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Forum: Heating and A/C 10-17-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By xrdad
Wanted - Advice on radiant heat install

For some reason, I'm not getting many replies on my build thread.. I don't think the thread is coming up under 'new posts'? (Sutton Shop...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-16-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,591
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

For reference... boiler guys might be able to help...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-16-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,591
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

BigGMC, you're right... I haven't had a winter in this house yet. The original owner (lives just up the road) told me that I should expect to use between 2 and 3 tanks (tank is 900L / 240 US gal) per...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-15-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,591
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

Update to plan :

A 16 x7' door on the front = 16x8 now

In floor heating - I've decided to go with an outdoor wood boiler = NOT

I've confirmed that the boiler that is currently in the house...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-15-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,591
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

Footing and foundation complete.
Hydro trench dug, DB2 in, caution tape in...

Doors, trusses, roof ordered.

Anchors are all in, and back filling both the shop and the hydro trench should be...
Forum: Heating and A/C 10-15-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By xrdad
Cutting the cost of insulated pex

Sometimes I have these great ideas... often, they aren't that great. Looking for help to decide how this idea is going end up before I make the mistake.

The plan - install an oil fired boiler...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-25-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,591
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

Like any other posts, worthless without pictures, right?

Today, the physical build starts.

To be clear, the intent is only to get the shell up this year before the snow. If the weather remains...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-19-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,591
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

Earth is being moved!

Drawings submitted and approved! Here's the final design:
30w x 40d x 13'h (ceiling/soffit). A 4' deep block wall foundation with a run of blocks at the grade. Double plate...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-23-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,591
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

So, before I start drawing, a couple of other things...

a good friend stopped in and offered to help with the framing. He's built barns, sheds, shops and his own house. He's certainly qualified....
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-23-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,591
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

Thank you Tate for the diagrams.
Those will give me a starting point to figuring out the heating system.

Moving on - good news:
Spoke to the Conservation authority. Seem like a nice guy,...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-14-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,591
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

Tate,

my electrician friend suggested we put a PVC tube into the foundation wall (it's 8", not 6). The tube would exit 3' below grade and the other end through the base plate of the wall. This...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-14-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,591
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

I will start to get quotes on the scissor truss next and research how to install. I also need to figure out the rough openings for the concrete guy, and still lots to work on...

This weekend, I'll...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-14-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,591
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

You sir, are brilliant!
Thank you!! :D

I believe that the best thing to do: because of our temperatures, I'm doing the 4' below grade for frost. Then, 2' above grade with the 8' wall suggested...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-14-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,591
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

First, for 28k, it was the framing portion on the concrete wall/standard truss/2 12' doors/2 windows/man door/steel roof (standard shed style).

2nd, I chose 6' walls because I like the 4'...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-12-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,591
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

Not sure for sure.. move in is May 15th, but I'd guess at 12-14'.

Bib, thanks for the reminder... insulate, insulate, insulate! And mostly for the vote of confidence :3gears: There isn't much I...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-11-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,591
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

Dear framers on GJ,

I just got a rough quote/guesstimate for my shop. Ouch.

So for arguments sake, if I build a 6' stud wall on my concrete wall, install scissor trusses, one 16x12' door, one...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-11-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,591
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

Plus, this might help to imagine the project
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-11-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,591
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

I kinda figured cost wise would cancel each other out... but the reason for the scissor truss was to keep the overall height of the building in check with the house.

Maybe not a realistic idea?
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-11-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,591
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

From the top down or bottom up?

When planning such a build, how do those that are successful and happy with their build do it?

The municipality have given me the tentative green light for the...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-09-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,591
Posted By xrdad
Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

It's been a crazy time around here, but all the insanity may have finally paid off.

I've recently completed (90%) my current garage, after hours upon hours of reading through various threads....
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-02-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,735
Posted By xrdad
Re: Keswick Shop Build

Thread end update:

House has been sold!

Not going to get into details, just that after getting the lighting/electrical/flooring/cabinets/etc done and just about perfect for my use... we found...
Forum: Flooring 04-09-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,024
Posted By xrdad
Re: Epoxy-coat Review

Paul, my Epoxy Coat floor is almost a year old and is subjected to daily auto and motorcycle repairs. The bike is set up on the center and side stands and not a scratch on the floor. Dropping tools...
Forum: Heating and A/C 11-09-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,286
Posted By xrdad
Re: 2 car garage heating opinions???

Had a similar issue with my shop... especially the $$ part :lol_hitti

Ended up install a gas fireplace on the wall!
Small NG fireplaces are cheap (new home owners often upgrade the builder...
Forum: Flooring 11-08-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,062
Posted By xrdad
Re: Frustrated - what to do with garage floor?

Did an EPOXY COAT floor, by myself, using only the advice found on this site and the instructions with the kit.

Finished over a month ago and couldn't be happier.
It isn't as smooth as the...
Forum: Flooring 09-13-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 42,152
Posted By xrdad
Re: Epoxy-Coat -Took the plunge " John Deere "

Floor looks amazing OP!

EC did you well for colour! The 'nuggets' are a shame, but just cut them off with a razor before you do the clear and be done with it?

Your likely over critical of...
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