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Building My New Shop, FINALLY!

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  1. Spasso

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  5. Willis360

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    Nice project there, DJ!
     
  6. albertl

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    Heated Floors, that is just awesome...

    Are you doing all the work yourself? When will it be completed?
     
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    Awesome - How big is it - hard to tell from the photos.
     
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    Fantastic!
     
  10. Spasso

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    Because of my construction experience in a past life I would have considered doing it myself but as a result of that construction experience my spine isn't up to the task. A pity really, I do such a 'bang up' job. :).

    Because of set-back resrtictions and sanitation codes I was limited to where I could put the building which then dictated how big it could be. I wanted to do a 34' wide by 30' deep in the back yard but had to move it up next to the house so I am limited to 28' wide by 34' deep. The roof will be comprised of scissor trusses so I will have room to raise cars on the lift.

    They are framing the building today and should have the trusses set this afternoon.

    More pictures later.

    DJ
     
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    Garage Tour!!!!
     
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  13. Spasso

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    OOPS, making a correction and accidentally posted. Please disregard, DJ
     
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    How thick is the slab? Are you at all worried about the foam under the concrete collapsing? Or Cracks under the weight of a lift and cars?

    I just thought I would ask. My garage has several cracks in it and that was before my lift. That makes a nice tile out of the question without a resurfacing of the existing floor.

    - G
     
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    The slab is 4" thick with impregnated fiber mesh. The foam is very high density (and very high priced). Walking on it does not leave depressions or prints. The hold down clips for the Kitec tubing had to be inserted into the foam with pliers.

    I have been reassured that the loading will be spread out enough that major cracks should not appear. If they do I will caulk with a polymer and repaint.

    I am going to apply a sealer and a color/filler topcoat in lieu of tile because my lift will have the caster option and I am afraid the wheels would pop the tiles. I have seen hydraulic jacks do the same.

    As long as I was painting I thought a clear coated Scuderia in the middle of the floor would look pretty cool.:p

    DJ
     
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    looking great.
     
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    I must mention that it is very nice...I want one :)
     
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    Very nice DJ!

    Keep those photos coming, it's fun to watch the progress!
     
  21. Spasso

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    It really is fun. I've been laying on cold concrete floors for 30 years pursuing my hobby and finally I am realizing a dream. Next winter should be heaven.:p
    DJ
     
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    See those tubes all spread around under the concrete ? Don't let DJ fool you. Those tubes are actually freezer units to make ice for his skating rink. You see, Spasso has hidden a passion for figure skating and his structure will really be a FIGURE SKATING RINK. He might be a beautiful 308 driver but you should see him on skates.........pure grace and beauty. Aspirations are to compete in the 2054 Oldlimpics. I have such respect for this guy and his drive to excell.
     
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    dj,

    great idea with the radiant heat...i have thought seriously about doing the same sort of project on a vacant lot behind our apt. building here on capitol hill...i want a photo studio-garage type setup...

    i sent you a priveate message with some questions..

    william ceriale
     
  24. Spasso

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    HMMMMMM.........not a bad idea. Ice water in the floor for those hot summer nights..........................:p
    DJ
     
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    Wow and I thought it was actually going up pretty fast...
     
  27. Spasso

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    That was back in the day when I was in my 20's bullet proof.:D

    DJ
     
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    DJ, Great photos! I'll have to talk to you about the hydronic heating in the floor...Thus far, my French drain project has kept the floor dry this winter, so at least the water has now, for the most part, been re-routed! I'm anxious to see your lift and see its 'footprint' inside the shop. Right now I'm in the design phase of upgrading my shop's electrics so then the insulation and wallboard can get up before next winter! PeterB.
     

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