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I will be renovating my Garage over the next few months. I am not a fan of other garage sites so I will post here. I noticed on other threads some innovative door openers that really help my build out.

Over the next few months I will do the following:
1. New roof
2. New siding
3. Change from two doors to one large door
4. Add a side door to the garage
5. Add a large Window A/C unit
6. Run a sub panel (60 Amp)
7. Plywood the walls up to 4' then probably transition into Sheet rock
8. Add a small winch at the ceiling for lifting small items (up to whitetail deer size)
9. Adding Internet (WIFI booster)
10. Getting rid of other peoples Rover parts.
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Old May 4th, 2016, 01:07 PM
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Sounds like a good plan, but help me to know how to accomplish #10 please.
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I would change the order. #2 should be moved to down around #8.

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....how to accomplish #10 please.
One phone call to the local scrap dealer.
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I would spend some time thinking about the electrical power you need based on what you plan on doing in your garage. If you are going to have a big compressor, a lift, AC/heater, and a welder, then you will need 240v in addition to 120v, and probably more than 60amp service. I have both sockets around the garage, as well a several circuits on 30 amp breakers for the big power users. I have 100 amp service in the garage, and I have issues if the compressor kicks on while I am using the lift or welder. Much easier to fix before the dry wall goes on.
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I only want to use two breakers from my main panel in the house, I was thinking a double 60 breaker would do the trick, this would send 60 Amps @ 240 to the garage. I am not a big compressor guy as my ears are already shot. My little compressor has done the job for me for the past 10 years (small portable Emglo). On the heat side I have a diesel fired heater that does the job, it sits outside and ducts into the space, I am also talking to a board member about a pellet stove so I can phase out the diesel heater.
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I would spend money adding heat before putting A/C in. But I'm guessing you have heat already. I usually work with the door open in the summer anyway.
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I would spend money adding heat before putting A/C in. But I'm guessing you have heat already. I usually work with the door open in the summer anyway.
I have a surplus military heater that will do the job until I can go pellet. It is 100kBTU.
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I prefer plywood for all the walls. Makes hanging things easier. You do have to be careful with building codes wrt to fire ratings though.
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Excellent. It sounds like you have a plan. One other thing to consider is putting outlets on the ceiling between the bays for pull down extension cord reels. I plug the battery tenders into them when storing a car in the bay and it keep from having cords all over the floor when working. Good luck!
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Great idea, I also plan to put in hard piping with proper drains in for the air lines (galvy) around the perimeter.
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You can just use copper water tubing and fittings for the air lines. Cheap and easy.
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You can just use copper water tubing and fittings for the air lines. Cheap and easy.
Thanks for the thought. I get a steep discount at the local plumbing supply house, I will look into this. I am not a bad solderer either.
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Tom -- post some before pics.
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How come this thread is under artwork and doodles??
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Consider a Split System for HVAC?

You may want to consider a Split Circuit (often called Ductless as well) HVAC that does heat (heat pump cycle) and AC. They have a lot of decent units for not a lot of money, and the indoor units are small and easy to place..

Mitsubishi is one of the original, and more well known names, but many manufacturers make them now..

http://www.mitsubishicomfort.com/products

And a Jackshaft Style opener for your new door..

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...tml#post734928

And don't forget good ventilation..
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How come this thread is under artwork and doodles??
Two things.

1. My Garage will be a piece of Art when done.
2. Nobody uses this section and I hope other Rover garage builds happen in this section as well.
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I will be renovating my Garage over the next few months. I am not a fan of other garage sites so I will post here. I noticed on other threads some innovative door openers that really help my build out.

Over the next few months I will do the following:
1. New roof
2. New siding
3. Change from two doors to one large door
4. Add a side door to the garage
5. Add a large Window A/C unit
6. Run a sub panel (60 Amp)
7. Plywood the walls up to 4' then probably transition into Sheet rock
8. Add a small winch at the ceiling for lifting small items (up to whitetail deer size)
9. Adding Internet (WIFI booster)
10. Getting rid of other peoples Rover parts.


Sounds good, but reconsider the 60 Amps.........go bigger. If you weld, run any equipment or even think you might, you are going to want more power.


I have 60 amps and am teetering on needing more.
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Sounds good, but reconsider the 60 Amps.........go bigger. If you weld, run any equipment or even think you might, you are going to want more power.


I have 60 amps and am teetering on needing more.

I will see what the largest double breaker my panel in the house can hold, I might be able to do a 80 or 100 Amp. Getting the proper wire/panel is a non issue.
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Bigger on amperage. Cheap to do the upgrade to 100amp now. Don't forget to plan the air line plumbing from the compressor before the build......And a great sounding radio to crank up all the music you want.
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