Residential Shop Build

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  1. bggrnchvy

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    I wouldn't say it's good, I'd say it's as good as it's going to get. Concrete grade height and street height mean I only have what I have. It falls the whole duration, even it it's down to .3* in a few spots.

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    I borrowed some help to make sure.

    Water seems to come out when I dump it in at the top. For the 400sqft of roof it's attached too I've got way more flow rate than needed and if it backs up during a 25 year storm, I just have wet ground. The entire purpose was just to keep the watershed from the roof off the side yard and send it to the street because during late fall and winter, that side of the house only gets a few hours of sun a day. I lost a whole month building when we got a few storms back to back as the clay was so saturated you couldn't drive tracked equipment on it and it just wouldn't dry out.
     
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    Landscaping takes work.

    I've got most of 12 tons of base spread, still need another 4-6 tons. The Christy box is in the ground on 6" of clean rock with the back end of the drain pipe plumbed into it sitting in free air.

    We dug 70% of the irrigation trench on Saturday, by hand unfortunately. I laid it all out on top of the drainage drawings I had to submit to the city for the original permit so I had a good idea of sprinkler coverage and number of PVC fittings/pipe.

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    I built a gate post out of the rest of the 4x4 .25w tube. Two pieces had to be butted together so I had a post 14' long, then I welded on the two pieces of 3x3 .25w tube as outriggers to try and take some of the bending load off the beam as the single gate will be 17' long.

    My BIL drilled an 8' deep 16" diameter hole, we tossed some rock in the bottom and set the post. We got it's orientation locked in with some wedges.

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    We set plumb as we dropped bags of fence post mix in. Did I mention we put almost 1400lbs in the hole and outrigger trenches?

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    It's still there as of this morning. I'll throw some dirt on and level it out, but the barrier back over top that I sliced and peeled away and get back to filling with rock.

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    Anybody want some dirt?
     
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    Looks pretty flimsy.. idk man
     
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    [shucks]Goes outside to revaluate whole plan[/shucks]
     
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    After the last few weeks/weekends of working on it, the backyard is about done. We trenched and laid a few hundred feet of pvc, got that all static and function tested and buried again. That's where we sat Saturday morning.

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    Then the pallets of heavy stuff showed up.

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    It took a few hours, but the wife and I got it in by lunch.

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    I spent the rest of the day messing with sprinkler patterns and swapping sprinkler heads out.

    Sunday morning we picked out some trees, I wanted fruit trees (because if you're going to water them, they should produce something useful), I lost. Fruit trees in the garden in the next phase. Then we went and grabbed a bunch of pavers because after doing sod everyone wants to lift heavy stuff the next day too.

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    I laid out the wall, and at this point I'm thinking about going back and carving out the chunk of old stump that's crowning the one small section in front of the beam. Also got the two trees in, but I ran out of steam to put in the rest of the top soil and bark. Maybe later this week. Also snagged the steel for the gate, that's next weekends project.

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    Trees a little close you think? Or is my depth perception gone
     
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    They're dwarf Crepe Myrtles, they don't get very big. They're a little more than a foot off the fence and will have to be pruned their whole life to keep out of the neighbors yard.
     
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    I thought I was going to get to build a gate last weekend, but everything else had other ideas. Neighbors/family needing assistance, finishing up landscaping the backyard, adding a drip system for the plants and trees, fabbing a mount for the sprinkler timer, adding a box and outlets for said timer, putting up string lights for the wife on the fence, replacing the dryer and liquid refrigerant line on the truck and starting on the shelving.

    So, the last item, shelving is a priority because there's a bunch of steel for the shelves and items that will go on the shelving occupying a bunch of floor space in the garage which prevents me from building the 17' gate frame.

    I cut all the material and welded up the 6 brackets the last few evenings. Not the most conventional design, but there's reasoning for all of it.

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    The decking I'm using is some catwalk grating I've been holding onto for 3 years now. Really excited to both get this stuff out of the yard (and not having to move it again) and start using it for the plan I had for it years ago. They're quite nice in that they interlock and have a 4" section thickness so they won't droop.

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    Those pictured are 8'ers. I have another pair of 10'ers that I'll be putting up at a future date.
     
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    Productive weekend, didn't make it as far as I planned, but some things got completed.

    Friday night I welded up the gate hinge spindles and arms. I had some drops of 2x4 .25w 304 at work in the scrap bin so they got reused. Still need to cap the exposed 2x4 ends.

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    Saturday I cut up all the material and put together the frame for the gate. Ends were capped and the hinge bearing cups got coped in and plated. There are some considerations in regards to clearance of both the 4x4 post and the existing fence that prevent the closest cross member from being closer to the cups, so it got a laminated piece of 1/8" on top to help transfer the load.

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    Saturday morning we went on a short road trip to go look at, and end up buying a genset for the trailer we're waiting on. I've been looking for this generator specifically, as it's the only unit that will fit in the generator cubby from Onan that also has a 240vac out. It's a Commercial 5500, and usually they're spendy. This one has a small issue that requires a little wrenching (loose bolts), but for the cost I'm ok with it.

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    The rest of Sunday I cut out and drilled all the tabs to hold the 2x4's (which will hold up the fence boards) and got them welded out.

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    By the end of the day the gate was moved to the painting department...the side driveway where my wife has all the saw horses setup currently. I moved all the brackets for the shelving out of there, since they had been painted, as that's my weeknight project this week.
     
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    I really wish I could dump this kind of money into my house this quickly, what you have done in like less than 2 years is going to take me 30 lol.

    Looks great man, kw to come live with you.

    EDIT: My bad, just over 3 years lol damn time flies.
     
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    Kyle is never done with anything, he just keeps going :imo
     
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    Yea...my wife keeps telling me she's getting FB images from 3 years ago of the house looking a wreck as we rebuilt. It's funny to go back and look at.
    There's always something else to be done. Completing tasks and building things starts to become a drug, if I don't get something significant done on a weekend because we were at the lake or something I start to feel depressed come Monday.
     
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    Friday night and Saturday morning I had to tear the front of the truck down and change out the ball joints, but after I got that out of the way I started getting the shelving all hung up and finished it up Sunday morning.

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    My wife organized all the stuff laying around and put it in all matching bins and labeled them.

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    She even did a packing slip in the screws and nails bin that's sitting on top when you open it so you don't have rummage through to see if you have what you need.

    Sunday afternoon my BIL brought the excavator over again and we hung the gate and got it welded. I packed the bearings and it hung but it's hinges for the first time, then I rode it from closed to open and it only sagged about an inch. I think it's going to work. Wood/home supports and a latch system to come.

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    Looking good
     
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    wheres the money shot looking in from the driveway with all the gear in place? looking good
     
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    you building a gate for Jurassic Park?
     
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    You didn't read?

    Step 1, build garage
    Step 2 clone dinosaurs
    Step 3....
    Step 4 Profit
     
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    interested in buying a dinosaur. plz PM me
     
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