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Old 11-05-2010, 01:39 PM   #1
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My wife and I bought our first house this February. No garage.

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Old 11-05-2010, 01:40 PM   #2
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Thanks to the Obama stimulus (the only thanks he deserves), it's time to build my retreat.

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Old 11-05-2010, 01:48 PM   #3
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Forms set, gravel bed packed, and re-bar in place....

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Old 11-05-2010, 01:49 PM   #4
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Concrete poured, and wall anchors in....

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Old 11-05-2010, 01:52 PM   #5
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Front view from the top of the driveway. City code requires an 8' side yard setback, which is a bit frustrating, but I'll use the space for something!

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Old 11-05-2010, 01:53 PM   #6
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After the pad firmed up a bit, we gave it the buff.

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Old 11-05-2010, 01:55 PM   #7
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Today, the knee walls are in and initially cured enough for backfill.

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Old 11-05-2010, 01:57 PM   #8
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Re-bar ground for main electrical line (stupid), and drain tile spout.

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Old 11-05-2010, 02:19 PM   #9
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Nice start keep us updated. was that the biggest you could go?
where are you located?




going to say midwest.
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:54 PM   #10
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going to say midwest.
My guess would be Ohio. What kind of spacing do you have from the rear walkway to the garage? Any plans to just pour a new patio pad that would continue into the garage apron? You could kill two birds with one stone...
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Old 11-05-2010, 04:48 PM   #11
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Nice start keep us updated. was that the biggest you could go?
where are you located?

going to say midwest.
I could have gone bigger, but this was a practical size ($$$).


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My guess would be Ohio. What kind of spacing do you have from the rear walkway to the garage? Any plans to just pour a new patio pad that would continue into the garage apron? You could kill two birds with one stone...
If Ohio is midwest, then I AM THE WEST! South Dakota.

I plan to pour concrete from the existing driveway to the front corners of the garage. A deck will be attached to the rear of the house, over the walkway.
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Old 11-05-2010, 05:28 PM   #12
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You are in South Dakota how did you get away with out poring below frost line? That is my biggest issue right now my footer is 36" deep and I am setting up four courses of 10" block then poring my floor over that.
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Old 11-05-2010, 05:42 PM   #13
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City code only requires that concrete is placed on engineered backfill (compacted gravel bed), and slab perimeter must be 8" deep by 16" wide. Frost line is not an issue as much as unstable ground material.
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Old 11-05-2010, 05:59 PM   #14
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Looking good! What are you looking at doing next or waiting on?
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:16 PM   #15
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Taking the weekend off. Monday morning is when the fun begins!
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Pupster, looking good so far! Keep up the posts!

Looked at your jeep too, looks nice! I need to join that forum one day...now where did I put that jeep.... Oh wait....nevermind....one day
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:13 PM   #17
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[QUOTE=pupster;1150279]Re-bar ground for main electrical line (stupid), and drain tile spout.


Hpoe you wont need that grounded rebar but it might just save your ass if you have a fault or short. it is needed. And frost heave is a issue from the severe winters there. And without a footing those stem walls might be a little too much weight cant see where that meets code.
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:38 PM   #18
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Hope you wont need that grounded rebar but it might just save your ass if you have a fault or short. it is needed.
A ground, itself, is not stupid. It's the fact that it ties to the entire framework of re-bar. Guess what happens if a structure grounded in this manner is struck by lightning.

I've seen pictures.

On a lighter note, I fully intend on finishing the garage on the inside. The primary word for the project is STORAGE. When I decide on a compressor to buy, I will build a small exterior enclosure that will house it, and wire a switched outlet. I hate trying to work when I can't hear myself think....
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A ground, itself, is not stupid. It's the fact that it ties to the entire framework of re-bar. Guess what happens if a structure grounded in this manner is struck by lightning.
Lightning strokes should be dealt with in other ways. The reason to connect the re-bar to true ground (electrical ground) is to even out any differences in electrical potential in the building. If there is no difference in electrical potential between two points there can be no current draw between them, and thus they are safe even if they carry high voltage.
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:57 PM   #20
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I'm in central New York (not the city, the state) and people around here are always building garages SLAB ON GRADE. The Slabs have to be "Haunched" (I think that's the right spelling), and I've seen them with the short masonary walls above, and never break. Here again, it all depends on the soil and the right sizing. Also depends on the pain in the A$% inspectors, engineers, and architects.

I don't have any input on the grounding techniques, i usually just put in the grounding rods and call it good.
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