Let's see your Man Castle

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

  1. rick danger

    rick danger Off the wagon

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    Looks good! If you dont have a router or sawzall and dont want to invest in a new tool right now you can drill four holes at the window corners from the inside and conect them with a pencil on the outside. Then you should be able to cut out the windows with a circular saw, Which you already have I'ld think.
  2. mmitchell57

    mmitchell57 Vulcan Halfbreed

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    That's another good idea. That reminds me of a funny story about circular saws. I had one that my dad gave me. He's had it ever since I can remember and we used to build skate board ramps with it when I was a kid. Not really thinking of how old it was, I decided it was in good enough shape to use on this job. By night number 2, about 4 hrs total into the project, it dies. I'm guessing the brushes gave up or something. The blade was wobbly and all. Father in law brings his over to use on the weekend. We get about 4 hours of use and his does the same exact thing. Dead. His was about 10 years old. We just put a new blade on it as well. What's the last wood cutting tool I have that's not a compound miter saw? A little 25 dollar jig saw. We cut wood for about 2 hrs w/ that saw. The wife mysteriously disappeared with nothing more then an "I'm leaving!" I'm thinking, "Great, what'd I do this time?" I threw worry to the side and we kept working another hour w/ the little jig saw to cut up the OSB. It was horrendous and the cuts looked as even as sand dunes in the sahara. My father and I treked on despite and managed to do pretty good. We got to the last sheet of OSB and wife pulls up. I didn't really hear here since I had ear plugs in. Next thing I hear is, "SAW!!" I look and she's got a new Dewalt contractor grade circular saw. "Waaaaaaa?!" :huh ..... THen for the next 10 minutes I was feeling like this guy ->:wings The last piece of OSB took about 1/16th the time ot cut then the jig saw and the cut was straight as an arrow. I love that woman.

    Short story, I"m looking forward to using my new circular saw, and you've given me a good reason to do that. Although, I want to get a router (probably later since this suggestion) to do the cabinets and furniture for inside.
  3. xcgates

    xcgates Whaaa?

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    So which is it, is she that amazing, or was she tired of hearing her husband and her father whining about shoddy tools? :1drink

    In all seriousness, I hope she got a good dinner out of that, at the very least!:clap
  4. mmitchell57

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    She said, and I kid not, "I felt sorry for you all trying to cut that wood with a skill saw. I couldn't watch anymore."

    She will be getting dinner the place of her choice this weekend with no cap. Hopefully that will help. :) Probably sushi, which would be nice.
  5. rick danger

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    :nomystery......Awesome wifey! BTW, if you go the way I suggested, set the blade depth just a hair deeper than the OSB and favor the outside of the line. This might keep you from winding up with a "lip" here and there or taking slices off the window framing. Good luck
  6. matloik

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    Not to throw a wet towel on to your project, but ... are you following any building codes, at all? Prescriptive? Got your lateral bracing needs covered? Are your headers sufficient? Does the ground ever freeze there, or could it settle? I can't tell from your pics if you've got any kind of below-grade foundation piers or... I'd hate for your windows to crack and your doors to get stuck ...
  7. mmitchell57

    mmitchell57 Vulcan Halfbreed

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    Living in southern NC the ground doesn't freeze. I'd worry if I was more north. Also, living in the county, this isn't considered a perm. building, so it's basically a shed. I'd even go to say that 70% of the yards have some type of shed on skids in the back yard. All that's required for a shed is 24 on center walls with 16 on center 2x4 floors. In comparison to the other trash I've seen in the neighborhood, this one is far better.

    The only that I'm worried about, and will add extra support too, are the load bearing parts of the floor. That's not to hard to fix with some sweat equity.
  8. AZ-Twin

    AZ-Twin Dusty and Thirsty

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    Tirebiter,

    How old is that drill press?
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    duckrider Been here awhile

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    How many beers did it take to put up that back shelf?:lol3
  10. rick danger

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    :roflGuess thats how it comes out when you work with one foot on the edge of a milk crate and the other on a lawn mower handle.
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    mmitchell57 Vulcan Halfbreed

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    Good gracious man, you have a shoe horn for getting in that room?
  12. inspectorpacket

    inspectorpacket back in the saddle again.

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    mmitchell57 Vulcan Halfbreed

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    CR_TurboGuy Iowhat?

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    VTvfr Been here awhile

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    FWIW I use this stuff in a commercial application at work. I am in the environmental clean up business and have to install relatively disposable systems to cure problems. At one of my sites I have 3 150 hp/750 CFM air compressors to do my clean up work. I bought some rapid air kits to run local air in my site workshop area and it rocks. It was easy to work with and so far has been worry free after about 6 months.

    A friend wants me to run plant air in his new Man Castle and this is the shit I'm gonna use to do it. What would be a 2 day job will take me less than 6 hours from what I can tell.

    I just looked at the blog link and there were 2 bitches: price of the tube, no dryer. I can buy cheaper tubing all day long but it will not hold pressure over time. High pressure air line breaks aren't fun take my word for it. Air line dryers are not expensive and can be had by the superhuman effort of, oh let's say a trip to WalMart, or Harbor Freight.
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  18. rick danger

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    When I did my shop I ran 1/2" black pipe all over the place for air. I'm not sure I would want anything else that was going to be sheetrocked over and inaccessible. It was alot of work though. If I would have used plastic I would want it surface mounted.
  19. mmitchell57

    mmitchell57 Vulcan Halfbreed

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    For some odd reason, that's what I was thinking this was until you noted it wasn't. I would expect to run this surface mounted as well. If I was to go and put it behind drywall, i'd definitely go w/ pipework. The kit he shows does remind me of the rigid hose quick connect stuff. It's like pipe, but the connections are like that of this hose system. The benifits of this flexible conduit appears to be that you only cut one lenght, run it, and hoook it up. Nice. In theory, what the trade off?

    I'm not trying to give the guy who posted it a hard time. Just running a quick pro vs. con to see how it fits to people's applications. I'm honestly still lusting over it.
  20. mmitchell57

    mmitchell57 Vulcan Halfbreed

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    Nice lift! Nice start to a bike. What type is it? Doesn't appear to be the typical DRz or KLR.