine lap-siding for the rest.
  20. Aanarchy

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    No, not boxing - there is an 18" overhang which should minimize rain splash. And I anticipate adding a porch covered by a shed-roof.

    As for the gate - it was welded together n my backyard. I can't speak knowledgeably about its construction. I'll get some close up pics for you as we go on.