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....oh yeah, looks just like mine....:laughing:

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....cool find....:thumbsup:
 

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:thud: one day in a galaxy far, far away i will have a garage like that.

I like how he added 5 garage door closers for his wifes door :laughing:
 

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:smack Yea he thought that one though.

The flush installed lift is a really nice touch too
I myself would have gone for your standard 4 leg hoist but for his purposes its perfect. The amount of planning he did himself is impressive... I'd only be able to tell a contractor what i wanted and hope that it would come out lol.
 

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I myself would have gone for your standard 4 leg hoist but for his purposes its perfect.
Yea it'd be nice to get the bigger set up but it sure came out clean.



The amount of planning he did himself is impressive... I'd only be able to tell a contractor what i wanted and hope that it would come out lol.
I've worked on enough garages for other guys, I'm just ready to build my own.
 

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Yea it'd be nice to get the bigger set up but it sure came out clean.





I've worked on enough garages for other guys, I'm just ready to build my own.
I've seen a lot of mistakes when people make their own garages so I'm learning from it. One friend forgot to insulate under the heated flooring so instead of heating the concrete, he heated the ground around his garage:thud:.
 

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as many guys know Ive helped several guys plan out and think thru the steps they need to go thru when building a shop
most guys simply don,t realize that the local building departments,land use restrictions on floor height,drainage, electrical restriction, health laws, access and easement restrictions, soil compaction, limitations, building inspectors and your deed restrictions ,area zoning laws ,and the cost of material all have an effect on their choices.
in most areas you need to find out what you can build and whats allowed before spending time planing what you intend to build.
in most areas you can,t just decide to install a 3 or 4 car garage, on your property and it takes building permits, and foundation tests , minimum pad heights, soil density tests and other requirements before you even start,and get a land survey to make sure theres room for a garage and nothing preventing you from building one, like power line access or sewer access,height or square footage restrictions etc.!
think it thru, the shops construction costs most contractors quote are FAR LOWER than the true total cost, they frequently "low ball" estimates to get you started then mention the building permits site preparation,trash removal, all internal electric, paint, etc and inspections and a near endless list of other things costing money are not included in the cost
MOST contractors will provide the MINIMUM required by the building codes IF THAT and if you want things done correctly youll need to constantly inspect whats being done, whos doing it, and that what your being billed for is actually being done with the materials you paid for.

theres a great deal of info in this thread
http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=116

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=5

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=98


these pictures are several years old




 

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that's a sweet garage:thumbsup:...I bet he drew something up on a paper napkin and just winged it the whole way :rolling:
 
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