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Workshop Development #37: Hunting and gathering for electrical and insulation work.

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Okay, after meeting with the city code enforcement / permit office as well as a licensed electrician friend of mine, I am now in the phase of collecting the goodies to get the job done. Once the hardware and supplies are in hand, we will move forward with the project, and it will be done in steps…

Step #1. Remove everything from the east wall and ceiling of the shop, meaning all of the shop equipment gets pushed to the southmost and west most corner of the shop, leaving enough room for me to work on the south wall. I will have to do some squeezing, and I may have to for a SHORT period store a couple of the large tools in the guest room. I will leave the common wall in place, and the incandescent fixture in place sadly, that means there will only be a single 100W replacement CFL to light my shop while this work takes place, but I digress…

Step #2. Strip east and south walls as close to the bare studs as possible without disturbing the overhead door tracks.

Step #3. Remove attic stairs, and associated framing. Re-frame for larger, heavier duty attic stairs to accomodate my gravitational pull safely. (You’d be terribly frightened if you saw how my attic stairs are attached to the house!)

Step #4. With Electrician friend, mount sub panel, gang boxes, run wires, nail blocks and install outlets for the circuits, have everything ready for inspector and final connection / energizing.

Step #5. Get sign off by inspector and energize sub panel, or fix any issues inspector finds.

Step #6. Install insulation and sheet rock. No texture, just tape it, mud it, prime and paint it bright white. This is a garage workshop after all

Step #7. Install light fixtures. This is as good of a time as any to replace the T12s with T8s… But I have 2.5 cases of T12 bulbs, so not gonna happen yet…

Step #8. Mount up east wall fixtures. Specifically dust collection, clamshell cabinets, and associated shelves.

Step #9. Move everything from west to east wall. Stripping west wall of the lumber rack, tool stacker, and clamp racks.

Step #10 Strip west wall to the bare studs. There will be no electrical service on this wall, so no problem here…

Step #11. Insulate, re-rock, tape, mud, and paint west wall.

Step #12. Reinstall shop fixtures on west wall, specifically lumber rack, and tool stacker. A rolling clamp rack is in progress so I will not want the current clamp rack reused.

At this point, everything that is left on the floor can get shoved into a cargo trailer for a week or so while I strip, dry, then epoxy coat the floor prior to moving everything back in to the shop and setting back up.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 930 days ago

OPPS!! Stairs are supposed to be attached….I’ll be right back!

That was close!

Seems I need help with my shop build. In between work on your shop…
How about stopping by my place and helping me get my basement shop in order? Lol.

Sounds like you have a solid action plan!
Remember A failure to plan, is…...A plan to fail!

Good luck with your shop rebuild.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Blackie_

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#2 posted 930 days ago

Ok sounds like you are turning your already workshop garage into a workshop? You decided against the stand alone? I remember you saying that you had to fight your wife for space in the garage?

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Oop nevermind I Went back and read part #3

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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dbhost

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#3 posted 930 days ago

Blackie…

Budget and HOA restrictions are keeping me out of a stand alone building. I can probably argue the HOA restrictions though. They say no bigger than 10×12 with a 9’ roof height, but every house around me except for the guy immediately to my east has a 12×16 with 12’ or larger outbuilding in their back yards. The biggest is a 16×20 gambrel roof barn, and all of them passed the HOA with a waiver…

LOML is the one that suggested I keep the shop in the garage for security sake. It is tied in to the home security system including such sensors as a very protective shop dog… it has huge drawbacks though. A stand alone would be strongly preferrable if only to keep my sanity from LOML coming in and out while I am working… I love her like crazy, but sometimes she doesn’t get the me time thing…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Blackie_

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#4 posted 929 days ago

You’d at least need a minimum 12’ x 16’. Story be told, though I don’t live in an HOA we have city regulations along with deed restrictions, so I snuck mine in you know the ow saying it’s better to ask for forgivness to to have ever asked at all? I played the dumb card “well if it’s up on peer and beam then it’s considered portable”, WRONG! anything over 120 Sq feet you have to pull a permit. I was more then 3/4 way done with the build when the city came and slapped a halt work on my front door, someone turned me in. So none the less I headed down town to pull the permits only to get there and find out they would not give them to me due to the reason I was inside the easement, lucky I didn’t put in on a concrete slab, I built new shoring, dad brought two 20’ x 2” steel pipe over we jacked the building up slid 2×12s under each side laid the building back down on the pipe and with stakes and come-a-longs we rolled the building 5’ in order to get it out of the easement, I didn’t look at my plat, I just figured 5’ would put me out of the easement but no, I have a 7.5’ easement and the soffit had to be out too.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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DIYaholic

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#5 posted 929 days ago

I saw somewhere, that a guy built his shed/shop as a trailer with wheels. No code/restrictions about storing a trailer on the property. That’s one way to get around codes & restrictions.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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dbhost

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#6 posted 929 days ago

THAT’s tempting…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jim Bertelson

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#7 posted 929 days ago

Youse is organized, and that will help a lot. It allows you to do it in easy to manage steps. My shop just kinda grew in its space. It is organized, but not particularly well planned. I do have some planning ideas for mine, but they will take a lot of time I don’t have right now, so I suspect it will slowly mutate.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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NBeener

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#8 posted 929 days ago

This is too well planned and thought out.

Where’s the whimsy ? Where’s the sense of adventure ?

Oh, sure … stuff can still go wrong, but … nothing nearly as major, dramatic, or expensive.

You’re no fun ;-)

-- -- Neil

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