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Old 07-11-2006, 11:14 PM
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Looked very closely at Gary's metal walls and they look terrific. Doesn't look like you have room for any more equipment. But you have just about everything you could ask for. I am in the process of building a three car garage with inside dimensions of 30w x 24d and a 13 foot ceiling to allow for a 12foot lift. All of this must be insulated and covered. I expect to use rolls of glass insulation and drywall. You mentioned fireproofing and now I wonder if the drywall must be skimmed with plaster. At least the wall common to the new room between the garage and the house needs special attention. Must install about 900 sq ft of drywall adjusting for doors and windows. I wanted to work on cars this summer but I will be spending most of my time working on the garage. Forgot to mention that to save cash I will be doing the wood shingling and the painting. The ques I have is the fluorescent lighting. I planned on three rows of three 4footers. All rows from left to right, the first along the back wall which is work area about three feet from the wall. another row along the hoods of the cars and another row along the rear windows of the cars. Opinions please on using the new 32w t8 lights which are supposed to be energy efficient but give the same light as 40watt bulbs. Also the floor is 4000lb concrete and two weeks old. I think another week is needed for curing before bringing in the cars??? There is a 1986 Monte Carlo under a blue tarp on my front lawn and I wonder how much longer the neighbors will put up with it. .........thx ed

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First off...two weeks cure is adequate for concrete. It would have held the car after a week. As far as the lighting...I would put at least 4 per row and switch them so they can be shut off differently. There is no thing as too much light in a garage. My garage is 28 long and I am planning on switching over to 4 rows of two 8's each. I already took out one bank of incadescents and put in two 8 footers with 4 4 footers down the wall. Huge difference but still not enough light. And the older you get the more you need. Just my $.02 worth though. Looking forward to pics of the garage.

Garyrouschkolb....check out your local lumber / electrical company. They make adapters for boxes to space them out in a couple of different thicknesses.

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