The Making of a garage

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Re: The Making of a garage

Postby Shadowden » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:14

https://youtu.be/Kksbkb6CKsE

This is going to be helpful as I move towards planning work space and storage.

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Re: The Making of a garage

Postby RX-7 Chris » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:14

I can help you with sketchup if you need it.
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Re: The Making of a garage

Postby Huzer » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:14

I tried to use SketchUp when I was first thinking of my garage, but couldn't quite figure it out good enough to work. Then again, I wasn't terribly patient with it. I need to get back on my garage as well.

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Re: The Making of a garage

Postby RX-7 Chris » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:14

It's really easy when you get the hang of it.
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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: The Making of a garage

Postby Shadowden » Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:14

I added a switch and roughed in a box for task lighting on the northern wall of the garage (in the 3rd bay). Completed the wall insulation with the exception of the section where the gas line needs re-aligned. Plan to finish off all of the ceiling insulation tonight.There isn't much left to do.

Plan is to redo gas line and start hanging dry wall on October 1.

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Re: The Making of a garage

Postby RX-7 Chris » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:14

nice. Sounds like you are getting there.
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: The Making of a garage

Postby Shadowden » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:14

Yeah, finished all of the insulation except that 1 space in the wall. I have some R19 batting left from the ceiling. 3x94"x24" pieces.

Plan to start hanging drywall beginning with the ceiling. Potentially on October 1. Depends on if I can recruit some help. Lift rental from home depot is 38.00 for the day, so that isn't awful.

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Re: The Making of a garage

Postby Shadowden » Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:14

On October 1, I had the gas line in my garage re -plumbed. Originally, the gas ran from the meter through 3/4" pipe, then expanded to 1" as it entered the house. The builder didn't cut the pipe short enough so that the 1" pipe extended up and out of the wall pocket and against the wall plate. I had originally planned to just cut the pipe shorter and add some Tee fittings in strategic locations to allow me to add garage heaters in the future.

However, the plumber did some calcs and found that I should increase the pipe size to 1 1/4" for the run we were working on to guarantee that the appliances and heaters would nut run out of gas. They added 1 1/4" piping almost immediately out of the meter by using a 3/4"-1/4" elbow. From there everything else went to 1 1/4" right up until the piping disappears back into the house. At this point the 1 1/4" was necked down to 1" with a 90 deg. elbow fitting. In the picture below,starting at the wall, you can see the union, then a tee for 1 potential heater, then a tee at the other end to potentially run another heater on the far wall in the corner.

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I sourced most of my parts from Flink Supply in Denver. Prices seemed reasonable and I didn't have to deal with shipping. I did have to pick up a 90 degree elbow from Ace and a 3/4" x 3 1/2" nipple from Home Depot because Flink was closed for the day, and not very close to home. I can now finish the insulation and move on to hanging the drywall. It will take me about 10 minutes to complete the insulation this evening. I'll spend some time devising my plan for drywall too.

I think the ceiling will take about 12 sheets. I was planning to use 1/2" on ceilings and walls. However, my rafters/ceiling joists are 24" on center, so a little concerned about sagging. Because of this, I might go 5/8". You can see some of the ceiling I'm dealing with in this picture.
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Re: The Making of a garage

Postby Shadowden » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:14

I now have 27 sheets of 5/8" drywall stacked and ready to be hung. They are the 4'x10' sheets that are mold and moisture resistant (blue paper). Looking to hang it the weekend of October29/30. So if anyone has some free time, It would be great to have extra hands. I think I have a couple guys from work available, so might be able to have two crews running (one on ceiling and one on walls and knock it out fast!).

Edit: I picked up a mostly full 25# box of 1 5/8" drywall screws off a craigslist ad for $20.00. So material for hanging drywall in the garage is at $263.00. Still need to acquire corner bead, tape, and mud/joint compound. Because I acquired the 10' panels, I've decided to try and tackle the taping and mudding myself.

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Re: The Making of a garage

Postby Shadowden » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:14

Drywall hanging party on October 30. 11 am until completed. Work will start on the ceiling.

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Re: The Making of a garage

Postby Shadowden » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:14

Thanks to DWDUC, and some other freinds, I have some drywall hung in the garage. It went slower than I hoped, but we got a lot accomplished. We hung a little over half of the drywall from a material perspectivr, but got most of the very difficult ceiling hung. Hoping to knock the rest out during the evening this week with a freind from work who lives nearby.
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Re: The Making of a garage

Postby Shadowden » Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:14

look what my phone made me:
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Re: The Making of a garage

Postby RX-7 Chris » Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:14

Looks like you are getting there.
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: The Making of a garage

Postby Huzer » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:14

Looks good! I already need to get back in the garage. It doesn't take long for it to get messy.

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Re: The Making of a garage

Postby Shadowden » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:14

Well, I have about another day of work to complete hanging the drywall, if that. Should be able to finish before surgery on December 16.

I have some outlet holes that were cut too big that need a solid patch. A small space near the ceiling by the two bay garage and re-work a corner that didn't line up very well and I ended up breaking the corner of. I'm planning to have someone come in to mud and tape it since I ran out of time. Depending on price, might have them prime and paint too. I'm sure there are going to be areas where the pros will look at and wonder what I was thinking, but they didn't see the framing underneath. Anyway, that will have the space set for me to move in once I have use of both shoulders.


In the meantime, I gathered some intel that if a guy is patient he can pick up nice cabinets extremely cheap from IKEA. I just don't know if I have the patience for that. Pretty much going to use all the time I had planned to be working on fab projects to study for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, so that will be almost as fun.


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