New garage/workshop build.

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by bmiller59, Sep 2, 2017.

  1. bmiller59

    bmiller59 Been here awhile

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    Been saving for years to get this done.

    https://bmiller1959.smugmug.com/Shop-build/

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    I had the trusses built to accommodate storage. Only had one sheet left over but you can see there will be 8' by the entire length of storage.
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    ROAD DAMAGE Long timer

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    Looking good! :thumb
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  3. Thunder_Jay

    Thunder_Jay Here and There

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    That's amazing! Congratulations on saving up and waiting for something you want. I commend you.

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  4. bmiller59

    bmiller59 Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I'll keep posting progress photos for those interested.

    Taking another look at the trusses it kind of looks like a cathedral up there!

    By the way any roofers out there looking for a weekend project?
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  5. handensco

    handensco Been here awhile

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    What size is your garage? It is looking good.
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  6. bmiller59

    bmiller59 Been here awhile

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    34' wide 38' deep 10' 4" side walls. Overhead doors are 10' wide and will finish out at 9'3" tall. My buddy has the same size door so I know my truck with the camper on will fit. The trailer will also fit.

    The framing crew had an opening and got the roof done yesterday, way sooner then we thought. Those guys were badass. They could have had it all in one day but they had a late start.

    So now I have to wait until Tuesday to get the drip edge and stuff to dry in the roof.

    The only things I hired out so far was the slab and framing the roof. If I can find a roofer with time I'll hire that out. If not I'm pounding shingles next week. The overhead doors will also be installed by the pros.
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  7. _CJ

    _CJ Retrogrouch

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    Looks great.

    I'm curious about the cinder block. How do you plan to insulate/heat the space, or do you? Is there some sort of insulation in the cinder blocks themselves? At my old place, once my slab froze up, it was like a block of ice that couldn't be thawed until spring. You could heat the air while working, but the floor never warmed up. Insulating, and adding an overhead heater with a 45 degree minimum temp made a world of difference. Warmed up quick when you needed it, and no problems with chemicals, etc. freezing overnight.
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  8. ROAD DAMAGE

    ROAD DAMAGE Long timer

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    Heating methods for this building were discussed in another thread somewhere? :dunno

    Not sure where that went?

    Many of us had the same "cold floor" concerns that you do.
    As I remember it wasn't that big of a concern for the builder.
    I'm liking the looks of the building ............ I've got a case of "shop envy". :lol3
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  9. Failo

    Failo Is it spring yet???

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    Those storage trusses are a great idea! I wish I had done something similar last year when I built my garage. You can never have too much storage space. How are you going to access the attic? Fold down stairs? Dedicated stairway?

    Good luck finding a roofer. I'm sure you know after your house build that finding someone who's not a total dumbass this late in the season is going to be a challenge.
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    Got a strengthened lift point in the ceiling? I only ask because throwing a strap around the bike and picking up the front or back end makes changing tires a snap.


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  11. bmiller59

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    In the old days block walls had loose fill insulation poured in, crap R-value of around4 for an 8" wall. This job will have retro foam pumped and the R-value jumps to a little over 11.

    Heat source is going to be a natural gas forced air unit heater, 75K BTU.

    Access to the attic will be pull down attic ladder.

    As far as a lift point here is one in my buddies shop:
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    I can't find the photo of a cow elk hanging in his shop, there have been plenty.
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    Lifting the bikes I just use a lift.
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  12. bmiller59

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    Update:

    Got a roof!
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    Ready to stucco the gables.

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    Insulation got pumped in.

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  13. bmiller59

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    Got a lot done in the last few weeks.

    Installed the man door and windows, stuccoed the gables, got overhead doors and gutters installed. Finish graded three sides.

    It is now weather tight and secure, just in time for a trip to Maui!

    When I return it's time to get it wired and plumbed for gas.

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    Awesome work.:thumb
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    Tha Rick Shake and bake!

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    Garages are cool!
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  16. bmiller59

    bmiller59 Been here awhile

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    The trip to Maui put me back a bit but things are moving again.
    Framed in the office
    Buried the Electric, gas and cable service. Didn't get pictures but imagine a 200 foot long hole in the ground.
    Roughed in the electric and got it inspected.
    Insulated.
    Sheetrock starts tomorrow.
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  17. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    What's the gauge outside from the building for?
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  18. ThirtyOne

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    Great build. Thanks for sharing. I dream of having a space like that someday.
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  19. bmiller59

    bmiller59 Been here awhile

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    Showing the pressure test on the inside gas line. The grey pipe is the riser from the underground service. Just a matter of connecting the two after I hang the heater.
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  20. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude RMAR

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    Are you going to coat the floor with anything?

    The drywall will transform the appearance big time. But you may want to mark rafter locations on the walls, or take detailed pics of the layout....I added some "loft" style shelving that hung from the ceiling, and locating the framing was a challenge as I had not seen it prior to getting covered up.

    Looking at it again, it is fairly simple compared to what I had in the corners of mine...nice space.
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