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TechTeacher04

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08-20-2018 01:02 AM

I have been given the green light to build a 32’x32’ hopefully a 32’x48’ workshop. I am debating on the value based on cost for adding a sink and toilet to the building. I am currently working out of my basement, the new building will be 100 yards from the nearest sink and bathroom. I would appreciate any insights that may be shared. Thank you


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Jim Finn

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#1 posted 08-20-2018 01:51 AM

I have a toilet and a kitchen cabinet and sink in my little shop and recommend going for it. The older we get the more important that can become.

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#2 posted 08-20-2018 01:53 AM

Oh yes.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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CARSandCustoms

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#3 posted 08-20-2018 01:54 AM

I think if it’s in the budget, you will regret not having it. At minimum, at least put the plumbing in. You can always build the room at a later date.

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wuddoc

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#4 posted 08-20-2018 04:59 AM

By adding our bathroom it reduced the comments about tracking sawdust into the house. Prior to adding a bathroom we always seemed to be filling water jugs for various reasons.

-- Wuddoc

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#5 posted 08-20-2018 05:15 AM

Absolutely, a Big deep sink, big counter top and garbage disposal for fish cleaning.

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#6 posted 08-20-2018 05:17 AM



Absolutely

- BurlyBob

Ditto. All I have is a funnel and I’d kill for a sink much less a working toilet.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Woodknack

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#7 posted 08-20-2018 06:13 AM

A funnel? Damn. Uppity. All I have is a tree. Get a lot of waves from the neighbors though.
Definitely put in a toilet and sink.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#8 posted 08-20-2018 08:34 AM

I built a 30×33 detached garage and have a bathroom and slop sink and don’t regret adding it. I would only have to go less than 20’ to the house. A sink and bathroom in the shop is awesome even if it cost me 3000 to have the sewer and water ran. I wouldn’t skip this important part of the shop build. As a retired teched teacher I spend a lot of time in my shop and when you retire you will more than likely do the same so it is not a convenience it is a necessity.

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#9 posted 08-20-2018 10:26 AM

Just do it! You won’t regret the installation.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#10 posted 08-20-2018 11:06 AM

I would add the toilet and sink….YES

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#11 posted 08-20-2018 11:55 AM

even if you don’t actually install all the fixtures now.
at least run all the lines and drainage and cap them off for later.
make a small closet for a 5 gallon water heater and plumb it for future use.
you can always add one feature at a time in the future.

DO IT now – you will never regret it.

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#12 posted 08-20-2018 03:30 PM

You have to weigh cost vs convenience.

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#13 posted 08-20-2018 03:40 PM

I own a funnel for winter time but its hard to get the s* to go down it :<)) A HUGE YES

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Bill White

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#14 posted 08-20-2018 03:44 PM

I have a toilet room and a Utilitub deep sink in my shop. Even though the shop is attached to the home, these add-ons were well worth the expense.

-- bill@magraphics.us

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#15 posted 08-20-2018 03:57 PM

My current shop has not water. While I can make do just fine, a utility sink would be really nice. Stopping to go inside can really break up momentum on a project.

If you are gonna have a trencher for electric, I would run the waterline. Even if its just roughed in for future use, getting it in place during construction is gonna be easier than doing it after your building is complete.

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