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Forum: General Garage Discussion Yesterday, 11:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,390
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 Yesterday, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
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: 784
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: 784
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: 606
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: 1,144
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: 1,237
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: 821
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: 406
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: 193
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: 821
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: 346
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: 362
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: 1,237
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: 801
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: 1,237
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...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-10-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By wssix99
Re: Slab Thickness Over 2" 25psi Insulation?

Agreed. My 45* angle is conservative. Have you ever seen simple resources that would give a precise pressure/stress distribution for a situation like this?

I recall doing some foundation...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-10-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 818
Posted By wssix99
Re: Concrete / ratwall question

Have you dug down to see what the existing foundations are like?
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-10-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By wssix99
Re: Slab Thickness Over 2" 25psi Insulation?

Any commercial concrete/masonry supply place should be able to get you the foam board you are after.

I just poured a garage like you are describing. I did some "math" for a floor to support a 2...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-10-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By wssix99
Re: Concrete repair?

Not sure how far you want to get in to it, but...

The structure of the slab looks pretty good. You could probably get a professional in to use a commercial grade re-surfacer across the whole...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-10-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,237
Posted By wssix99
Re: What PSI concrete for a slab? 2500?

It all depends on what you are going to do with the slab. PSI, reinforcing, fibers, all have their place - but they all have their costs, too.

Are you going to put a lift on the pad? Are you...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-10-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 818
Posted By wssix99
Re: Concrete / ratwall question

Where I live in IL, the rats are 30-40 lbs. and can't get through tiny openings. Maybe MI rats are more like mice?
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-09-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By wssix99
Re: Floor Slope?

If cars will be in the garage, then you need the slope for safety. You will never notice a 1/8" slope doing your work. I have this slope in my garage and it feels flat.

The fluids on the car...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 07-09-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By wssix99
Re: British Electrical Plug - FYI

^ Their outlets are easier to use because of the large outlet. It's easier like playing with Duplo blocks is easier than Legos.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a3/Lego-duplo.jpg
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-08-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By wssix99
Re: Prep Needed for Drywall over Concrete Wall?

You can't go wrong with that. (I had to use some plastic where I had drywall right up next to a piece of concrete exterior wall and its working well.)

One other thing you might do is back up the...
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