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post #21 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-02-2018, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Hangar Door Raised and Pegged into Position

Today, we managed to assemble the massive door, bolted and welded with a reinforcing truss. It was also raised into position.

As I mentioned earlier, this door is easily strong enough to lift a car, and positioning it required a good deal of care.

In other news, I found some LED lights (120 VAC) that are really neat. When they come in, I'll post photos.

The next steps are to weld in the window frames and insulate/skin the door. At that point, the hangar will be totally enclosed, and we begin on the mezzanine.

Once the mezzanine is in, the 2-post lift will be installed, a column-mounted jib crane, and the 7.5 hp air compressor and plumbing lines. While this is going on, the bathroom will be framed, and plumbing run. In parallel, gas lines will be run for the heater, clothes dryer, and gas grill, as well as upstairs to the kitchen. I've received a quote on AC mini splits for a 6-ton capacity - this will control temperature and humidity, which is really needed to keep cars in good shape.

Now I have a question for the audio/visual experts -

I want one large TV downstairs, where I will have a lounging area for F1 races, Le Mans, etc., and another one upstairs. However, I would like to use the one downstairs as a computer monitor as well. In fact, ideally I would like all TVs hooked up through a computer/server, so that I can display pages from workshop manuals as I am working on the cars. My problem is that I have no idea how to do this with the ability to also hook up cable.

Any ideas are appreciated,

Stephen.
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post #22 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-05-2018, 08:32 AM
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ideally I would like all TVs hooked up through a computer/server, so that I can display pages from workshop manuals as I am working on the cars. My problem is that I have no idea how to do this with the ability to also hook up cable.
Should be fairly easy. You just need a computer with an HDMI video output. All new TV's have multiple HDMI inputs. If you want one computer to run both TV's you will need an HDMI splitter and a way to operate the computer from one floor to another.

https://www.monoprice.com/ has quality cables at good prices. Including long cables if you need to run any distance.
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