A new garage, hope I do it right.

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A new garage, hope I do it right.

Postby Dwduc » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:14

The house building has reached the point of starting work on the garage structure. It will be 28' x 31' with a small 8' single car door and a larger 16' door. I am excited about the opportunities at hand. Let me know what I should do with it!

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Re: A new garage, hope I do it right.

Postby RX-7 Chris » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:14

paint all the walls pink, install a full height mirror along the back wall, and a ballet barre.
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Re: A new garage, hope I do it right.

Postby RX-7 Chris » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:14

What are your plans with the space? Do you plan to put two cars and have bikes in the third bay? Will you have the third bay setup for welding and machining?
1984 RX-7 GSL-SE [size=84]My restomod project[/SIZE]


1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL flat black w/ white interior, 2 dr fastback, 390 thunderbird, C6 auto, 2500 rpm high stall converter, shift kit, AC, Holley 750 cfm

[size=100]RIP 1983 RX-7[/SIZE]

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Re: A new garage, hope I do it right.

Postby Dwduc » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:14

At 28' deep I hope to be able to have room for 3 cars and the bikes in front being that the Solstice and the FD are both fairly short (About 14'). But I would like a decent sized area for fabrication. Also with the 12' ceiling height I need to do some research on garage doors that won't hang down in the way. I've never been a fan of roll up doors as they always seem to leak so badly.

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Re: A new garage, hope I do it right.

Postby RX-7 Chris » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:14

You can have the garage doors setup with track extensions so they sit tight to the ceiling. You will have to use recessed lighting for any lights that sit above where the garage doors go. The doors will still hang down 9"-12". You can get a wall mounted opener for the small door. I've heard they don't work so well for the 16' doors.

With 12' ceilings, you can easily fit a lift as long as you put it in past the garage door. I would suggest installing it in the single bay. I would recommend adding squares of extra thick slab for bolting a two post lift that do not have any floor heating.
1984 RX-7 GSL-SE [size=84]My restomod project[/SIZE]


1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL flat black w/ white interior, 2 dr fastback, 390 thunderbird, C6 auto, 2500 rpm high stall converter, shift kit, AC, Holley 750 cfm

[size=100]RIP 1983 RX-7[/SIZE]

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Re: A new garage, hope I do it right.

Postby Dwduc » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:14

That is interesting. I had been meaning to ask you about the wall mounted openers and if they would allow the tracks to be up against the ceiling. Looked up a few 2 post lifts, all recommended 4" 2500psi minimum. I'm going to be using 3500psi so you still feel I should go thicker? I dislike having extra control joints because they seem to collect debris especially when machining or grinding.

Update, stub walls stacked. Will pour then when I pour the main floor walls. Hopefully in the next two weeks, it's been hard to get the concrete at a decent time. Must be all the construction going on around here. Last time they were 10 days out to be available for a morning pour.

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Re: A new garage, hope I do it right.

Postby RX-7 Chris » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:14

When my dad built his shop, we did 6" thick slab where the lift posts were going. I was easier to use the anchor bolts. We also did control joints around the squares. The control joints made it easier to find them. He had in floor heating so we had to make sure that there was no tubing in those areas.

Don't skimp on the control joints. Your slab will crack and it is better if it cracks on the control joints than diagonally across the garage. Cracks are a lot harder to keep clean than control joints.
1984 RX-7 GSL-SE [size=84]My restomod project[/SIZE]


1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL flat black w/ white interior, 2 dr fastback, 390 thunderbird, C6 auto, 2500 rpm high stall converter, shift kit, AC, Holley 750 cfm

[size=100]RIP 1983 RX-7[/SIZE]

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