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Powershift
Nov 23, 2009




mine is like 24x26 and it's tight with 2 vehicles in there. and a wall full of shelves on one side.

Although my vehicles are a little more....full figured.

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Powershift
Nov 23, 2009




I put all my cans on really shallow shelves. makes it quick to just walk up and grab what you need, even when nothing has caps.




Also, i'm loving the empty beer bottles slowly congregating as the work progresses.

Powershift
Nov 23, 2009




Bear in mind that i currently have $0 into this current effort.

Very heavy shelves/cupboards from a school reno, didn't fit anywhere along the back wall where i really wanted them, this is plan B.I'm going to leave a gap between the bottom cupboards for a garbage can so all 3 top cupboards fit along the wall, and install the most intense light that will fit under the middle one.



Stolls that will be the perfect height. Probably going to take the back off, definitely gonna take the fake suede off.


A slide/turntable from an old TV stand, this is a maybe for being mounted on the workbench.It has heavy tracks for holding up a 50lb TV.



I was hoping my big 33 drawer cabinet would fit in the top of the white shelf, the middle shelf is built in.



Heck yeah! Then i sat down and looked at the picture and had to go back out to measure.



gently caress! Might need some convincing with a hammer.

It took a month just to get the shelves from by the door to their position on the wall, so expect the exciting conclusion some time in 2019.

Powershift
Nov 23, 2009




poo poo's coming along



It's quite clearly made by a garbage carpenter with garbage wood, but i finally have a Powershift height work bench.

I did have to buy a $7 saw blade so i now have $7 into the project, and have almost exhausted my cache of screws.

I moved the fixed shelf in that white unit down to accept the 33 drawer unit, and smartly pulled all the drawers out before trying to move it. there has to be 400lbs worth of poo poo in there.

Powershift
Nov 23, 2009




Mr. Powers posted:

A house near my sister's house has an attached three car garage, an attached two car garage, and an attached one car garage. It is super confusing.

A lot of the "high end" houses here have that kind of poo poo. a 3 car garage at the front for cars and a 1 car garage at the back for atvs and snowmobiles and poo poo.

There's a guy just outside of town who has what is basically just a 6 car garage with a bungalow on top, he's my hero.

Powershift
Nov 23, 2009




Mine is i think 26 x 24, and with shelves on one side and 2 big vehicles it's a little tight to work on stuff.

I did at one point have two big vehicles and one smallish one stuffed in there though.

Powershift
Nov 23, 2009




I responded to an ad for a free cabinet and it ended up being an old RV dealer building and i got so much awesome stuff, including these massive things




They weigh about 400lbs a piece, and if the stamped steel poo poo is good for 500lbs a shelf, these have to be good for 10,000. I was hoping i could put my engines on the middle shelf and work on them there but they're just barely too big. It still gives me long term storage on bottom, wood storage on top, and a huge work area on the middle shelf where i can just leave projects in their own area, and store their bits in buns up top.

That blue bin in the second picture has like 20 bottles of metal etch, a bunch of rust proofer, rust converter, and rust encapsulating paint that looks, smells, and tastes like POR15.



I'm also set for life on cleaners. Nearly full 5 gallon pails and bottles of stuff that dilutes 120:1 and has 3 WHIMS symbols. Everything from waterless wash to tree sap remover to enzyme deodorizer to general cleaners.




And 500 square feet of peggboard and pegs.



I'm going to be so clean and organized. That was a good day, even if it left me insanely sore.

NoWake posted:

Actually inquired about the unit since I'm planning to list my house for sale around the end of the year. I've never looked into commercial space before, and apparently $7 in the listing meant the rent per square foot, per year.

2,500 sqft -> $1450/mo, that's like double my mortgage, I'm out

Commercial space is expected to earn a wage here, it's all $12/square foot here plus triple net. I just want space big enough to work on a truck, but it's all $2k/month, even as similar size storage spaces have dropped from $1100 to $400 due to massive over-supply.

Powershift
Nov 23, 2009




meatpimp posted:

So since I am redoing a big chunk of our house due to a dishwasher leak, I'm doing a lot of the work myself. I am in the process of taking out some soffits in the kitchen and need to do some cutting. I figured... why would I use my old, beat-up Craftsman circular saw that I cut through the cord in the '90s and wire nutted it back together... when I could just buy a new Milwaukee m18 fuel 6 1/2" circular saw for the cutting.

Why brzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz when you can BRRZT


Motronic posted:

Seriously, what a great haul.

Most of my friends who have gotten great poo poo like that was because they were in the right place at the right time when some shop or store closed down. One of them has his garage ringed in shelving from a closed down CVS and drat commercial shelving is sturdy. And a lot of it is very configurable.

Yeah, this i just happened to check the free section on kijiji 10 minutes after it was posted, said i could be anywhere in town in 15 minutes, and when i showed up said i would take everything and the dude just kept showing me cooler and cooler stuff. I'm still processing poo poo because my garage is a mess of half finished projects. but as far as immediately usable poo poo goes, i've got

2 large shelves
2 full walls of peggboard and ~300 pegs
2 full $1300 weight distributing hitches
3 partial weight distributing hitches
4 partial fifth wheel hitches
1 full 15k 5th wheel
~100 12"x48" bits of sheet metal from some unusable shelves
$45 from scrapping the broken shelves
~20 bits of usable thick gauge steel, including everything i need to put my engines together
2 24x24 rolling shelves, 1 is an awesome 4 tier 360 degree shelf that i'm going to redo with treated plywood
1 small weird display shelf thing
~$600 retail in rust fighters
~$2000 retail in cleaners
1 commercial portable air conditioner
1 water cooler i'm going to use to cool my computer chair

Add to that all the cabinets i got from that school reno, the filing cabinet that sorts all my fiddly bits, and the huge convection oven i picked up a few weeks ago for powder coating, and my $0 garage reno is going amazingly well.

Come at me, rust



I'm kidding, rust, please don't, please leave me alone forever.

the metal etch is just phosphoric acid. I spilled a little on the concrete testing it on my wheels and it ate a little bit.

https://static.speedwaymotors.com/pdf/30746821.pdf

legal exposure for employees is 1mg per cube, or 1mg per 264 gallons of water and they're selling it to people to clean rust off their RVs at 5% and 1.3 PH without any real warnings on the label.

Powershift
Nov 23, 2009




I feel like karma has finally repaid me for the salvage title mercedes


Charles posted:

It's nice when your stuff goes to a good home, too. I'm sure they're happy you're making good use of it.

Yeah, it was a salesman who just wanted to leave, and i feel he was as happy as i was, in terms of getting the job done, and the stuff going to use. He offered me a trailer full of other hitch parts but my body was dooooooone.

The same thing happened with the Mack, BMW, Lincoln, and Powerstroke, just right place, right time. A reward for being there.

e: I completely misunderestimated how many furring strips i needed, and how far this pegboard would go. It's only going to be like 10/30 boards for the whole wall. I'm probably going to reconfigure my cabinets and do the whole north wall too.

Powershift fucked around with this message at 02:06 on Oct 21, 2019

Powershift
Nov 23, 2009




Powershift posted:

I feel like karma has finally repaid me for the salvage title mercedes


Yeah, it was a salesman who just wanted to leave, and i feel he was as happy as i was, in terms of getting the job done, and the stuff going to use. He offered me a trailer full of other hitch parts but my body was dooooooone.

The same thing happened with the Mack, BMW, Lincoln, and Powerstroke, just right place, right time. A reward for being there.

e: I completely misunderestimated how many furring strips i needed, and how far this pegboard would go. It's only going to be like 10/30 boards for the whole wall. I'm probably going to reconfigure my cabinets and do the whole north wall too.



It's tempting as gently caress to paint a mural on this thing before i start hanging stuff.

e: wow, quote is not edit, i repeat, quote is NOT edit.

Powershift
Nov 23, 2009




Tremek posted:

Iím talking to our builder engineer and architect this week and I need some suggestions for what good poo poo I should ask to incorporate into my garage rebuild.

Is there some wiring standards or good-practices re: plug and line placement on walls should I suggest or ask about? What about pre-wiring for electric car charging station and welder?

What sort of pad/foundation will I need on the slab to support a lift?

How should I ask to have it insulated?

Currently leaning toward a slab plus a metal-frame unsupported steel building core, probably tall enough to allow for a second story loft over one portion, thinking a 40x60 or 40x72 footprint (one fabricator told is a truss is required every 12 feet) and then 2-4 overhead doors, at least some oversized. Not sure if this will be attached or detached but we will also use the siding and roof materials of the house.

Also thinking to have it plumbed for a sink and toilet/urinal. Also maybe some form of heated pad tech (water/antifreeze? Combine with solar or geothermal?)

Any thoughts on cooling in summer - Big rear end fan or something, or potentially AC, or both?

Open to any and all suggestions or clarifications.

My top 3 4:

1. 240v plugs. you might want a bigger compressor, you might want a powder coating oven.
2. hard air lines, and a compressor room if you have the space.
3. thick enough concrete pad for a 2 post lift, or an in-ground lift if you're starting from scratch.
4. bob ross mural

e: I should just buy grey, white, black, green, and blue, and fire up an episode of bob ross

e2: 5. central vac, with the foot pedal cabinet suckers

Powershift fucked around with this message at 02:38 on Oct 21, 2019

Powershift
Nov 23, 2009




Charles posted:

No. Was that an electrical fire?

Yes, but i think he was referring to Tremek's rough year in general with the monkeys and fire and such. You just don't notice because he has a very good attitude about it, because you can't keep a good man down.

Tremek posted:

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.

If you need help avoiding an expensive in-ground lift, this might help.

http://www.yaplakal.com/forum11/topic2019829.html

Powershift
Nov 23, 2009




meatpimp posted:

#3 and #11 are the same. But seriously, how did you find such a current link?

In what sense? It came up a few days ago in Авто https://auto.yaplakal.com/

the newest post there showcases some wall art that the crazy crash repair guys have



add it to the list, tremek!

The crushing was either very gentle, or they bodyworked and painted the crushed car, either way

e: oh snap, hack off like a foot of the driver's side of the wagon and hang it on the wall

Powershift fucked around with this message at 22:50 on Oct 23, 2019

Powershift
Nov 23, 2009




we should find the people who put stuff back in the wrong bins at Home Depot and beat them with socks filled with the wrong size nuts and bolts.

Powershift
Nov 23, 2009




cakesmith handyman posted:

I've got like three hours to tidy this place up. Will post results.




godspeed.

It took me a week to find the floor in my own garage.



Now just tons of sorting.

My free garage project so far:

left wall:
7'x8' ladder shelves: $0
Wood cabinet: $0
plastic shelving: gone soon: $40
Rolling shelf: $0

back wall:
file cabinet: $0
shelving and cabinets; $0
work bench: $0
convection oven: $0
bottle/can shelving: $0

right wall: peggboard: $100(for the furring strips and screws)

I think i'm going to just cover everything in pegboard and paint it an awesome color because i only used 10 sheets for a whole wall and have like 20 left.

Powershift
Nov 23, 2009




tangy yet delightful posted:

I used a nice high gloss candy apple red spray paint and it worked really well to make old pegboard look good. All pegboard should be painted.

I was thinking seaside blue on the bottom, battleship grey up top, and a black strip in the middle.

Powershift
Nov 23, 2009




How's this for a tool cart?



This is one of the shelves i got from the rv place, i just had to replace the wood. I'm going to rig it up with the welder and vacuum, a bunch of LEDs to illuminate from the bottom or top, and maybe a small compressor. Have 1 cord for everything. and i can just roll it all wherever i need it. my vaccum is burnt out so i'm going to be specifically looking for one that fits on the bottom shelf so i can put a lip around the top 2 shelves and use them for parts/tools.I'm also going to mount a power bar to the upright part on one of the shelves. Cutting square holes was a pain in the rear end.

I've still got a rolling wire shelf thing that i think i can turn into a winter paint booth for small parts.

Powershift
Nov 23, 2009




And cakesmith handyman said "let there be light"

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Powershift
Nov 23, 2009




Gorson posted:

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

Nomex can get hot in the summer, but it's a very soft fabric. very comfortable. In the summer i used to just wear them without pants underneath. I of course had to get them custom made, but i still have a 15 year old pair that sees regular use

Find a good coverall place and try some on. Most places go buy chest circumference as the primary measure of size, then have regular and tall sizes, but not everybody's 44 tall is the same size, for example.

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