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Forum: General Garage Discussion Today, 09:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,263
Posted By wssix99
Re: Torsion Spring Adjustment tools...?

You are right on that point. I got malleability and ductility confused with each other. (and read the wrong values for rebar) Rebar and cold rolled steel have the same ductility. Thank you for...
Forum: General Garage Discussion Yesterday, 03:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,263
Posted By wssix99
Re: Torsion Spring Adjustment tools...?

This is very correct. Reinforced concrete is a very hard thing for a lay person to understand.




Rebar does have some compressive strength, but in most common applications its an...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-27-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,263
Posted By wssix99
Re: Torsion Spring Adjustment tools...?

I just built a concrete house and worked with tons of the stuff. It is very ductile and we bent it and cut it with hand tools.

Rebar in reinforced concrete is used as a tension member and those...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-26-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By wssix99
Re: Recommendation for Swing Set Frame

^ Same here. These are bomb proof.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-12-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By wssix99
Re: Garage cement wall ideas?

Check out the Concrete Underground thread for some great ideas. You can cast the electrical in to the wall but you don't want drywall in direct contact because it will wick water out of the...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-10-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By wssix99
Re: Calculating load on a floor

No. Engineers go to school for a long time to learn how to do this. You best bet is to look up what the design load for your local code is and size to that. That process should be straight...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-10-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,662
Posted By wssix99
Re: Spray foam insulation- who's intimately familiar with it?

The dingelberries who sprayed my garage did the same thing. They left me a big pile of the fool when they decided to clean out their guns on my new floor. Fortunately, I epoxy coated mine and it...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-07-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,751
Posted By wssix99
Re: Table Saw

Young adult operator, cross cutting an angle on a wide hardwood floor board. New blade. (This turned out to be a good thing for the finger re-attachment.) He was cutting too fast, the blade dug...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-06-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,341
Posted By wssix99
Re: Mounting a lift on sub-par base

For a floating slab, it shouldn't matter. The base will see approximately the same pressures with a 2 post lift on top of it as it does with a car parked directly on the slab. (The base plate of...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-05-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,751
Posted By wssix99
Re: Table Saw

This is one of the most dangerous power tools one can purchase. I just witnessed someone cutting all 5 of their fingers on one. (One was completely amputated.) It was a very bad day for everyone,...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 08-05-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By wssix99
Re: Power cables for power tools

Many power tools (circular saws, etc.) draw enough current that they would exceed the capacity of this type of plug. Power tools also take a good bit to strain on the cords, and this type would just...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-05-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By wssix99
Re: Window gear grease

It's probably Sil-Glyde: http://www.agscompany.com/lubricants/automotive/168

I think NAPA also sells it in their own tubes, but its still labeled Sil-Glyde.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-27-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
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: 579
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: 1,921
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: 1,921
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: 621
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: 579
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: 621
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: 22
Views: 1,341
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: 522
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: 6,044
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: 523
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: 893
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: 893
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...
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