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Old 08-18-2011, 09:28 AM   #26
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CAUGHT UP

Ok,

so now that you are all caught up in the progress...

i will be slow with updates. haha

Pearlings and skirt board going up as we speak, holes are backfilled. BUT I am in NYC, so I have no pics... dad is doing the work.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:30 AM   #27
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I dont' think there are ANY gaurantees on cracking right? Wether 6 inches or not. Maybe I'm wrong.

For the money, I'd go 6 inches though. Peace of mind.

When the guy poured my driveway I asked him what kind of gaurantee I had. He said ........ and I quote....... "I gaurantee it will eventually crack somewhere."
haha... that is a hell of a gaurantee for sure!

and if in 15 years its hasnt cracked yet... he better come back and make sure it does!
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:32 AM   #28
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haha... that is a hell of a gaurantee for sure!

and if in 15 years its hasnt cracked yet... he better come back and make sure it does!
haha, Right.

Well, it's only 3 inches iirc and his gaurantee was good. lmao

Got my first crack about a month ago. haha
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:35 AM   #29
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You answered your own question about the concrete thickness... Could inset a 1/4 plywood bowtie then fill it with stained concrete or epoxy.

If you have an iphone, check out "clinometer" and "Theodolite" apps.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:44 AM   #30
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You answered your own question about the concrete thickness... Could inset a 1/4 plywood bowtie then fill it with stained concrete or epoxy.

If you have an iphone, check out "clinometer" and "Theodolite" apps.
downloading them now.

that is a really good idea brother!
I think I may have to do that! Time to find some threads on how to do it
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A 1/8" steel (aluminiunmum-uinimunm) plate bowtie with countersink bolts every few inches around the perimeter would look sweet!
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:48 AM   #32
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A 1/8" steel (aluminiunmum-uinimunm) plate bowtie with countersink bolts every few inches around the perimeter would look sweet!
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:57 AM   #33
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Just wanna throw this out there, I'm no concrete guru by any stretch, just seemed like a good idea if it'll work... maybe use fiberglass reinforcement around the edges of the bowtie so it would be less prone to crack/chip... that make sense?
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:04 AM   #34
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A 1/8" steel (aluminiunmum-uinimunm) plate bowtie with countersink bolts every few inches around the perimeter would look sweet!
perimeter of what!!

the garage floor?????


sounds like a lot of work!

I am thinking a 3ftx6ft plywood insert like you mentioned... put it 8 feet inside the main garage door! Then fill it with stained or dyed concrete.
probably would have to make it at least 1 inch deep huh.. or more?

I am trying to google to see if anyone has detailed directions on how to do that. but coming up empty handed... should be pretty self-explainatory, but, thought i could find it online... any luck ony our end?
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quick n dirty idea...
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I would make 6" and trowel contraction joints every 12-15 feet. Concrete will crack, it's about controlling where it does. Placing it in 2 pours would be best in a
checkered pattern.
Planning on putting a gravel layer down as a vapor barrier too?
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quick n dirty idea...
oh.... is that for the big one I plan to make?

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I would make 6" and trowel contraction joints every 12-15 feet. Concrete will crack, it's about controlling where it does. Placing it in 2 pours would be best in a
checkered pattern.
Planning on putting a gravel layer down as a vapor barrier too?
This is one step that I will have hired out. I am sure whoever I go with make sure they have everything that is usually required for this area.
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I was thinking smaller but yes, countersunk bolts around the bowtie... OR...

Have about 2x6 area pan about 1/8 inch deep in the floor, paint this in the pan and fill it level with clear epoxy.



...err maybe not... epoxy would get scratched up and dull
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:02 PM   #39
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Whoa dude!

Heck, My whole house could fit in that thing????




gimme some o dat

gots me a front row seat!
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Wow! That's big!


Wait, I see Stroh's! I haven't seen Stroh's for years!
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Check it out... Might be too much maintenance for a shop floor, but it sure looks cool

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Old 08-19-2011, 12:43 AM   #42
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Whoa dude!

Heck, My whole house could fit in that thing????
gimme some o dat
gots me a front row seat!
Hopefully we will see more progress in the next few weeks. it will be slow going for sure. I am only home here and there. And its just dad and I for the most part.

but we will get it!


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Wow! That's big!
Wait, I see Stroh's! I haven't seen Stroh's for years!
Oh yea... we do everything with Strohs up here... its a family tradition if you know what I mean.

We even poured Strohs into the concrete mix for good measure!
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Check it out... Might be too much maintenance for a shop floor, but it sure looks cool
that is pretty sick.. but yea... probably a little too much work for me. haha
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:28 PM   #44
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It's looking good...... I was looking at your fire ring it looks like someone worked on a pipeline......
We're just finishing up survey work for a 36" pipeline that was just installed and there are quite a few of those lying around here......
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Awesome garage build thread!
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Gilmour! You made it back over to to the original forum!
Yep, you can hide Gtahvit's garage in there.

But....I think yours would fit really nicely in mine by about the same margin.

Cool build Buddy!
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It's looking good...... I was looking at your fire ring it looks like someone worked on a pipeline......
We're just finishing up survey work for a 36" pipeline that was just installed and there are quite a few of those lying around here......
yea... my uncle and dad are retired oil field workers... I am pulling that out for a 48inch pipe though.

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that is the plan. haha

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Gilmour! You made it back over to to the original forum!
Yep, you can hide Gtahvit's garage in there.
But....I think yours would fit really nicely in mine by about the same margin.
Cool build Buddy!
haha... yea.. true true
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Gilmour! You made it back over to to the original forum!
Yep, you can hide Gtahvit's garage in there.

But....I think yours would fit really nicely in mine by about the same margin.

Cool build Buddy!
LOL

There's always someone bigger faster stronger.... etc..

I would just need a closet in yours..
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LOL

There's always someone bigger faster stronger.... etc..

I would just need a closet in yours..
LOL....So True!
I went thru one that was over 30,000 sq. ft., the most amazing part was the cars this guy had. Everything from Chevy to Lambo, truely spectacular collection.
Chris you are welcome at my place anytime!
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