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 Post subject: 2018 / 2019 Garage Build
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:58 am 
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Okay, so I wanted to build a garage...

Step 1: I drew picture of what I wanted...
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...along with my idea for the foundation...
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Step 2: I went to the town hall, got a permit, and got a ton of quotes for materials, labor, excavation, and cement. Then I cut down a tree that almost went the wrong way. That was a bit scary for a moment. Luckily, it all worked out and it fell where I wanted.

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Step 3: Then I hired a local guy to dig a big hole. Unfortunately when they built my house in 1989, they buried stumps in this spot, which meant we had to dig BELOW the stumps in one area. This was ~10 feet down. This meant that my 4 foot high foundation needed to be 10 feet in that spot...

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Step 4: Then I had a local guy do the forms for the foundation. The footings were first of course.

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Then the frost walls...
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Then the forms came off! Tada!
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...and the front!
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Step 5: This is the time I learned that the dirt we dug out cannot be used to fill the center of the garage in. I guess it doesn't compact. So I had the pleasure of buying $2200 worth of sand that DOES compact. Annnnnd..... backfilled!

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...and the front...
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I ordered the wood from NEDSM Nick P. at Mozzone Lumber. He (and Mozzone) both are super awesome.

Step 6: Construction began on this very cold day several weeks ago. I put the pressure treated plates on the foundation this day, and froze my booty off.

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Then I cut a ton of wood and starting preparing to build walls.
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Nailed some nails.
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Step 7: The walls went up! It was me and one friend lifting these up. The 30 foot wall was heavy as heck. Once they were up, I panicked. I was like OH SH111777, the walls looked HUGE and I was freaking out because this garage is pretty much on my front lawn. I don't want a warehouse in my front lawn. I immediately considered cutting a foot out of the wall height. Luckily my wife is the best and told me it looks great, its not too tall, and I should stop freaking out. So I left it.
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I then built the front wall, which was an arduous task, because... well...I'll get back to that in a moment...
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...Okay, I finished the front wall and stood back to enjoy the beauty. Something looked awry. It turned out that a section of my wall was 3/8 of an inch lower than the rest. After some time messing around I discovered that the concrete rise in between my person door and garage door is 3/8 of an inch lower than all the rest. So I rebuilt that entire section of the front wall 3/8 of an inch taller. Would it have mattered? I have no idea, but I didn't want to learn the answer once a roof was on.
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And that's where I'm at. Trusses arrive next week, and I have to figure out a way to install them. I have some great ideas for that. :D

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:12 pm 
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This is awesome! I have a space in my backyard I really want to do the same thing with. Not sure how the HOA would feel about it though

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Generally HOA's hate everything from what I understand. So if I had to guess.... they will totally hate it! lol

Also - I sheathed the whole thing today, and I'm totally exhausted from doing so! The trussed are supposed to arrive tomorrow. Let's hope they do!

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Wow, that looks awesome!

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Thanks! My trusses arrived today, and I'm pretty excited to start installing them, though I don't know how just yet. I'm unclear on the bracing so I need to do a bit of research before the weekend.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:18 pm 
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Awesome!

I've been doing concrete/general construction for a while now.

Around here the front line is only 3ft, so we generally only do 3ft trench footings (with a trencher most generally) and then pour the slab on top. Unless we're leaving some of it exposed on top of the slab. Then we will form and pour real walls. As much fill as you have in there I'd say you're not leaving much of the wall exposed. I know they make trenchers for the front of skid steers that will do 5ft. Why didn't they do that? No one likes forming/pouring little walls they always suck.

And why all the hip/val rafters? Trying to stay away from the warehouse look and keep the neighbors happy? They are more work I think. From building, to sheeting, to reshingling.

Not criticizing just curious. There is also a definite possibility I'm a lazy carpenter.

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Hi Kerby!
There were stumps buried on this exact spot in 1989 and the ground was sinking more and more each year as they rotted. We had to dig below those rotting stumps so that we could put the concrete walls & floors on top of solid earth. Slabs aren't allowed in my town. I needed 4 foot frost walls at minimum. As for the hip roof - I'm trying to match my house as closely as I can. As you said, I don't want a warehouse in the front lawn.

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Sheathed!
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And then.... 5 trusses went up (one is doubled up), only 7 more to go. I was really lucky to have my friend Tim helping me out, but we really could have used one more set of hands. I think the rest will go up faster than the first few. I also built some staging out of wood inside the garage, so it will be slightly less dangerous next weekend.

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The roof framing is almost done. I could technically add plywood to three sides of the roof now. I'm going to finish that fourth side first though. So far, so good. I can't wait to have the roof done. Being up there in the cold wind isn't super awesome.

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I installed a ton of trim over the weekend. Also building garages sucks.

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Update: The roof is 99.5% done, and I fractured my rib. I hurt. A lot. I didn't fall OFF the roof. I fell ON the roof, while holding a bundle of shingles, and I landed on it. Well, my rib did. :D these photos were after the injury and before the roof was finished.

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This is the bundle of shingles that tried to kill me.

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Ouch! Rib pain is no joke. I have one that kinda floats around myself, and it's not fun when it hits the wrong spot hahahaha. I'm not much a fan of heights so roofs are off limits for me. I have done a bit of roof work in the past though and I know a single bundle of shingles has a good bit of weight to it. Atleast you didn't fall OFF the roof. Garage is looking great though!

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Totally agreed that rib pain is no joke. It will make you groan in ways that I didn't even realize I could. If I had fallen OFF the roof, I would have had a really bad time. I can't believe it is even possible to fall from a standing position and break a rib. I just never saw it coming.

In other news, I hope to have the concrete floor poured in a few weeks as long as I can find a way to prep the dirt floor that it will be poured on. My everything hurts, so it could be another week before I get to that!

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Yeah I like staying on solid ground lol. Hold it heals fast, just in time for summer!
Garage is looking great.

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1 small door in. 2 large doors to go. Oh and a whole lot of siding!

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