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Old 02-11-2019, 05:58 PM
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Put a hose bib inside the big door. No one can steal or tamper with it, it won't be frozen in the winter and you will be amazed at how long a hose will last when not constantly exposed to the weather. My hose is nearly 20 years old, and not an expensive one and it is in great shape.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:28 PM
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If you are going to install a lift the garage needs to be deeper than standard If itís a four post to accommodate the ramps, if itís a two post to allow positioning of different length cars. And donít forget to also look a garage door clearance for a raised car on the lift when the door is open.
I went 26' on mine and it worked out OK but I wish it was 28'.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:34 PM
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I did 19' x 31'....that was the max width due to property line setback and 31' put me at the back corner of the house and didn't spoil my master view of the lake.
9' ceilings and an 8' garage door (originally was for the boat). Outlets every where. Room for 2 cars with shop space/workbench/cabinets/tool box in the back.
This was the old house, I downsized after the divorce.



Current setup....sure do miss the detached one

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Old 02-11-2019, 07:58 PM
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No matter how big you make it, it'll fill up and you'll wish it was bigger. BTDT
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:15 AM
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Put a drain in the floor so you can wash your car in the winter. Friend of mine did that and had one of those hanging curtains that he could run around the car to keep water from splashing the rest of the garage.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:17 AM
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Install an electrical panel with at least 100 amp service. Eventually you will need to install a charger circuit for an EV.
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:03 AM
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If you are a real man you will go with in-floor heat. And insulate under the floor and around the perimeter.

2 post lift minimum 12' ceiling (from the bottom of light fixtures to floor)
4 post lift minimum 14' ceiling

Run more outlets than you think you will ever need.
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:14 AM
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Probably do not need to hire a pro to run the radiant floor heating lines. It is very simple if you plan it out first.

Download this program. IT IS AWESOME! This is the full version that professionals pay thousands for. Catch is that it is only good for 30 days and then it locks up until you pay for it. If you download now make sure to get your plans finalized and print them off or you will not be able to use it when it comes time to install. Once downloaded give it your zip code and it will pull the proper heating specs for your area.

http://www.avenir-online.com/AvenirW...pCADTrial.aspx

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Old 02-12-2019, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Craq View Post
No matter how big you make it, it'll fill up and you'll wish it was bigger. BTDT
I agree. In all of my years, I've NEVER heard anyone say that they wished their garage was smaller!!

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Put a drain in the floor so you can wash your car in the winter. Friend of mine did that and had one of those hanging curtains that he could run around the car to keep water from splashing the rest of the garage.
That is something that gets mentioned a lot, but there's one thing, in my opinion, to consider. In order for the drain to be effective, they're usually placed in the center of the garage, and the floor is pitched to the drain. I could see where it might make placing jackstands for the car, if needed, a little questionable, depending on the degree of the pitch.
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Thanks for all the replies...ALL great points. I was planning on a deeper than normal bays and wider than normal doors. In the bay that is going to get the lift I was thinking of the side mounted door opener to avoid interference.

I have also seen plans that have a bump out for a shop and tool room. I think that would be useful for the fridge and a few stools!!!
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by mrscott25 View Post
Probably do not need to hire a pro to run the radiant floor heating lines. It is very simple if you plan it out first.

Download this program. IT IS AWESOME! This is the full version that professionals pay thousands for. Catch is that it is only good for 30 days and then it locks up until you pay for it. If you download now make sure to get your plans finalized and print them off or you will not be able to use it when it comes time to install. Once downloaded give it your zip code and it will pull the proper heating specs for your area.

http://www.avenir-online.com/AvenirW...pCADTrial.aspx

Sample of what I built for my garage.
I used the viega product on my place when I renovated. Simple to use, works fabulous. People who haven't experienced radiant heat should do so before taking on a new project. There is a lot of benefit to using it over traditional forced air heat, although first cost to install is a bit higher. Viega will also help with design for a small fee. https://www.viega.us/en/service/desi...1501619759676_
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Originally Posted by DIP51 View Post
Thanks for all the replies...ALL great points. I was planning on a deeper than normal bays and wider than normal doors. In the bay that is going to get the lift I was thinking of the side mounted door opener to avoid interference.

I have also seen plans that have a bump out for a shop and tool room. I think that would be useful for the fridge and a few stools!!!

anything you can do to take tools,etc into a sep room,will help
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:03 AM
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ceiling outlets

floor drain(s)

slop sink (your wife will appreciate)

toilet

gas line for heat

exterior motion light outlets

exterior 110V outlets

plenty of interior outlets

hole in wall for an A/C unit

did I mention outlets yet?


pull down stair openings for attic access

you can't have too much roof venting, soffit, ridge, gable end

attic lighting is a must

slope the floor about 1 inch in ten feet toward the overhead doors

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Old 02-12-2019, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by mrscott25 View Post


4 post lift minimum 14' ceiling
14' seems excessive?

It will be a 4 Post lift so I can stack vehicles in the winter to keep them out of the weather. I am 6' and the Vette is only a bit over 4'...where does the other 4' come into play? Even my 79 F250 is a bit over 6' 6" lifted so I will be able to lift that and work under it without too much trouble.
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by leadfoot4 View Post
I agree. In all of my years, I've NEVER heard anyone say that they wished their garage was smaller!!



That is something that gets mentioned a lot, but there's one thing, in my opinion, to consider. In order for the drain to be effective, they're usually placed in the center of the garage, and the floor is pitched to the drain. I could see where it might make placing jackstands for the car, if needed, a little questionable, depending on the degree of the pitch.
That shouldn't be an issue since he's installing a lift.
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:15 AM
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put in a floor drain !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by DIP51 View Post
14' seems excessive?

It will be a 4 Post lift so I can stack vehicles in the winter to keep them out of the weather. I am 6' and the Vette is only a bit over 4'...where does the other 4' come into play? Even my 79 F250 is a bit over 6' 6" lifted so I will be able to lift that and work under it without too much trouble.
I put 12' ceilings on mine. Last week my FIL brought his Ford Explorer over to replace shocks. A little too low to work comfortably. Still got up to about 6' but would have been nice to have another foot or two.

My 4 post is also primarily for vette storage. That lets me park the SxS, 4 Wheeler and Goldwing under it.

I am betting you will find you use the lift for a whole lot more than just storing toys in the winter and an extra foot or two will be worth the extra cost and time to install.
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Originally Posted by mrscott25 View Post
I put 12' ceilings on mine. Last week my FIL brought his Ford Explorer over to replace shocks. A little too low to work comfortably. Still got up to about 6' but would have been nice to have another foot or two.

My 4 post is also primarily for vette storage. That lets me park the SxS, 4 Wheeler and Goldwing under it.

I am betting you will find you use the lift for a whole lot more than just storing toys in the winter and an extra foot or two will be worth the extra cost and time to install.
Message received, it will be used for more than to just stack toys. I'm just trying to settle on a style to accommodate all of my wish list and still look good alongside my house.

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Current setup....sure do miss the detached one
I'm digging your C3-shaped storage bin.
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