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dusty2221
10-25-2013, 11:19 AM
Now that some real progress has been made I thought I would share what we have been up to the past few weeks. We are in the middle of building a 23'6 x 32 detached garage for the boat and truck. This thing has 14ft high ceilings! Walls went up yesterday and the height is just crazy. For the boat, I did a 10x12 door, and the truck got a 10x8. The back side of the building has a 8x7 to open for air flow and so we have a view of the water. We plan on building a deck off the back, which would wind up about 10 ft. higher than the water level. We did a walk in door on the side between the house.



This project has been in the works for months, but finally took off. We are limited on width due to property line, otherwise I would have gone for 25 wide. Hopefully the pics will kinda tell the story, but I am super pumped to see this thing finally standing. We had to tear the storage building in the first pictures down for the project, and last night we stood it back up. It will be tied into the main structure as one, divided off as a storage building for mowers and such with the original double doors on the outside so none of the messy yard stuff and equipment I have will have to be on the clean side. There is also a door from the main side going into the storage building, which you can see framed on the right side. They are sheeting today, and expect to have the whole thing sided and dried in early next week.


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dusty2221
10-25-2013, 11:21 AM
More..

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dusty2221
10-25-2013, 11:25 AM
Tons of pre work..

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dusty2221
10-25-2013, 11:27 AM
Coming along

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dusty2221
10-25-2013, 11:29 AM
Moving quicker now

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mmandley
10-25-2013, 12:56 PM
Looks pretty awesome man, is this on the back of the house or is this the front of the house? If its the front do you have plans to help it tie into the look of the house? Right now it dominates the view when you come up the drive way. Almost dont know a house is there LOL.

bergermaister
10-25-2013, 01:35 PM
Wow - impressive to say the least!


... so we have a view of the water.

Did I miss something? Is this a new pad or were you always on the water... Water like you can leave the boat down on that dock?

dusty2221
10-25-2013, 02:31 PM
Mike, its on the side. Ill have to snap a pic of it from the road. When you want a 12 foot door and 14ft ceiling it will look massive next to anything but a mansion!

Berg, my water is just a small 1 acre pond. It's not boat friendly. I could set up a winch on it...but do you see the size of that snake!? I kill them regularly!

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bergermaister
10-25-2013, 03:02 PM
Yes - that was a big sucker. What was it?

There's only one thing is this world that basically terrifies me...

wolfeman131
10-25-2013, 03:54 PM
There's only one thing is this world that basically terrifies me...

is it Ed G hacking your Moomba forum account?

wolfeman131
10-25-2013, 03:56 PM
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Uhhhhhhh, HELL. F'ING. NO!

jpetty3023
10-25-2013, 04:01 PM
gonna be a sweet pad Dusty. heating/air and the whole 9? I would think so by the looks of the detail put into the project


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mcdye
10-25-2013, 04:14 PM
Yes - that was a big sucker. What was it?

Not sure how common they are in the north, but that appears to be a water moccasin aka cottonmouth. They are nasty.

dusty2221
10-25-2013, 04:26 PM
Yup. Water moccasin, he was proly the 5th or so this summer.

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New Guy
10-25-2013, 04:40 PM
Damn Man that place is going to be awesome. Fully expect the wife to get frustrated when you are spending every free moment out there.

bergermaister
10-25-2013, 05:11 PM
Just tell her you were out on snake patrol and you ended up in the shop.... again. Simple distraction.

Yes - I would rather see Ed be a moderator again :eek: than have to deal with snakes like that in my yard.

chawk610
10-25-2013, 05:45 PM
Really cool set up. Gonna love that for sure. Hope you have snake boots???

kaneboats
10-25-2013, 10:14 PM
Don't forget the keg fridge.

jmvotto
10-25-2013, 10:50 PM
Damn, I just screamed and that dead snake is 1000 miles away. No friggin way.. Snakes gators etc...

Ps nice garage , love to have one that big.yes don't forget the beer fridge.

dusty2221
10-25-2013, 11:33 PM
Few pics from today

From the road
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The old storage building, they have started to tie together. Will wind up being about a 10x12 storage room for mower and stuff
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This drain will be directly under the rear drain hole on the boat and drains outside. Now I can raise it high and the water will disappear!
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And a shot from the rear corner..these walls are tall! It took 30yds of concrete for the slab and beams.
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Woody929
10-25-2013, 11:48 PM
Looks great Dusty. Jill said she was surprised you kept the boat outside with as much as you take care of it. I've definitely got garage envy. Maybe I should move up there where I could have the room to build one, it would probably only tack on an extra 15 minutes to the commute to the office.

dusty2221
10-25-2013, 11:52 PM
We have been lucky enough to have it in my dad's shop all this time. Those outside shots were just between trips.

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EricU
10-25-2013, 11:57 PM
Nice, real nice!

Are you going to insulate and rock the interior walls?

Don't forget to add:

Multiple 48" T8 fluorescents on different three way switches for stepped lighting (i.e. one third, two thirds or all on) which is easy to do at this point.
Prewire for 6 to 8 in-ceiling speakers, again cheap at this point, then later add the 8" in ceiling speakers from Monoprice (http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=109&cp_id=10837&cs_id=1083703&p_id=4929&seq=1&format=2)and run Sonos amps. Order the speaker wire from Monoprice (http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10239&cs_id=1023902&p_id=2821&seq=1&format=2)and you don't need 12 ga.
Run 120V outlets up about four feet off the ground vs. the regular 12" near the back and the front of the garage for plugging in accessories (e.g. battery chargers, work lights etc)
Install multiple LED motion detector lights on both the inside and outside of the garage, pull up hit the remote and back that baby in - the lights come on automatically. The LEDs will cost more initially but you won't have to screw around replacing bulbs.


Again real nice, but get rid of those damn snakes!!

sandm
10-26-2013, 07:49 AM
looks real good dusty. I would echo eric's ideas on prewiring for speakers down the road. not sure on the stepped lighting. single on for a light when you need a tool and more for work lighting when in there. can get expensive quick if you start messing around with electrical especially if you don't have a dedicated panel for power.

did you guys consider "attaching" it to the house for a continuous look? I would think the height of it next to that wall of windows would negate most light benefits there?

eric, you have outlets 12" off the ground in a garage? every place I've ever been has been 4ft in the garage as standard. I would think code would prevent low outlets in a garage as being legal unless you are finishing a garage as livable space.

New Guy
10-26-2013, 10:57 AM
Dusty I installed six of these in my dad's mancave and they sounds great. Its funny when I go over there and he is just jamming out. Also for the electrical at his we installed outlets at the normal 12" and at 48" around the whole shop. Don't forget the outlets for the wall hung TV and beer signs. http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=108&cp_id=10837&cs_id=1083703&p_id=6816&seq=1&format=2 http://images.monoprice.com/productlargeimages/68161.jpg

rdlangston13
10-26-2013, 01:57 PM
That looks awesome man, big time garage envy here. The drain for the bilge was some great planning ahead. Don't forget to epoxy coat the floor for that showroom shine!


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ian ashton
10-26-2013, 04:18 PM
Awesome looking indeed! I want to build our garage bigger; the configuration of our lot and association rules won't allow a large detached, so I am going to have to live with adding a third stall on the end; looking at this makes me bummed that I didn't get it done before winter!

dusty2221
10-26-2013, 10:06 PM
We are doing the finish out on the inside ourselves. I've got all the insulation already..just waiting for them to have it dried in so my dad and I can get in there and do electrical and sheetrock. I've got a 50" plasma that will go on the back wall behind the truck stall..which will be above the work table.

Those speakers look like the way to go...I just need to decide if they should go in the wall somewhere or if I should put them up on the ceiling so they are out of the way and since it's so far up it will help to not have a loud area at ear level somewhere on the wall in the middle of the building.

My air compressor will be in the storage room side with a switched plug right next to the door so I can have air on demand in the main part and flip the switch to prevent it from running when done. Also the drill press and freestanding belt sander will go over there.

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Cigars n scotch
10-26-2013, 10:31 PM
Looks great congrats! Enjoy that new garage

996scott
10-26-2013, 11:39 PM
Looks great so far. Will you have plumbing? I have hot/cold water with a large utility sink in my garage and it always gets used.

EricU
10-27-2013, 12:51 AM
...I not sure on the stepped lighting...can get expensive quick if you start messing around with electrical especially if you don't have a dedicated panel for power...

The stepped lighting is real simple with 4' fluorescents as it is not a true stepped lighting system. You just need to add two more switches (or four if you have two doors for running three ways). The real simple and cheap way is just to put every third light on the first switch circuit, another third of the lights on the second switch and the last third of the lights on the last switch.

The trick way is when we run multiple ballast in a bunch of four-bulb fluorescent fixtures, then we wire one bulb in each fixture to the first switch, a second bulb to the second switch and the last two bulbs on the third switch. It gives a way to add false dimming to a garage full of 4' fluorescents.

Either way, (I would just do the first as it is cheap) you still just run one circuit into your first three-gang switch box by the man-door. Switches are CHEAP! and it is just a little more Romex for the switch leg drops.



eric, you have outlets 12" off the ground in a garage? every place I've ever been has been 4ft in the garage as standard. I would think code would prevent low outlets in a garage as being legal unless you are finishing a garage as livable space.

Yeah, around hear, we always insulate, rock, tape and do at least a knock-down texture then paint it "Swiss Coffee" which is actually a white color.

And another thing to do is run pvc in the wall and convert to metal pipe to come out of the wall in various locations for your air compressor. Easy to do before you rock in the walls.

And run that speaker wire, coil up a bunch of 14 ga up above the bottom cord of the trusses and use electrical tape to a nail, take photos of where they are. Then you just use the round in-ceiling speakers that hang in-between the bottom cords (or ceiling joists), cut a round hole, which takes about two minutes with the right $18 drywall circle tool and then just reach in with a wire coat hanger (if you are old enough to have see one not made of plastic - Damn! I am old!!) and pull your speaker wires down, hook them up and stuff the speakers in the hole. You can even paint the speakers and covers for a custom look! In my home theatre I used the cheap Monoprice speakers for my rear surrounds, painted them black and left the covers off, everybody thinks that they are some high end custom units because I have a decent set of front L-R-C Martin Logans. Also, home run each speaker run and don't daisy chain them as it gives you more flexibility.

Anyway, I will now get off of my soapbox and good luck with your project, it looks awesome (except for them damn snakes!!!)

dusty2221
10-28-2013, 09:14 PM
A little more progress today. Hoping to tar paper all of the roofing tomorrow and finish all the siding.

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Rear view of the old and new tied together. Maximized storage in the roof of the old!
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Truck on the boat side
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dusty2221
10-30-2013, 10:44 AM
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mikenehrkorn
10-30-2013, 10:50 AM
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Looks great!! It even looks like you have a covered little cubby hole that goes to the ground to store all kinds of cool crap!! :)

viking
10-30-2013, 12:20 PM
why did you build your smaller storage area "cockeyed" to the shop?

dusty2221
10-30-2013, 12:26 PM
That's where it was too begin with. We reused the existing slab. Didn't have much of a choice on its angle. The space between the two slabs will be floored on the inside and we will have an access door on the back side to close in the underneath storage area. From the road view when driving by the storage room can't be seen.

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EricU
10-30-2013, 12:32 PM
I love the interior floor drain, that is a great idea

bergermaister
10-30-2013, 01:38 PM
It even looks like you have a covered little cubby hole that goes to the ground to store all kinds of cool crap!! :)

Yeah, great place for snakes to hide... :o

dusty2221
10-30-2013, 02:05 PM
That would sure make it easy for me to wrangle them up!

dusty2221
12-02-2013, 01:12 PM
Quick update. Doors are being installed as we speak.

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Only lighting in these two pics are from that center led light. It's a Rab CLED2x20. It is on a motion sensor aimed at both doors. When either door opens it comes on and provides enough light to be able to see while backing the boat in without having to get out and turn a light on.

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dusty2221
12-02-2013, 01:19 PM
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Air manifolds. Air lines ran behind walls with the compressor in the storage room.

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New Guy
12-02-2013, 01:35 PM
Man that is coming along nicely! I'm jealous.

kaneboats
12-02-2013, 01:52 PM
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Air manifolds. Air lines ran behind walls with the compressor in the storage room.


Now you're just showing off. :mad:

bergermaister
12-02-2013, 02:14 PM
Pretty amazing Dusty! Curious how much of the work you're doing yourself vs. contracting out.

dusty2221
12-02-2013, 02:41 PM
We have done a ton ourselves. I'm tired of working on it! I'm sick of insulation and my garage looks like an electrical supply store exploded! Getting close and can't wait to start using it. Boat will come home Wednesday.

rsinger
12-03-2013, 12:06 PM
We have done a ton ourselves. I'm tired of working on it!

Try spending 3 years on a project, like I did in 2000. Pulled off a single car garage, and attached a double car garage and sun room. I thought I'd never be done. Only thing I didn't do myself was the foundation, pad, driveway, windows and stucco.

Oh and I broke three ribs near the end of the project, on something unrelated, and had to let it sit for 3 months. Luckely the drywall was already up.

wolfeman131
12-03-2013, 01:12 PM
Oh and I broke three ribs near the end of the project, on something unrelated.

bet you were hanging Christmas lights!

wolfeman131
12-03-2013, 01:13 PM
LOOKING GOOD there, Dusty!

clarkely
12-03-2013, 04:49 PM
Damn that Is Sweet

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deerfield
12-03-2013, 10:42 PM
Try spending 3 years on a project, like I did in 2000. Pulled off a single car garage, and attached a double car garage and sun room. I thought I'd never be done. Only thing I didn't do myself was the foundation, pad, driveway, windows and stucco.

Oh and I broke three ribs near the end of the project, on something unrelated, and had to let it sit for 3 months. Luckely the drywall was already up.

Hey, Ron - Why did you have a contractor do the windows? - Stuart

dusty2221
12-05-2013, 02:08 AM
Exciting day..still a load of work to do, but bOth agree inside!

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Brick for the frontnt was delivered right after this. All that has left is brick and the door opener on the boat side, plus a little electrical that we will finish up in the storage room side for the compressor, drill press, and belt scanner. Sooo close. Paint may not happen for a while!

moombadaze
12-05-2013, 08:19 AM
^^^^looking good!!

patrick232
12-05-2013, 10:09 AM
Exciting day..still a load of work to do, but bOth agree inside!

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Brick for the frontnt was delivered right after this. All that has left is brick and the door opener on the boat side, plus a little electrical that we will finish up in the storage room side for the compressor, drill press, and belt scanner. Sooo close. Paint may not happen for a while!

For the truck side did you have them add track so the garage door would be up out of the way when open? If not before installing the garage door opener I would ask about it. Your head might thank you later, nothing like being in the bed of the truck to stand up and hit your head.

New Guy
12-05-2013, 10:13 AM
That is sweet Dusty! Where's the beer fridge?

The only thing that I question is .... Isn't it a little redneck to have Christmas lights on a Tyvek building ;)

bergermaister
12-05-2013, 10:42 AM
Isn't it a little redneck to have Christmas lights on a Tyvek building ;)

Geesh - nothing gets by you guys!

dusty2221
12-11-2013, 12:57 AM
SHOOT! We couldn't afford the fancy Tyvek! We had to go Wal-Mart brand!

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dusty2221
12-11-2013, 01:01 AM
Btw....slow updates now. I got the whole building trimmed out in 1x4 rough cedar. Finishing up the big doors when I can move boat out.

As far as the doors, all the tracks on all the doors are high lift and go straight to the ceiling, which with the drop down for the curve they are all 13ft from the floor! http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/11/aby6azug.jpg

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chawk610
12-11-2013, 09:36 AM
Good stuff!!!

irish-racing
12-11-2013, 12:27 PM
Looks awesome. I need something like that.

rsinger
12-11-2013, 12:27 PM
Hey, Ron - Why did you have a contractor do the windows? - Stuart

Custom sizes, and expensive. I didn't want the responsibility if something happened during installation, dropped and broken. Just as well. Some of the stuff didn't fit right and it was the contractors headache.

sandm
12-11-2013, 01:56 PM
Nice job.. looks like a nice home.

curious on the placement of the rear rollup. really makes drivethru not a reality?

dusty2221
12-11-2013, 02:41 PM
With our property drive thru isn't an option. The rear door is just for airflow and view!

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sandm
12-11-2013, 02:49 PM
ah.. probably not much need for airflow right now :)

EricU
12-11-2013, 09:26 PM
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That looks awesome! (especially with the X-mas lights!) Nice job!

And now I feel lazy, one of my summer projects was to build a pole barn to house my boat, pontoon boat and Suburban. I got it drawn up, but never got around to building it - Damn lakes kept getting in the way. I had to go down and do a six month rental on an indoor boat storage unit just today. And now my wife wants me to build her the interior for her walk in closet (kind of being a princess if you ask me)

Again, looks great! How did you wire up your TV? do you have a coax home run into the house? Did you install ceiling speakers? When is our first "Garage Party"?

Cody
12-12-2013, 06:12 PM
Looks great Dusty!

dusty2221
12-19-2013, 10:50 AM
We've got brick! http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/19/y4u3are5.jpg

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My dad has had a stack of these old Texas bricks laying around forever, he was planning on using them if they ever built again and gave me one too use. It's dead center between the doors. Turned out great! They are installing the opener on the boat side today.

And I don't think i ever replied regarding the doors. All 3 are insulated garage doors. We didnt do roll ups. All 3 are highlift and turn at the ceiling so they are all way up high when open. I had the workers open them all the way and cut the track a few inches past where the door stops so its clean on the ceiling and not cluttered with unnecessary track.

I did run a coax line from the house for the tv. My work bench will go below the tv with the reciever inside it.

We are getting really close!

sicktc06
12-19-2013, 11:41 AM
Everything's Bigger when it comes to Texas! Even bricks!!

Looks great man!! I'm jealous!

kaneboats
12-19-2013, 12:57 PM
Nice touch. Really looking good.

bergermaister
12-19-2013, 01:12 PM
Really nice all around. Gotta say I would LOVE a shop like that for Christmas!

So do you have much room behind your truck while it's in there for the workbench?

(looks like you've got a great view of the big screen from the bed of the truck. Redneck tailgatin right there!)

New Guy
12-19-2013, 01:51 PM
Looks awesome Dusty! I am officially jealous!

viking
12-19-2013, 01:55 PM
Eeeetz BIG! I like it.

dusty2221
12-19-2013, 02:27 PM
Thanks fellas! We are crazy excited about it. I've got about 10 ft from rear of truck to back wall.

When I can get everything in place I'll post up a few more shots!

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viking
12-19-2013, 02:35 PM
You can never build them too big. I did 28x34 and figured I'd have plenty of room. Pack in my duramax, the mooma, RZR, lawn mower, workbench, tools Shelving, fridge, yada yada yada and I barely have any room to roam. I'll have to update my garage thread with some pics one of these days. I need a 40x60 :)

jpetty3023
12-19-2013, 07:48 PM
nicely done sir


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dusty2221
12-19-2013, 09:53 PM
Got the boards hung up. Easy for end of the day clean up and lake day loading!

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mikenehrkorn
12-20-2013, 08:56 AM
Got the boards hung up. Easy for end of the day clean up and lake day loading!

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Great idea on that rack, I have to steal that one!! What kind of pipe did you use? Wonder if PVC would be better to not scratch the boards??

moombadaze
12-20-2013, 09:42 AM
^^^PVC works great. get the thicker wall pipe and you should be all good

ninedriver
12-22-2013, 06:00 PM
get some swim noodles from the dollar store, cut em down, and slide them over the pipes...violla, instant board protection.