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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    Geez, clean that mess up! :)
  2. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Just finished. :D
  3. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    Finally got things cleaned up a bit today..


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    Between my bikes and the daughters' two, it can get crowded quick.
  4. DrBobOh

    DrBobOh The BobOh

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    After a much needed cleaning and washing of ALL the vehicles. The blue snap-on chest belongs to the owner of the white 300R, he is renting a room. When he moves out, the triumph will be where the blue chest is and the grey shelves will go to the backyard, followed by some more craftsmen paraphernalia.

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    Starting to like this place!
  5. heliyardsale

    heliyardsale Always looking for Dirt!

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    I need more room! 30x40 is not big enough!

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  6. Tech23

    Tech23 Been here awhile

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  7. richarddacat

    richarddacat best jelly roll in town

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    Do I spy a CL70? :raabia

    Looks like a 60X80 might not be enough room :rofl
  8. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    It's been a long time, since I've contributed anything to this thread. Some may remember this being my shop. It's a 24'X36', with 10"/12" attic trusses. My neighbor did the concrete and framed the lower walls, while I was away with work. He and I set the trusses. I did all the sheeting, roofing, siding, etc. Door carriage door hardware and exterior lighting will be added last. I started this project, in '07.
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    The 22'X22' garage was already here. I stripped, shingled, and sided it to match the shop.
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    I've been messing in the shop attic, the last few days. I've got the floor put in. I used clipped 7/16" OSB, as I don't plan to load it too heavily. I can always add a layer of luan, if I should decide to, though. I'm waiting on the dropdown stairs to come in. Then, I'll determine where I want them and cut the hole. This area is 10'X36'.
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    The outer areas, down each side, are an additional 4'X36'.
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    These shots are of the diagonal supports, bracing the trusses. I've seen new construction that don't have these. I've, also, seen a house and commercial building blow down, in straightline winds. Neither structure had any type of bracing.
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    I've got 100A roughed in. This shop wasn't planned and I already poured the driveway. I dug trenches on each side of the driveway and plumbed a water hose into the conduit. With a drilled galvanized cap on the leading end, I drove it through, under the driveway. I busted seven fittings, but, I got it through. This picture is just me thinking that I'm going to run two additional conduits to the ceiling, to ease any additional circuits I may add later. Lighting is the only thing I'm thinking I'll add.
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    Once I get this finished, I'm starting on the house. It's getting an enclosed front porch, three layers of siding stripped, windows, doors, sheeting, siding, and all the trimmings. Then, I'll start the interior gutting. By then, snow should, again, be flying. :evil
  9. biensur22

    biensur22 Been here awhile

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    My wife. :augie
  10. Balootraveler

    Balootraveler Been here awhile

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    Too small!! My wife thinks the next house, retirement time, will only need a one or two car garage? WTF 2-3 car garage and 30 x40 shop might get us by...too small is woman talk :wink:
  11. STANIMAL

    STANIMAL SUPPORT THE SECOND

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    All those bikes and not a single Jawa in sight .






    But wait , I have two for sale .
  12. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    I thought women didn't care about size? At least mine says size doesn't matter..has she been lying to me the last 10 years?
  13. heliyardsale

    heliyardsale Always looking for Dirt!

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    My wife was so bummed that I filled her car's spot with bikes and had to build her her own two car garage!
  14. garthg

    garthg Been here awhile

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  15. Orinoco

    Orinoco Adventurer

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    Fab, where abouts aare you going to be in Devon, as you've mentioned campsite, I'll have to plan a trip from (not so sunny at the moment) Somerset :)
  16. ama

    ama Adventurer

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  17. ama

    ama Adventurer

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  18. greasyboy

    greasyboy cur·mudg·eon

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    You need another bike!!!

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  19. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    Garages seem to be lacking beer...:hmmmmm
  20. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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    What you say?

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