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theDuke866
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did a little more roofing on mine today. my progress is slower than yours, but we're chipping away at it.

I'm going to take my gun safe out of the bedroom and put it out there, anchored to the concrete I think. I'll also build some shelves to keep ammo on, which will free up a lot of space inside the safe (which I need...I'm out of space for guns, due to one side being taken up by ammo and magazines).

I'll also build a workbench; I'm not sure if I want to build it solid, or build it so it hinges up against the wall out of the way. I have plenty of room (16'x24') to just build it in place, but maybe someday I'll wish I had those few extra feet?

I've even thought about building an additional platform with a hand winch that I could lower, with my miter saw, and maybe a table saw, etc on it...

3/29/2015 5:14:27 PM

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no way i'd keep my guns out of HVAC, especially in Florida

3/29/2015 5:41:28 PM

theDuke866
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I figured I'd just put something like this in there:

http://interteckpackaging.com/450-gr-Reusable-Silica-Gel-Container-SG-450.htm?gclid=Cj0KEQjwxd6oBRCRoMrWmLOCvI4BEiQAYyZdkXXYk3yE61O5v1jcAr8Z1iiVVEawQ9w-jrw0IkIweq4aAnRU8P8HAQ

[Edited on March 29, 2015 at 6:48 PM. Reason : Oh, and I might buy/build a squat rack and get some mats for deadlifts, etc.]

3/29/2015 6:47:54 PM

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16'x24' is not a lot of area. I think you're going to be at max capacity quickly with workbenches and squat racks.

3/29/2015 8:51:15 PM

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^^that thing will be saturated in no time. it's no match for Florida humidity. not worth the risk, imo.

3/29/2015 9:00:52 PM

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love this workbench and i only have like $75 in it.

3/29/2015 9:11:12 PM

theDuke866
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^^^ true, but I also have a 2 car attached garage, and a big loft in it for storing things.

^^ apparently you throw that one in the oven when it indicates saturated. Maybe I could put 2 in there to last longer.

of course, if we're talking about a few days or a week or two, then prob not worth bothering with.

3/29/2015 10:00:35 PM

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i would guess it would only last a couple weeks max. my safe is inside and i still use a silica pack. it's the kind you plug in the wall to dry out. i also pull all my guns out every few months and wipe them all down with some light oil. rust sucks.

3/29/2015 10:27:39 PM

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gonna try to get the fishing stuff organized on the boat side of the shop this week. gonna build another 16 ft of shelf, put the frequently used rods on the wall in the back corner, put the infrequently used rods on the ceiling over the garage door, and build a short workbench for fishing tackle and such.

3/29/2015 11:27:40 PM

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silica gel pack in florida will be saturated in a damn hurry. If you're dead set on putting the safe in the garage, you're going to need to run a dedicated dehumidifier.

3/30/2015 2:08:01 PM

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and run a drain line outside so you're not dumping the bucket daily.

3/30/2015 9:26:57 PM

Quinn
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I've got a HVAC based water heater (doubles as mini garage AC/dehumidifier). I estimate it pulls 1.0-1.5L out of the air during the summer. It's a data point at least.

3/31/2015 8:12:18 AM

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That sounds way too low (1 liter for the whole summer). I was running a dehumidifier in a garage in Raleigh a few years ago while I was temporarily storing my furniture in there. Emptied the bucket at least weekly and it held at least a liter (set to about 65%). Then I bought a hose and connected it to the hose port on the machine and ran it out of the garage.

3/31/2015 1:16:58 PM

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I think he was meaning that much a day.

3/31/2015 3:44:38 PM

Quinn
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Per day*

3/31/2015 6:27:07 PM

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fishing rod storage. the stuff i use most frequently is on the wall. the infrequently used rods are on the ceiling. also hung a pier/surf fishing cart on the wall and the bimini top for the boat on the ceiling (i never use the bimini):





workbench for fishing stuff. top is made from a solid core door i got from a nursing home:


got some active speakers and made some little shelves for them. i just plug up my phone and use spotify.


[Edited on April 4, 2015 at 7:48 PM. Reason : DS]

4/4/2015 7:47:40 PM

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put some pegboard up tonight. pics later this week.

4/6/2015 10:39:56 PM

tmmercer
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Anyone had a garage built in Raleigh recently? Looking at a ballpark on what I should expect. Looking at building a 24x30 with 10/2 pitched a roof. Hardieplank siding, gutters, 70a sub panel. Lights/garage opener, etc.

5/18/2015 10:17:40 AM

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depends on if you'll just hire a GC or if you'll handle permits and such yourself, what kind of insulation and inside finish, etc., but i would guess at least $35-40k

5/18/2015 7:40:22 PM

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Completely unfinished inside. We've gotten a few estimates. Seems like a lot of companies don't include everything in their estimate (painting, gutters etc). Estimate with the contractor we are comfortable with is 46K. I thought it was a little high but I guess that seems correct.

5/18/2015 8:33:29 PM

theDuke866
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I think you might get away with a little bit less, but then, I've priced them in Pensacola, which is probably slightly cheaper. I think those figures, if they're off at all, aren't dramatically off.

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Got the roof totally done on mine now. Just need to frame in the front for a garage door, then have them come out and install one (and an opener), and have a mason brick in the front fascia.

Well, I mean, none of the electrical is done yet, but it's almost a functional shop. I think I'll come in <$10k (16x24', elec/lights/garage door opener, window unit AC, brick front/hardi siding. I did a lot of the work, though, and a friend did all the rest so far for next to nothing.

5/18/2015 8:36:51 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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sounds about right

5/18/2015 9:25:16 PM

tmmercer
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Thanks for the input. Both of your garages look awesome!

5/19/2015 12:41:36 AM

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I got mine done (i think a pic is in my gallery) for 36ish, which had 0 finishing inside. 11k of that was concrete and grading for the driveway and slab. The guys that did it didn't do some of the trim properly, but overall it was a decent price for the speed and quality. They didn't caulk or paint. 22x24

5/19/2015 11:28:24 AM

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Mine's finally almost done...just need to paint the outside and have some brickwork done around the front fascia.

12/20/2015 12:23:22 AM

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We are in the midst of completing a barn on our farm...

We have a lift going in...what other items are a must have?
I figure a large air compressor for Air wrench items.

Anything else?

1/2/2017 8:52:51 PM

smoothcrim
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if you're gonna put a shower in there, setup a heated floor. http://www.radiantec.com/energy-efficiency/how-hot-water-heaters-save/

1/3/2017 9:27:40 AM

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Oh, we building.

24x30x12' pole barn.


[Edited on January 4, 2017 at 11:07 AM. Reason : resized ]

1/4/2017 11:02:08 AM

adam8778
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Apparently I fail at post pics from phone, I'll try again later

[Edited on January 4, 2017 at 12:36 PM. Reason : Mega fail]

1/4/2017 12:35:15 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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you can't post pics from google photos as images. you have to click "get link" and just post the link.

1/4/2017 7:21:13 PM

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How bout now? Just got started on this really this past weekend so nothing too exciting yet, but I will continue to post pics as we make progress.

1/4/2017 8:42:20 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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nice

1/4/2017 9:33:22 PM

ncsufanalum
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Anyone here know some reputable and easy to work with garage contractors they could recommend in the Raleigh area? Looking at building a garage with an accessory unit / in-law suite above it on our lot.

1/8/2017 2:34:02 PM

smoothcrim
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I highly recommend AVOIDING carolina custom builders. Buncha scumbags that thought I didn't know anything and kept trying to force cost cutting measures on me.

1/9/2017 11:06:14 PM

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Quote :
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I highly recommend AVOIDING carolina custom builders. Buncha scumbags that thought I didn't know anything and kept trying to force cost cutting measures on me."

Noted and appreciated

[Edited on January 11, 2017 at 3:53 PM. Reason : ]

1/11/2017 3:53:19 PM

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