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sharkytm
Oct 9, 2003

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Shot blast works better than grinding, but yeah, that's the general process.

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sharkytm
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Naturally. That looks great, especially the epoxy. I really wish I had the money to blast and epoxy mine when we moved in, but alas.

sharkytm fucked around with this message at 13:22 on Aug 13, 2017

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NitroSpazzz posted:

Curious what people did for lighting in their shops and garages. We'll be moving into the new place this weekend and one of my first garage projects will be lighting. Right now the garage (22x27 deep) has one light bulb plus the lights on the garage door opener...not nearly enough. One side will be used for wife to park so not a ton of light needed there but other side will be for working on stuff as well as tool box and work bench.

The unfinished basement is 24x31 deep and will be primarily used for storage, also lit by a single bulb right now. Not sure how much light I actually need back here since it'll be 95% storing cars and spares but one bulb is not going to cut it.


Some good reading in these threads:
best light fixtures - https://www.garagejournal.com/forum...ad.php?t=278420
lighting layout - https://www.garagejournal.com/forum...ad.php?t=289441

Another tool to play around with - http://www.visual-3d.com/tools/inte...t.aspx?id=14782
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/...ad.php?t=191336

I bought t8 fixtures from dealers electric, and loaded then up into two banks. With one on, it's workable, and both is really bright. These days, I'd go LED, and did just that in my basement shop. I used 4ft LED fixtures from home Depot plus track lighting with LED bulbs for task lighting.

sharkytm fucked around with this message at 11:46 on Aug 17, 2017

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It depends on where you are. Lots of places want an engineer, environmental impact assessment, zoning board, historic review, etc.

sharkytm
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Semi-ghetto, but way loving cleaner and safer. Nice work.

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I like that Makita poster.

sharkytm
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That's really nice looking. Far better than most added-on garages. I'll be interested to see how the quick jack recess works.

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slidebite posted:

Oh no, it would be very simple. Any hose shop that makes hydraulic hoses would almost certainly be able to do it from stock with literally 15 minutes of work and you'd have the ability to make them almost any length you want... so you could in theory have the powerpak on the completely opposite end of the shop if you had long enough hoses.

Biggest issue, going from memory, is the parts that are NPT are, well, always going to be NPT so you really can't get away from it now since that's how they build them. You are stuck either using NPT fittings or adapters now. It's really not the end of the world to be fair, it's just a pitty. NPT is inferior by almost any metric. Since it seals on the threads you have to use sealant or tape which is not good on a hydraulic system because if you get any bits on the oil it doesn't play well with the valving or pumps. Now, in all reality it's not a super precision servo system so short of doing something really dumb you're probably not going to ruin it, but it's just a poor design and far more prone to installation problems and leaks. It wouldn't have even cost them more since in industry JIC and NPT threads literally cost the same for most things.

That said, the supplied hoses are hardwall springy pieces of poo poo aren't helping matters and probably my biggest pet peeve. Since there are quick disconnects the hoses will often have residual pressure in them which doesn't really help either.

You realize you're giving me a kick in the rear end to actually get this done right and see how much of a difference it makes? LOL.
NPT is the bane of my existence. ORB is better and JIC is better, but here we sit, still using NPT and NPS threads on poo poo. I've been happy with Loctite 545, but it's still a pain in the rear end to have to apply it every time a fitting gets moved.

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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.

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sharkytm
Oct 9, 2003

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Yeah, T5s are modern and very efficient. It's the old t8s and t12s (shiver) that you gotta replace. Still, looks good. I need to add some lights to my shop hi bay. Right now, it's two 4xT5HO fixtures, which are adequate but I'd like some more.

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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.

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Bulk Vanderhuge posted:

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.

Don't forget about conduit to a bunch of different spots, too. It's really handy to be able to pull data, power, or water to a different corner in the future.

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You need a different cover for the soffit box if you want to keep stuff plugged in. Look for an "in use" cover like this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/1-Gang-...WIU-1/206469236

Otherwise, nice work.

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Oct 9, 2003

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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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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

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frrtbkr posted:

Friends with pickup trucks



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

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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.

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Rhyno posted:

He's as talented as he is obnoxious.

You forgot the healthy () amount of crazy.

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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.

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Rhyno posted:

Has any company created a floor coating that doesn't require you to sand the concrete first?

Sure. If you don't care about it flaking off in a year.

sharkytm
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Rhyno posted:

Yeah but I'm lazy. It's easier to just hire someone to do all the work.

If you hire an actual professional company that's been in business for a while, they:
1. Know what they're doing and should be efficient at it.
2. Have a warranty that (hopefully) you'll never use.
3. Know which products work best for your specific area/existing floor.

I followed the GarageJournal flooring forum for years, and the long story short is it's DIY'able, but there are dozens of potential pitfalls, and there is a huge amount of time required to do it correctly, even on reasonably good substrate. If you've got an older floor with a ton of oil spots, old sealer, or damage, it's a ton of extra work. I think it's kind of like doing roofing or tilework. It's not that hard from a technical standpoint, but the potential downsides are pretty massive. I ended up just leaving the concrete in my garage as-was, as it had old sealer in spots, tons of oil/chemical stains, and it wasn't worth spending the $$ to have a pro correct that and do a coating system. If I was building from scratch, I'd prep and DIY for sure.

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Rhyno posted:

Ooh, a good option.
Yeah, RaceDeck is $$, but really nice. However, if you're bringing in a lot of water, it gets super gross under it and it should be pulled out and cleaned once in a while.

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tehk posted:

Anyone have a wall mount shop vac they can recommend?

Recently I got rid of my rental 3 car at a garage club and picked up a new house with a detached garage. It’s pretty big and strangely shaped due to township rules.

Absolutely love having dedicated areas for fabrication, wrenching, and storage. My only wish would be real stairs up to the loft, and that it wasn’t white because it’s dirty already.





You're back! That shop is awesome. Deets on the Camaro?

White is best for lighting, but I hear you about the dirt. It'll just turn a dull grey with handprints soon enough.

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tehk posted:

Thanks. Here is a album of it. It is a tube chassis, 9 inch four link, 427 cubic inch LS all billet except block which is a dart high density block, and it has turbos ranging from 106mm to 125mm. Good for 2500+HP and it’s gonna be a methanol powered street car.

I remember when you bought it and had to give up on the hater-bait S2K. I keep photos of that around to show people what insanity looks like.

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