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Posted January 21, 2013 - 04:45 PM

Business or personal shop? Looking forward to pics.


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Posted January 21, 2013 - 04:52 PM

It is going to be a metal building with an 9 X 8 Roll up, a walk through door and one window.  Only a single story.  They are just doing the slab and shell then my son and I will be finishing it. So I can put in as many outlet's, lights etc as I want.  I'm on a tight budget so I will have to prioritize what gets done first and then add to it as we go along. 

 

I had a 30 X 25 at the old house and I have really missed not having a bigger shop, I've been working out of a 10 X 25,  so I'm excited to be getting a bigger one.  

 

I forgot to add the walls will be 8' high and then the pitch of the roof.


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Posted January 21, 2013 - 04:59 PM

Business or personal shop? Looking forward to pics.

 

A little of both.  I work on small engines for something to do and I also buy used GT's, LT's and mowers fix them up and then resell them and from time to time I find something I really like or could use I just keep it.  I also hope to be able to work on the cars more and save some $$$.  We have a dirt / gravel drive way and I have never enjoyed working on the cars out there.


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Posted January 21, 2013 - 05:01 PM

Like as mentioned the running water, A/C, heat, drain line for the toilet & and a small office with a bed & microwave.  You never know.

 

Dick


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Posted January 21, 2013 - 06:47 PM

Thats awesome. Congrats on the new building!!


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Posted January 21, 2013 - 08:04 PM

Dear Diary.

 

The list of people I hate on GTT continues to grow. FF tractor owners, forklift owners, and now new shops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOL Congrats. As has been said in a year it will be too small.


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Posted January 21, 2013 - 08:26 PM

Perfect size .. Congrats on the new shop !


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Posted January 21, 2013 - 08:30 PM

Great news Bill. It's always exciting to get a new building. What kind of lighting are you

planning on? Looking forward to pics of the progress.


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Posted January 21, 2013 - 09:04 PM

CONGRATULATIONS!!! :wewantpics:  Awesome!! Better than a Christmas full of GT parts.This will be a good build to follow. 

 

 

 

 

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Posted January 21, 2013 - 09:12 PM

Will that is a good question.  The game plan is florescent fixtures but we have a friend who is 78 years old that has more stuff then carter has liver pills around her place.  She told me today when I'm ready come over and see what she has.  So that may change my plans.  I put a 4 foot fixture with small Florescent bulbs in my current shop and it really put out the light.  So we will see once the  building is up.


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Posted January 21, 2013 - 09:28 PM

Bill, my shop is just 13' x 22'+, and I have 14 four foot 32watt fluorescent lights in there and it's just enough.  Well, 3 are dead bulbs at the moment.  Nothing is worse than not having enough light to see what you're doing, so light that new shop up and you won't regret it!  If you have one spot you'll do most of your work, then you can have the shop lighting split into two circuits so you can turn on only one section if you wish.


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Posted January 21, 2013 - 09:40 PM

I agree Daniel,  I currently have 4 4' fixtures in my shop and I really could use a couple more.  


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Posted January 21, 2013 - 10:33 PM

I went with 10' high walls on my 28' x 48' barn and am thankful I did..  I also did a Scissors type truss in the shop side of the barn so I could one day install a car lift and toss my jacks to jack-heaven..  (My son I'll bet!)  I installed a 60A sub-panel to supply all the plugs and lights and compressor..  I really don't need any more since I don't own any machine tools or a big welder.  I only installed a slab in the shop (That was pricey enough!!)  We poured the slab ourselves and I got the absolute 2nd worst concrete truck delivery person I've ever had in my dealings with them..  He dumped the entire shipment in one pile and we had to hump to get it spread out THEN screed it and finish it.. :wallbanging:   It was a day from hell for sure! :mad2:  Here's a picture or two for you as I know how much we all like them!

 

Here's an outside picture (it was night so it's not the best picture-  sorry!)

My shop2.jpg

 

This is the storage side which has a gravel floor:

My shop1.jpg

 

This is the workshop.  Notice the slanted ceiling from the different trusses.  I also had a fiend tearing down his building and he gave me all of his 8' fluorescent 300W light fixtures. I have them above my work benches as there never seems to be enough light for these old eyes to see what I'm doing..

My shop.jpg

 

Hope Y'all enjoy the pictures & good luck building yours Bill!


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Posted January 21, 2013 - 10:43 PM

A few years ago (7), I did a lot of research about lighting, when I built my shop. I didn't

like fluorescent lights, because of the flickering. A lot of people get head aches from

that. At that time, the new style T8 fluorescents where just coming out. They are

the smaller diameter (1") as opposed to the older T12 bulbs (1 1/2"). The

electronic ballasts in the T8 fixtures operate at a much higher frequency, and

therefore the flickering isn't noticable. I ended up putting 6- double 8' fixtures in

my 20' x 36'. Still on the same bulbs, no flicker, and briiiiiiiiiight in there. And

apparently they're much more energy efficient too.


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Posted January 22, 2013 - 08:58 AM

A few years ago (7), I did a lot of research about lighting, when I built my shop. I didn't

like fluorescent lights, because of the flickering. A lot of people get head aches from

that. At that time, the new style T8 fluorescents where just coming out. They are

the smaller diameter (1") as opposed to the older T12 bulbs (1 1/2"). The

electronic ballasts in the T8 fixtures operate at a much higher frequency, and

therefore the flickering isn't noticable. I ended up putting 6- double 8' fixtures in

my 20' x 36'. Still on the same bulbs, no flicker, and briiiiiiiiiight in there. And

apparently they're much more energy efficient too.

 

That is what I have at one end of my current shop and I agree it does do a much better job of lighting.  My granddaughter keeps coming up with these wood projects so I plan on turning the current shop into my wood working shop so I will keep the lighting that is in there, in place.  


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