Garage Plan Ideas

Discussion in 'Workshop and Home Improvement' started by Skeet, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. 1911

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    I have two of these exact same units in my new shop, and they have been great so far. Quiet, and they take up almost no space. No overhead chain or belt to need adjustment and be in the way.
     
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    Shouldn’t be too much work to clear but will need a good bit of dirt to elevate
     
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    There NEVER big enough, foot print or doors!
     
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    Not sure how cold it gets in your neck of the woods, but if you have the overhead clearance, I'd consider radiant tube heaters. They make the floor and other surfaces much more comfortable than forced air can.

    Unless of course you are privileged enough to be looking at in floor heating, then its a no brainer.
     
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    Skeet, clear the rest of those trees too! You a HOT South member?
     
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    I'm keeping as many trees as possible for buffer/privacy.
    I'm not sure which club my area would be in.
     
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    D9AA6575-561E-466F-9137-8886E596E39E.jpeg Finally had a week dry enough to haul some dirt. Probably about half way there on the pad.
     
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    Forms are up. Time to plumb before concrete. I’m thinking a floor drain in the center with the concrete sloped to it. Anyone think it’s a good or bad idea? Any thoughts on a specific drain type?
     
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    As far as I know, you have to be careful of environmental regs, since this is in a garage and may put oiland coolant into your runoff from the drain. I would check with the appropriate authorities before committing to a drain. If nothing else, youay be able to install an oil sump.
     
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    I live in a very rural location so not much oversite. I’m pretty conscientious about collecting anything harmful because I have a retriever that will eat it. I didn’t think I would need a floor drain but my contractor said he uses his to wash his vehicles in the winter.
     
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    Floor drain, yes! If not put in now, it will cost big bucks later on when you change your mind.
     
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    One thing I hate about my shop floor that's sloped, is leveling out something on the floor like a trailer frame, etc. I had my son pour a flat floor in his shop, much better for fab work.
     
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    This is what I was thinking. I much prefer a flat floor.

    What's the drain's primary purpose? Draining coolant/oil spills, or more likely, draining off snow melt in the winter? If the latter, then they make car trays that you drive over, that drain out towards the door. Pick them up in the summer.
     
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    I'm in Alabama so no snow melt to speak of. As far as I can tell, it would only be a drain for washing everything and cleaning the floor without having to squeegee it.
     
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    Make one in the corner pull the water to it when you clean the floor.
     
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    Concrete curing

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    Love it! Nice going!
     
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