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Old 08-22-2007
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*very jealous*


Looks great man, can't wait to see the finished product! I can't wait til I get my house. It sucks working on my truck at my parent's garage or in the apt complex parking lot, lol.
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oh looks good!

might have it done before the snow flies?
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oh looks good!

might have it done before the snow flies?
Oh come on.. That's just mean Zach... I said 3-4 weeks. :o)
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Well, it's done (except for the carport) pics on Page 1...

YEAH!!!
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Don that came out great
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looks awesome man, congrats!

the only thing i'd do to it is throw a gutter along the front edge of the building so you don't have a nice waterfall at the doors everytime it rains.
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looks really good, congrats.
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I am jelious! Looks great
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very nice! I like the block at the bottom.
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Looks great, i'd love to have something like that when I get my house.
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Very nice Don. Would you mind sharing the cost with us? After Jen and I get married in March, I'd like to put up a new garage of my own.
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Winks,
Right now I'm sitting about about $23k, and the carport will probably be about another $1k by the time it's completely done. Electrical will probably be another $800-$1k too. Wire prices are still out of control. It's expensive, and I had to take a loan out against the house, but I think it should add at least that much value to the house, and makes life a lot easier to work on trucks. SAS anyone???

You can do things a lot cheaper though, and really end up with the same final product. For instance, the special siding I used on the front added about $400, the brick added about $800, I used 3/4" plywood for the roof instead of 1/2" OSB added about $300, 40yr shingles added $200, trusses so that I didn't have a middle beam or posts added about $1200, 4000lb concrete instead of 3000lb added about $250, two middle peers for a 2-post lift added $200...... You get the idea. I'm going to be in this house for LONG time I hope, so I over did things a bit. If money is tight, you can cut a lot of corners and still end up with a quality garage when your done...

I have the BOM and all the drawings if you ever want to look, and I'm always willing to help if you need it with building/planning/whatever.

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Thanks for all the comments... Once I get everything moved in, I plan on having a Garage warming/mod party to break it in... :o)
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Gutters are coming... I'm trying to figure out if I want seamless for more $$ or just go with 10' pieces from Lowes... They'll get there before winter...

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looks awesome man, congrats!

the only thing i'd do to it is throw a gutter along the front edge of the building so you don't have a nice waterfall at the doors everytime it rains.
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My dad and grandpa were going to do thesame thing you just did, only on a slightly larger scale. they needed a new 'shop' for their business cause downtown buffalo was getting darker and the crime rate was skyrocketing. so, they bought this property and decided to make this the site of their new shop. original plans were for a wood structure, with wood walls, with the ability to go up another 1.5 stories incase we ever wannted to do apartments of office space. Well dad at the time being in school for structual engineering, took it upon himself to follow behind the archetitect and double check everything... come to find out the original I beams were too light for what they wanted to do, so they replaced them with larger H beams... 4 in all.... while they were there, they went from standard 4 in in the work area to 6 inch.... then from 6in in the parking area to 10 inch.... and while they were at it, they went from wood walls to cement block walls... instead of a pitched roof, went with a flat roof...... and basically this is what they ended up with:

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Darn, that's nice looking... I like the trim around the personnel door too...

Slightly bigger than mine too... :o)
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