What did you do to your shop today?

Hurricane77

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Nov 11, 2020
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Up until recently that wood probably cost more than the pour. Looking good. Are you planning for a future lift installation?
I am. currently have a scissor lift, but want a two post. Will be documenting the actual position of the pex lines as much as I can before the pour. But also, the slab is 6" thick and those pex lines will be at the bottom. With the typical 4" or so minimum embedment of the wedge anchors, risk of hitting a line will be minimized. I'm not 100% sure where exactly I'm going to put it so wasn't too keen on leaving a clear area
 
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motorheadmike

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I am. currently have a scissor lift, but want a two post. Will be documenting the actual position of the pex lines as much as I can before the pour. But also, the slab is 6" thick and those pex lines will be at the bottom. With the typical 4" or so minimum embedment of the wedge anchors, risk of hitting a line will be minimized. I'm not 100% sure where exactly I'm going to put it so wasn't too keen on leaving a clear area

Take some accurate measurements. Our lines are very high and easy to find with the FLIR. I might have a lightly used bottom plate 2-post for sale in a week. ;)
 
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Sævar Örn Eiríksson

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May 5, 2018
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heyyyy Remember meee??? :)

Greetings from Iceland

Remember my workshop? yea I sold it and moved out of it at the end of last month. I bought a house outside of the city with a huge lot and two story 1100sq ft garage, my workshop was around 1500sq ft so it's not bad for a home garage!

some pics.. I dont have any chevy now unfortunately :) I am looking to purchase a CJ 5 jeep for restoration, hopefully it won't be as bad as my monte carlo was...

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My old workshop, emptied.. ready for the new owner and all his projects

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My new garage, I have my work cut out for me in here... yikes

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the house is nice too, you know.. but the garage is what we're here about right :D

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Had to take the truck camper out for a vacation to chill out and let the epoxy paint dry

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The floors I used self levelling concrete to get a smooth surface, epoxy on the floor and about 5" up the side of all walls, I have made some plans to build custom interior for the walls for work station and storage in the garage, there is a pit hole in the floor and a manhole in the back, but the lower floor is also accessible from the backyard outside

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I sketched the lot up and made plans to build this deck in the back yard, maybe next spring.. !
 
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mclellan83

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heyyyy Remember meee??? :)

Greetings from Iceland

Remember my workshop? yea I sold it and moved out of it at the end of last month. I bought a house outside of the city with a huge lot and two story 1100sq ft garage, my workshop was around 1500sq ft so it's not bad for a home garage!

some pics.. I dont have any chevy now unfortunately :) I am looking to purchase a CJ 5 jeep for restoration, hopefully it won't be as bad as my monte carlo was...

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My old workshop, emptied.. ready for the new owner and all his projects

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My new garage, I have my work cut out for me in here... yikes

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the house is nice too, you know.. but the garage is what we're here about right :D

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Had to take the truck camper out for a vacation to chill out and let the epoxy paint dry

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The floors I used self levelling concrete to get a smooth surface, epoxy on the floor and about 5" up the side of all walls, I have made some plans to build custom interior for the walls for work station and storage in the garage, there is a pit hole in the floor and a manhole in the back, but the lower floor is also accessible from the backyard outside

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I sketched the lot up and made plans to build this deck in the back yard, maybe next spring.. !
Congrats, looks like you are gonna have a really nice setup
 
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Sævar Örn Eiríksson

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May 5, 2018
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Ive gone forward with some of my plans for the interior of the garage, I've built a steel frame table, hung some gloss white cabinets for items which I'd rather not become very dusty, added an ikea kitchen cabinet for an industrial sink and computer desk

I will later skin the steel frame table with 4mm aluminum plate on the top and up on the walls about 8 inches, and I might add aluminum siding to function as doors to the lower portion of the steel frame table, so as to keep dirt out as I will store tools under there

I plan to make a steel frame hatch to close and seal off the pit hole and the manhole in the floor, the man hole will be assisted by pressurised gas rams for easy access and the other one will have handles which will be flush when not being pulled on


overview photo of the progress as it currently stands, I also added a bunch of LED lights to the ceiling so its bright and nice
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motorheadmike

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Cleaned it up and turned all the lights on for another showing. I want to put up a sign that says: Don't touch my sh*t!
 
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Northernregal

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heyyyy Remember meee??? :)

Greetings from Iceland

Remember my workshop? yea I sold it and moved out of it at the end of last month. I bought a house outside of the city with a huge lot and two story 1100sq ft garage, my workshop was around 1500sq ft so it's not bad for a home garage!

some pics.. I dont have any chevy now unfortunately :) I am looking to purchase a CJ 5 jeep for restoration, hopefully it won't be as bad as my monte carlo was...

View attachment 183712

My old workshop, emptied.. ready for the new owner and all his projects

View attachment 183711
My new garage, I have my work cut out for me in here... yikes

View attachment 183708

the house is nice too, you know.. but the garage is what we're here about right :D

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Had to take the truck camper out for a vacation to chill out and let the epoxy paint dry

View attachment 183713

The floors I used self levelling concrete to get a smooth surface, epoxy on the floor and about 5" up the side of all walls, I have made some plans to build custom interior for the walls for work station and storage in the garage, there is a pit hole in the floor and a manhole in the back, but the lower floor is also accessible from the backyard outside

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I sketched the lot up and made plans to build this deck in the back yard, maybe next spring.. !
It's not surprising how much Iceland looks like northern Alberta. Beautiful setup you have now.
 

Hurricane77

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Nov 11, 2020
52
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Ottawa, Canada
I got a foundation yesterday. Big milestone for building this thing. Really happy to finally get this part completed given that I was originally hoping to have the foundation in mid-July.

Contractor was here at 6 am yesterday morning just to finalize the forming and anchor rod placement. Boom pump truck was there shortly after 7am
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First of 5 concrete truck showed up shortly after
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Starting to pour
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Most of the perimeter footings done
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Starting to screed and level
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Mostly poured at this point. Partial screeded and floated
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Power troweling
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Looks pretty level to my eye
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We had a pretty good thunderstorm run through last night. Rain came late enough that the salb had enough time to dry, it shouldn't be an issue. Slab was wet this am and there's some pooling, but all the puddles are <1/8" deep.

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Still a fair bit of work needs to be done. Strip the forms, cut and fill the control joints. The need to put 3" rigid insulation vertically around the perimeter and horizontally 4' out from the bottom of the foundation and then back fill.

This weekend will be a bit early to start erection of the metal building itself but the following weekend is likely when I'll be able to really get started on the erection of the building
 
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Sævar Örn Eiríksson

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May 5, 2018
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I got a foundation yesterday. Big milestone for building this thing. Really happy to finally get this part completed given that I was originally hoping to have the foundation in mid-July.

Contractor was here at 6 am yesterday morning just to finalize the forming and anchor rod placement. Boom pump truck was there shortly after 7am



First of 5 concrete truck showed up shortly after




Power troweling



Looks pretty level to my eye


We had a pretty good thunderstorm run through last night. Rain came late enough that the salb had enough time to dry, it shouldn't be an issue. Slab was wet this am and there's some pooling, but all the puddles are <1/8" deep.



Still a fair bit of work needs to be done. Strip the forms, cut and fill the control joints. The need to put 3" rigid insulation vertically around the perimeter and horizontally 4' out from the bottom of the foundation and then back fill.

This weekend will be a bit early to start erection of the metal building itself but the following weekend is likely when I'll be able to really get started on the erection of the building

That looks great! Thats the first milestones of many, but in my opinion it's the most stressful of all the milestones to follow! Keep us updated on your progress, things move quickly after this part usually.....
 
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