Let's see your Man Castle

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

  1. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    I just used a basic water based concrete paint in my garage, knowing from the start that it was going to get some abuse. Some of it has been lifted by hot tyres, & there are chips, bits of overspray & weld burn on it now, but it's still much nicer than bare concrete & cheap enough not to worry about damaging.

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  2. richarddacat

    richarddacat best jelly roll in town

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    You get what you pay for. In my case this was a new floor and I only wanted to seal it once.
  3. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    +1

    Good product isn't cheap and certainly isn't a box-store offering.
  4. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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    I am not sure what the stuff is I used. They delivered it right on the concrete truck when we poured the floor. Judging by the smell when I applied it the sealer is oil based. I think I have a empty bucket of it I will see.
  5. atokad

    atokad wan⋅der⋅lust

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    They do a ton of concrete staining around here in Colorado. That might be a good solution. I see lots of it in various applications around the state. Guess it gives that rustic, granite kind of appearance to go along with all of the other rocks we have here. BIG ASS ROCKS. In fact, we pretty much have rocks every where you look. Like this: I call this "Nature's Stadium Seating".
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  6. atokad

    atokad wan⋅der⋅lust

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    OK - back to Man Caves. The Three Abreast view of the motorcycles only side of the Man Cave.

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    As you can see, cardboard works as a floor cover surface too.
  7. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Why is your Tiger(?) parked in the KLR's spot?
































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    Nice space and collection of bikes!:thumb
  8. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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    I keep any big pieces of cardboard exactly for that purpose.
  9. atokad

    atokad wan⋅der⋅lust

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    KLR? :scratch
    What because it's next to the Ninja? Or you just calling my Tiger a KLR? :bash
  10. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Easy, Killer.:D It was a feeble attempt at humor. (Please see :lol3 inserted at bottom of post.) We just got through a discussion on high end/long dollar garage floors and a piece of cardboard is posted along with...





    BTW, I 'get' using the cardboard. I've even got one with a baker's tray under it. Again, it was an attempt at humor. Got no issues with yours or any bikes.:beer
  11. scooteraug02

    scooteraug02 Dog Rancher

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    In the early steps of fixing up my garage. The power company in Georgia, Georgia Power is offering $50 for old refrigerators. My garage frig was from 1985 so I had them pick it up. The contract the work to another company. The contractors say it is a profitable business. They suck out the Freon from the old frigs and sell it, recycle all the copper and other metals. They said the insulation is worth money too.

    They made it sound like the power company was making more money giving $50 for the frig than the savings of having power hungry appliances removed.

    Back to Castle pictures and stories.
  12. ducnut

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    There must be something to it. I hauled a 53' semi-trailer of fridge insulation, from MN to Indy's powerplant, where they burn it for electricity. Seems like a lot of transportation costs for powerplant fuel. Maybe, the other recyclable value makes up for that. :scratch
  13. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    What some may not get is that some of the older refrigerators although they may use more energy, they don't break in five or six years and go directly into the dump. My current refrigerator is at least twenty years old and although I hate the top freezer (it was my Mom's) it is still humming along.

    More than I can say of my six year old big $$ Maytag front loader washing machine that just cost me $250.00 for a control board that I replaced.
  14. Crabenho

    Crabenho NOOBish

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  15. atokad

    atokad wan⋅der⋅lust

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    Gotcha, just wasn't following the KLR reference and the :bash emoticon looked like fun to use.
    I still have 3 large pieces of cardboard from when I moved into this house that were used as box spring and mattress boxes. Turning out to be about a 5 year supply! :D
  16. atokad

    atokad wan⋅der⋅lust

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    Best accessories in your Man Castle?

    Here are a couple of mine. That air hose reel is the best thing ever! The winch/lift ain't a bad thing to have hanging around too.

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  17. ducnut

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    Agreed!
  18. jasonmt

    jasonmt Been here awhile

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  19. Aanarchy

    Aanarchy Long timer

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    Aircraft hangar? RV storage? Indoor hockey rink?

    My budget is less than 1/10 of that.

  20. Rottweiler

    Rottweiler I'm a Believer

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    Was wondering about the brand & size of that air hose reel. I've been looking at some and would like to get a good one with will hold a long reach of hose.