New Building!

Discussion in 'Antique Automotive Service' started by Smartin, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. mltdwn12

    mltdwn12 Platinum Level Contributor

    Nice shop! I just finished insulating mine and putting up interior walls and ceiling!
  2. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    When will they pour the floor?
  3. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member

    When I can afford it LOL

    Hopefully mid-spring sometime.
  4. ohioscott

    ohioscott Well-Known Member

    how thick will u pour.
  5. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member

    The 2-post lift specs I have seen require minimum 4" pour with 4000psi concrete.
  6. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    When I poured mine I knew about where the lift pads would be so I made those areas 6"
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  7. Buicksky

    Buicksky Silver Level contributor

    Looking Good !!! Its funny how most of us get this once we are wrenching slower and with less volume.
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  8. 64 skylark mike

    64 skylark mike Well-Known Member

    Nice Building!
    4" should be fine if you're using it for passenger cars and pickups. If you're planning on putting heavy equipment in there, you might want to increas to 5". Either way, I would recommend installing 1/2" rebar matt on 2ft. centers each direction. And like Briz mentioned, if you know where your lift posts will be located, thicken those areas to 6" to 8", about 2ft square area.
  9. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member

    The power company is finally hooking up my electric Monday. Typically with new services, I am responsible for running the conduit to the pole or transformer, and they will run the wire through there to connect on both sides. Well, the second electric service on a residential property is different. I was on the hook to buy the wire and stuff it myself. I had to buy 220' of 0000 gauge wire (3 conductors) at $2.50 a foot. Thankfully, I was smart enough to run the conduits with the bells all facing one direction, even the sweeps. That made it easy to stuff the wire through the 170' of conduit. Yesterday I got the call that they'll be here Monday to hook it up and install the meter in the base. So, yesterday I took advantage of Menards' 11% off sale and bought a bunch of romex, junction boxes, receptacles, switches, wire nuts, I could get some interior wiring done. I got about halfway through the receptacle install when the rain came...then the tornado warning. I figured it was time to quit then.

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  10. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member

    Garage door gets installed Wednesday, ceiling is going up this week, lighting goes up as soon as the ceiling is done, electric company is out tomorrow to hook me up to the grid, and I'll finish up other electric rough-ins this week sometime.

    I might be just a little excited :D:D:D:D

    Too bad I won't have concrete until this Spring...
  11. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member


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  12. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member

    Lights! ...and a ceiling

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  13. 2001ws6

    2001ws6 last of the v8 interceptors

    That looks great!
  14. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

    Damn I'm green with envy
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  15. 12lives

    12lives You die once. You live every day.

  16. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member

    We have concrete. Next is studding it out for insulation and walls, and also have the floor sealed.

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  17. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    Nice to come home to that new concrete! Congrats. Bet it gets filled fast!
  18. jim

    jim Well-Known Member

    Very Nice
  19. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    Looks great...
  20. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    Just had to cut a big assed hole into my "new" floor. Actually its 3 years old but that part has never had anything on it to date. I roughed in plumbing for a toilet and sink in one corner. Plans change over the years as to where the fixtures and walls would go. Sooooooo cut, hammer ,chisel and dig 2' down. reroute the pipes and then fill n concrete.

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