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Forum: General Garage Discussion Yesterday, 11:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
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, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
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, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
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 02-25-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 956
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, 12:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,252
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, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 956
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, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
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, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 859
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, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,105
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, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
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, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,105
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, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 859
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, 11:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,561
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, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By wssix99
Re: Guiding a storage lift?

+ 1. Should be inexpensive also.
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 02-19-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,662
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?
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-19-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,561
Posted By wssix99
Re: In floor pit

Hmmmm... Maybe this is a better way to collect the life insurance check?
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 02-19-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,662
Posted By wssix99
Re: Remote Control For Hot Water Recirculation Pump

The newer whole house units are more advanced than that. Ours is a dual unit that operates as a water heater for the house supply and also as a boiler for the radiant floors. (It only operates in...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-18-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 988
Posted By wssix99
Re: Custom Fiberglass doors?

The thing with decorative fiberglass doors is that they are made in special molds, placed in to industrial presses and cured with heat. So, one can't really get a "custom" fiberglass door. (I think...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 02-18-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,662
Posted By wssix99
Re: Remote Control For Hot Water Recirculation Pump

BTW - If you haven't planned for it yet, you'll also need a wall drain box for the condensate line coming out of the boiler. (We didn't plan for that and ended up having to inconveniently run it to...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 02-18-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,662
Posted By wssix99
Re: Remote Control For Hot Water Recirculation Pump

Please disregard my last comment. As I was setting up my pump, I realized that you meant using a wall timer with their thermostatically controlled pump.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-18-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,561
Posted By wssix99
Re: In floor pit

I think one can make a strong argument for letting the laws of Natural Selection rule in most cases, but a pit is a little different.

If someone can't tell that an open pit in a floor is...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-18-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 988
Posted By wssix99
Re: Custom Fiberglass doors?

Can you share a picture of your current door?
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-18-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,246
Posted By wssix99
Re: Check out my garage plans

What part of the world are you in? BTW - your picture doesn't have enough snow in it!
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-17-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,334
Posted By wssix99
Re: Foundation and Slab Insulation

My lift fell out of the near term "budget" when we encountered a late 1800's cesspool while digging the foundation. The risk of continuing as-is and having to jack up the foundation later in the...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 02-17-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,662
Posted By wssix99
Re: Remote Control For Hot Water Recirculation Pump

Maybe you could - but we couldn't. Our outlet is not in a very accessible spot and having the timer on the end of the pump makes it a lot easier for us to adjust.
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