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Old 06-03-2014, 09:26 PM
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So this will be done by end of month right?

Sent from my government tracking device.
I really doubt that. Ive got allot of crap going on, if Im lucky I might have rock on it by the end of the month, I set my goals low, keeps my disappointments to a minimum.

Getting the framing and decking laid down, allows me storage (on top), to get stuff off the floor, so I frame out the next section. Ive go 7 more to go,,.. so Im only getting started.

This week I hope to get the hall/vestibule framed, which gets a stair case to go up to the deck.
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Old 10-03-2015, 10:47 PM
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Pics for the bored... Got the office done, moving on, only 7 phases left !

Started on phase II of the shop interior build out today. This morning the space was empty, by 3:30 today, it had a skeleton. Yes, I had help, competent help.

Framed in 24x20. Will be a workshop, divorced from a bay with a lift. Someplace to do bench work, that is heated-A/C, and "more" dust free. Framed in a 36" door and a 7' x 9' to drive mowers, and misc stuff through.

Things went well. Cheated at the end and used the forklift to stand up the last wall.
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Old 10-03-2015, 10:50 PM
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Got the trusses for the attic / ceiling set as well. Waiting on doors.
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Nice. Will inspect later today...
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Old 10-11-2015, 01:11 PM
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Congratulations, Windy acres, My shop is 4,720 sq ft., When I brought the new 10' x 3/16" 11,000 lb apron brake in, My guys asked when are we doing the addition.

I was like you, My shops prior to this one were in the 1,200 sq ft range, so when I did the 3200 sq ft addition to get 4,720 I was in heaven.

That loft is really going to be nice to store things.

Good luck.
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Old 11-02-2015, 12:56 PM
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Wow I'm so jealous!
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Topping off old threads, Ive got two " area's " essentially finished.

A shop office, ( 20x17 ) and a small engine/transmission/motorcycle/ATV/Etc work area done ( 20x24 ) that has a 3.0' x 7.0' pass through door and a 7x9' insulated commercial roll up door, so I can take stuff in and out. My forklift fits through it, I think its large enough I can get my Jeep Cj in there if need be.

Its been finished out with diebold cabinets the bank took out, along with take out lighting from the same banks. Both have heat, and Im about to drop the hammer on two ductless A/C machines for each section.

Im working on electrical right now.. and Ive not decided on work bench tops yet. Whether I go laminate, or butcher block. Also need to shelve the whole room, once I the EMT/receptacles mounted.

Plugging away, little by little, Im still working on trim and finishes on the house " gut " , but sneak out to the shop as much as I can.
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Those cabinets are pretty rugged, have one with keys that was tossed into a tin pile to be baled up with appliances & other tin, still have not decided what to do with it, in the mean time it rusts.
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Very nice!! First class. In the pic is this the office? Or are these gonna be work benches?
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Old 04-08-2016, 07:25 AM
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Very nice!! First class. In the pic is this the office? Or are these gonna be work benches?
Thanks, I dont know about first class, I only hung rock, in lieu of plywood for fire safety reasons, otherwise, its bare bones.

The pic, is a of one corner of the workshop area ( just happened to be standing there with my phone in hand and shot a pic of Steve standing there ). The free-bee cabinets, are getting a top on them, to be work space. Just dont know what yet. There is an old school manufactured steel workbench in there along with 3 roller tools boxes and 2 parts washers along the wall.

I got enough free cabinets to circle the entire room, so the balance of cabinets will go in the next " modular " section in the shop, which will be of the same dims of 20x24, and it will be a room for fabricating/welding/cutting/machining.

I went to the home store last night, and to just get started on the power / lighting, I bought a sub panel, no breakers, wire, pipe, some boxes, some odds and ends, about 1/2 of what I need to get that one room done and the lights wired, not including the feed.. and spent north of $300.. for a moment, makes romex attractive, but I didnt know where I wanted ANYTHING. So surface piping it is. Find out today, if I remember how to bend pipe.

Ive got lights hung, 12- 2'x4' florescent fixtures ( made for hanging in a grid ), each has 3- 32w bulbs. I removed the diffusers and cut back the frames a little bit on each one for better distribution of light. I felt bad, lights where really nice, and I more or less stripped them, but they where headed to the junk yard... I just ran construction screws through the body of the lights, and into the bottom chord of the trusses.

The lamps where free, compliments of the my buddy from the bank, they have been putting in LEDs in the branches. I think I picked up about 75- 2' x 4' T8 fixtures, there are more coming.

Id love all LED lighting, but on NO budget, the T8's work really well !
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