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Tremek
Jun 10, 2005



Harbor Freight has lots of cheapo ways to get things off the ground in a garage -

https://www.harborfreight.com/gambr...oist-99758.html

I had one of their 440 lb. hoists that, combined with a leveler, I used years ago to get my kiddo's Power Wheels off the ground when I still had delusions of parking 2 cars in a 2 car garage:





For a cargo box or a Jeep/Bronco roof etc. the electric winch would have been amazing.

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Tremek
Jun 10, 2005



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.

Tremek
Jun 10, 2005



blindjoe posted:

Another electrical suggestion is to have the Garage on its own sub-panel, in the garage.
That way you don't have to wander around the house to reset breakers. If the panel is already in the garage, still do a sub-panel for all new garage stuff - easier to add things.
Also arc-fault breakers, which probably will need to be reset more, but would stop electrical fires - I think that is now a requirement for new electrical panels.

Yes, that indeed would be handy considering

Tremek
Jun 10, 2005



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.

Tremek
Jun 10, 2005



Bulk Vanderhuge posted:

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.

Oh man I had forgotten about that site. Full-tilt porn. I canít let me wife see me browsing.

Tremek
Jun 10, 2005



Mr. Powers posted:

I'm thinking that asbestos tile is probably the correct choice. Think of the fire resistance.

Get behind me Satan. Donít you put that evil on me

Tremek
Jun 10, 2005



dreesemonkey posted:

Looks good. I'd recommend building/buying some shelving for bins (or similar) running along the ceiling. You can never have too much storage space.

Token install networked smoke alarm/heat detector comment here

Tremek
Jun 10, 2005



Pr0kjayhawk posted:

Hadnít thought of that. The entire house is set up with a sprinkler system but I donít recall seeing a smoke detector. Thanks for the suggestion.

Speaking from a position of personal annoyance, I doubt it could hurt

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Tremek
Jun 10, 2005



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

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