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Forum: General Garage Discussion Today, 10:52 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,452
Posted By wssix99
Re: Nitrogen caution!!!!

http://ls1tech.com/forums/images/smilies/LS1Tech/gr_judge.gif

There we go. Excellent conclusion.

Mods - Please lock this one up before this one takes off again!
Forum: Lighting & Electrical Yesterday, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 834
Posted By wssix99
Re: How can I label my light switches??

I like to use dry transfer lettering for this. If you take your time, it will look professional and printed directly on the plate. It's also pretty durable.

Here's a video of how it works. If...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-27-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,452
Posted By wssix99
Re: Nitrogen caution!!!!

I can't believe I just wasted the 20 L of nitrogen that coursed through my body reading this thread.
...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-27-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By wssix99
Re: Attic Garage Storage Question

Typically, they aren't designed to support much vertical weight on those bottom chords beyond what the ceiling weighs. When we've wanted to have storage up there in the past, we've had to give that...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-23-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,642
Posted By wssix99
Re: 2x6 strength? How much weight will a truss in my garage hold?

Maybe not. Bending isn't a bad thing when the beam is unattached. (When it's attached to the walls, etc. it pulls inward on the walls or stresses trusses/rafters in abnormal ways.) Bending also...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-23-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,642
Posted By wssix99
Re: 2x6 strength? How much weight will a truss in my garage hold?

Here's a picture of my hoisting rig made up of a 6X6 over a 7'-ish simple span.

http://images43.fotki.com/v60/photos/5/1847125/12358793/140518StairsPenthouseEastBeam-vi.jpg

The steel was...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-22-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,768
Posted By wssix99
Re: Automatic garage ventilation

I don't believe they do. The codes don't specify where vents need to be and most of the CO sensors I've seen have been on ceilings.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-22-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,617
Posted By wssix99
Re: Who else has a pole in their garage?

I'd be interested to see what it looks like when the drywall comes off.




Interesting. I'd also be worried about the beam starting to crack, etc. Taking the drywall off would tell. ...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-22-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,768
Posted By wssix99
Re: Automatic garage ventilation

You'd have to ask ASHRAE's PhD's who made the formulas. (I just put them in to a spreadsheet.) There is a citation in the spreadsheet. The formulas do calculate CO concentration based on square...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-21-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,642
Posted By wssix99
Re: 2x6 strength? How much weight will a truss in my garage hold?

A licensed engineer could jeopardize their insurance and license by giving away this kind of advice over the internet. So, if someone chimed in with a straight answer or calculation to this kind of...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-21-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,768
Posted By wssix99
Re: Automatic garage ventilation

It does really improve the air quality and keep down the car stink.




+1 A 200 CFM fan is plenty, but not having a fresh air intake will cut down its efficiently a ton.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-21-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,617
Posted By wssix99
Re: Who else has a pole in their garage?

OMG! Who needs a foundation, anyway???




Is that a concrete beam (above the columns) and a concrete ceiling you have? If so, then that jack post is probably there for a reason. (Maybe the...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-21-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 860
Posted By wssix99
Re: Anyone have a source for large washers?

BTW - If you take a smaller washer and enlarge the hole with a step drill bit, it isn't so hard. I've done this before with smaller washers and it was a snap.
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 01-21-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,392
Posted By wssix99
Re: Thoughts on LED Lighting & Recessed Cans?

Are you talking about a 120V system or a low voltage LED system.

Luke brings up a great point/idea. For new construction, you could put in a low voltage LED system. No need for 120V...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-20-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,642
Posted By wssix99
Re: 2x6 strength? How much weight will a truss in my garage hold?

The thing is... we never hear from the people who do this and it doesn't work out... (Unless they get a Darwin Award for the accomplishment.)

To the OP's original question - I just looked at a...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-20-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By wssix99
Re: Placement of 2 post lift

At 10 feet, parts of many cars and trucks will be sticking through the door once you get the vehicle in position so its weight is balanced. I suggest that you look at the weight balance for your...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-20-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By wssix99
Re: New 30' X 30' X 10' Metal Garage Question???

Upsides: As you get older, you'll really wish you had a toilet out there.

Downsides: Cost and a bathroom might give your better half the idea that they can banish you there.

Will you have...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-19-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By wssix99
Re: I vote for forum picture gallerys

The company that runs this site does have gallery functionality. The moderators should just have to ask to have it turned on as it is for other sites.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-19-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By wssix99
Re: Need ideas on ventilating new workshop

Yes. You want a HRV. (Heat Recovery Ventilator) I have on in my attached garage for code-required CO removal and have it wired to the lights to run whenever I'm in there working.

It sounds like...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 01-19-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,392
Posted By wssix99
Re: Thoughts on LED Lighting & Recessed Cans?

That's a lot of fixtures! Besides the cost of the fixtures, you'll have a much higher install cost and a more focused light vs. tubes.

If you want lights you can work under, I'd go for tubes. ...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-14-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By wssix99
Re: Planning

I'd recommend planning for one, just in case. Much less expensive than genetically engineered (or adopted alien) children:
...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-14-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,861
Posted By wssix99
Re: Need a reality check on shop build prices - tell me if this seems crazy

I wish you the best of luck here. In our dig, we knew rock was 50' down, but didn't know that there was a 125+ year old cesspool of horse manure (in a decaying wooden box) right by one of our...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 01-14-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By wssix99
Re: Options for replacing porcelain bulb fixtures.

Just get an octagon cover plate and replace the old fixtures with it. You would then put a three prong outlet in the plate.

The last time I got one of these, I recall it came with the outlet...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-14-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By wssix99
Re: Planning

That lift manufacturer recommendation goes out the window when you put a lift on an engineered slab. (Their recommendations are valid for a plain slab.) The dynamics of the lift may change the...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-14-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By wssix99
Re: Temporary radiant heat ??

If you aren't insulated yet, it's going to be very difficult to get it done before spring. You have to get the ground warm and for a period of time. Just in the heating costs, you'll spend the...
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