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Building a shed/shop

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by cvillechopper, May 11, 2009.

  1. May 17, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    cvillechopper

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    Nah. I've got to get the basement done before I can even think about making my new shop look like a shrine to tools and testosterone. I am going to build in a sound-deadening set-up for the compressor once I figure out how to do that without restricting the airflow and overheating the new motor.

    Oh yeh. I forgot to mention that the compressor (along with an assortment of tools to go with it) are new to the tool set and were absolutely instrumental in getting as much work done as we did. My arms can barely make a fist right now as it is. If I had been hammering all of those nails I don't think I'd have been able to make it through the afternoon yesterday, much less today. Good stuff, those nail guns...
     
  2. May 18, 2009 at 6:52 AM
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    Probably the best thing you can do is to build a small attachment to the garage to store the compressor in there. Or you could build an insulated box around the compressor with one side being an exterior wall. Cut a rectangular slot at the top and bottom for proper airflow and then install some hardware cloth to keep the bugs out.

    For cheap sound dampening material, I like a foam eggcrate mattress topper.
     
  3. May 18, 2009 at 7:17 AM
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    That's exactly what I was planning on doing. Building a box (that can open to move the compressor if necessary) and foam eggcrate all around the inside. I'm even going to try and build small sections about 5 inches on the outside of the slots and addition sound buffer for whatever makes it out of those. Biggest things right now is the resonance off the concrete and through the frame. It sounds like the building is being vibrated when you're outside.
     
  4. May 18, 2009 at 7:20 AM
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    Have you considered getting a thick rubber mat?
     
  5. May 18, 2009 at 7:32 AM
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    I think that would work as long as I can put a piece of metal under neath the compressor to protect the mat (or concrete) from the drain valve. I've seen concrete etched badly and soft materials torn apart from the force of draining a fully charged compressor with a day's worth of condensation in it. Bet I could just put a scrap of 1/8" steel on top of the mat under the drain to take the hit...
     
  6. May 18, 2009 at 7:57 AM
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    A small roof in front of the shed would be really nice to have.
     
  7. May 18, 2009 at 9:29 AM
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    Nice progress. I built one from the ground up back in 2006 but very small compare to what you have there and ofcourse not as much work to built this tiny shed of roughly 8x8. I decided on 8x8 because each plywood is 4x8 so there is little left over plywood after it is built. It survived hurricane Ike (2008) without any problems while many houses surrouding got roof damages and leaks.

    I wish I had made it a little roomier because now the lawn equipments just take over the shed. If you are looking for ideas for shelf, look at the shelf I made for my tiny shed with one on each side.

    shed1.JPG
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  8. May 25, 2009 at 6:45 PM
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    It's official... I now have a new shop. The trim still needs to be painted and I've got plenty of organization to get done but it's functional and I'm damn happy. Here's the updated pics.

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    Here's what the inside looked like before I got started today with moving stuff in.
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    And here's after about 85% of the stuff was moved in.
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    Complete with shelves on the rear loft for parts.
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    Bench (right and left)
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    Front loft
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  9. May 25, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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    very nice setup. I've spent many hours in my garage and it is no where near ready for public display.
     
  10. May 25, 2009 at 9:33 PM
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  11. May 27, 2009 at 6:26 AM
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    Sweet!! All you need now is a fridge for beer.
     
  12. May 27, 2009 at 6:29 AM
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    I am so jealous.:D
     
  13. May 27, 2009 at 6:58 AM
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    The wife actually mentioned that... I'm going to watch Craig's list for a college student getting rid of theirs. A little bleach and it'll be great.

    Should have the inspection done thursday or friday and then I can work on running electric. Putting a 50a double post breaker in the box in the house and running 55a outdoor line to a service box in the shed with 3 circuits (15a x2 and 20a (for compressor and welder). Should get me right where I need to be.
     
  14. May 27, 2009 at 7:02 AM
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    I'd like to run new service to my garage, but the expense of the 55 Amp wire is holding me back. I'd probably need 100'.
     
  15. May 27, 2009 at 7:41 AM
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    yeh. I've only got about 75' to run but that's gonna hurt. Cheapest I've found is about $3.75/ft. Luckily it's considered part of the addition and we'll be able to include it as part of the tax write-off for home improvements next year.
     
  16. Jun 2, 2009 at 8:13 AM
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    heck yah ! you have real nice spot for a shop.
    i want one !!!!!!!!!!!
     
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