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Forum: General Garage Discussion Yesterday, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By wssix99
Re: Concrete slab

First, I would make sure you follow the manufacturer's instructions. They should have specs for this kind of thing.



That depends. How much rebar are you putting in? With the proper amount...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-21-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By wssix99
Re: Introduction and Concrete question

Are you worried about drilling through the rebar? A good drill and proper bit shouldn't have a problem doing that.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-20-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 882
Posted By wssix99
Re: Condensation on garage floor

If the dew point was above above 71.6, then that could cause condensation on the epoxy (cold slab) from the warm, humid air. You can calculate the dew point here if you know the temp and humidity at...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-18-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By wssix99
Re: What can I use to cut Smartside with to side my garage?

Getting the gaps is really important with this stuff. We had to make a custom circular saw guide, similar to this:

http://cdn.instructables.com/F85/WR6U/FPKFCXPG/F85WR6UFPKFCXPG.LARGE.jpg

With...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-18-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,779
Posted By wssix99
Re: What do you use for fire in your garage?

This is what the hand torch looks like:
http://www.tooltopia.com/_img/BZM/BZMST2200T.jpg

It's a great tool. You can use it as a portable soldering iron or as a heat source. The solder tip...
Forum: Heating and A/C 05-16-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,515
Posted By wssix99
Re: garage fans

I would go for insulation and a mini split system to air condition it!

If you go fans, I'd recommend floor models so you can move them around and direct the flow of air to your liking. In order...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-15-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By wssix99
Re: How many anchor pots? Where to place?

I think pots really look great, but they cause slab cracking complications. Could you bolt an anchor to the surface? (This would solve your cracking issue and allow you to expand any time in the...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-12-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,096
Posted By wssix99
Re: Supporting a steel beam ina new garage

If you think that, then your expectations are probably off. If working with hourly service providers is too much to take or to pay for, you can hire a general contractor and they will insulate you...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-08-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,129
Posted By wssix99
Re: Drive off 4 post lift onto platform?

With a platform just a few feet up, a loading dock elevator may be the thing you are really looking for: http://www.bluegiant.com/Products/Lift-Products.aspx
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-08-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,129
Posted By wssix99
Re: Drive off 4 post lift onto platform?

Lift - no. Elevator - yes.

An off-the-shelf lift will not be designed or certified for moving or shifting loads. Driving slowly would help avoid those complications, but I wouldn't bet my life...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-07-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By wssix99
Re: Concrete driveway

The rebar won't do anything for you in this regard. The depth of the slab and the quality of the base will give you resiliency here. The biggest thing you can do for strength/quality - IMO - is...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-04-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,561
Posted By wssix99
Re: 8" or 10" anchor bolts?

Cool. I'd guess you should be all set then, unless you have any other local codes/requirements you need to address. Hopefully, your manufacturer took all those in to account when they did your...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-04-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,561
Posted By wssix99
Re: 8" or 10" anchor bolts?

My generalized reply assumes the OP does not have a designer and is doing this themselves. I'd expect that if a designer or engineer were involved, the would have provided some sort of spec.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-03-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,224
Posted By wssix99
Re: Ridiculous difference in prices for contracting a build

This is great advice for this level of information. That lowest price could be your lowest quality option.

If you are just building a garage, I'd also ask for a portfilio. A good contractor will...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-03-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,561
Posted By wssix99
Re: 8" or 10" anchor bolts?

Yes.




If your leg of the "L" anchor bolt is 1 1/2", you'll have over 1 square inch of bearing surface area from the bolt surface alone, which should be plenty.

For pullout forces, the...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-02-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By wssix99
Re: how can i repair this flaking concrete?

ARDEX also makes good toppings for this kind of thing, but a single 40 lb bag will probably cost as much as the rental to jack hammer out the old sill and re-pour.

If you do a topping, I'd still...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-02-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By wssix99
Re: how can i repair this flaking concrete?

I'd just get a grinder with a diamond masonry dish and polish the thing down. You'll get a decorative exposed aggregate look as a bonus when you do this.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-01-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By wssix99
Re: Flat Top Roof/Deck

I just built a house with the main roof and deck over the garage flat.

Flat roofs can be a nightmare, but can perform better than a sloped roof if you do them right. (You can get some flat roofs...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-01-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By wssix99
Re: Modular stand

I have one of these and it's incredible. In addition to making any tool portable, you can add the mounts to any tool and just snap them on and off.
...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 04-30-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,561
Posted By wssix99
Re: 8" or 10" anchor bolts?

Your local municipality or the manufacturer should be able to give you the spec for embedment. Usually, they will give you a depth that is a multiplier of the anchor diameter. I came across...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 04-30-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,619
Posted By wssix99
Re: Outside concrete pad?

You might have some covers made for the posts or even wrap them up with heat-shrink wrap, like folks use on boats for the winter.




Can you post a picture?
Forum: General Garage Discussion 04-29-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,619
Posted By wssix99
Re: Outside concrete pad?

I think that's good. You can always donate the steel to needy Garage Journal members!




I would think so. This spec is overkill for what the lift needs. (The lift only needs 4" and no...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 04-28-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,619
Posted By wssix99
Re: Outside concrete pad?

The concrete will crack and pull away from the steel. The OP would need to put in the rebar grid and weld it to the steel to keep the concrete in place. (Or use welded shear studs, like they do on...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 04-28-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,373
Posted By wssix99
Re: Any air flow geniuses on this board

What happens if you partially open the big doors, like 1 foot off the ground? Will that give you the fast air flow (down low) in the areas where you want it?
Forum: General Garage Discussion 04-28-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By wssix99
Re: Radiant floor heating(new shop)

Right. It's hard to know if the price is good or not, unless we know how much insulation board the contractor is proposing.

For a garage, I'd use mesh and zip-ties for the pex anyway. I would...
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