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Old 03-23-2012, 10:04 PM   #41
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As a dozer operator, this pic made me laugh. Grading rock for an apron with a dozer. Nothing like "cleaning out an ash tray with a snow shovel." LOL.

That is a LOT of dirt to level a yard. I hope the material was free and you only paid for hauling. But it looks good. Lots more useable yard now. The trees look like they might even survive.

Very nice shop, my only question: Why no attic trusses? My 24x32 has them and if I ever reuse all the small stuff I keep up there, it will pay for the the trusses 10x.
K2, Good point on the little D3 dozer but what you don't see is me working on putting yet another set of bearings in the POS ASV undercarraige on the Cat 277 skid steer. You use what you have handy.....

The fill dirt was almost free as the neighbor up the hill was needing to dig into the hill to make room for a new pole barn and I needed fill dirt. It wound up costing me about $15 a load for the fill dirt. The top soil on the other hand was NOT free and damn near broke the bank.

The wife was worried about the height of the shop with almost 16' ceilings and a 6/12 roof pitch being to high relative to the house. With what we have, it looks in proportion to the house and doesn't stick out as much as she thought it would but I still have over 2,500 sq ft in an unfinished basement for storage that is a LOT easier to access than going up the pulldown attic stair.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:38 PM   #42
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Are there any completed/ current photos? I'm not seeing anything but blue squares on the first page....
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:05 PM   #43
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Are there any completed/ current photos? I'm not seeing anything but blue squares on the first page....
They should be showing up as they are just a link to photobucket.

Almost forgot the most important thing on the shop walls but did get them up before welding a firewood holder together for the neighbor tonight:



And on the walls:







And seeing as we finished after dark, I had to see what (23) 4', 4 bulb T8 fixtures looked like at night so I turned all of the bay lights on plus the mains:

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Old 03-23-2012, 11:12 PM   #44
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Nice work and great looking garage.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:37 PM   #45
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Wow, if my rebuild turns out half as good Ill be set. Nice work.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:53 PM   #46
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You should post the night picture to this thread.
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=70650
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:20 PM   #47
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That looks awesome, is that your private shop or business? Nice!
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:15 PM   #48
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That looks awesome, is that your private shop or business? Nice!
Dad calls it my "retirement home". It is just there for my enjoyment and to work on the family cars and equipment as well as a few buddies of mine that might come over. My future son-in-law has his box there as well (that is his black GTO parked in the first bay).
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Time to upgrade you PB account, everything has exceeded bandwidth. I can't see a damn thing.
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Sorry about that, everything should be good to go now. Had to upgrade to Photobucket Pro.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:01 PM   #51
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Amazing place man! Youll be having lots of fun there!
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Congrats, this is awesome at every level! Am super impressed at the thought that went into this, particularly with the electrics and lighting - I'm in a build right now, and would be really interested in the details of which fluorescents you went with and why.

Well done, just a super build, I am sure you're fully enjoying using it!

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That is a superb garage and a very nice piece of property.
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Amazing build. Oddly, my favorite detail in all the photos was the fire extinguishers. Totally overlooked fact - when I build, I'll most likely be doing sprinklers.

Look forward to more pics when it's full of vehicles and projects! Any plans for decorating the walls (i.e. signs, photos, etc?)
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:37 PM   #55
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A very impressive build. I don't know what you pay for a load of dirt in your neck of the woods but the math scares me.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:13 AM   #56
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A very impressive build. I don't know what you pay for a load of dirt in your neck of the woods but the math scares me.
It would have scared me also but we got a great deal on the dirt hauled down from the neighbor up the hill (free, he needed a dug out area for a pole barn) and paid by the hour instead of by the load for the equipment. Still cost a bunch but not NEAR as much as it would have. The top soil about broke the bank however as it was trucked from a place about 15 miles from here.
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:11 PM   #57
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Love the build and work that you did.

I may have missed it but whats the ceiling height and door heights?
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:47 PM   #58
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Very Build, looks like a well stocked garage for all the projects.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:07 AM   #59
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Do you have sasquach's, or just one?? Man that sure is purdy out there.
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