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Forum: General Garage Discussion Today, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 815
Posted By wssix99
Re: Attached Garage Concrete Thickness

This will greatly increase the likelihood of cracking. If you think I'm making this up, you can check out an authoritative reference, (not the internet) like one of the concrete institutes. They...
Forum: General Garage Discussion Today, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 815
Posted By wssix99
Re: Attached Garage Concrete Thickness

It only gets confusing if you stray away from the manufacturers' recommendations. If you do a slab, with a common thickness, and a consistent reinforcing method throughout (like they recommend) -...
Forum: General Garage Discussion Today, 06:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 815
Posted By wssix99
Re: Attached Garage Concrete Thickness

With a very few exceptions for commercial/industrial floors, rebar and mesh do the exact same thing - they resist shrinkage cracking.

The resistance to cracking is proportional to the cross...
Forum: General Garage Discussion Yesterday, 06:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 815
Posted By wssix99
Re: Attached Garage Concrete Thickness

:headshake I suppose its too late to get a new builder?

Here's the authority on this thing: ...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-27-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 815
Posted By wssix99
Re: Attached Garage Concrete Thickness

I think this sums it up well. The ONLY justification I've seen not to put a vapor barrier in is for commercial floors that have worries with curling. (A residential garage wouldn't have such...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-24-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By wssix99
Re: Can you help me judge this photo?

If what you illustrated was poured AND:
the footers in the picture were not very deep AND:
if the footers were not engineered

- then what you have is very dangerous for a 2 post lift, whether or...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-24-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By wssix99
Re: Poured concrete building

I highly recommend this - particularly if you are going to heat/cool the space. My wife (yes, you are reading that correctly) just built me an entire tall house made of ICF:
...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-24-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,098
Posted By wssix99
Re: drywall vs. OSB vs. plywood for walls

This is not true. If you use interior drywall in an unconditioned space, of course it will fall apart.

There is a different exterior drywall product that should be used in these situations. (You...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-24-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,703
Posted By wssix99
Re: Tree root destroying driveway and fence

I just had to deal with a similar situation...



Right! Cutting just the root is a recipe for disaster. However, the weight of the branches above will cause the tree to fall on the OP's...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-21-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,055
Posted By wssix99
Re: Best Glue for Plastic?

It looks like XENOY is a Sabic trademark. They say that epoxy will work: http://www.pod-sabic-ip.com/KBAM/Reflection/Assets/Thumbnail/10581_7.pdf
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-21-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,055
Posted By wssix99
Re: Best Glue for Plastic?

Before you do anything, check the two or three letter code on the back of the part. That will tell you the exact type of plastic and you can use that info to choose the best repair material.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-20-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,329
Posted By wssix99
Re: Post signs that declare i have video cameras watching you an my property or not ?

You might want to ask a lawyer in your area. I understand that in some areas, you need a sign in order to use the video as evidence of a crime and if you do use the cameras, you may be under some...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-20-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By wssix99
Re: Cement Flooring

This all depends on how far apart your saw cut joints are going to be on the floor. If you space them close together (10 feet) or don't care about small shrinkage cracks, wire could be fine. If you...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-12-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,430
Posted By wssix99
Re: MaxJax Custom Install - Porsche 993

If your slab is a slab on-grade, that rebar is most likely to control shrinkage cracking. Some slabs have rebar for bending resistance, but those are typically commercial slabs under very heavy...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-09-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By wssix99
Re: Hoist to Second Floor - Planning a garage addition

How long of a beam are you thinking about?
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-09-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By wssix99
Re: Hoist to Second Floor - Planning a garage addition

^ These look cool, but they can't take the kinds of dynamic loads (1/2 ton) that you are talking about. In addition to the lack of strength in the trusses, the trolley location in the center of the...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-09-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,629
Posted By wssix99
Re: How can I up the water pressure in my shower?

You are on it. You'll get pressure drop of about 1/2 a psi per foot and then internal resistance of the water in the pipes and your shower plumbing will drop it even more.

When you removed your...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-08-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By wssix99
Re: Concrete help New Garage/Home build

This is my favorite illustration of the dangers of entrapped gasoline vapors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu7lpQqGXz0

(Gas vapors are of special concern on a boat where they can not easily...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-08-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By wssix99
Re: Elevate bathroom in garage or not?

If you are going to have gas powered equipment in the shop, you should raise it and build a has curb for safety reasons. You'd then have a ton of options for the floor and utilities.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-07-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By wssix99
Re: Concrete help New Garage/Home build

Building code slopes garage floors for the fume issue and wouldn't be concerned with water so much. The fume issue is the same driver behind the gas curbs that surround attached garages and why you...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-07-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,629
Posted By wssix99
Re: How can I up the water pressure in my shower?

This should be a pretty good pressure.

Have you confirmed this at the shower by taking the shower head off and testing the pressure at that point? That test should confirm what you need to do and...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-06-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By wssix99
Re: Concrete help New Garage/Home build

Garage floors slope towards the doors to deal with gas fumes. (Because gas fumes are heavier than air.)

If you are going to work on your vehicles in the garage, having the floor slope to a...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-06-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By wssix99
Re: How do I prevent UV damage to my wood floors?

There is nothing you can do to the windows or the floor to stop it. Better finishes and windows will slow the process down a bit, but you should still just plan your layout for future fading.

I...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-05-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By wssix99
Re: Wood beam type manufactures

Just search for post and beam houses near you: http://www.precisioncraft.com/Regions/Wyoming.html
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 10-05-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By wssix99
Re: help wiring ceiling fan/light with separate switches

Looking for a modern style white fan at Home Depot, there was only two models available by internet only. While I was getting my wiring in order, one was discontinued and I was left with one choice....
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