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Medic's Garage Build

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Medic, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Jun 7, 2016 at 6:56 PM
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    Medic

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    After a long wait and many different plans, I am finally able to start my garage/ workshop. I have been wanting a place to store and work on my truck for longer than I have been driving.
    I started last fall by striping off the top soil/ organic material and got the base gravel in and packed.
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    I was able to get some concrete forms given to me. Only need to make about 20 feet more.
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    Next came the 3/4" stone. Need to coat the entire base with 6". So far I have been lucky and have been able to barter the topsoil for the gravel and the 3/4" stone.
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    Before the 3/4" stone went in I set the floor drains, sink drain and conduits for heat, electrical and water into the building.
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    Had to get some more 3/4" stone. This is by far the fastest/ easiest way to put stone in.
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    Forms are in place. Next step is vapour barrier, insulation, rebar, 6x6 mesh and pex.
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    Got all the rigid insulation for under the slab and the exterior perimeter/ wing.
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    More to follow. Unfortunately have to head to work to pay for all of this. Hopefully can pick up some overtime or cash jobs.
     
  2. Jun 7, 2016 at 7:01 PM
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    Lovin it. Get er done before it gets cold. Going to be part man cave too? Good place in the winter to watch reruns of RedGreen show while working on your mods. :jellydance::jellydance::jellydance:
     
  3. Jun 7, 2016 at 7:05 PM
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    Two bays at the front for vehicles will be unheated. Rear bay will be heated and have running water/ sink and possible a toilet. I have run all the plumbing, just will have to wait to get it hooked into septic.
    I am also framing the roof to include a full length loft. It is about 1/3 cheaper than buying trusses.
     
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  4. Jun 7, 2016 at 7:51 PM
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    This guy is jealous.
     
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  5. Jun 8, 2016 at 7:11 AM
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    Color me green with envy as well. Great work!
     
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  6. Jun 8, 2016 at 7:18 AM
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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
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  7. Jun 8, 2016 at 7:55 AM
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    Nice!
     
  8. Jun 8, 2016 at 1:11 PM
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    Hey, Medic, are you planning to put in a lift?
     
  9. Jun 9, 2016 at 4:12 AM
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    Maybe down the road, ceiling height for the heated side is going to be 12'.
     
  10. Jun 9, 2016 at 5:28 AM
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    lookin' real nice. I work in the construction industry so there's some pretty neat ways of heating a space you may want to consider. Also, I assume you're going to want hot water, you could save a lot of space and plumbing by just putting in a small tankless heater.
     
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  11. Jun 9, 2016 at 5:39 AM
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    I am running infloor heating as I have piping left over from my house. I heat with an outdoor fired wood boiler so I can do the garage and the house. For shop hot water I will be using a plate exchanger. There is no reserve but virtually unlimited hot water from the boiler.
     
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  12. Jun 10, 2016 at 6:44 PM
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    All the insulation is in. Next is mesh and the pex for radiant heat. Concrete scheduled for Monday.
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  13. Jun 10, 2016 at 6:49 PM
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    very nice !
     
  14. Jun 11, 2016 at 4:57 PM
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    That's some top notch work there, looking good.
     
  15. Jun 12, 2016 at 2:46 AM
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    Mesh and radiant floor finished yesterday.
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  16. Jun 12, 2016 at 7:20 AM
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    Coming along very nicely, Medic!
     
  17. Jun 12, 2016 at 2:35 PM
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    That's some beautiful scenery, how much land you do you have.
     
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    Reminds me of where I grew up in the back country of Virginia. I miss the country so much... All urban here in NOVA.
     
  19. Jun 12, 2016 at 7:23 PM
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    The farm has a total of 400 acres. My mother and brother also have houses on it but they are about half mile down the road.
     
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    Got the slab poured yesterday. This was the biggest/ hardest step that I needed help with.
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  21. Jun 14, 2016 at 1:18 PM
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    Definitely coming along!
     
  22. Jul 24, 2016 at 3:17 PM
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    Updates?
     
  23. Aug 13, 2016 at 4:37 PM
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    Sorry for the delay in getting pics/ updates. Finally finished the hay fields so now I can work more on the garage. Here are some recent pics of the build.
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  24. Aug 13, 2016 at 4:41 PM
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    The steel beam arrived yesterday for the rear bay.
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    Unfortunately, the company sent a 10" beam instead of a 12" beam. Now have to wait until next week. :mad:
    The rest of the TGI's, LVL's and subfloor coming on Monday. Maybe I can get the rafter pattern cut while I wait.
     
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    Looking good!
     
  26. Aug 13, 2016 at 5:25 PM
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    Build is looking great!

    I have a steel beam spanning my garage also. Builder didn't see it until after he quoted the house. He wasn't too happy about spending $990 on the beam and then the crane to lift it in place. Can't wait to see it put in place.
     
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    Only reason I am going with steel over the workshop/ heated bay is so I can hoist off the beam, I already have the trolley and the hoist.
     
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    Looking good :thumbsup:
     
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