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NEW garage

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:58 pm
by wagspe208
Well, it seems like my new building will be underway in the next 2 weeks. 50 x 72. I am working on leveling ground. No big deal as I have a scraper, and a high lift.
I am planning on bubble insulation in the roof. Spray foam walls. Drop ceiling in the shop part, and open in the storage area. Heated and ac of course. I think the "machine area" will be 40 x 50, wit the storage, maybe cleaning area to be the 36 x 50.
Wags

Re: NEW garage

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:48 pm
by wagspe208
Building up.
This weekend will be setting grade and really planning stuff. I am going to do 6" concrete. Probably somewhat overkill... but wtf. 4" would be marginal.
Wags

Re: NEW garage

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:51 pm
by wagspe208
Funny story...
So, I have a scraper, and a high lift. I just dug a borrow pit. It is about 70' long. It was getting deep enough the tractor was having a slightly rough time getting out of it. It is probably 16' wide. It is deep enough, you could step DOWN onto the top of the high lift when it was in the pit. I put my dually in it there was absolutely no sign of the truck at all. Then it rained!....
Not much, drove the truck out....
Wags

Re: NEW garage

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:24 am
by Dave Koehler
Worthless thread without pictures!!!!! :D

Re: NEW garage

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:36 pm
by blockislandguy
Anyone contemplating putting down a 6" or more concrete slab should consider reinforcing with either rebar or some chicken wire type screening. It will be a lot stronger. We bought a building back in the 60's that had been a former steel fabrication center and warehouse. The concrete floor is maybe 8" thick with rebar. It has worked really well over the years with no cracks. We can whale on it and nothing happens.

I do wish though that we could cost effectively clean and paint/epoxy the floor. But it is now 65 years too late for that.

Re: NEW garage

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:38 pm
by ProPower engines
blockislandguy wrote:Anyone contemplating putting down a 6" or more concrete slab should consider reinforcing with either rebar or some chicken wire type screening. It will be a lot stronger. We bought a building back in the 60's that had been a former steel fabrication center and warehouse. The concrete floor is maybe 8" thick with rebar. It has worked really well over the years with no cracks. We can whale on it and nothing happens.

I do wish though that we could cost effectively clean and paint/epoxy the floor. But it is now 65 years too late for that.

There is some stuff that is used by flooring guys that is an epoxy type of material that kicks off in 4hrs and can be walked on 7 days for full cure. I seen this done today on an old floor that was pitted resembling an exposed aggergate driveway.
It just layed flat on the floor and flowed into place
It was about $2500 to do a 40X60 shop. His option was to drill and put pins in the floor and hand mesh from them and repour and polish the floor and loosing 6" of inside height and a month before he could move back in.
I will try and find out what was used.

Re: NEW garage

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:01 pm
by wagspe208
Tennant Sales and Service (Yes, I work for them) makes an epoxy/ restoration product. I think it can be used up to 3/8 or 1/2" thick. It will be pricey, though.
I used their regular epoxy on my shop floor. It is bad ass.... and I just used the regular stuff.... now, since I work for them it was 1/10 the list cost.
Just a suggestion if it really bothers you.
Wags

Re: NEW garage

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:04 pm
by wagspe208

Re: NEW garage

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:35 pm
by ProPower engines
Thats the stuff.

It don't take a ton of thickness to make a floor great looking and smooth again
Eco RS-60 is what was used

Re: NEW garage

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:54 pm
by buck
How's the new shop coming together?

Re: NEW garage

Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:09 pm
by wagspe208
I finally got serious about this project. Radiant tubing and concrete done on the "shop" side. 2000 sq ft. The other 1600 sf will be poured next weekend. (also radiant heated)
Closed cell foam insulation will be done the end of the month. Then HUGE part will be done. Minor stuff like electric, lighting, moving equipment... no big deal.
Wags

Re: NEW garage

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:04 pm
by wagspe208
Concrete done.
Spray foam insulation... done.
Walls this weekend.
Then waiting on that frickin wood boiler.
Wags

Re: NEW garage

Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:42 pm
by Krooser
Good luck with the project… it's always nice to have a good work space but it will always be too small!

Re: NEW garage

Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:13 pm
by wagspe208
Wood stove (boiler) has fire in it. I started it today, bled water lines, set thermostadts, we have heat??
Wags