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Posted January 05, 2013 - 06:25 PM

Yep Cat, that is what I built at my other place. Up and out of the way, and very easy to pull out the tire you wanted, instead of moving the whole stack. Just wish I could do it again here. That method was very nice, with just one problem. Keeping them stored that way, always gave a flat spot on the tires, from the weight. If you didn't drive your tractor around much, it wouldn't bother you, but if you did drive around a lot, mostly on payment, you could tell where the flat spot was.



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Posted January 05, 2013 - 06:29 PM

Stack them on the enclosed porch, then you can sleep out there with them.


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 06:33 PM

Stack them on the enclosed porch, then you can sleep out there with them.

 

Oh yeah, that will go over big with the wife. You're just giving me ideas to see if I'm dumb enough to try it, or to see if I can still out run the wife!


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 06:45 PM

50 tires, that's alot of tires to make vanish, yet have them accessible. How about if we

help you design an addition on the garage/shop.


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 06:47 PM

Do you have any access to elven magic?? lol


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 06:54 PM

That hasn't helped me, and I'm only dealing with about 12 tires.LOL


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 08:28 PM

i would put an addition on the garage for more space and build a place to put the tires/extra tractor parts in an organized fashion. im curently waiting for more funds to finish the addition to my garage so ill have more room to work on cars/gt's as well as have more storage


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 08:45 PM

Troy, have you got out the text books and figured out how much capacity you have in the garage attic floor. It may be fine to leave them as they are. You may be able to arrange them so they are closer to the walls to limit the strain on the roof floor framing or even strengthen the floor by adding an additional support beam. 


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 08:53 PM

Troy, what are the ceiling joists, 2X6? Or 2X4? How far apart? Are they open to the garage side(under side)? If so, you could double them up in the area of the tires and gain some more strength. Putting the tires closer to the walls would help also. I ask for pics, but I realize you can't do that right now.


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 09:07 PM

Oh yeah, that will go over big with the wife. You're just giving me ideas to see if I'm dumb enough to try it, or to see if I can still out run the wife!

Well,  Look @ it this way--  If she gets mad @ leaves ya you can stack them on her side of the bed!! :thumbs:

 

The wall racks are the best way to go in the shop in my book.  As they are small and relatively light it keeps you floor space open.  Next-  Why do you need 50 spare tires around??  It's a bit much ain't it?   :(  Maybe get rid of a few would help??  Just sayin' :poke:


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 09:14 PM

OK had another great idea. Bolt long poles to the side of your garage (preferably pointing away from the house) and slide the tires over them. Then hang a big tarp over them and park extra tractors under your tire storage lean to.

 

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Edit. My computer doesn't like to attach files so I loaded it to Photobucket so it would actually open

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Posted January 05, 2013 - 09:30 PM

Troy, have you got out the text books and figured out how much capacity you have in the garage attic floor. It may be fine to leave them as they are. You may be able to arrange them so they are closer to the walls to limit the strain on the roof floor framing or even strengthen the floor by adding an additional support beam. 

 

Brian, I do have them stacked now against the walls as best as possible, so that they have the extra support. As it is now, you may be right, and they would probably be fine as they are. I did add one extra post for support shortly after we moved in, as I found one joist starting to crack. Could have always been there, or may just have happened, but I didn't want to take any chances. I'll have to try and sneak out tomorrow while Kathy is at work, and snap some pictures for you guys, just so you see how tight I am for space.

 

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Posted January 05, 2013 - 09:33 PM


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 09:35 PM

Troy, what are the ceiling joists, 2X6? Or 2X4? How far apart? Are they open to the garage side(under side)? If so, you could double them up in the area of the tires and gain some more strength. Putting the tires closer to the walls would help also. I ask for pics, but I realize you can't do that right now.

 

Kenny, yes the joists are exposed from the underside. I could actually add extra joists for support. I never even gave that method a thought. The joists right now are the full 2" x 8" timbers, and if memory serves me correctly, I believe they are spaced on 24" centers. I could actually add (2) 2" x 10"s, ripped down to 8" high, and nail them between the existing joists. Thanks Kenny, that just might work!


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 09:38 PM

Uncle Willie, how did I know it would be you that would post that! :bigrofl:  :bigrofl:  :bigrofl:






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