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Forum: General Garage Discussion Yesterday, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By little d
Re: Truss question - new idea

Holy ...., good find, Deke is right, those will hold up a tank!

Use a framing square, one side will be 24", the other should be 16", with the 24" side level to the bottom of your ceiling joist,...
Forum: General Garage Discussion Yesterday, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,075
Posted By little d
Re: Shop remodel project

That is really turning out nice Dave.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-19-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,069
Posted By little d
Re: Building a culvert

Damn that turned out nice.
Now, I wish I had kept up with this thread, no shit, your drilling 4' through ties? You sir are a friggin mad man. Red head makes all kinds of heavy duty screws for jobs...
Forum: Free Parking 07-15-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,882
Posted By little d
Re: Golf Cart Drag Racer Flips Off The Start. GJ Member?

Terry,
glad to see your ok and the safety equipment worked like it should. Ya, hooking up like it did, I'm thinking a wheelie bar is in order, ha.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-14-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By little d
Re: 1,800 Sq Ft Dream Garage - Young Guy in OH

78,
there's a few things ya need to think out before ya start anything.

First off, are ya going to finish out the inside, if so your not going to save any money with a pole barn and chances are,...
Forum: Free Parking 07-14-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By little d
Re: Vinyl Wrap Motorcycle

I had some advertising done a while back in vinyl, good stuff and fairly cheap when compared to painted sign-edge but, it all comes down to who is applying it. The guys that did mine were also doing...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-13-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By little d
Re: Trusses are definitely a 2 plus man job...

Man, you got that right, been on the working end of that job way to many times to buy into the false bravado BS.

Congrats, you earned it the hard way.
Forum: Free Parking 07-08-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By little d
Re: Do auto feed screw guns work?

Mine is a Senco and as Neophyte said, it is purpose built with the telescope handle, no more bending over for me!
Forum: Free Parking 07-08-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By little d
Re: Do auto feed screw guns work?

I can screw down boards on a deck/ pickets on a fence faster than they can be cut, carried and placed... You couldn't pry that thing off of me.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-08-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,059
Posted By little d
Re: free slab, what to do with it?

I was afraid you'd run into issues with an over pour but, you'd still be able to pour an extension next to it, just drill into the existing slab and anchor your rebar to it, an extra 2' may not sound...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-07-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 918
Posted By little d
Re: Questions about studs..

Tom,
I hope this catches you in time.
Before ya start building walls, ya need to do the layout work. Don't assume any of the exsisting walls are plumb, straight or square. Start out with one wall...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-30-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,075
Posted By little d
Re: Shop remodel project

Dave,
thank YOU for taking the time to document what can be done if ya just roll up your sleeves, use a little common sense and get after it.

Now days, it seems like there are two options, first...
Forum: Free Parking 06-28-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,006
Posted By little d
Re: Truck drivers and enthusiasts

Joe,
theres an ol boy south of KC on I-35 that had a coupla of those old Roadway cracker boxes, might still have them if he didnt scrap them yet.

K-Dog,
can't speak for everyone but for me, just...
Forum: Free Parking 06-28-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,006
Posted By little d
Re: Truck drivers and enthusiasts

I was up in the mountains, east of Portland one night when I ran up on some flashing lights. I called out to see if anyone had their radio on and a grain hauler had stopped, said a school bus had...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-25-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By little d
Re: Need some advice on building new garage

No I don't, from the mid west, have no clue who builds in the north east but, I'd google metal buildings and you should get a good selection and price range.

On building it yourself with friends,...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-24-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By little d
Re: Need some advice on building new garage

Lilpengy,
ya might check out the free span metal buildings, fairly cheap but a sound building. When pricing out, tell them your intentions and ask questions, lots of questions.

Good luck and...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-23-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,075
Posted By little d
Re: Shop remodel project

Dave,
I know it sucks but, it is a hell of a lot better to find it now rather then after ya get everything done and a wall falls out on ya...

BTW, outstanding job sir, I'd put my name all over...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-23-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,059
Posted By little d
Re: free slab, what to do with it?

The thing ya gotta remember is, when building on a slab like that (that close to the ground), wood is going to wick (draw) moisture, there's no way around it so, a treated sill plate is a common...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-23-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,950
Posted By little d
Re: Major issue with sill plate rot.

Outstanding job you did there. Thanks for the update, it's good to see someone tackle a job and get it done.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-22-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,059
Posted By little d
Re: free slab, what to do with it?

Ok,
16' is doable, google floor joist span table and you will find the info your looking for. While your at it, check out post and beam framing, I think I'll build my last house with this framing...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-22-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,679
Posted By little d
Re: ultrasonic cleaners for rebuilding carbs, etc

Guys,
I got a question for ya all. I've used white vinegar for years now to clean carbs, nuts and bolts, etc... Works damn good but, ya gotta let things soak and depending on how bad they are, it...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-18-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,059
Posted By little d
Re: free slab, what to do with it?

A 24' span (with no support) is a pretty good span with out any load. If ya want the bottom part of the building clear, I'd suggest ya check out attic trusses. If ya don't mind a wall or other...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-18-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By little d
Re: Sheetrock interior walls

In that case, ya might want to look around this site a little. There are several threads where the owner used painted tin for the ceiling, damn good fire break, reflects the light good and basically,...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-15-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By little d
Re: Sheetrock interior walls

74,
Hope this catches ya before ya start.
Take the 8' back and get 12' or 16' and rent a sheetrock jack. Seams aren't bad to tape and mud but, but joints SUCK!
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-15-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,059
Posted By little d
Re: free slab, what to do with it?

^^^ now thats a thought.
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