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Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-27-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,843
Posted By wssix99
Re: wrap a wooden post in lead, or cut off and raise for concrete?

If done properly, I wouldn't think it should be that much of an issue. My guess is that these latest guys are either scared of the job or know it will be hard to make money. With so many steps to...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-23-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By wssix99
Re: 40 degree F thermostat

Any radiant floor thermostat should do the job for you. Typically they would be hooked up to a temperature sensor embedded in the slab and can also be hooked up to an outside thermistor, also.
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Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-20-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,441
Posted By wssix99
Re: steep hill site for garage

Can you just build the garage in to the side of the hill and then walk up stairs to the house? It doesn't look like you have enough runway for a winding driveway. Digging it in to the side of the...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-19-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,441
Posted By wssix99
Re: steep hill site for garage

Pictures would help here. In the meantime, you may find this thread helpful:
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=211683&showall=1
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 03-17-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,022
Posted By wssix99
Re: Remote Control For Hot Water Recirculation Pump

Thanks again to easyrider13 for putting this thread out. It has been most helpful to me, personally. (I would probably continued to be bitter/stubborn and cursed my recirculating system until the...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-12-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,843
Posted By wssix99
Re: wrap a wooden post in lead, or cut off and raise for concrete?

To be good and simple, you'd need to replace the entire wood post with a steel one.

The forces acting on two posts/columns and a foundation can be a lot different than a single post/column and...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-10-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By wssix99
Re: Ventilation without loosing heat

For this application, the OP would probably want a HRV. I have one in my garage and it works like a charm. (I have it primarily to provide venting of gasses, while recovering the heat.)
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-10-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,202
Posted By wssix99
Re: Managing the mud

+1. This works like a charm and I've done the same in your situation. It stabilizes the ground and helps drainage all at the same time.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-07-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,276
Posted By wssix99
Re: Need a good crapper

Best of luck with your recovery. I recently had my shoulder reconstructed and I chose the pain over this medication. Being that constipated made everything else worse.

Good move on the toilet. ...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-03-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By wssix99
Re: Craftsman ratchet rebuild kits

I got mine off of eBay. There are guys out there that specialize in this sort of thing and can help you I.D. the kits you need.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-01-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,174
Posted By wssix99
Re: Home building ?'s

I was talking about "once the plans are done" and before there are any contractors or contractual estimates involved. I've never seen a first design come in low. :)

Custom is relative, but in my...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 02-27-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By wssix99
Re: Electric car: power hub

You say that now, by who knows what things will be like when you buy your next car? You may want to consider future-proofing by running conduit that will allow you to pull a larger service, if you...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-27-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,174
Posted By wssix99
Re: Home building ?'s

The most important thing for a custom home:

Take your construction estimate once your plans are done and double it. This is what you will actually pay.
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 02-24-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,080
Posted By wssix99
Re: spray foam around electical outlets

Yea, that's just when its wet.




The goo that comes out when they are purging the lines is heavy in solvents, so it really soaks in to the concrete. We ground our floor before the epoxy and...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-24-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,365
Posted By wssix99
Re: Can I drill roof joist

Center of the member (along the height) in the center third.

The middle third of the beam does most of its work carrying the bending forces, which concentrate on the top and bottom parts of the...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 02-24-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,080
Posted By wssix99
Re: spray foam around electical outlets

You are talking about open cell spray foam insulation right? (Not the sealant stuff in the can.)

If so, this stuff is rated for contact with the electrical boxes. As was said above, its just the...
Forum: Introduce yourself here! 02-24-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By wssix99
Re: Adding extra storage area in the attic of my garage

When you say "Yes," you mean that "Yes, this should not be done."

Right?
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-24-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 996
Posted By wssix99
Re: 2 post lift on different slabs?

The best way to envision this is to look at the post from the size and cut a cross section of the slab. The slab and the post form an upside-down "T" shape and the legs of that "T" give you the...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-23-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,843
Posted By wssix99
Re: wrap a wooden post in lead, or cut off and raise for concrete?

I'm looking forward to the pic.



This shouldn't be a problem. Only the footing cap you are constructing needs to be in the diamond shape. The most important aspect is that the hole in your...
Forum: Introduce yourself here! 02-23-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By wssix99
Re: Adding extra storage area in the attic of my garage

Thanks for the pictures!



Sandwiching OSB between the 2X4's will make them stronger, but I would still not walk on top of that. Typically, one would use larger dimensions of wood for something...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-23-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,843
Posted By wssix99
Re: wrap a wooden post in lead, or cut off and raise for concrete?

#1 has too many issues to type in one sitting

#2 is fine in concept, but will cause really bad cracking in the slab




You can do that or have the footings flush with the surface. The key...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-23-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 996
Posted By wssix99
Re: 2 post lift on different slabs?

If the joints we are talking about here are just saw-cut or troweled control joints, then it is a continuous slab. These just control the shrinkage cracks that happen in every slab and the cracks...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-23-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,841
Posted By wssix99
Re: In floor pit

That's just the point. It can be done safely but the ventilation and other inspection requirements, which oil change places follow, are going to be cost prohibitive for a residential shop. These...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-20-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By wssix99
Re: Guiding a storage lift?

+ 1. Should be inexpensive also.
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 02-19-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,022
Posted By wssix99
Re: Remote Control For Hot Water Recirculation Pump

This is interesting. I suppose the end effect is just like having multiple faucets open at the same time to flush the cold water out of the lines faster?
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