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Old 01-01-2007, 08:36 AM
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I am sorda anxious for you to start your shop. I love to see where all these fellows work on these projects. I too want a shop so bad. I need one. I hope all these guys will post pics of their shops/ work areas. Along with organizing tips and little tricks to make life a little easier. I saw a shop on here a long time ago, he had a toy train set up in his, and the track was on hinges, raised up for more room, if I aint mistaken I think he was a Pontiac nut. I had a few fellows on here lead me to a few places and a few shops, but could have swore there were more on here. You got a few good tips so far, but the biggest thing I would do 1st is the codes of where you live. I am in construction and these dudes can just make it impossible to make anything go easily for you. I wish you luck on your shop. Hope you can get started on it soon. Please keep us posted.

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Old 01-01-2007, 09:37 AM
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Just got the ok for my new shop on our new place. Morton is to deliver the material on 1/17 for a 30x60 14ft high with 3/12 inside trusses so i'll have 19 ft at center of building and a 14x13.6 door. Should be up by the frist of FEB.I'll post some shot of it when up.
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Old 01-01-2007, 11:32 AM
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Well I guess its time to present the Idiot award. I accept with honors.
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please show us few pictures of your garage...to enable us to
create or modified our garage??
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Old 01-09-2007, 11:34 PM
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Well I guess its time to present the Idiot award. I accept with honors.
Actually, I'm glad that this thread did get "ressurected"

I'm in the planning phase, and was hoping to fill up the whole back yard

I was planning 34' wide (same width as the house) x 30' deep --- with a 10' x 10' "connector" to the back door. A 10' x 22' deck between the house and garage.

My brother-in-law from Meadow Lake, Sask. has the ideal workshop. It measures about 24 x 24 2-storey, and has a "games room" (dog house) on the 2nd floor, and sits on its own lot. (He owns 2 adjoining lots.)

The town of Olds has "regulations", though
55% max lot coverage
753.5 sq ft maximum "accessory building" (currently under review)
14.76" maximum height, but no taller than main building. Our house IS a raised bungalow with 11 ft exterior walls (Thank God for that!)

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Single storey garage
22 x 34 x 11 without the 10 x 10 connector (748 sq ft.)

or
20 x 34 x 11 with the 10 x 10 connector (780 sq. ft.)
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:11 AM
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Add the connector. You will be glad you did.
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Old 01-10-2007, 05:33 PM
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Shop

Were you using the 3D architect program? I cant get mine to do what I want it to do , lol. I like the idea you have there. The walk through would be a good feature, especially in winter.
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:07 PM
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Were you using the 3D architect program? I cant get mine to do what I want it to do , lol. I like the idea you have there. The walk through would be a good feature, especially in winter.
No, it's Punch Software's "Super Home Suite".
I bought and downloaded it over the internet, and played with it for a few days. They DO have a demo version, but you can't save what you're working on ... so you have to either do it all in one sitting or leave your pc on 24/7 and have it minimized. It's probably worth the ~ $50.00 or so, nonetheless.

Maybe I'm just stupid, but I find it a little frustrating at times. I can't figure out a way to "elevate" a door opening (3 ft up on a raised bungalow with 11 ft walls) The instruction manual says (if I'm following correctly) that I need to make a 3ft "first storey" and then make the 2nd storey 8ft tall on top of it. (ugh)

So I settled at making a model with just exterior walls as a basic "plan" to show the town.

There is also no way to configure a roof for an "L" shaped structure. Compare my actual photo of my home with the model, and you'll see what I mean.

Yeah ... I really want that "walk-through" too, but I may have to "nix" it if it counts in the total sq footage. I'm thinking that it would be nice, not only to keep warm on the way to the garage, but for additional storage / work area.
Things like a sand-blast cabinet or parts washer, etc would fit nicely in that part of the garage.

I'll have to get a tape measure out, and measure the length of my truck. A 20 ft depth might be pretty tight. Yes, I suppose that I *could* put it on wheel dollies so that I could position it sideways if I wanted to work on it ... but that sounds like a PITA.

Stinking town and their stupid rules!
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:40 PM
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Well I was just sitting here drawing the old way, I think I may just stick to that, but I just cant get it to scale like I want. I got that long *** 64, its about 25 ft, and I want a little room for a bench, and be able to walk around in front of it comfortably. I just have been throwing some ideas around.


I hope yours gets kicked off without any major problems.

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Old 01-10-2007, 08:32 PM
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ceiling height for lift

We have a two post lift and it takes 14' in height if you want walk under the vehicle. Four post lift makes for faster and easier loading, but you are restricted somewhat. Bud
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This is what I was doodling with. Added a few things , lol , but you will get the idea.


Its actually 2 seperate pics, but I lost 1 end of it on the scanner.
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Old 01-10-2007, 10:20 PM
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never to big or too tall

Silly rulles ,good luck
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waw great garage,,

i like my garage better then my home...
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Garage suggestion

Something I was shown years ago that I put into my shop was a pair of heavy I beams in the concrete set at floor level. I put in extra re-bar and extra thick concete around the I beam. Also ran a bar over to the wall for an easy ground. Now when I want to weld something on the flat or straighten anything I can weld to the I beam and pull or push or jack it straight. Cost was cheap I got some scrap from an old canopy that came out of an old torn down station canopy. It is flat on the floor so don't even know it is there until I need it. Also I laid out where my 2 post was going to go when I poured the concrete and poured it extra thick with extra re-bar. After always never having enough shop most of my life I went really big on my shop and have never regretted the size. 60ft deep by 44ft wide 14 ft ceiling. Latest project is a 49 Packard that is getting a mild 454,turbo 400, 9in Ford rear.
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Old 01-28-2007, 05:07 PM
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Sounds like a good Idea, would like to see some pics sometime, of the shop and the Packard.
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