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post #21 of 63 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 04:11 PM
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congrats!! looks great, I'm super jealous!

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Nice size garage! Cant wait to see progress!
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Keep the photos coming. If you haven't bought the through the wall unit, consider a split ductless unit:

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Very quiet and perhaps more efficient.

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Thanks everyone!

I'm debating painting the walls this weekend. Any suggestions on color?
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^Sure is nice to actually be able to fit my truck inside now
You call that a truck?

This is a truck!
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Start with the floor. It is the largest single space. The walls will eventually have cabinets but you want the floor to accent the vehicles. What color(s) do you think you will do the floor and cabinets in? I would probably stick with appliance white and then paint a mural or accent on the wall if you find you have large open spaces. The white will help open the space and lighten the corners for visibility. If you use darker colors it will close in the space and make the garage look smaller.
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I second the lift in the middle if you plan on using it for working. My suggestion was going to be get an on demand electric water heater, and fabricate a shelf for storage space above that area. That being if you like electric water heaters. Good stuff though!
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oh we calls that a window air conditioner...when you HVAC it typically means something more ellaborate.... intake and exhaust fans, humidity controls, with heat and AC... you know Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning....LOL nice space you will have though.

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Yeah, the HVAC system is more than a window A/C unit... even a central system would be more of a HVAC system.

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Ok ok! It's just a through the wall unit that heats, ventilates, and air conditions my garage space
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There is a bit more room in there with the Exige



^ I could still walk behind it. Probably 24-28" of space.



^One more for good measure.
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Love it. You got more than enough room for a few motorcycles. I am jealous.

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looks great - how do you like the can light/florescent light combo?
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There is a bit more room in there with the Exige



^ I could still walk behind it. Probably 24-28" of space.



^One more for good measure.
Nice, what is your ceiling hight? It looks like 12', I wish I had that much room.
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Thanks! The ceiling is actually a bit lower than it looks... just over 9'.

Here are some pictures of the garage floor progression:



^ acid etching



^ control joint filling



^ final laser scan



^ primer/epoxy coat getting put down



^ full flake treatment



^ urethane top coating



^ control joints are a little more apparent than I'd like... but it's still WAY better than it was. I hate it when I'm rolling a floor jack or something and it gets stuck. Pisses me off.

Cars are finally inside. Since I used a solvent based epoxy the drying time was nearly 5x longer than the water based stuff. I waited 10 days before parking on it. I've had the Exige in my wife's garage (didn't do the floor in there) while the rest of our cars have been getting rained on
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Thanks! The ceiling is actually a bit lower than it looks... just over 9'.

Here are some pictures of the garage floor progression:



^ acid etching



^ control joint filling



^ final laser scan



^ primer/epoxy coat getting put down



^ full flake treatment



^ urethane top coating



^ control joints are a little more apparent than I'd like... but it's still WAY better than it was. I hate it when I'm rolling a floor jack or something and it gets stuck. Pisses me off.

Cars are finally inside. Since I used a solvent based epoxy the drying time was nearly 5x longer than the water based stuff. I waited 10 days before parking on it. I've had the Exige in my wife's garage (didn't do the floor in there) while the rest of our cars have been getting rained on
Very nice! Good job, you will have fun finishing it up.
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Looking good.

You might end up spending more time in there than inside the house. I know I would.

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Still working on it... things changed since last post:

1. Added a water softening system with an activated carbon filter to wash cars.

2. Plumbed in a shop sink

3. Added a series of "3D" shelving called Monkey Bars

4. Added an a new air conditioning unit today

5. Added tool storage:



Shop sink:



It's coming off the water softener along with the hose for the cars

My buddy Chris cutting the drywall to install the air conditioner today:



18,500 BTU A/C... very important in Arizona!



Drywall is cut:



Stucco is cut. My garage now has a window



Installing the main unit in the wall:



Installed the outlet, did some drywall work, and used expanding foam around the frame:



To be continued...
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Looks great!!!

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Very nice , A/C in the garage that is cool. I wish I had it in my garage, my power bills would go through the roof. They are already over $900 every two months in the summer without it.
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