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Forum: General Garage Discussion Today, 05:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 363
Posted By wssix99
Re: Best Glue for Plastic?

Before you do anything, check the two or three letter code on the back of the part. That will tell you the exact type of plastic and you can use that info to choose the best repair material.
Forum: General Garage Discussion Yesterday, 08:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,394
Posted By wssix99
Re: Post signs that declare i have video cameras watching you an my property or not ?

You might want to ask a lawyer in your area. I understand that in some areas, you need a sign in order to use the video as evidence of a crime and if you do use the cameras, you may be under some...
Forum: General Garage Discussion Yesterday, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By wssix99
Re: Cement Flooring

This all depends on how far apart your saw cut joints are going to be on the floor. If you space them close together (10 feet) or don't care about small shrinkage cracks, wire could be fine. If you...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-12-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,299
Posted By wssix99
Re: MaxJax Custom Install - Porsche 993

If your slab is a slab on-grade, that rebar is most likely to control shrinkage cracking. Some slabs have rebar for bending resistance, but those are typically commercial slabs under very heavy...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-09-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By wssix99
Re: Hoist to Second Floor - Planning a garage addition

How long of a beam are you thinking about?
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-09-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By wssix99
Re: Hoist to Second Floor - Planning a garage addition

^ These look cool, but they can't take the kinds of dynamic loads (1/2 ton) that you are talking about. In addition to the lack of strength in the trusses, the trolley location in the center of the...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-09-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,506
Posted By wssix99
Re: How can I up the water pressure in my shower?

You are on it. You'll get pressure drop of about 1/2 a psi per foot and then internal resistance of the water in the pipes and your shower plumbing will drop it even more.

When you removed your...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-08-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By wssix99
Re: Concrete help New Garage/Home build

This is my favorite illustration of the dangers of entrapped gasoline vapors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu7lpQqGXz0

(Gas vapors are of special concern on a boat where they can not easily...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-08-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By wssix99
Re: Elevate bathroom in garage or not?

If you are going to have gas powered equipment in the shop, you should raise it and build a has curb for safety reasons. You'd then have a ton of options for the floor and utilities.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-07-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By wssix99
Re: Concrete help New Garage/Home build

Building code slopes garage floors for the fume issue and wouldn't be concerned with water so much. The fume issue is the same driver behind the gas curbs that surround attached garages and why you...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-07-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,506
Posted By wssix99
Re: How can I up the water pressure in my shower?

This should be a pretty good pressure.

Have you confirmed this at the shower by taking the shower head off and testing the pressure at that point? That test should confirm what you need to do and...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-06-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By wssix99
Re: Concrete help New Garage/Home build

Garage floors slope towards the doors to deal with gas fumes. (Because gas fumes are heavier than air.)

If you are going to work on your vehicles in the garage, having the floor slope to a...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-06-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By wssix99
Re: How do I prevent UV damage to my wood floors?

There is nothing you can do to the windows or the floor to stop it. Better finishes and windows will slow the process down a bit, but you should still just plan your layout for future fading.

I...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-05-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By wssix99
Re: Wood beam type manufactures

Just search for post and beam houses near you: http://www.precisioncraft.com/Regions/Wyoming.html
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 10-05-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By wssix99
Re: help wiring ceiling fan/light with separate switches

Looking for a modern style white fan at Home Depot, there was only two models available by internet only. While I was getting my wiring in order, one was discontinued and I was left with one choice....
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-04-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By wssix99
Re: Concrete help New Garage/Home build

Have you checked your local code to see if a level floor or a drain is allowed? Some require a grease pit for a drain, which is really... expensive if you have to put one in after your floor has...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 10-04-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By wssix99
Re: help wiring ceiling fan/light with separate switches

Yea, you are fine as long as your traveler for the 3-way switches is already in place.

The hardest part about this - IMO - is finding a ceiling fan that will play this game. I had to look for a...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 09-29-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By wssix99
Re: planning outlet boxes with inside wall tin?

You can put a square or rectangular block on the wall around the outlet, projecting it past the highest point of the sheet metal. The sheet metal can then be cut around the block. The sheet metal...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-28-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By wssix99
Re: opinions on hoist location

I learned the hard way to spec 1" over the thickness you want (to allow for variability) and watch the contractor like a hawk. (Fortunately, I was there and caught the mistakes.) I went with 5".
...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-27-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,262
Posted By wssix99
Re: Mixing Your Own Concrete

This isn't exactly correct. The concrete truck will be fractionally full with only 2 yards in it. It also distributes that load over the contact patches of 8 tires in the back. Because of that...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 09-25-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,574
Posted By wssix99
Re: romex in conduit or not?

Since when did inspectors have to understand code?
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-21-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By wssix99
Re: Need Advice on Floating Slab

Sorry - I forgot the link above:

http://web.ornl.gov/sci/buildingsfoundations/handbook/chapter4.shtml

Oak Ridge National Laboratory does great work with this stuff. They will also explain the...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-19-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By wssix99
Re: Need Advice on Floating Slab

Here's a good set of articles that should help you stort things out.

Are you heating the building? If not, I'm not sure why you'd use that much insulation around the edges. (I'd also insulate...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-19-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,316
Posted By wssix99
Re: Tension Concrete Foundation and a Lift

No worries. The base plates of the lift that transfer the load of the upper car are so far from the tires that transfer the load of the lower car, that there should be minimal effects on the slab. ...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-17-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By wssix99
Re: Ballpark figures and suggestion

This is chap. You be lucky to build an unfinished garage in my area for that price per square foot.
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