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Shop addition - 100% finished

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by webbie, Nov 3, 2006.

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  1. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    At least on the outside....just glued all those boards on the garage door and put the fake hardware on
    Pellet stove vent visible on rear.

    I'll post some inside pics after awhile, not painted - just raw sheetrock, but some nice tools in place as well as momentos from the old stove days.

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  2. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    Looks real good, like it came with the house.
  3. Gibbonboy

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    I like those doors, they really set off a house so much better than a plain steel overhead. Nice work!
  4. Metal

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    I like the way they/you ran the shingles through the valley, a lot of people around here leave the sheet metal showing. I would be a little worried about those windows if you are planning on having anything very valuable in there. I take it crime is low in your area.
  5. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Because of weather here, they put a 36" wide ice and snow shield up the valleys and then usually weave the shingles in, although colored metal is also an option. Of course, on a 12/12 roof it is doubtful it would leak anyway!

    Pretty much no crime at all here - or at least not that type. A store in town just got busted for doing football pools, and there are plenty of drugs and drunks around...

    I'll get my insurance updated, and they will have a tough time hauling my 1200 lb jump shear anyway. Of course, they might just roll the pellet stove out - that would be easy.

    I'm going to put a little X-10 security system in there just for fun...also have blinds for the windows.
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    congrats Craig looks real nice. did you weave the valleys of the roof?
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    Very nice , I like the add on.
    My questions are ............
    #1 Sense it looks like a garage on the home (shop) with driveway , big door and all ..
    how does it pass inspection with "no solid fuel stove in a garage" that Elk was talking about.
    How does it work with / around insurance , inspection and permit ?

    No meaning to bust your kahunas over it , i was just curious .
  8. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Rooster, I did not do the shingles - a local young man I found on Craigslist did it, and during those days it was 100+ degrees. No 12/12 roofs for me, thanks!


    Ross....
    I have got permits for it, but:
    1. It is not attached to the house - it butts only the garage
    2. Even though I put a garage door on it, it is a shop - there will not be cars, or gas or similar things stored in there.

    I will tell my insurance agent about the addition soon just so it is added to the policy.
  9. begreen

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    It looks great Craig. One of these years I'll get the garage replaced with something more presentable I hope. I like the way you kept very consistent style throughout.

    And we get a glimpse of web widow's green lawn. Nice work!
  10. elkimmeg

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    All that good planning it blends in like it should , even you windows. I like all the clean lines of the trim and everything matches amd looke like it belongs.

    I'm real critical and praise does not come often, I would put my name on that addition any time, good sidding lines too
  11. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks....yes, it cost a lot more to blend in exactly, but being as our house is so visible from the street, I really didn't have much choice. I'm sure I will get my $$ back out of it when I sell this house...saved a lot by doing much of the work myself and finding reasonable subs. Although I only use it for storage, it has a lot of attic room and real sturdy up there. If I had to guess.

    It was the first time I ever installed vinyl siding and also the first time I used an aluminum brake (for bending trim, etc)....that siding goes up really easy!

    It's had to complain about our house (it is almost perfect)....but if I had my druthers I'd have a few acres and an outbuilding for a shop as opposed to attached. When we bought it I told Martha that if we stay in the area, I want to get something like that.

    It's either that, or get a smaller house/townhouse/condo in town (northampton) and then do a bunch of traveling.....to warmer climes during the winter, of course. The big secret that I'm certain Elk will agree on if that the summer here is so nice you really don't want to go anywhere...... BeGreen and the others in the Northwest also keep it hush-hush that summers are great there also. They want potential new resident to be scared away by the rain.
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