Garage Layouts and Desires

Dobish Posted By Dobish, Jan 10, 2018 at 1:37 PM

  1. Dobish

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    exciting day! ROoof!

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    the deck is getting finished
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    i might need to move my radon vent and finish patching in the logs on the side of the house now :)
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    Roof is on! Mid roof, final, and siding inspection today... the rusted metal on the bottom should be installed too.
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    they put up the stairs and the railing yesterday, but I didn't get any pictures of that yet :)
     
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    stairs and railing are in
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    the deck and railing from the back
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    we will utilize it for some firewood storage after it gets levelled off, and also have our ski chair hanging off the overhang.

    Cabinets are all set:
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    Countertops are in
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    and the door is painted!
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    plumbers were there at 730am today, so they were making progress with the tub and the faucets. The Father in law is coming to visit for a few days, and is going to repaint the trim and touch up the walls and ceilings. We had to get on the PM to get things cleaned a bit better so the paint actually sticks :)

    hopefully he is building my cabinet in the garage for my utility sink
     
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    plumbers were back this morning to set the tub and the toilet, the father in law and sister in law are touching up paint right now..
    not sure when the electrician is coming back to wrap up, but xcel may be anywhere between now and 5 weeks.... uggggg

    also waiting to hear back about when the roofers will be coming back to finish up so we can get our solar wrapped up.

    i placed the corrugated next to the door to see what it looks like (look, you can see some of my wood pile :)).
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    Tub and toilet are placed, as are the fixtures
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    the city finished up the storm drain and inlet they were putting in
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    roof is done and the corrugated metal is up on the front (you can really tell which one was on the top of the pile.... )
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    Also, back to the original question- what are some tool storage and organizational thoughts that people have? its always good to get some other ideas.

    I'm debating between a rolling toolbox for tools, or doing a shadowboard along the wall with a cleat system. I was sort of contemplating setting up a french cleat system that runs along the entire wall, then doing individual shadow boards for each series of tools (currently they are organized by destruction (crowbars, saws, saw blades, etc), general repair (allen wrenches, screw drivers, sockets, etc), construction (hammers, clamps, nail guns, etc).

    My biggest issue is that with the deep cabinets, I am constantly having to pull something out to get to something else. I'm not going to hang my sawzall case on a shadowboard on the wall...

    I think what I really need to do is physically put everything in the garage that needs to go in there, and then see what would work best with the layout.... it will be a giant mess and my family might not see me for a few days, but I think it will be worth it in the end!
     
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    I just found this.... I think it will work for what I am looking at. in conjunction with some cleats and hooks.
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    All of the corrugated metal is up. We still have to oxidize it, but I think it will look really great!
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    All of the fixtures are wrapped
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    Electrical box painted, rough grading done. I think i am going to finish the blue window wall with siding, so it smooths the transition a little bit. I still have to bring in a ton of dirt and build a stone wall.

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    the contractor was doing some back filling after pouring the step wall to stop the dirt from pouring under our deck. pretty soon, I won't have any access to the crawlspace...

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    my kids enjoyed the first meal on the deck (despite the look i am getting). We don't have a table up there yet, so we had to get creative!
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    IMG, I haven't looked in on this thread in a while, but your updated look great.

    I really like how the bathroom turned out. And the corrugated metal skirting the building look great too, especially the detail for the spigot. Congrats.

    As for the tool organizing, I am afraid I am no help here because my basement and shed are a mess of disorganization. But I do plan to organize my heavy tools on a big, rolling, metal shelving rack that I can move around in the basement. I figure easy access from all sides, and adjustable shelving height to fix the tool boxes. My problem is using tools and then not putting them back where they belong, makes it hard to find later on when I need it.
     
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    garage cabinets come today, gutters come tomorrow.

    Exterior Lights are all up
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    view from the deck was not so bad the other night for the fireworks show!
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    gutters are in! they even work! its nice to have the drainage going away from the house, as well as be able to reconnect my gutter from the main house.
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    I had to take a picture of the connection so I remember what it looks like when it comes time to replace something.
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    We still need the snow guards on the roof, the driveway poured, the deck finished, light bulbs in the fixtures, and the propane tank that went missing needs to get replaced so I can grill :)
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    A little muriatic acid followed by hydrogen peroxide turned the metal just the right color.

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    heaters are in and cabinets are stained. I think the color matched up pretty closely, if I do say so myself! Washer and dryer are installed, now I have to wait for power for the rest of the appliances.

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    I have to figure something out for the front door. When they put it in, they didn't use the jamb extensions, and now the door is recessed about 2 inches in. I can't use a standard doorstop, and I need to figure out how to stop my handle from smashing into the countertop.

    I have rigged up a few of the rubber floor spacers but on the inside of the door jamb. This seems to help, but looks terrible.
     
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    I was wondering the details of the corrugated metal. I saw the oxidation you did, I'm considering using it for a wood shed roof. What is the material, gauge, dimensions, manufacturer, source?

    Keep the pictures coming the place looks great.
     
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    Thanks,
    the corrugated metal came in sheets 40" x 8'. I will get you the specs on it. We got it from the same guys that did our roof, they sourced it all for us. I'll see what I can get out of them!
     
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    apparently they came this morning to turn the power on... hoooray! Of course they told me they were going to come later in the week, so I planned for other people to show up and be there today. 200+ tons of dirt being delivered. Sure enough, they all showed up at the same time, right after I rolled into work! Here is to hoping that they don't dump the truck into the new line!

    Appliances come on thursday, plumber comes friday to hook up the dishwasher. Electrician is coming to wrap up the light bulbs that he owes us (just so you know, I am perfectly capable of putting in lightbulbs :) )

    We are still waiting for the concrete on the front stoop, as well as the driveway, but it is becoming very difficult to get the city to decide how they want to deal with our sidewalk.

    I have to find a bed frame, put a few finishing paint touches, and hang some of the open shelves in the kitchen and laundry room and the inside will be done. I'll probably put some blinds up so we don't have tenants trying to do that.

    Hopefully I can get my C/O next week and start renting it out!
     
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    well, more exciting news! Solar going in!
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    The water heater that I was reusing decided it was not going to actually engage the heaters. I have a feeling it is the flow meter that was damaged while being tossed around, but for a few hundred bucks, I will just put a new one in and then trouble shoot and see if I can get it to work.

    The oven and dishwasher came yesterday, so we are good to go there! Oven works, dishwasher is getting hooked up and tested today.

    I need to go look at the electric meter, as I am curious about how much power the heaters have been using. We ended up doing the radiant heat cove heaters and they really make the place feel cozy. We ended up doing programmable thermostats in the bedroom and living room, and then a preset one for the bathroom and the garage. I think with the insulation and everything being sealed up, it will stay pretty comfortable in there.

    They are hoping to wrap up the dirt delivery today too, they still have a few truck loads, and then some spreading around. They made my access to my wood pile a little steep!
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    We have some power!
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    Rough inspections passed on the solar panels, the electrical final passed for the garage. They were out there working working working this morning to get things done before the inspector came around noon. They were patching up the deck, pouring the front porch pad for the lower level, putting in screens, and trying to get everything wrapped up.

    I got the new water heater, we got it wired up, and turned it on. Same as the old one. No hot water.
    Me: "Simple and stupid question, but do you have the cold water going into the cold water inlet?"
    Plumber: "Yep"
    Me: "can we try and switch it just to see?"
    Plumber: "i'm sure that isn't it"
    Me: "can we try and switch it before we both start trying to play electrican/water heater repairmen?"
    Plumber: "i know it right, I don't know why it doesn't work though"
    Me: "Please?"
    Plumber: "you know, when I disconnected this one, there was a lot of water that came from the pipes"
    Me: "would pictures help of the rough inspection?"
    Plumber: "yep, sure would"
    Me: "here are the pictures, does it look right to you?"
    Plumber: "Crap... [grumble grumble grumble]"
    me: "ok, see you later!"

    i guess we will see what it looks like when I get home. It appears as though not only was the cold water coming from the wrong side, he also had the water lines to the sink switched, so the hot was running into the cold line.
     
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    The water heater: tank or tankless?
    Since you mentioned a flow sensor I'm thinking tankless.
     
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    tankless electric. it was the same unit i previously had, and it is really tiny and does the trick. It uses a bit of power (60amp breaker), but it isn't ever running at full power for very long.

    It turns out it was in fact plumbed backwards and it is all taken care of.

    We passed the plumbing, the electrical and the mechanical final inspections. We failed the building because the concrete for the stoop wasn't poured (we were waiting so the inspector didn't have to walk through wet concrete) and we didn't have house numbers. A few other little things too, but the list was inside and the wet concrete was outside :)

    On another note, yesterday was a good reminder why to always use proper safety equipment. One of the tradesman decided his fingertips were too long and took them off with the table saw.... They are pretty sure he will be alright, but he did nick the bone. He's a guitarist, and of course it was his left hand that sustained the damage.
     
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    all of the solar panels are up.

    concrete stoop is poured, and currently being protected from the rain.
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    Nice progress on the project. Congratulations.

    For the hot water, I would have thought a hybrid heat pump electric tank water heater would draw less power, and be more in line with the solar panel output.
     
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    It came down to space. Also, the solar is connected to our house, so the electric bill is all the apt.
     
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