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sharkytm
Oct 9, 2003

Gimme Gimme Swedish Fish...



Fallen Rib

frrtbkr posted:

I’m excited! I made an offer that the seller accepted for this beauty:


ohhh nice, it has garages too.


six!


My home inspection is Saturday, I’ll take some more photos then. The garage looks like a grow house - the walls and ceilings are covered with foil faced insulation. I’m hoping it’s structurally sound underneath. The roof is rubber and has some sagging areas that collect ponding water. Good news is the wiring is new, it has it’s own electrical service from the street, the (electric!) garage doors are new and hot & cold PEX run along the back wall for 3 future sink hookups. I forgot which ones are double bays and which ones are singles but every demising wall has pass doors between them with hasps for padlocks. I’ll probably keep a double and rent the rest for storage until I can complete my water cooled VW collection, haha!

I also saw some old Verizon networking equipment in bay #1. Looked it up after the showing and they offer gigabit FIOS!

Good luck on the inspection! Once this poo poo blows over, I'll be over to help out.

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Anphear
Jan 20, 2008


Gorson posted:

Anyone have a brand of mechanics overalls (full length full sleeves) they like? Comfort would be the priority, no scratchy/itchy materials.

TheHandyman on youtube likes these they are apparently a professional grade overall that has spent their life being professionally cleaned. I cannot attest to them, I wear heavy weight Yakka branded ones (from NZ).

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001RIETWY

Video starts at 6:03 with discussion about the overalls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va95m6MUOuE#t=363s

Charles
May 9, 2004

zoom-zoom


Toilet Rascal

frrtbkr posted:

Iím excited! I made an offer that the seller accepted for this beauty:


ohhh nice, it has garages too.


six!


My home inspection is Saturday, Iíll take some more photos then. The garage looks like a grow house - the walls and ceilings are covered with foil faced insulation. Iím hoping itís structurally sound underneath. The roof is rubber and has some sagging areas that collect ponding water. Good news is the wiring is new, it has itís own electrical service from the street, the (electric!) garage doors are new and hot & cold PEX run along the back wall for 3 future sink hookups. I forgot which ones are double bays and which ones are singles but every demising wall has pass doors between them with hasps for padlocks. Iíll probably keep a double and rent the rest for storage until I can complete my water cooled VW collection, haha!

I also saw some old Verizon networking equipment in bay #1. Looked it up after the showing and they offer gigabit FIOS!

You get all six garages for yourself? That's...awesome. And weird setup, but can't complain
Edit: you will need 2 3-button remotes!

Tremek
Jun 10, 2005



That garage is amazing for being in a pretty urban area, congrats dude.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

Psst! It's me!
The Sinister with the mutant gene.


Holy making GBS threads jesus.

LloydDobler
Oct 15, 2005

You shared it with a dick.



Cybernetic Crumb

That's insane, I'm super jealous. Are they roomy inside or fairly tight with a car in there? Might want to keep 3 for yourself, like a double for the car being worked on and a single for the runner. I guess I'm assuming you already have 2 cars.

sharkytm
Oct 9, 2003

Gimme Gimme Swedish Fish...



Fallen Rib

LloydDobler posted:

That's insane, I'm super jealous. Are they roomy inside or fairly tight with a car in there? Might want to keep 3 for yourself, like a double for the car being worked on and a single for the runner. I guess I'm assuming you already have 2 cars.

2 cars

Seat Safety Switch
May 27, 2008

MY RELIGION IS THE SMALL BLOCK V8 AND COMMANDMENTS ONE THROUGH TEN ARE NEVER LIFT.



Pillbug

frrtbkr posted:

Iím excited! I made an offer that the seller accepted for this beauty:


ohhh nice, it has garages too.


six!


My home inspection is Saturday, Iíll take some more photos then. The garage looks like a grow house - the walls and ceilings are covered with foil faced insulation. Iím hoping itís structurally sound underneath. The roof is rubber and has some sagging areas that collect ponding water. Good news is the wiring is new, it has itís own electrical service from the street, the (electric!) garage doors are new and hot & cold PEX run along the back wall for 3 future sink hookups. I forgot which ones are double bays and which ones are singles but every demising wall has pass doors between them with hasps for padlocks. Iíll probably keep a double and rent the rest for storage until I can complete my water cooled VW collection, haha!

I also saw some old Verizon networking equipment in bay #1. Looked it up after the showing and they offer gigabit FIOS!

Only six garages? Check your zoning to see if you can put in a Japanese-style puzzle parking arrangement. It looks like you've got some height available for that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnV9ahwNqHk

slidebite
Nov 6, 2005

Good egg


That looks awesome man, let us know how the inspection goes.

Do you have a back yard or is is your tiny garage taking up almost all of it?

Motronic
Nov 6, 2009


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Grimey Drawer

frrtbkr posted:

Iím excited! I made an offer that the seller accepted for this beauty:


That garage is awesome and you get to be REAL smug with your property insurance company about the "how far away is the closest hydrant" question.

Charles
May 9, 2004

zoom-zoom


Toilet Rascal

You made me look up what those dark green mailboxes are. I used to walk by one with my dog and never remembered to look it up.
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article...ont-accept-mail
"Relay boxes", I guess a place to just stash stuff temporarily.

Crunchy Black
Oct 24, 2017

CASTOR: Uh, it was all fine and you don't remember?
VINDMAN: No, it was bad and I do remember.




Rhyno posted:

Holy making GBS threads jesus.

Wrar
Sep 9, 2002



Soiled Meat

Garage owns. 6 bays, hell yeah. How deep does it go?

frrtbkr
Apr 25, 2004


sharkytm posted:

Good luck on the inspection! Once this poo poo blows over, I'll be over to help out.
Friends with pickup trucks

Charles posted:

You get all six garages for yourself? That's...awesome. And weird setup, but can't complain
Edit: you will need 2 3-button remotes!
You know what, I just remembered the realtor opening it up. Bay #1 is manual and 2-5 are electric. The paperwork said that there are remotes though.

Tremek posted:

That garage is amazing for being in a pretty urban area, congrats dude.
This is going to be my first time living the city life! I've been spoiled with country living, with relatives on either side of me for the past nine years.

LloydDobler posted:

That's insane, I'm super jealous. Are they roomy inside or fairly tight with a car in there? Might want to keep 3 for yourself, like a double for the car being worked on and a single for the runner. I guess I'm assuming you already have 2 cars.
I want to end up with my '88 Cabriolet, '92 GTI and '18 GTI as permanent fixtures. I've got two MK3 Jetta VR6's that I might have there for the summer but they're getting sold and parted out by fall, most likely.

Seat Safety Switch posted:

Only six garages? Check your zoning to see if you can put in a Japanese-style puzzle parking arrangement. It looks like you've got some height available for that.
If I get some $ saved I really want to redo the roof with new membrane and build a deck on top. The previous owner built a small landing out the back door and I'd just continue that with some steps up to the garage roof deck. Maybe dress it up with a trellis and a classy looking privacy wall on 2 or 3 sides.





slidebite posted:

That looks awesome man, let us know how the inspection goes.

Do you have a back yard or is is your tiny garage taking up almost all of it?
From Google maps it looks to be about 50/50 ahaha


Wrar posted:

Garage owns. 6 bays, hell yeah. How deep does it go?
see ^

taqueso
Mar 8, 2004









Fun Shoe

Are there dinosaur fossils on your roof?

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



That rules. I've thought many times about how big of a garage I could fit in my back yard since I don't really care about having grass.

meatpimp
May 15, 2004

Psst -- Wanna buy

EVERYWHERE
some high-quality thread's DESTROYED!



opengl128 posted:

That rules.

frrtbkr
Apr 25, 2004


taqueso posted:

Are there dinosaur fossils on your roof?


The structure itself is sagging a little bit or the insulation underneath the rubber membrane is compressed. Roof top bird baths!

NitroSpazzz
Dec 8, 2006

You don't need style when you've got strength!




frrtbkr posted:

From Google maps it looks to be about 50/50 ahaha


24' deep too... that's drat near a 12 car garage. Nice find

sharkytm
Oct 9, 2003

Gimme Gimme Swedish Fish...



Fallen Rib

frrtbkr posted:

Friends with pickup trucks



You realize this is your first post in like 4 years, right? Ya bum.

frrtbkr
Apr 25, 2004


NitroSpazzz posted:

24' deep too... that's drat near a 12 car garage. Nice find
The spaces are tiny. I wouldnít want to work on anything in a single bay if I could help it

sharkytm posted:



You realize this is your first post in like 4 years, right? Ya bum.
I havenít had anything good to post

Home inspection went okay, found a couple issues that theyíre willing to fix. Thereís an abandoned oil tank buried in the side yard that theyíre going to have removed and the upstairs heat doesnít circulate.

The garage needs some of the overhead receptacles for the garage door openers finished. The wires are run, they just have blank covers right now. The meter has no glass cover, or lock - and most importantly it doesnít spin

Networking gear in bay #1


PVC pipe runs underground to the basement of the house. Should be able to snake some cat5e through, and itís only 15 feet max. The shutoff for the PEX is before the washer hookup in the basement so Iíll probably add two more shutoffs so I can winterize the garage and still do laundry.


Bay #2


Looking from bay #2 into bay #1


Bay #3/4


The panel in bay #5/6


~just things~




Charles
May 9, 2004

zoom-zoom


Toilet Rascal

Probably depends on the code / laws in your area, but our oil tank was just filled with foam.

Also how old is the PEX? I know some of the stuff from the 90s are ticking time bombs.

sharkytm
Oct 9, 2003

Gimme Gimme Swedish Fish...



Fallen Rib

Charles posted:

Probably depends on the code / laws in your area, but our oil tank was just filled with foam.

Also how old is the PEX? I know some of the stuff from the 90s are ticking time bombs.

PEX isn't a time bomb, that's polybutylene. PEX is great, and code compliant.

I'm ing at the weed grow op poo poo. That's hilarious. Definitely get the utility out to check that meter before you buy, it may (will) need to be replaced, and I'd be worried that the potheads hosed up the drop.

FatCow
Apr 22, 2002
I MAP THE FUCK OUT OF PEOPLE


Charles posted:

Probably depends on the code / laws in your area, but our oil tank was just filled with foam.

Also how old is the PEX? I know some of the stuff from the 90s are ticking time bombs.

You are likely thinking of polybutylene. The grey stuff.

I would be worried about there being mold everywhere you can't see. Grow houses are humid.

Charles
May 9, 2004

zoom-zoom


Toilet Rascal

Oh could be. The stuff we had was red and blue, but that doesn't mean it wasn't it.

MomJeans420
Mar 19, 2007

Most of the gear, most of the time


LMAO that the meter doesn't spin

Dielectric
May 3, 2010


Dielectric posted:

I've got a broken torsion spring on my garage door. The new ones arrive tomorrow, I figure it's like doing car springs where you should do them in pairs. I've always been told they're spooky and will definitely kill you but the YouTube hive mind makes it look relatively straightforward if you don't gently caress up. RIP me?

Followup post: I have cheated death.

Tomarse
Mar 7, 2001

Grr

I know he isn't everyone's favourite youtuber but Colin Furze has just posted a pretty nice workshop tool tour which is nice if anybody wants some affordable garage/workshop tool porn (and also wants to feel bad about how much of a mess their own space is)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqTDfpIpub4

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

Psst! It's me!
The Sinister with the mutant gene.


Tomarse posted:

I know he isn't everyone's favourite youtuber but Colin Furze has just posted a pretty nice workshop tool tour which is nice if anybody wants some affordable garage/workshop tool porn (and also wants to feel bad about how much of a mess their own space is)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqTDfpIpub4

He's as talented as he is obnoxious.

sharkytm
Oct 9, 2003

Gimme Gimme Swedish Fish...



Fallen Rib

Rhyno posted:

He's as talented as he is obnoxious.

You forgot the healthy () amount of crazy.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

Psst! It's me!
The Sinister with the mutant gene.


sharkytm posted:

You forgot the healthy () amount of crazy.

Dude built a fuckin bunker in his backyard.



I'd be lying if it hadn't crossed my mind.

sharkytm
Oct 9, 2003

Gimme Gimme Swedish Fish...



Fallen Rib

Rhyno posted:

Dude built a fuckin bunker in his backyard.



I'd be lying if it hadn't crossed my mind.

The bunker is somewhere around #5 of the craziest poo poo he's done. He is entertaining in small doses, but fully mental.

Tomarse
Mar 7, 2001

Grr

Rhyno posted:

He's as talented as he is obnoxious.

A good way of putting it!

This workshop tour was pretty good though and low on the obnoxiousness scale as his videos go.

I liked it partly because I have a DIY (made by my mates dad not me) metal folder bolted to my workbench very like his, however i walk into the handle of mine all the loving time because it is made to stick out horizontally and I have just realised that I could just move the handle on mine 90 degrees down to be like his and the amount of swearing in my garage will drop by probably 20%

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

Psst! It's me!
The Sinister with the mutant gene.


I tried to watch that Colin video and just couldn't do it.

I like this guy's channel, he doesn't do as much insane poo poo but he's funny and does a great job explaining what he's doing.

https://www.youtube.com/user/iliketomakestuffcom

Galler
Jan 27, 2008



Working on fixing the lighting situation in my garage. Despite the previous owner being a car guy he was apparently OK with just 3 100 watt incandescent light bulbs in a 3 car garage. Today I swapped one of those bulbs for 6 4k lumen LED fixtures on the single car/workshop side of the garage (plus the drop light). Ignore the huge mess. I just bought the place and I'm still unpacking, organizing, and figuring out the layout. I need to remove/relocate those shelves as they're just in the way right now.


Next weekend I'll get the remaining 4 fixtures up on the other side of the garage and prep for the 3 more that will go in whenever I decide to brave Costco and get some more. Odd number of fixtures on that side due to the hanging rack.

I also need to redo that garage door opener mount. I just needed to get the thing up there so I could go to bed and then use get measurements to do it properly, but my temporary solution is at risk of becoming permanent.


Soon(ish) either a 60 or 80 gallon air compressor and then a lathe and a mill.

NitroSpazzz
Dec 8, 2006

You don't need style when you've got strength!





How do you like that ceiling mounted storage? I've thought about sticking a couple of those in the garage but low (8') ceilings has held me off for now.

LloydDobler
Oct 15, 2005

You shared it with a dick.



Cybernetic Crumb

I don't know about him, but I installed it in mine, and it's perfect for stuff you only need once in a while. Otherwise it's up and out of the way. I store my valuable but seldom used spare parts up there. Perfect example, I have all 4 window regulators from my crashed C70 that only have 65k miles on them. They cost a fortune new and junkyard units are all trash now. I don't need them now but if I ever do I'll be super glad to have them. I also have a spare trunk lid, fender, and convertible top up there. I do need to clear it out though, I have old speaker enclosures and other not-really-useful things hogging the space too. I bought a $60 tile saw when I remodeled my bathroom 14 years ago and it's just sitting up there taking up space, for the time spent holding it I could just replace it if I ever need one again. Same with the cheap brad nailer.

Even with the 8 foot ceiling, if you do a metal one and install it at like 6'4", or however high you need so you don't hit your head on it, you'll still have 18" or more of storage, perfect for those seldom used tools or parts.

LloydDobler fucked around with this message at 14:44 on Apr 20, 2020

BraveUlysses
Aug 7, 2002



Grimey Drawer

NitroSpazzz posted:

How do you like that ceiling mounted storage? I've thought about sticking a couple of those in the garage but low (8') ceilings has held me off for now.

i have taller ceilings in my garage and i really like the the PO of my house paid for them to be installed. i put my workbench under it and put an led light on it for better visibility at my bench.

from earlier in the thread:

BraveUlysses posted:

I still think DIY is the better way to go for a cheap workbench

My bench:



4x4 for the front legs, no rear legs.

4x4 along the back of the bench which is lagged into the studs, the rest of the frame up front is just 2x4.

I used one sheet of plywood, qty 2 4x4x8, qty 2 2x4x8

Galler
Jan 27, 2008



NitroSpazzz posted:

How do you like that ceiling mounted storage? I've thought about sticking a couple of those in the garage but low (8') ceilings has held me off for now.

I like it but I've got 10.5' ceilings on that side so it gives me a good amount of storage space in otherwise wasted space. Of course since it's ~8' up it's also a bit of a pain to get stuff up and down. It's basically going to be like attic space since my attic isn't very accessible. I'm going to add some hooks to hang stuff from it that I want more accessible.

The rack itself (MonsterRax) is fine but it could be a bit better. The wire shelf is made up of 4 sections and they're all like 1/2" too narrow so until I put some filler piece up there's a fairly big gap. This is apparently intentional but I think it's pretty annoying. The shelf pieces also just sit on the long beams and can slide to either side. I'll be doing something to lock them in place.
The ceiling mounting brackets and hardware all feel a bit thin/small. It's probably fine but I'm still tempted to beef it up a bit.
I installed it solo and other than getting the 8' beams up it was pretty quick and easy.

Galler fucked around with this message at 16:05 on Apr 20, 2020

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boxen
Feb 20, 2011


BraveUlysses posted:

from earlier in the thread:

That's pretty much my ideal bench, but one tip I've heard is use two sheets of plywood on the top, not for strength but for when several years have gone by and the top surface of your bench is starting to look like a mess, you can take the top sheet of plywood off and replace it without tearing apart your entire bench.

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