Downsizing To A Garagedominium !

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  1. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618 Supporter

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    Eliminate potential leaks due in part to differential thermal expansion of multiple materials at penetration point.
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  2. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Well that is obvious! I have never had a roof without penetrations, and never a a leak due to penetrations.
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  3. plumber mike

    plumber mike Highdive Deepened

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    I think a lot of future leakage comes from UV rays and material breakdown. Some codes even specify painting plastic vent pipes at any exterior penetration because it will break down over time. Same with the rubber boots.
  4. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618 Supporter

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    This too
  5. pnhd65

    pnhd65 renaissance man

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    Looks good, you're going to love it.
    You'll probably wish you'd have done it sooner. :beer
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  6. Laconic

    Laconic Boomer Berserker Nativist Rube

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    What's up for insulation?
  7. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618 Supporter

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    Standard fiberglass batting in walls, blown overhead.
  8. Laconic

    Laconic Boomer Berserker Nativist Rube

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    Did you consider a flash of spray foam to seal it up before putting in the fiberglass?
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  9. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618 Supporter

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    Nah, exterior walls are wrapped with taped joints, and R21 in 2x6 walls. Complete pad in house area is insulated also.
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  10. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618 Supporter

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    I do !

    My original plan was to build this near Hamilton Montana in the Bitterroot Valley two years ago, but decided to stay here until retirement.
  11. Cogswell

    Cogswell Now living the new normal.

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    I was going to ask as the exterior walls looked like 2x6 but you beat me to it.

    Looking awesome Don :thumb
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    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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  13. CodeMonkee

    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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    Yeah - I was wondering about the pad in the house area as it would maybe share mass with the rest of the shop.

    If I buy land that doesn't already have a shop, then the shop I build will have hydronic radiant floor heat throughout, not just living quarters. If I addon living quarters to an existing shop then the living quarters will have a concrete floor separate from the rest of the shop, with hydronic heating. It just depends on what land I buy. Around here a lot of land already has a shop or at least a shed on it. Sometimes there is a shop/shed and a home of some sort where the home is not worth keeping, it is just there because it holds the permit to put a house on the property in place.
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  14. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618 Supporter

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    My pad has a thermal separation joint between house and garage.
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  15. shortbusrider

    shortbusrider Been here awhile

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    Updates?
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  16. greenohawk69

    greenohawk69 Adventurer

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    Sure looks like that deer penetrated the wall. :)
  17. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618 Supporter

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    Waiting on a HVAC to get final rough-in inspection. After that, interior and exterior “finish out”, final grading, etc ......


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  18. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, old & slow

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    Are they both doors to the apartment, or is the door on the left the man-door to the garage and the door on the right the apartment entry? Regardless, lookin' good.:thumb
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    dlrides 1:1.618 Supporter

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    Correct, door on left is a garage entrance, door on right is house entrance. The house door will be painted country green to match window shutters and cupolas. Porch is yet to be poured, and there will be posts along the front edge. Trying to take away some of that “Clem’s Automotive Repair” look !

    :lol3
  20. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, old & slow

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    Get that issued fixed up and people won't have this tune in mind when pulling up the driveway.

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