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Charles
May 9, 2004

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Toilet Rascal

slidebite posted:

A floor drain would kick all sorts of rear end and I would highly recommend one if you can, but I haven't lived in a municipality that would actually allow one in a new home garage build for many years now.

Why is this?

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Charles
May 9, 2004

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beep-beep car is go posted:

Too easy to drain hazardous materials into the watershed.

Yeah I want a drain that goes into the sewer, not the storm drain. When you wash your car in the driveway it goes into the storm drain.

Charles
May 9, 2004

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beep-beep car is go posted:

Stuff youíd be draining in a car garage shouldnít go into the sewer either, really.

I don't want to dump my oil in the sewer. I just want to wash my car without the stuff draining straight to fresh water.

Charles
May 9, 2004

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Toilet Rascal

I wish I knew how to do all that.

Charles
May 9, 2004

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I like that it has an electric deadbolt too.

Charles
May 9, 2004

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Does it go into the sewer or storm drain? I don't get the opposition if it goes into sewer. It's better to wash your car and have the run off treated than doing it in the street / driveway where it will go down the storm drain.

Charles
May 9, 2004

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Toilet Rascal

I got the kind that mounts right to the shaft to save some overheard space as it's a small garage. Otherwise belt-driven is the way to go for quietness.

Charles
May 9, 2004

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Toilet Rascal

beep-beep car is go posted:

We like Overhead Door openers. Our previous house had one that was installed in the early 90s and worked great until it died and we just replaced it with the modern version of the same one.

Our current place has a Craftsman and Iíd not recommend it. Itís loud, itís slow and it hangs down pretty far.

Noise and speed are dependent on model and drive type. You can have higher horsepower motors, and different drive types. Belt drive is the quietest. Chain is the cheapest and loud. Screw drive is most powerful and fastest (I don't recall how it does on sound). There's also the direct drive that hangs off to the side and attaches directly to the door.

Rhyno posted:

I need to start looking at this. Is it just a module that I can connect to from my phone? I seem to recall an ad for one that had a monthly fee.

Liftmaster / Chamberlain / Craftsman would be myQ.

Charles
May 9, 2004

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Slung Blade posted:

A carriage house. I kinda wanted to build one of those when I was picking a house plan for my place, but my mother threatened to disown me if I went ahead with it.

I'm not really sure why. I think they're rad.

Ideal place:
Me
Dog
Cars, lots of them
That's it.

Charles
May 9, 2004

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My garage has a sloped roof like this. If I wanted to build some kind of pulley to hold up my Yakima cargo box, is there a guide to do it? Also would the rails be strong enough to drill into, like how the yellow hooks are?

Sidenote: I'm working on getting an electrician to clean up this rinky dink mess up there, but it's hard to get one to come out in Seattle.

Charles
May 9, 2004

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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.

Charles
May 9, 2004

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toplitzin posted:

Have you read the chat threads this year?

No. Was that an electrical fire?

Charles
May 9, 2004

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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!

Charles
May 9, 2004

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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.

Charles
May 9, 2004

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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.

Charles
May 9, 2004

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

Charles
May 9, 2004

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Just noticed Costco has the QuickJack BL-7000SLX on sale for $1250 for a few more days.

Charles
May 9, 2004

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Yeah it's for trucks and SUVs looks like. Just throwing it out there.

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Charles
May 9, 2004

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The first thing I noticed in your shop pics was a giant turbo. Nice

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