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Old 04-09-2017, 07:16 PM
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I wanted to share my progress on rebuilding the home for my horses. Unfortunately I have no "before" pictures, but you can imagine your typical 35 year old sheet-rocked, stale 2-car garage, with a crumbling painted concrete floor, failing tape joints, inadequate lighting and plenty of dirt, debris, and scratchy stuff that shouldn't be around your cars. It was time for a change.

We started with the floor. I installed a quarry-tile floor, 8"x8". Looks a little like a McDonald's, but the tiles are 1/2" thick and very robust. Went with a black grout since I know I'll be working on the cars. I was hoping for less risk of grout staining.

I apologize for the rotation of the picture (it should be 90 degrees clockwise)

Mods: If you don't think this is an appropriate forum for this thread, let me know or move it to a more appropriate location. I couldn't find a "garage builds" thread anywhere. Thanks.
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Old 04-09-2017, 07:32 PM
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After the floor was installed, we began to dismantle the old cabinets, shelving, sheetrock, electrical and plumbing. I removed the original craftsman track openers and prepared to install jack shaft openers and one high lift kit for the side which will house the lift.

Next, I had a good deal of framing, electrical work and insulating to do before wall covering.

Installed Hi-Hat LED lighting, multiple outlets for openers and battery tenders. I put in a 220 circuit with twist-loc receptacle to power the lift.
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Old 04-09-2017, 07:47 PM
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Couple more showing the firecode sheet rock and the beginning of the wall paneling. Went with tongue and groove pre-finished pine since the room isn't climate controlled (for now) and I didn't want to do any maintenance. Hot-cold cycles tend to cause tape separation and nail pops in sheetrock. Can't fix the upside down pic.
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Old 04-09-2017, 10:39 PM
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Im surprised they dont require you to have 5/8" rock on the walls as well
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Old 04-09-2017, 11:10 PM
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Im surprised they dont require you to have 5/8" rock on the walls as well
Yea. It's on the walls shared with the house and the ceiling.
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Old 04-09-2017, 11:23 PM
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Funny you start this thread. I'm in the process of "bidding" on a home and the architects and myself spent last week looking at underground garage options. I've decided that whether or not I buy the home (land) I will use ceramic tiles.....any thoughts, ideas, or insight on such ?

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I recently came across a "tiles vs epoxy" thread. Lots of good information and opinions there. I just like the look of the tile amd the ability to repair pretty easily if a tile cracks. If you use a porous tile, it should be sealed to inhibit oil staining.
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Looks nice. I see one garage door track higher than the other...planning on placing a lift on that side?
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If you haven't checked out "The Garage Journal" you might want to give it a look..... lot's of great ideas and information.
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I recently came across a "tiles vs epoxy" thread. Lots of good information and opinions there. I just like the look of the tile amd the ability to repair pretty easily if a tile cracks. If you use a porous tile, it should be sealed to inhibit oil staining.


My garage is currently epoxy - although impressively easy to clean, it's hideous -- lol
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If you haven't checked out "The Garage Journal" you might want to give it a look..... lot's of great ideas and information.


Now checking !

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Looks nice. I see one garage door track higher than the other...planning on placing a lift on that side?
Yea one side high clearance kit for a lift.
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Yea one side high clearance kit for a lift.
Looking good. Why not two Vic?
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Old 04-11-2017, 12:11 PM
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Looking good. Why not two Vic?
No need yet, but i have separate garage with room for lift just in case......

Unfortunately the other half of this garage is for sports equipment and kids' ride-on toys.

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Old 04-11-2017, 12:28 PM
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Framing for trimming over concrete

Sorry about rotation. Phone pics😬
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Old 04-12-2017, 04:13 PM
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Walls fully covered.
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Old 04-14-2017, 08:48 PM
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Breaker box access doors done

Prefinishing trim before install
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Looking good Vic! I'm seeing a man-cave in development.
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Old 04-15-2017, 07:39 PM
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Some door, window and molding details. The angled ceiling made for some challenges😡
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:37 PM
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I came across some before pictures showing some parts of the garage. Not much but you get the idea.
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