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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    I have no intention of coating the floor. Anything you put on needs maintained over the years. 3,500 psi concrete is pretty tough on it's own.

    As far as truss layout it's pretty obvious by looking at the pull down stairs. Or tapping with a knuckle.

    Also in the photo is a trap door. The stairs get narrow at the top due to the lift springs. Something I don't care for but too late now. The trap door will allow for full truss space width and will have a high anchor point. This will allow moving stuff up and down and hanging an elk!
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  2. 1oldsickle

    1oldsickle Adventurer

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    Nice garage!! Saw in your post you built a house recently .just wondering what the cost per sq.ft . Goes for there. Not a custom just a single level 1500 sf. We have been looking at woodland park to relocate too. love Buena Vista but unfortunately I have to be closer to a city for work. Don’t mean to hijack just have ? Thanks
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  3. PA Slammer

    PA Slammer I hate titles...

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    We're building in Loveland right now at roughly $300 per sq ft, custom home and detached shop.
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  4. bmiller59

    bmiller59 Been here awhile

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    That varies wildly, depending on your level of finish and how much you do yourself. We actually came in at about 160 a foot at a decent level. No cheap materials at all. However we did a ton of work ourselves. Good luck if you decide to build, it can be trying. I can offer plenty of advice relevant to up here if you need.
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    Thank you. These next couple of years will be a education . Headed to grand junction. To take a look but so far woodland park has made the short list . Best of luck on the rest of your build looking good so far
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    I love it, but why did you choose blocks vs another type of construction?

    Erik
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  7. bmiller59

    bmiller59 Been here awhile

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    I started in the masonry trades back in 1977 and have always wanted to build my shop out of block. It's hell for stout and maintenance free.
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  8. Zone1Fire

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    Please tell me you installed a urinal. I’d like to have a urinal in my garage.
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  9. bmiller59

    bmiller59 Been here awhile

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    I would too but running water would have been very costly. I live in a fairly rural area so the world is my urinal!
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  10. bmiller59

    bmiller59 Been here awhile

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    More progress:

    Hired a guy much younger than I to hang and tape the sheetrock. Money well spent.
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    Everything, well except some trim, is painted. Really brightens it up. That will be good for late night bike repairs.
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    My "office" got a raised floor to keep it warm on my little toes.

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    It will get some left over cork flooring from the house build in a few days.

    This is my special window from our old house. I asked the new owners if I could take it, the said OK. It's kind of a snap shot of me.
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    Also got some exterior work done. This will keep the mud down along the walls.
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    That's it for now. The priority now will be finishing the heater install and the office floor.
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    Lighting?
    My brother-in-law was just showing me his LED 'fluorescent style" light fixtures that he installed (replaced the old T12 fixtures) in his garage.
    He's really tickled with them ........... and he's a professional architect that designs commercial stuff so he keeps up with what's available.
    Got them on Amazon he said.
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  12. bmiller59

    bmiller59 Been here awhile

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    I plan on using the same type of lights. Got one in the office and it's very well lit.
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  13. bmiller59

    bmiller59 Been here awhile

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    Finally got the heater hung and plumbed.

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    So when's the party? :dunno :lol3
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    It's always a party up here.
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    There is nothung special about 3500 psi concrete, that is normal for flat work. What is more important is surface hardness and absorption. I painted my well used shop floor with Behr 2 part water based epoxy. The studded snowtires on my Jeep and my wifes Audi gouged the concrete, but don't leave a mark on the epoxy. And cleaning up oil spills is much easier when it doesn't soak in to the concrete.

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    Nice garage! I wish I had the ability to have a detached...

    Did you install and plumb the heater yourself? I'm thinking about putting one in my attached garage. Any particular reason you installed it between the doors? What size did you use?
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  18. bmiller59

    bmiller59 Been here awhile

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    Yep nothing special about 3500 concrete. I have yet to see a floor coating product that will hold up to my abuse and not need maintenance.

    I installed the heater myself. Only reason it's between the doors is it fit nicely, out of the way and is pointed at the area of most use. 75,000 BTU
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