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Old 06-21-2011, 10:26 PM   #1
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Dr. Evils not so secret hideout (garage pics)

Thought I'd share a few pics of where the new SS will be staying. I built this my self over the last 3 years or so. There was also a deployment to Iraq towards the end of construction so that delayed things a bit. Mostly whats left is finish work inside and I need to pour the rest of the driveway (20 more yards).

Its 28 deep, 32 wide. I have 15' ceilings on the left side for my lift. The other half has an upstairs for an eventual man room. I used 800' of cat 5, I have cable, water and 100amp service.


Early on its starting to take shape.



The early stages of my upstairs. The wal you see upstairs was temp. I ended up with standard 16"oc. The large opening remained. Its for doors to move large items like a sofa, reclinder and such in without having to use the stairs.

stairs. Ceiling height on the right bay is right at about 7.5". A little low but I wanted an upstairs. Heavy work will be done in the other bay where the lift goes.



Starting to get a few tools and such in. Beer fridge is in.



I have never done any siding work till now. It looks ok from 20 feet. I made a few mistakes but nothing I cant live with. Took me a couple weeks to finish it. I'm about 3 days into the siding at this point.



Getting further along. I insulated the upstairs mostly for sound but also to help keep temps down. The upstairs has a small window unit ac.


Upstairs room is 18' x 12"




Need 20 more yards of concrete. I had enough $$ to do it all when I got back from my last deployment but 4 days after I got back (last August) my heat pump went out. Guess where my concrete money went. :(
I had enough left over to do the pad in front so I could at least pull in/out and wash cars.







Most tools are moved and the lift is going in. In this pic I only needed to install the arms on the lift and hook up electrical. I almost went with a 4 post but in the end got a 2 post for room. I wont do any really heavy lifting anyways. Nothing more than a 1/2 ton ext cab 4x4. Lift is a 9k symetrical.





The vette in the pics is gone. I traded it for the camaro. The camaro is slower than the vette (for now) but the vette was not stock(cam, headers, 4:10 gears and 115 trap speed in the 1/4)
I'll post a few pics the first time I get the camaro on the lift. My BMR stuff should be here this week. That'll give me an excuse to
1:drink beer and hang out in the garage and
2:put the camaro on the lift and take some install pics.
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:34 PM   #2
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very nice, is the man cave room finished.
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:30 AM   #3
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Lookin good!
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:31 PM   #4
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That is awesome. Love the loft upstairs!
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:50 PM   #5
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That's nice, how far away is the house?!
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:33 PM   #6
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The house is about 50' away. Far enough that I can make noise in the garage without bothering those inside.
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:53 PM   #7
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VERY nice!

...why so much cat5?
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:56 PM   #8
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You did a great job!!!
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:21 PM   #9
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:51 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MisterCamaro69 View Post

...why so much cat5?

Heck if I know. My brother in law is a total computer/communications/tech geek and it was his reccomendation to do it. It cost me next to nothing to go ahead and put it in now so I figured why not. Thats the real answer
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:00 AM   #11
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:36 PM   #12
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I got some work done on the garage. I got around to cleaning the floor and etched it in preperation for a coat of paint. Its just the cheaper Kwik Krete brand of epoxy based paint but its still light years better than a bare floor for cleanup, appearance and dust control.


I thought I'd include a pic (pre floor paint) of the camaro on the lift. It really does work and is not just for show.







1st coat



2nd coat. Edges painted and caulked.
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:13 AM   #13
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:33 AM   #14
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Wow! Awesome!
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:38 AM   #15
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thats what i want as my man cave..
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:17 PM   #16
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I know whats on my list for christmas.
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:51 PM   #17
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One helluva dream garage, nice work man!
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:57 PM   #18
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That's disgusting. I hate you.





Very nice setup. Would love to have a lift.

Nice job on the build.
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:12 PM   #19
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That is one awesome garage, and you deserve it. Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:27 PM   #20
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you did a great job.wish i had it.
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:46 AM   #21
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well this is awesome
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