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New vs Repaired Garage

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by lsocoee, Mar 2, 2009.

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Repair or replace?

  1. Repair the garage

    54.5%
  2. Replace the garage

    45.5%
  1. Mar 2, 2009 at 1:12 PM
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    tigerfan00

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    i think chris' expertise with demolition would come in handy should you decide to go the route of a new garage

    with that said...i'd check into how intensive/expensive it would be to get the old one "safe" with a good foundation first
     
  2. Mar 2, 2009 at 1:13 PM
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    My vote is for a new one. However, I may be completely biased considering I just spend the entire weekend painting/tearing up carpet/other renovations in my old home.

    If you asked me on Friday, I would've said fix it :p

    That's what an umbrella is for ;)

    I just realized you're an architect! I went to school for Architecture for two years until I switched majors to IT.
     
  3. Mar 2, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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  4. Mar 2, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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    Very nice, you choose wisely to switch LMAO
     
  5. Mar 2, 2009 at 1:19 PM
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    OK, I guess that there are really 3 options, but the one I didn't mention because it is not as appealing to me.

    Option 3:
    Tear down old garage, poor new slab over existing foundation, rebuild 1 story garage

    Pro:
    Moderately priced
    Well built
    Increases home value
    Should last a lifetime

    Cons:
    Expensive
    1 story
    Smaller
    Still keeps washer and dryer outside

    If I were to go with Option 2 of tearing down the garage and rebuilding, I would make it attached to my house so that we can have additional living space above the garage.
     
  6. Mar 2, 2009 at 1:20 PM
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    I loved it and still do. I'm looking forward to being able to design my own home one day.

    It was the subjective nature of it and the insane hours in studio that killed it for me. I didn't want a career that was my entire life.

    I give major props to you - it's a challenging career :)
     
  7. Mar 2, 2009 at 1:24 PM
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    Yeah! I love it, i just don't love the pay and all the extra work, I work for myself, that means I am my own boss and I get my own clients, but Its been hard, specially with this economy, but my thoughts are that this might be a good year, not everyone can afford to hire a big architecture firm, and I can do the same job for less money, I hope I am right :p
     
  8. Mar 2, 2009 at 1:27 PM
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    That's pretty ideal. I know quite a few of my friends who are working for Architecture firms that are unfortunately floundering. It's tough right now but hopefully your strategy pays off!
     
  9. Mar 2, 2009 at 2:22 PM
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    Nothing yet, brand new!
    Whoa...
    When did this subforum get created??

    It's like Christmas at TW.. It keeps giving..

    Okay now enlighten me and...

    :stayontopic::D
     
  10. Mar 2, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    I think it was made over the weekend.
     
  11. Jun 9, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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    I had my dad and one of his retired construction cheapskate friends come over. We decided to save the garage.

    Steps:
    1. Reinforce Columns on first floor
    2. Jack up ridge line of roof
    3. Pull leaning wall in
    4. Install columns to support ridge line
    5. Install additional cross members to hold roof in.
    6. New roof
    7. New exterior wall
    8. Start building baja truck
     
  12. Jun 9, 2009 at 11:38 AM
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    Could you please elaborate on #8?

    Oh, and glad to hear it was just a support job/fix on the garage walls and roof.
     
  13. Jun 9, 2009 at 11:40 AM
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    How YOU doin' ;)
     
  14. Jun 9, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    The foundation will always be messed up, but I can live with that. I would just be happy to have a place that can keep the rain and animals out.

    well, I don't actually have a baja truck. It is more like a 10 year old civic, but I'm enough of an asshole to make up for it.
     
  15. Jun 9, 2009 at 11:43 AM
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    Im building a baja truck too.....
     
  16. Jun 9, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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    shut up Ed! Your wife is pregnant!
     
  17. Jun 9, 2009 at 11:45 AM
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    Shut up Rob! Your wife is pregnant!
     
  18. Jun 9, 2009 at 11:48 AM
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    :spy: or is she?
     
  19. Jun 9, 2009 at 11:50 AM
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    Shut up! Mike is pregnant!
     
  20. Jun 9, 2009 at 11:52 AM
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    I'd like to be there for the delivery. :puke:
     
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