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Building my shop 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
So, I plan on living here until I'm dead so I decided to build a building that I've always wanted. Had to make a few compromises on size because I don't have a money tree. It all started last year with clearing trees out back. That's quite a job in and of itself. Around this time last year, spent about 6 solid weeks working my ass off cutting down trees, stacking it all into firewood, etc. This spring started with 800 tons of sand hauled in because the building site was pretty low. Originally wanted to dig a pond for the fill (and I would get a sweet pond out of the deal) but it was just too costly ($20k ish for the pond and related work). Plus all the hassle of dealing with various government agencies. I hired a good builder for the structure as I no longer possess enough ambition to do such a large carpentry project in my limited free time. Enjoy the pics. Will update this thread as things get done just for fun.







And tore down this pos eyesore in the process







Much better view from the house with that thing gone



 
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Re:Building my shop 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
I'm SO jealous! I would love a work space like that.

Congrats and enjoy.
 
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Re:Building my shop 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
Nice.
 
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Re:Building my shop 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
Prepped the floor for concrete a few weeks ago. Finished installing my floor insulation last week (2" thick foam board rated at 40psi. Surprising how much that costs ). Put the 6x6 welded wire over top of that. All that so I could run my radiant floor heat piping on top.





Bear isn't sure what to make of all this



And even got half the lights up and running a couple days ago. Of course I like having the option of having some or all of them on, I put 3, 3-way switches next to both entry doors. At opposite ends of the building. That's a lot of wire in a 64' long building But it's what I want.



Very happy with these lights. T5HO high bay lights. Very bright and project very well down to the floor. 14' tall ceiling in here.

Concrete is being poured this Saturday morning. 6" floor obviously. That's gonna be a job. Not looking forward to Saturday morning but I am looking forward to having a floor in here finally. I've got 4 finishers coming, 5 laborers to run the wheelbarrows (including myself), and a couple guys grading. Saturday will be an expensive day
 
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Re:Building my shop 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
Just curious, how do you avoid hitting a radiant line if you need to bolt down any machinery?
 
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Re:Building my shop 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
nice. are you going to insulate walls too? I would like a garage/shop like that. I got a one stall.. no cars just bike and tools.

if I had that much land I wouldn't move either.
 
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Re:Building my shop 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
G_Conway wrote:
Just curious, how do you avoid hitting a radiant line if you need to bolt down any machinery?

Plan ahead

You can't really see it in the pics, but I have two clear pad areas for my future hoist. I will have pics and measurements over by the bathroom so when I screw those walls to the floor, I won't hit anything there either.

Those are the only plans I have to drill anything into the floor.

An infrared camera with the system on may be able to show the location of the lines but I'm not sure. Never actually done that. Just an idea that I've had.
 
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Re:Building my shop 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
Orthogonal wrote:
nice. are you going to insulate walls too? I would like a garage/shop like that. I got a one stall.. no cars just bike and tools.

Oh yeah. Plan is to spray foam the walls and blow in about R-60 in the attic. It's going to be a very tight building
 
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Re:Building my shop 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
G_Conway wrote:
Just curious, how do you avoid hitting a radiant line if you need to bolt down any machinery?

You make sure you don't drill any deeper then 5"


You guys sure build them differently in you're part of the country. Here we start with the slab then build on top of it. Why are you doing wheel barrow vs pumping it in? Yes I know there is a cost associated with that but by time you pay all the laborers wouldn't it be pretty close?? Pumping would only require the pump operator, 2 people to screed and 1 for moving any extra material around. Do you plan to ever put in a vehicle hoist?? If so that area would benefit from a footer that 12" thick where the stands of the hoist would mount.

So the building is 64' in length how wide?? Lucky for me we don't need radiant heat in the floor as we never get that cold. I'm just curious what you're finished cost will be?
I'm fortunate enough that I still have the ambition and ability to do the construction from start to finish. Of course I still pay for laborers to get the concrete on the ground then I do the finish work.

You're shop is going to be awesome. My wife has admitted that she is now a garage widow due to the time I spend in my shop.
 
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Re:Building my shop 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
speaking of bolting to the floor, I recently bought a no-mar tire changer and bolted to middle of my 1 stall garage floor. I used the drop in anchors so I can unbolt if I need to. it's a nice machine.
 
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