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Forum: General Garage Discussion Yesterday, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By wssix99
Re: 40x55 2 story.Any Structural Engineers with help?

No licensed structural engineer would answer the question at the top of the thread as it would risk their license.




This is good advise. They can help you ball park what the structure will...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-25-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By wssix99
Re: Keeping water out of my garage

In the spring, this would be a mess as there would be melt above frozen ground.

It sounds like the building would be fine if it weren't for the second garage door. Since the ground is relatively...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-25-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,698
Posted By wssix99
Re: Drywall to ceiling gap

Probably a dense urban area thing. (New York also takes their fire code very seriously. Catching your neighbors fire is much worse than catching their cold!)

We have to have a 2 hour fire rating...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-24-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,698
Posted By wssix99
Re: Drywall to ceiling gap

Is this an attached garage? If so, you should have 2 layers of 5/8" for a total of 1 1/4".
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-23-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By wssix99
Re: Garage floor grade!

Yea. Most of what I've seen has either been 1/8" - 1/4". (The architects I've worked with default to 1/4" and I had to beg for 1/8.")
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-23-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By wssix99
Re: Keeping water out of my garage

I think a trench drain, like you are describing will work out best for you. Given your slope issues, have you considered having the drain lead to a sump pit and having a sump pump push the water out...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-23-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By wssix99
Re: Garage floor grade!

The slope in the garage, along with your gas curb, (step up in the garage) is required by code. Cars can leak gas fumes, which are heavier than air and fall to the ground. If they build up in one...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-23-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By wssix99
Re: Mounting a lift on sub-par base

Wow. I hope you don't stand under it! You might also start his Darwin Award application now. (This would be a shoe-in.)




The thickness spreads out the vertical bearing force across the...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-23-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By wssix99
Re: Cost stimates on garage build

You should budget for $50-$80 per square foot. (The specific value in there will depend on your definition of extravagant. ie: will you have stairs up to storage, how much weight will you need to...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-22-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,612
Posted By wssix99
Re: LP Smartside siding

Here are some pictures of our LP Smart Side: (mixed with some portions of the wall covered in Synergy EIFS.)

http://images14.fotki.com/v373/photos/5/1847125/12358793/2014071916thSt-vi.jpg
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Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-22-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By wssix99
Re: Garage door to follow pitch

This would be very hard to do. The garage door and rollers are really designed for one bend. It might be possible, but the trigonometry involved would cause a geometry teacher to cry.

Depending...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-20-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 825
Posted By wssix99
Re: Trusses to support weight?

That's how Chernobyl happened.




Wings are tested to confirm they are performing as designed. The problem here is that we don't know what the roof is designed for. It would probably suck for...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-19-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 825
Posted By wssix99
Re: Trusses to support weight?

You'd need an engineer or the truss manufacturer to confirm if they can take that point load.

If the trusses are 2x4's, the lag bolts alone (depending on their diameter) could be enough to...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-18-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By wssix99
Re: Tree at the corner of my garage site

With the right (heavy) machinery, you can compact anything for appropriate back fill. For something residential/garage related, the path of least resistance/expense will be to fill the hole with...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-18-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,177
Posted By wssix99
Re: Help In Getting Angled Iron?

Would an old bed frame work? You could probably buy a new bed frame for less than the retail price you would pay on the raw material.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-17-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,272
Posted By wssix99
Re: What PSI concrete for a slab? 2500?

I would think so. The prep will etch the top of the slab, which would leave you with more visible fibers. As KenC points out, even with a virgin slab, you could still see some fibers sticking out....
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-17-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By wssix99
Re: Garage Truss rebuild

Think of your roof like a dome. It's engineered very similarly, so there never would have been any cross members. The weight of the roof presses down on the center and bears on the tops of the...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-17-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By wssix99
Re: Disadvantage to dark colored roll up doors for shop?

Great points above. If you do get grease stains on the doors from use, you can always clan them with a degreaser.

Where I live, the choice depends all on what color of spray paint the local...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-17-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By wssix99
Re: second floor support.

You are looking to build a mezanene, right? (Not connecting anything to the building walls/structure.) If not, then you will need an engineer to confirm your walls can take the loads.

I'd look...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-16-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By wssix99
Re: Garage Truss rebuild

Are you looking to create a flat ceiling here? Personally, I think keeping the profile of the rafters would give you a cool garage/temple look.

Or, are you after another level for storage? If...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-16-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By wssix99
Re: ISO Ceiling Material Ideas for Garage with 4 foot rafters

Can I suggest putting 2X4 cross members between the rafters? (That way you wouldn't loose any room and could go with thinner coverage materials.)
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-16-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By wssix99
Re: Proper ventilation of my newly insulated shop?

^ Right, for converting a shed, you shouldn't need ventilation for normal habitation. However, if you are going to be doing a lot of painting, creation of dust, etc. you might want to put in a...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-13-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,272
Posted By wssix99
Re: What PSI concrete for a slab? 2500?

If you are going to properly prep the slab (ie: grind it) to take the epoxy finish, then you won't want the fiber mesh. It will leave a bunch of little fiber fingers sticking out of the slab when...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-13-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By wssix99
Re: Slab Thickness Over 2" 25psi Insulation?

I assume you have the slab engineered and will have reinforcing bar in it? If so, there shouldn't be any concern. The slab will be designed to take that.




Definitely not. You want the same...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-11-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,272
Posted By wssix99
Re: What PSI concrete for a slab? 2500?

Then, you'll want 4000 psi. The higher strength concrete is not needed here for the "strength" but for the finishing qualities. The higher strength concrete has a higher cement content. (That's...
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