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Offline 1977Impala

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My meditation station
« on: July 05, 2010, 12:43:43 PM »
Well After serving in the U.S.Navy for 8 years, Meeting my wife online  and her living west of Richmond,Va. I got out and moved up here to a little place called Gum Spring,Va. in 2004 we bought a house on 3 1/4 acres


Had a small storage shed , but that wasn't gonna get it.

So I started planing my shop...But the best place for it was right where the shed was..lol


We decided we would scoot the shed over and build a 30x30 with a 20x20 pad out front.
So the building started.



Then the block started going up.

When the mason go done I went out and did some measuring and found they had missed the height by 1 coarse of block..lol So he had to come back and add another one.
 

Then the framing went up..




Trusses up, and roof sheathing done, Spec'd plywood and they tried to insist that OSB was just as good I told em NO thanks  Don't want that crap on my roof.


After it was built I realized I should have used scissor trussed for some extra height.
Prepped for the concrete pour..


The boss making her inspection rounds.



And finished with the contractor, ready for me to do the wiring and sheetrocking, Little did I know It would be a while before everything except wiring would be done..lol
A test..

Moving stuff in..

Finally after 3 years I put done some epoxy on the floor.



Did both sides with 2 different products and used it as a test.


the dark grey is rustolium  solvent based base cote and clear and the lighter side is a single coat of Cantol  100% solids based kit. no top coat.
later on I picked up a nice used sterling 75k BTU propane heater from craigslist for 100 bucks.

Had no help So I raised it up with 3 ratchet straps.lol

ran my own gas line and hooked it up and plumed the exhaust.


Gotta have some tunes

Replaced the old bottom box with a HF 52 inch wide setup..





Still alot to do, But its a project..lol


« Last Edit: July 08, 2010, 12:58:00 PM by 1977Impala »
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2010, 02:17:42 PM »
Very nice that sheet rock and insulation will make a world of difference. Looks to be pretty rural, my brother has a place about an hour south of there and just a little bit further west in Lunenburg Co. Its in the woods sure enough. If Gum Spring is like it is down there is pretty country.
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2010, 03:16:32 PM »
Great post!!! I like that garage -- and I'm jealous. Wish i had that much room.

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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2010, 04:49:54 PM »
Trust me goodfellow, The ol saying is true about no matter how big your garage is, you just find more junk to fill it up..lol I am constantly in a battle with myself about dragging crap home ...and about once every few months I have to force my self to clean house and toss some crap I have saved and will never use.
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2010, 06:12:49 PM »
But if you're like me. Ten minutes after the dumpster gets dumped you desperately need the stuff and have to go buy new!
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2010, 08:05:18 PM »
But if you're like me. Ten minutes after the dumpster gets dumped you desperately need the stuff and have to go buy new!

Yea 9 times out of 10 its that way, even though i have dragged it around from house to house for 10 years. the day after I chuck it I find a use for it..lol funny how that works.
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2010, 06:40:32 AM »
Its that son a gun Murphy.
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