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Old 05-10-2012, 09:39 AM   #3451
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Plenty of room to expand the garage.
Garage/Shop....

I see what your saying though... ouch... and I'm sure the concrete strip driveway would support a concrete truck... NOT....yup, sounds like an wheel barrow wagon train is needed...
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I see what your saying though... ouch... and I'm sure the concrete strip driveway would support a concrete truck... NOT....yup, sounds like an wheel barrow wagon train is needed...

well, the worst part is that to come in the driveway in the back of the house (top of the pic) is really tough as it is a narrow entrance with a brick/concrete retaining wall on either side as the house sits on a slight hill. the good news is that there is a double door gate straight off of the garage that I can use to drive from the front driveway (bottom of pic) through the front yard to the back if need be.

and I would be pouring new concrete anyway. hell, if I'm pulling the old place out, might as well pour a new driveway at the same time...lol

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well, the worst part is that to come in the driveway in the back of the house (top of the pic) is really tough as it is a narrow entrance with a brick/concrete retaining wall on either side as the house sits on a slight hill. the good news is that there is a double door gate straight off of the garage that I can use to drive from the front driveway (bottom of pic) through the front yard to the back if need be.

and I would be pouring new concrete anyway. hell, if I'm pulling the old place out, might as well pour a new driveway at the same time...lol

here's a few more pics of the house and layout
nice looking older house, mid 50's???

well if there hasn't been any rain, then is it possible to back a truck down with the trees taken into consideration....
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nice looking older house, mid 50's???

well if there hasn't been any rain, then is it possible to back a truck down with the trees taken into consideration....
the garage is on the higher part of the ground. so it would be backing a truck... up. lol both driveways are inclined upward from the road. I'm not too worried about getting the truck in. I've run conveyor belts before for concrete.

and late 20's on the age... and I'm loving it. the place is built... shall we say... solid. the floor joists are like wooden I-beams...
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House looks awesome. I really like the layout.

Concrete is EXPENSIVE these days. Just our driveway was 4500.00 and it's not really all that big.

And is the concrete pond a pool? Or an actually concrete pond. LOL
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House looks awesome. I really like the layout.

Concrete is EXPENSIVE these days. Just our driveway was 4500.00 and it's not really all that big.

And is the concrete pond a pool? Or an actually concrete pond. LOL
That's the seeeee-ment pond (like on the Beverly Hillbillies).
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House looks awesome. I really like the layout.

Concrete is EXPENSIVE these days. Just our driveway was 4500.00 and it's not really all that big.

And is the concrete pond a pool? Or an actually concrete pond. LOL
it used to be a coi pond. and then it was filled in some years ago and now its a dirt pond on top of concrete...lol

which I like, because my daughter cant fall into it and drown.

the garage is not going up till at least next summer if not later than that. got plenty of other things to take care of first.

The place still has plenty of knob and tube wiring that needs to be replaced before any other work gets done.


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it used to be a coi pond. and then it was filled in some years ago and now its a dirt pond on top of concrete...lol

which I like, because my daughter cant fall into it and drown.

the garage is not going up till at least next summer if not later than that. got plenty of other things to take care of first.

The place still has plenty of knob and tube wiring that needs to be replaced before any other work gets done.




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OMG, I used to hate crawling around in the attic with knobs and exposed wires everywhere...
most of it is actually under the house and "easily" accessible (crawlspace). I've got an electrician friend that I've worked with for 7 years now that he and I are talking about taking a couple days and tackling the job just fishwiring the old to the new and pulling it through.

that and wiring the garage for 220...
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that and wiring the garage for 220...
Reminds me of a story.....

When the ol lady hit 40 I told her I was gonna trade her in on 2-20 year olds...

... Smartasst woman tells me, "Hunny, you ain't wired for 2-20's'"




I'd rather have 4-40's anyhow


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most of it is actually under the house and "easily" accessible (crawlspace). I've got an electrician friend that I've worked with for 7 years now that he and I are talking about taking a couple days and tackling the job just fishwiring the old to the new and pulling it through.

that and wiring the garage for 220...
Yup, you'll need 220 for the shop, eerrrr... garage...

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I'd rather have 4-40's anyhow


... or 3 phase
yeah and you need 2-77 / 4-80...
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When the ol lady hit 40 I told her I was gonna trade her in on 2-20 year olds...

... Smartasst woman tells me, "Hunny, you ain't wired for 2-20's'"




I'd rather have 4-40's anyhow


... or 3 phase
Thought about 3 phase... may do it down the road. right now tho, its cheaper to run the welder off of 220 than it is to run it off 110

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yeah and you need 2-77 / 4-80...
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the garage... for now






the shop... in a year or two
I hear you...

We tried to find a house we liked with a three car garage, but it wasn't to be... We love the house, but the garage is so small, so Debbie and I built a 12 X 20 shop on one side of the house... It's actually a Pro-Tall Tough Shed that we finished out on the inside with insulation, sheet rock etc... Lots of electrical, Heat/ A/C etc... and surround sound stereo..
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We tried to find a house we liked with a three car garage, but it wasn't to be... We love the house, but the garage is so small, so Debbie and I built a 12 X 20 shop on one side of the house... It's actually a Pro-Tall Tough Shed that we finished out on the inside with insulation, sheet rock etc... Lots of electrical, Heat/ A/C etc... and surround sound stereo..
i've seen it.... its nice
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Thanks Kyle,

I can't wait ti see your place... Have you thought about having modernized works put in that fridge you have, or do you want to go back original.
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My requirements for when me and Bonnie bought a house were vaulted ceilings, 3 car garage, and a huge driveway.

Bonnies requirements were a swimming pool, an open kitchen to dining to living room and a game room.

Our house has a swimming pool, an open kitchen to dining to living room a game room, 2 car garage, 8 foot ceilings (ya, I know, should be same as vaulted to me lol) and a regular driveway.

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My requirements for when me and Bonnie bought a house were vaulted ceilings, 3 car garage, and a huge driveway.

Bonnies requirements were a swimming pool, an open kitchen to dining to living room and a game room.

Our house has a swimming pool, an open kitchen to dining to living room a game room, 2 car garage, 8 foot ceilings (ya, I know, should be same as vaulted to me lol) and a regular driveway.

So it looks like one of you got what they wanted. It's all about the compromise.

I also wanted A 3 car garage with a big driveway so I can fit all the cars.

I have enough room to fit 9 comfortably but it's a pain having to move one to gt another one out of the garage.


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Bonnies requirements were a swimming pool, an open kitchen to dining to living room and a game room.

Our house has a swimming pool, an open kitchen to dining to living room a game room, 2 car garage, 8 foot ceilings (ya, I know, should be same as vaulted to me lol) and a regular driveway.

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So it looks like one of you got what they wanted. It's all about the compromise.

I also wanted A 3 car garage with a big driveway so I can fit all the cars.

I have enough room to fit 9 comfortably but it's a pain having to move one to gt another one out of the garage.


Lol, I have always wondered if the garage was full of vehicles at the same time you have three or four trucks and an SUV in the driveway...Guess so...
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I hear you...

We tried to find a house we liked with a three car garage, but it wasn't to be... We love the house, but the garage is so small, so Debbie and I built a 12 X 20 shop on one side of the house... It's actually a Pro-Tall Tough Shed that we finished out on the inside with insulation, sheet rock etc... Lots of electrical, Heat/ A/C etc... and surround sound stereo..
I'm going to sit down with some graphing paper and draw out my plans for the garage. its not going to happen any time soon so I've got time to review my thoughts on it.


oh and on a side note, Emily called me on the way home yesterday and at one point in the conversation mentioned that she liked the mailslot on the camaros(v8s) (she called it the nose slit) over the ones without (v6's). So it appears that when the time comes... I wont be going v6...lol
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Bonnies requirements were a swimming pool, an open kitchen to dining to living room and a game room.

Our house has a swimming pool, an open kitchen to dining to living room a game room, 2 car garage, 8 foot ceilings (ya, I know, should be same as vaulted to me lol) and a regular driveway.

We looked at probably 50-60 houses in the last couple years and we've found a bunch that we both loved, but were either way too expensive or out in the @$$ crack of creation (which I wouldnt mind for everything I would be getting) One house had a 2400sq ft unfinished basement that the guy had converted to an under house garage... and it had a 3 car detached garage already and 5 acres of land, but out in the boonies.

My only real requirement for a house was that it had at least a 2 car garage. The worst part of it all is that apparently I have no idea what my wife wants in a house. she would send me a few listings to look at and I would then find other ones that I thought were similar/identical... and she'd tell me they were ugly or something else. women...

this house does not have a ceiling that is less than 10ft and the only one that is 10 ft is the bathroom. the top of the doorway in the hallway (2nd row, middle pic) is 8ft... then theres another 3-4 ft before you hit the ceiling. The house itself could be a 1.5 story looking at it from the outside. but its HUGE inside. (see pics below) one of the coolest things about the house is that it has the original sinks in the bedrooms (that was apparently popular back in the 20s)
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Holy Crap Greg,

that house is frigg'in beautiful....

My house has the ten foot ceiling throughout as well, but it's only 5.5 years old...

Man, your place is simply amazing.... and the big trees is something we wont have for say... 40 years... lol...
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Holy Crap Greg,

that house is frigg'in beautiful....

My house has the ten foot ceiling throughout as well, but it's only 5.5 years old...

Man, your place is simply amazing.... and the big trees is something we wont have for say... 40 years... lol...
Thanks Rob,

This is one of those things that Emily absolutely loves this house. and I love the possibilities that lie within... and the fact that she loves it. It is a testament to old style construction. to get a new home to be built like this one would take a lot more than I'm paying. ($30k off the sellers asking price...)

Right now I'm just waiting for my finance company to come back with the loan paperwork and then I just have to wait till June 8. I plan on taking my truck with a load of boxes to the closing... then starting the move as soon as the paperwork is signed.


My family is coming into town that weekend and staying thru the next weekend for my daughters first birthday. the biggest hassle is going to be moving everything in a weekend and getting the last few bits throughout the week so that we can celebrate my daughters birthday at the new house. The good thing about it is that our current house is between my work and the new house, so if we don't get everything moved on the weekend, I'll be loading up stuff every day after work and taking it to the new house.

come to think about it... the best thing about it, is that I can organize the garage the way I want from the start... as opposed to just shoving things in to get them out of the way and hardling having any room to even walk around in. Emily told me that the garage is mine and mine alone to move. I told her it wouldn't be that hard... since most of my stuff is still in boxes from when we moved to this house (she didn't like the thought of having transformers action figures and lego model kits hanging from the ceiling and on the shelves throughout the house... ....)



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Old 05-11-2012, 05:20 PM   #3474
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