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Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-02-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By wssix99
Re: Determing Reinforced Concrete

Where did you get this information? The only time, I've seen reinforcement called for is in retrofit applications where you have to cut out part of the slab and re-pour.

You don't need...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-02-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,965
Posted By wssix99
Re: Building a crooked shed- on purpose

You probably shouldn't read this thread, then.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-02-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,965
Posted By wssix99
Re: Building a crooked shed- on purpose

Excellent! I'm interested to see how this project turns out.

BTW - Don't forget to add the weathered advertisement painted on to the side of the shed!
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Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-01-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,965
Posted By wssix99
Re: Building a crooked shed- on purpose

1) You can't just go and drop something like that on us without posting a picture!

2) There are lots of great picture books of outhouses, which you can get for some good inspiration.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-30-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,965
Posted By wssix99
Re: Building a crooked shed- on purpose

There's always the case of beer and blindfold method...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-30-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,965
Posted By wssix99
Re: Building a crooked shed- on purpose

If you want a 4" bow, I'd take a straight 2X8 board and use a saw to cut the bow in to the side of it. That way, the walls inside will be straight - and strong for real world use and you can sculpt...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-30-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By wssix99
Re: Dishwasher mounting dilemma

^ This. It's built the exact part designed for this problem and is used often for granite counter tops, where drilling in to the top is a problem.
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Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-29-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By wssix99
Re: Filling space between slabs - rebar dowels needed?

I wasn't very clear in my explanation. I was thinking of pinning the slabs on alternate sides, having a separate U stirrup to go pin-to-pin, and then wire tying the stirrup to the two pins on either...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 06-29-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 805
Posted By wssix99
Re: Suggestions for quality outlets to use

Do you know what brand they were? Most of the big box outlets I've seen are Levition, which I haven't known to have such issues.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-29-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,966
Posted By wssix99
Re: An engineering problem

Have you thought about putting in removable curbs around the pit? This would give you curbs (like are installed in to the concrete of oil change places) to keep the wheels from going in.

You...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 06-29-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 805
Posted By wssix99
Re: Suggestions for quality outlets to use

Why? Have you ever seen a $0.99 outlet fail? There may be a case for upgrading at your workbench where you'll be constantly plugging tools in/out, (good ideas above for that) but for the vast...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-26-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,886
Posted By wssix99
Re: Liftmaster 380LM Remote Light - Clearing Codes

A+++ Thanks for the write-up. This has saved me from the problem late on a Friday night.

Countless lives have, no doubt, been spared from impending rampage I would have unleashed on the world. ...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-26-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By wssix99
Re: Filling space between slabs - rebar dowels needed?

BTW - I hope you have a good use for all that wood flooring!!!
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-26-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By wssix99
Re: Filling space between slabs - rebar dowels needed?

Forklifts put much higher forces on the slab vs. a light vehicle with large rubber tires. (and a wide contact patch to spread out the weight.)

I would definitely pin the cap to the existing slab. ...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-25-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By wssix99
Re: Water getting into garage and basement behind concrete steps

Do you have a picture of this or is it hidden behind the siding? Maybe water is getting behind that barrier?

Even with the plastic, I would expect the siding to be off the concrete and to see...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-25-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By wssix99
Re: Excessive humidity/moisture

You have such great ventilation, that a dehumidifier would just be working non-stop to dehumidify the entire state.

I assume your walls are concrete? They would cool at night and when the hot...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-25-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By wssix99
Re: Water getting into garage and basement behind concrete steps

^ Same here. If the wall on the side of the steps is made of wood, then you have big issues. The water in the garage is just the canary in the coal mine.

The way the siding is run - all the way...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-23-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,011
Posted By wssix99
Re: Slab is poured, tell me what you think (pic heavy)

That's different than this situation, though. I would expect the rods you sell could also be epoxied in to a slab and are rated for tension.

The devices in the OP's pictures look like ordinary...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-23-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,011
Posted By wssix99
Re: Slab is poured, tell me what you think (pic heavy)

Great idea, but I don't see any control joints in the slab. With the contractors "technique," the rebar that is there is probably not center-slab and the shrinkage cracking has already started. I...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-23-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By wssix99
Re: Building Contractors and Service

^This.

Contractors that stay in business will have many irons in the fire at one time. The hotter your iron is, the happier you will be. The larger your project, the more stable your project,...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-23-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By wssix99
Re: Filling space between slabs - rebar dowels needed?

What are you using the floor for? People or vehicle traffic? If vehicle, I'd use pins and maybe something else.

Having a good compacted base is key, but it sounds like you'll have 5" wide strips...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-23-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By wssix99
Re: Window style advice

If the windows face the street, you should copy what's there so you don't harm your curb appeal. If not, you should be able to us whatever you want.

One thing to think about is screens. Screens...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-22-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,964
Posted By wssix99
Re: Extended 4 post lift

You don't throw gasoline around, but its the accidental spills and what your vehicles leak that is the big worry. Even a teaspoon of gasoline can create enough vapor to set your entire space on...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-22-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By wssix99
Re: Floor Drain Placement ideas

1) This floor plan is a recipe for trouble.



2) If your concrete guys understand that you are putting in a lift, they don't know what they are doing and you should go get new concrete guys. ...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-22-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,045
Posted By wssix99
Re: How to trim 2" off stem wall for man door?

I assume, that you have a gas curb from the original garage up in to the shop, right? (You should have the same setup going from your new garage in to the shop.)

If your shop is really integral...
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