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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by AZcacti, Mar 13, 2007.
Holee shit, does everyone have to quote the entire goddamn post ?
especially when there are a dozen pics, and then multiple people include the same pics in their post.
The photos can be edited out even on top of it.
There is a post in the XT thread that had over 1/2 of a page worth of links and stuff that was quoted fully twice almost in a row. so it took almost 2 full pages just for one post.
It's not hard to pick or highlight in the quote and backspace out all the unnecessary shit.
I found your question interesting because I am looking at the opposite.
That is, covering my concrete floor with wood.
My new to me (old) garage has a typically cracked concrete floor that is COLD.
(This is in Anchorage Alaska where winter is long and cold)
I'm coming from the house we designed and built and I had put in-slab heat in the garage so I am used to a comfortably warm floor.
Options I am considering:
1. To run waterlines from the unattached house boiler and pour a new cap slab with PEX tubing for infloor heat.
2. Add a boiler in the garage just for the floor tubing and pour a slab.
3. To just lay plywood over the slab and paint the wood.
I have always preferred a wood shop floor to work on anyway and it is nice to not damage sharp tools by dropping them.
It would insulate the cold concrete and would stay warmer from the existing gas heater.
I would use thick plywood, probably the t&g flooring 1.25" (?) with a vapor barrier under it so it would stay flat.
I could glue it down even.
I could run the PEX tubing under it with spacer plywood between the rows to support the floor plywood for a future heat source to replace the gas garage heater.
I would love to do a real hardwood floor but that is quite spendy and I would be painting the wood anyway.
Plywood would be easier and with edge gluing and bondo joint filling, a bit of sanding and then really good paint it should be good.
Anybody familiar with anything like this?
See any problems I am missing?
This is for my bike shop so no cars driving in and out to damage the paint.
I would use a good name brand exterior floor and porch paint since I don't see the benefit of expensive concrete epoxy floor paint..
Wood would be a decent flooring and probably good for insulation against cold. I do know it will be bad for using a normal creeper on since the wheels just dig in same with having to drag or slide stuff, but that may not be an issue. Getting it wet from snow ect and somehow drying the entire thing out may be problematic.
In floor Pex heating is nice but you really need to insulate hevily below the concrete so your not trying to heat 3 ft of ground. I put 3 inches of polystyrene panels under my slab(put as much as I could afford at the time) and have a normal house furnace that outputs on the bottom, then made rectangle spouts that the heat blows out right across the floor. They blow under the vehicles and in several directions.The floor is warm but most of the heat stays above ground. The worst thing I don't like about in floor heating is the time it takes to add 5 to 10 degrees if your going to work in there and had it turned down when you weren't.
I would highly recommend Pittsburgh Paint's Revitalize paint. I put it in my lawn trailer and the stuff has been fantastic. One would think with ~1200# on the rear tires they'd stick or the paint would peel. It's been flawless, after one season, so far.
cleaned up my work bench, up-cycled a old tire
Neat ! Makes it look like a porthole into the toolroom !
In installment #3 the Epoxy Quartz floor was completed
It is now time for some office refinements.
The wood inlays will come out making a perfect relief for the flush mounted track system for my new sliding Mall Doors.
The glass door panels meet at the corner for lock-up.
They slide back for an open shop feel...
I will be experimenting with the placement of fixtures as I get more time.
One of these ,
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Upper middle class white trash carport extention/mancave .
Your project deserves its own thread. Just amazing.
Love the Triumph art work, really cool idea!
It's winter, the garage is heated, got some tunes going, and the Scoob is getting some new struts.
With the office glassed in my focus will now go toward organizing and working the details.
The Cabinets where easy enough to assemble from kitted cut panels from the local lumber yard that still provides wood mill services.
I like the different professional suppliers of cabinets such as Lista, Moduline, and Baldhead.
I was able to use top grade plywood for a fraction of the cost of a metal cabinet set.
I called in a professional for hanging the 22 cabinetry doors.
After a little painting it was time to mount the new 65" LCD Panel.
It will take more experimenting with the floor plan.
More to come.............................
OMG man. Your man castle is outstanding.