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Blackie_

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11-30-2014 12:53 PM

Just to let everyone know tomorrow morning I’ll be heading into my city permit building in order to pull a building permit, it’s high time I expand my 196 SQ FT workshop to 320 SQ Ft so if all goes well and as planed I’ll start work on the addition right away. Wish me Luck!

-- 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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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 11-30-2014 02:06 PM

Good luck!
Hope Austin is kind to you.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 11-30-2014 02:34 PM

Good luck Randy!

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rantingrich

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#3 posted 11-30-2014 02:50 PM

Getting a building permit should NOT be harder than Sneaking into this country!

-- Rich

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#4 posted 11-30-2014 04:56 PM

i wish you good luck randy, if i was fit i would drive up and lend you a hand, i hope it goes well, are you sure you dont want to go any larger, or have you planned it out…maybe you can do a blog on the addition..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Blackie_

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#5 posted 11-30-2014 05:37 PM

Thanks Grizz luckily I have plenty of help, can’t go any larger, maxed out on easements and yes I plan on doing a blog with pictures :)

-- 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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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 11-30-2014 06:17 PM

Randy,

If you can’t go out,have you considered up? Say 2 ft higher? using 2×6’s with insulation can increase upper storage?

Just thinking out loud. Good luck on the build.

Looking forward to the blog and comments.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Holbs

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#7 posted 12-01-2014 02:24 AM

how many outlets? 110v & 220v? lighting? total amps? air conditioning / heating? insulation? epoxy or wood floors?
I would love to have dedicated real estate for a shop. Currently, surviving in a 2 car 22’x22’ garage. Wonder what it would take to extend it out to a 30’ x 20’ ... hmm…
keep us posted here or via blog. I’d like to see what the building permit consists of (paperwork and $$$) and pictures along the way.

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"

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Blackie_

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#8 posted 12-01-2014 02:51 AM

Hobbs, I have only 10 gage running to the stand alone fed from a 50 amp at the main so all I’ll be able to run is a single 240V which I’m thinking of replacing my 120v 8000 BTU AC that I am currently cooling my shop with to a 240v AC

Flooring I’m considering using OSB instead of ply, walls will be insulated and using OSB for the walls.

-- 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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#9 posted 12-01-2014 03:59 AM

Good luck.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Holbs

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#10 posted 12-01-2014 04:03 AM

I can not remember the gauge = max amp formula. I ran 8 gauge for my 60 amps. I do not think I have yet gone over 35 amps total in my shop. Granted, I have no arc welder or fridge or such, just wood working machines. You could do alot with 50 amps.

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"

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#11 posted 12-01-2014 04:36 PM

I think you’ll like the 220 A/C. We had a 10,000 for a while and it cooled 1600 sq. ft. quite well. I’d think a 220V 8000 would cool your sized shop really well. Especially when insulated.
Couldn’t you tap off the 240 breaker for the A/C in the shop and run a couple lines for outlets, lights, etc.? An A/C surely won’t use all the power.
As to OSB for flooring, 1/2 of my shop has OSB T&G flooring and it has held up well for 15 years.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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DocSavage45

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#12 posted 12-01-2014 05:53 PM

As long as OSB is covered it should be a good solution. A coat of floor paint might be in order? I have engineered siding on my shop. it is compressed 5/8ths thick with a wood grain finish on the outside. Put it up with pneumatic nailer @ 14 years ago. It is in an area that is in down slope from house. A lot of snow, varying temperatures, sun and moisture have caused it to swell. It has been stained twice with Olympic oil based stain. Have gone back and screwed down the areas around the nails.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 12-01-2014 06:44 PM

I hope that everything goes great. Adding on to your shop is always very exciting.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Blackie_

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#14 posted 12-01-2014 07:46 PM

Guys it’s not going as easy as I figured, if my calculations are correct, I have the room as for as lot coverage goes but I’ve hit a snag, the idiots I have to deal with here in the city of Austin are wanting me to pay for a service to have the soil examined along with scaled copies of the foundation, Framing and Wind Bracing it all has to be done by professionals but I have no idea who I need to contact for this and what the cost is going to be, maybe someone here on LJ’s can enlighten me of what I need, the city officials were not smart enough to give me information in this area only that it was required.

-- 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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#15 posted 12-01-2014 11:28 PM

reading this has made me happy that i live out in the country where those type of things are not snags , some of it might be a safe thing to have, i can imagine that there are folks who undertake building some addition to a home or such that dont have a clue to what they’re doing, but a soil test, well i hope you find the help you need, and i hope that what they ask for does not stop the build because of cost…good luck randy.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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