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post #21 of 35 Old 07-14-2012, 08:24 AM
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floor drain, extra outlets, lots of light and an exhaust fan. yup wish I had those
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post #22 of 35 Old 07-15-2012, 07:53 AM
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Is that compressed air or air conditioning?

Either way, why are you sending air from the shop to the house?

To each his own, but I have no use for internet or TV in my garage.

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Compressed air. So if you need air at the house you don't have to drag the compressor up (if that's even an option). For as little as the pipe cost I wish I would have done it the last time I had a ditch open from here to there.

Internet is a must have for me. I like to listen to music and the radio while I'm down there and lately about 99% of that has been over the internet. Pandora, RadioIO, and Amazon Cloud Player. TV, I don't use it that much but it is nice to turn on every now and then to keep up with the races.

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floor drain, extra outlets, lots of light and an exhaust fan. yup wish I had those
I thought about the floor drain and I'm gonna do it. We get snow here in Maine and when the car is in the garage it melts off and makes a mess. Extra outlets are a must for the cost!
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Make sure you have proper drainage under the foundation so theres no moisture issues. I even saw on a Holmes inspection episode where they put a layer of styrofoam insulation under the concrete to prevent heat loss and condensation. Don't know if that has any effect on the load bearing capacity of the floor though.
I second the recommendations for more storage spaces.
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Wait a minute... Will this be an attached garage or detached? If it's attached please forget everything I've said.

Sometimes I think everyone is in the same situation as me before thinking...

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Depending on where you live a natural gas line for a vented heater would be helpful. I'd love to retrofit one but it's cost prohibitive now.
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I wouldn't want shelves or peg board in a new shop garage. Pegboard is antiquated and ugly and shelves collect dust. OSB lined walls painted white for versatility and lighting. French cleats all around high and low to hang whatever (cabinets, clamp racks, even a framed section of pegboard for smaller tools) and make everything modular. Electrical outlets higher than a workbench to they are never blocked by one and always accessible without bending over. Lot's of lighting. Carriage doors which take up less space than an overhead. Separate electrical circuits on each wall so you can run a machine with a dust collector off separate circuits. Overhead storage.
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Mobile bases on everything. A/C and heat. Electric outlets in the ceiling. Wood storage rack. Beer fridge is a must.
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Dedicated HVAC, 10' ceiling, level floor,enclosure for dust collector and compressor. Plumber compressed air, plenty of power. Lots of clamshell cabinets.

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I'm not sure where you are in the country, but if in 4 season area, insulation under the floor slab (I used 2" of poly) is well worth the investment. Also similar insulation on the inside of the foundation walls.

Even if you do not install a bathroom, you should consider putting in a utility sink. With the increasing use of water based finishes, think of all the cleanup jobs you could use it for.

I would also recommend use of one of the epoxy coating systems on the concrete floor.
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After that if you are in a colder climate floor heat because it will quickly dry any moisture after pulling in a car or other snow laddened item.
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You could skip the garage altogether and get one of these.
http://www.govliquidation.com/auctio...&convertTo=USD
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You could skip the garage altogether and get one of these.
http://www.govliquidation.com/auctio...&convertTo=USD
Nice! I don't think that would fit in my garage though...

I am working on a new garage for my home. Definitely want to get it well insulated and a nice epoxy floor.

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Probably not practical, but you did ask:

1) Windows. Lots of Windows. When you think you are done, add more windows. I work in the basement and long for natural light.

2) Wooden floors with dust collection and electric access for tools from below. I'm not thinking prefinished or plywood/osb, but good flooring to hold all that iron you are going to move in, and to go easy on your knees.

3) Hanging outlets from the ceiling at various points.

4) A shop dog, or cat if you are so inclined.

5) Fireproof cabinet for solvents and finishes.

6) An alarm/massive lock so bad guys won't make off with your beer fridge.

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Granted, this is an old thread, but since it's come up. I like the idea of a raised floor for running.... well... pretty much anything. But that may be a non-starter if you plan on putting cars in there.

Internet access is easy. No wires required.

How about 3-phase, for the really big tools? But definitely 220v. An attic/loft with real stairs and maybe a hoist to get stuff up there. Use it for wood storage.
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