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Old 8th December 2017, 07:40 AM   #1
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Dad's New Toy Box

Here is the start of my new 24 x 24 x 17 high 2 car garage I will keep everyone posted on the progress any recommendations are welcomed. And yes it will have a car lift getting to old to be crawling on the ground.
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Old 25th February 2018, 07:56 PM   #2
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Ok the Township Approved my veraence for the garage build so the Amish builders will be here middle of March and hopefully done in a couple of weeks so I can finish the interior prior to the RCR GTR showing up in June
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Old 25th February 2018, 08:26 PM   #3
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Very happy for you... The amish do quality work.. A lift is a must, it will save you a lot of pain and make the job that much easier. Enjoy the build, there is plenty of support here.
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Old 26th February 2018, 06:15 PM   #4
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Pictures...we want pictures....... ;-)
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Old 10th March 2018, 09:35 AM   #5
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Doc I promise once we start the build weather permitting I will take pictures and yes a two post car lift is coming I am getting to old and to fat to be crawling on my back like the last build
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Old 14th March 2018, 12:10 PM   #6
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DOC here is the final signed off drawing, the Amish should be down next Thursday to start.
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Old 14th March 2018, 12:13 PM   #7
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Foundation Pic's
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Old 15th March 2018, 09:50 AM   #8
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Re: Dad's New Toy Box

Congrats, Larry. Just a recommendation on lift. I have the Bendpak two post XPR-10AS for 3+ years now and no issues. It was ~$2800 and I installed it with the help of a few friends, pizza, and beer. Everyone has their own desires in a lift, but this is a reasonably priced, solid performer. Good luck!
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Old 15th March 2018, 03:38 PM   #9
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Best thing about having the Amish around for any length of time is they leave you with fertilizer for the garden.

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Old 23rd March 2018, 06:03 PM   #10
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Let the fun begin a day and a half in and the Amish are almost done
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Old 23rd March 2018, 08:34 PM   #11
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Looking really good Larry!
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Old 27th March 2018, 07:27 AM   #12
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Re: Dad's New Toy Box

Ok before I go and buy light fixtures for my new garage I am asking for your opinion on the best lighting options. Right now I was going to use three 8 ft LED fixtures for each bay. The garage is 24ft x 24ft x 13ft high bays one side will have a 2 post lift the other will be shop tools and equipment.
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Old 27th March 2018, 07:34 PM   #13
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Lots of lights, consider LP or gas ceiling mounted heaters.
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Old 28th March 2018, 06:11 AM   #14
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Steve actually going with a Mitsubishi Hyper unit heating and cooling 21,000 btu heating and 18,0000 cooling 1.5 ton these units do remarkable well and have come a long way plus no need for ductwork and most use a 220 v 20 amp breaker you can't tell I do this for a living can you
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Yes Larry you will be happy with them I sell and install them. Rod
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Old 30th March 2018, 07:11 AM   #16
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Yes Rod especially when it's free
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Old 30th March 2018, 07:23 AM   #17
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Awesome. Jealous I am.
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Old 30th March 2018, 02:50 PM   #18
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Ok doors on outside almost complete backfill, concrete apron, and pavers to go.
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Old 1st April 2018, 07:14 AM   #19
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Ok so I ordered shop lights yesterday 4 four ft led with 6 bulbs 15000 lumens each that should be enough light.
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Looking really nice Larry.
Please share info on the LEDs along with your review as a bunch of us could probably use more light!
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