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Bulk Vanderhuge
May 2, 2009

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Kitchen counter height is a good starting point, so is groin height I believe. If you're doing a lot of fine detail type work it should be set higher. An adjustable shop stool helps a lot in that regard.

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Bulk Vanderhuge
May 2, 2009

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Tremek posted:

Fair. I think it's shaping up that the garage will be semi-detached (spec'd and the foundation poured independent of the house, but then later we will likely build an enclosed breezeway or the like) so a sub-panel is either likely or necessary? In which case yeah, doing my research on arc-fault breakers.

Thank you all so far for the input btw, I'm compiling a list that I expect will give me sticker shock and then I can start peeling back the really-wants from the sort-of-wants.

Have you looked around on Garagejournal at all? Lots of info and build logs, I'm sure you'll get some good feedback if you made a thread.

Bulk Vanderhuge fucked around with this message at 05:26 on Oct 24, 2019

Bulk Vanderhuge
May 2, 2009

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tangy yet delightful posted:

Garagejournal has me wanting to buy festool everything and 40K in storage solutions for the garage. I go there on rare occasions lest I become like a heroin addict.

Admittedly more than a few of the items in the "Show your new tool arrivals" have made their way into my own tool chest, in a "Wait, that exists? I NEED IT" kind of way.

Bulk Vanderhuge
May 2, 2009

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Garagejournal has a whole subforum dedicated to floor coatings, there are a lot of vendors on there with a lot of different options.

A top coat looks the prettiest and makes cleaning up spills easy but it's not going to hold up to grinding, welding and having stuff dropped on it. Treating the concrete with a densifier and sealer will almost make it impervious to soaking in liquids and it won't be affected by hot slag. Porcelain tile is the best of both worlds but yikes at the cost and installation.

Bulk Vanderhuge
May 2, 2009

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In general it's 2 post for car work and 4 post for car storage. You can get a reinforced pad poured where the 2 post lift will go.

For a 4 post lift you can get a rolling bridge jack or a rolling bridge platform and use a bottle jack, that would be the best of both worlds but I don't know what your budget is like.

Bulk Vanderhuge
May 2, 2009

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sharkytm posted:

The foundation is the biggest cost, regardless of construction method. There's a reason there's a ton of mobile steel building erection companies. Cheap labor, everything fits on a truck, and the expensive part has to be done before they arrive.

True, it's also the one thing you can't change afterwards. When the time comes I plan to insulate the slab and run PEX even though I won't be running in floor heating anytime soon.

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Bulk Vanderhuge
May 2, 2009

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2 pin spring loaded pogo connector, the power side is just mounted on the track to a 12v supply. The LED strip they use has a high output so it's surprisingly expensive, you can do it for cheaper if you're ok with less brightness.

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