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Forum: General Garage Discussion Yesterday, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By wssix99
Re: FormulaR Board...help!

What led you to believe this was a good thing to do?
Forum: General Garage Discussion Yesterday, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By wssix99
Re: elevated slab... anyone done one

I wouldn't park under or store my stuff under one of those, either. lol




All concrete cracks. This is concrete 101. Reinforced slabs, like reinforced septic tanks just have really really...
Forum: General Garage Discussion Yesterday, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By wssix99
Re: elevated slab... anyone done one

They are expensive and require maintenance, particularly if you live in a snow area.

I lived in a condo for a while with elevated slabs and we were constantly chasing down snow melt leaks through...
Forum: General Garage Discussion Yesterday, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By wssix99
Re: Concrete driveway stength question

I should have qualified this comment, more.

Trucks rolling on a new driveway will not harm anything however other construction activities probably will! Moving pallets, dropping pieces of steel,...
Forum: General Garage Discussion Yesterday, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By wssix99
Re: Deck/car port ideas

You will definitely need posts and a beam mid-span. Otherwise, you'd have to have an engineered PT wood beam or a steel beam on the end costing you several thousand dollars, crazy-expensive long...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-26-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,765
Posted By wssix99
Re: Did the unthinkable cut the hole in my building, now I need to finish it up

Everything on the back of our house is Noritz and we love them:
http://images51.fotki.com/v628/photos/5/1847125/12358793/20140921Back-vi.jpg

No problems with fumes/vapor hitting the walls - it...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-26-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,152
Posted By wssix99
Re: New Driveway, Help Please

First, if you really care about this, I would not believe everything you read on the internet. If you go to a good library, you should be able to curl up with this and get a lot of good,...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-26-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,169
Posted By wssix99
Re: Cost of concrete ?

With the volume that your concrete guy does he can get a price MUCH better than you can. This price ^ is a rip off and is retail. (and is before fees...)

A good concrete company should be able...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-26-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By wssix99
Re: Concrete driveway stength question

There is no reason to hold off on the driveway unless you are going to build it so cheaply that it would be an issue. If you are worried about it, just get your installer to offer a warranty.
...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-26-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By wssix99
Re: Garage Floor Repair

How long has it been like this? Mud jacking can work and will last, but if the source of the problem is still there and you continue to see settlement, then you'll just end back in the same place...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-25-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By wssix99
Re: Few Lift Pad Placement Questions

I had the exact same issue with my build. It's easy to find experience with one or two of these areas, but not all at once. I had to do a lot of research to get everything sorted out and consult...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-24-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By wssix99
Re: Rebuilding under new threshold

BTW - That curb is a gas fume curb. (Not for tires.) So, you'll want that step-up restored in to your new door.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-24-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By wssix99
Re: Rebuilding under new threshold

The thing about putting in concrete after the fact is that it shrinks and you'll be left with a small gap - no matter what. Anchoring cement will expand a little bit, but that could end up bowing...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-24-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By wssix99
Re: Few Lift Pad Placement Questions

^ BTW - Your concrete guy may not have a good appreciation for the physics at play here and may tell you, "OK." They will get paid regardless and won't be liable for doing what you ask them to.
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Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-24-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By wssix99
Re: Few Lift Pad Placement Questions

Yea... but you have to be very careful about what epoxy you use. Some can creep and would not be suitable for this kind of application. For example, I would never use an epoxy anchor for a lift...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-24-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By wssix99
Re: Few Lift Pad Placement Questions

As noted above, the lift manufacturer's instructions will define what you need to do. Pouring "pads" is only for remodeling contexts where you don't have a thick enough slab.

For new...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-23-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By wssix99
Re: MaxJax idea - Additional baseplate to help spread load?

... That's really tight for any lift. For the Max Jax, I assume you won't be able to escape having the vehicle stick out of the door to get it centered on the lift?

For something this tight, have...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-23-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By wssix99
Re: MaxJax idea - Additional baseplate to help spread load?

This is really unnecessary and I am sure the manufacturer will tell you that it is definitely not a safe thing to do.

You should not be concerned about the "load" of a lift on your floor. The...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-23-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,736
Posted By wssix99
Re: Slope for garage floor

The codes require the slope because of gasoline. It has nothing to do with water or snow melt.

(Cars, lawn mowers, gas cans, etc.) In the even of a spill or a leak, the slope takes the fumes,...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-22-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By wssix99
Re: Rags In A Box

They have periodically changed the towel over the years based on feedback from customers. My wife was a tester about 7-ish years ago when they last tweaked things. I recall, at the time, they were...
Forum: Garage Gallery 08-22-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2,584
Views: 1,565,927
Posted By wssix99
Re: The Concrete Underground

Summer = busy season for paying work. :) I would expect the house will get more love when it starts getting cold again.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-20-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,644
Posted By wssix99
Re: Heavy duty pull down attic stairs for 12'+ ceiling height

This was a lot of work but an interesting long garage ladder on a budget:
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=286178&highlight=stairs

It looks like the picture of the finished...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-18-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,310
Posted By wssix99
Re: Drywall "Fibatape" - I'm liking it !

There is a place for everything. I have seen people have success with this stuff - but they have used it like regular tape. (Apply mud to the joint, cover with the mesh tape, mud on top, etc.) The...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-17-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By wssix99
Re: concrete pad for installing a 2 post lift

Don't do this. It will make your floor (and lift) weaker. Best to follow the instructions and pour a flat, consistent slab. If this was a good idea... the manufacturer would give you instruction...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-17-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By wssix99
Re: Siding Alternatives

Mediate in a way where they can both be right!

Go with LP Smartside with the OSB core and attack it directly to the studs. It should give you all the rigidity you need for a shed and will also...
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