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#1 New.Canadian.DB.Owner OFFLINE  

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Posted October 05, 2013 - 09:02 PM

Well, after almost 2 months of hard slogging, I'm finally back in the garage.  For those who missed the original thread, I removed the roof of my garage and turned it 90*.  The garage was dingy and the old roof leaked.  I now have a well lit, water tight garage bay to work in.  I put OSB on the walls to clean up the appearance, and installed 2 new windows (one is 2' x 12'), five 48" 3-tube T8 light fixtures and an overhead, retractable air hose.  I also added more storage and enlarge the work bench to 32" x 96". The bench also drops down out of the way. 

 

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Posted October 05, 2013 - 09:07 PM

Looks good


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Posted October 05, 2013 - 09:09 PM

Good feeling isn't it? Having the shop back.


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Posted October 05, 2013 - 09:15 PM

Good feeling isn't it? Having the shop back.

It feels good to have the shop back, for sure, but I have managed to buy, fix, and sell about 15 push mowers in the last two months on top of doing the reno.  They paid for the OSB, the retractable air hose and the 10'6" aluminum brake I bought to do the fascia work.  So, I'm back logged on tractors but I'm not "dying to get back to repair work".


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Posted October 05, 2013 - 09:58 PM

Nice job. I like the idea of the hose reel up on top, & the OSB on the walls.
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Posted October 06, 2013 - 05:44 AM

That hose reel is a great idea.

Is that a princess auto thing? or where did you find that?

I take it, it's ratcheted, and spring recoil?


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Posted October 06, 2013 - 05:53 AM

That looks really good. Light and lots of it is what I need in my work areas. I find not having enough light makes it nearly impossible for me to prep and paint hoods etc and get decent results. That and the fact that my eyesight just isn't what it used to be. Your shop is getting lots of natural light from the windows.  Looks pretty tidy right now as well. Once you start tearing into tractors that will change. Thanks for posting! 


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Posted October 06, 2013 - 07:58 AM

Nice job, those lights and windows will make it even easier to see how nice being dry is...

The air hose, I have one outside. Been out there for years and I replaced the hose once... Needing to do it again as the sunlight eats up cheap rubber, but it gives the neighbor kids a place to inflate their bike tires.
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Posted October 06, 2013 - 08:31 AM

Looks great, now all you need is a way to keep warm once the winter gets here.

 

 

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Posted October 06, 2013 - 09:25 AM

Makes a nice looking shop. Wish mine was organized better.
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Posted October 06, 2013 - 09:38 AM

The air hose came from Canadian Tire.  They had it on sale a couple of weeks ago.  It has a ratcheting system so it stays extended and an auto rewind system for retrieving the hose, much like a window blind.


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Posted October 06, 2013 - 09:41 AM

Looks good and the new windows will light up the shop better.  I like the idea of the folding workbench.  Enjoy your new shop.



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Posted October 06, 2013 - 10:39 AM

That looks nice!  The clear gable panels really let the light in too!  Makes me wanna go tidy up my shop being yours looks so clean & spiffy.  But all I seem to do is make messes, then have to leave.



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Posted October 06, 2013 - 01:14 PM

That looks great.  Congratulations on getting the shop back.






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