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Old 02-19-2010, 08:28 PM   #261
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Are you putting railing up on the stairs and at the top where the desk is ?
Yes, and down the lower stairs.. have to per code.

We've been waiting for 2 weeks for the rubber stair treads to get in and installed (tomorrow). On Monday, we'll make a decision on color (black, natural steel, or stainless) for the cable stair rail.
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:11 AM   #262
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Hi guys,

Been registered here for a while & been lurking even longer. This thread has brought me out of the woodwork, as I just had to post a response.

All I can say is WOW !

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Old 02-21-2010, 10:24 PM   #263
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^^ thanks brother.

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Things are crawling to a finish after waiting for weeks for the rubber stair treads to arrive.. still waiting on the rubber for the landing.

(Side note: The stair risers/treads/end finishing and the upcoming stainless stair railing will end up being the most expensive portion of the build - could have saved a bundle by just sheetrocking the whole thing in - LOL).

Got the kitchen finished up (we can't have a stove) and as soon as we can get the paint touched up, I can finally get the TV's up and the furniture deployed.

We're in week 16.. My house took less time.

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Old 02-22-2010, 05:08 AM   #264
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yeah but the house wasn't as important !!
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:36 AM   #265
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are you allowed to have a grill?
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:49 AM   #266
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Thats a great idea. Excellent post.
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:41 AM   #267
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are you allowed to have a grill?
I'd imagine if welders and plasma cutters are allowed, then grills might not be banned. But . . . there isn't even a stove.
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:50 AM   #268
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Can you tell me where you sourced the black rubber stair treads from?
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:54 AM   #269
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yeah but the house wasn't as important !!
Didn't seem to be at the time.


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I'd imagine if welders and plasma cutters are allowed, then grills might not be banned. But . . . there isn't even a stove.
We can have a grill outside on the main level. I'm buying the fold up gas type that will fit in the storage/maintenance room.

The no-stove thing is because the property is distinguished as commercial, not residential - and in Chanhassen, commercial only property can't have them.

Plasma cutters, welders, higher HP compressors, lifts are just fine and common.

Thank goodness we can have as many (beer stocked) fridges as we want.

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Old 02-22-2010, 10:02 AM   #270
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Can you tell me where you sourced the black rubber stair treads from?
The installer we used ordered the flooring from Pro Source in Bloomington. Pro Source first ordered the wrong treads (design) in, then ordered the right treads with a 2" drop vs the specified 1.5" drop.

Normally, not a big deal, but we framed the stair treads for a 1.5" drop. The installer thought he could trim them, then figured out he couldn't, so the tread faces have a 1/2" of unsupported drop.

Not life threatening, but we put a lot of time into the look of the treads and their errors are annoying.

I wouldn't use Pro Source Flooring again.

During their fumbling around, I contacted Musson Rubber Company directly. They were lower priced and very quick to respond. I wish I would have just purchased from them.

http://www.mussonrubber.com/products...eads/index.htm
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:32 AM   #271
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Looks awesome. I just joined the site today and will be looking forward to the finish of this build.
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I hope you will be adding a lot of pics when this years events start up.
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I would make them get you the treads you specified. The extra drop does not look right. looks like you put a lot of thought in the details, don't let your supplier ruin it.
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:35 PM   #274
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Amazing space! Hope you get years of enjoyment!

I assume since this is financially structured as a "condo," you have property taxes independent of the monthly association fee?

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Old 02-23-2010, 08:31 PM   #275
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Looks awesome. I just joined the site today and will be looking forward to the finish of this build.
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I would make them get you the treads you specified. The extra drop does not look right. looks like you put a lot of thought in the details, don't let your supplier ruin it.
Since it would be almost impossible to remove the rubber stair tread covers without also pulling the treads themselves, we decided to have the contractor re-do the black stair sides.

Had to pull out the old ones, re-frame and re-paint. The sides now match the stair treads. They look great. *still need the top piece installed - backordered*










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Amazing space! Hope you get years of enjoyment! I assume since this is financially structured as a "condo," you have property taxes independent of the monthly association fee?
Thanks, we plan to. Yes, but it's not zoned as a condo per se, it's zoned as commercial. Property taxes for commercial property in this municipality are 1% of assessed value per year.

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Old 02-23-2010, 08:37 PM   #276
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Watching this whole thread progress has been a real joy.. Pretty much a perfect build as far as planning and execution. Though everyone has different taste and ideas of what a perfect space would be and of course any shop could always be bigger..

The floor looks great and interests me quite a bit once you begin to use it more.

And also would love to hear more feedback on what you think of the Quincy.

Great posts and even better pics.
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:05 PM   #277
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Watching this whole thread progress has been a real joy.. Pretty much a perfect build as far as planning and execution. Though everyone has different taste and ideas of what a perfect space would be and of course any shop could always be bigger..

The floor looks great and interests me quite a bit once you begin to use it more.

And also would love to hear more feedback on what you think of the Quincy.

Great posts and even better pics.
Thanks much. It's all nice and clean and pretty empty looking at the moment, but in a few weeks after the lifts get setup, I bring my cars over, and the Factory Five kit/parts show up, it will start to look more like a working shop.

I've still got a lot of stuff to add downstairs: 8' workbench that will reside under the downstairs TV, the retracting air reel, engine lift and stand, welder, etc.

Upstairs, we're still waiting on furniture, and I've got another TV to put up and some 'art' that is garage-centric.

Lastly, and after it warms up a bit, I'm going to bring my vintage signs over, so that will change the look a bit.

My electrician must have forgotten about me - still waiting for him to swing by and put a plug end on the Quincy. I'll post up once I get some compressor time.

I'm may regret not going 40x80, but I still have 1100 square feet of garage at home with a four post lift, so it's going to be a while before I will fill up both spaces.


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Old 02-23-2010, 11:15 PM   #278
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love the rubber treads,it still gives it the shop feel and functions as a slip resistant easy to clean surface.
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Are you interested in adopting? I know of a 23 yr old that would love for you to take him under his wing...you don't even have to feed me...

In all serious though this is very similar to what I've been considering building shortly here when I buy my house. I love the steel beams for the mezzanine, makes for a more open space by reducing the beam height and reducing the number of poles, I am going to look into doing something similar.

Take care and keep up the good work!
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:52 PM   #280
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love the rubber treads,it still gives it the shop feel and functions as a slip resistant easy to clean surface.
Thanks Neal - they seem pretty easy to clean thus far.. I hope they hold up well because they certainly would be a PIA to remove.



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Are you interested in adopting? I know of a 23 yr old that would love for you to take him under his wing...you don't even have to feed me...

In all serious though this is very similar to what I've been considering building shortly here when I buy my house. I love the steel beams for the mezzanine, makes for a more open space by reducing the beam height and reducing the number of poles, I am going to look into doing something similar.

Take care and keep up the good work!
Interestingly, my 23 and 20 year old nephews have been sniffing around a lot more. Can't tell if it's me or the Motorplex. LOL.

The steel beam is the only way to go IMO, unless you want to leave the lam beam exposed, then it's pretty cool.

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