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Unread 06-10-2009, 11:36 PM   #61
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Can I come over and play, my mommy said it was OK

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Unread 06-10-2009, 11:39 PM   #62
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fyi you could try bedlining the area that your jeep will be in/around/on top of. I know it's not an epoxy solution, but just an idea. I wonder if it's even possible...

That way you could drop anything under the sun on it, drag your favorite piece of scrap metal across it, spill corrosive acid on it, and still come out with a winner..

Or it could be a terrible idea and impossible.
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Unread 06-11-2009, 09:16 AM   #63
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there's gotta be someone who's tried it. my guess is that you'd have to prime first or put it over the epoxy. personally i like my lenolleum (sp?).
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Unread 06-11-2009, 09:32 AM   #64
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The best thing I like about the garage is the fact he brought the cement walls up that tall. My garage does not do that and water leaks in along with a host of other problems. Also having them that tall makes hosing the floor down very easy.
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Unread 06-11-2009, 10:09 AM   #65
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What a great job you did on this garage!

I'd say spring for the best 2-part epoxy coating you can find. You get what you pay for, and that includes the prep material too.

About 10 years back I was running a campus auto shop - 75 year old concrete floors (you could see where they filled in the "pit" when the lift was put in). We degreased, washed, and etched the floor, then coated it. The most work was moving out all the equipment. Well, 10 years later that 2-part coating has held up everywhere except where someone dropped slag from the torch. It's been soaked, greased, engines and 5-ton jacks dragged across it. The only thing that could hurt it were those big globs you get when someone doesn't get a clean cut with an oxy-acyt torch. Even then, it just burns a little hole - no flaking. Great stuff, that floor.

And the best thing we did for lighting was cleaned the ceiling and put a fresh coat of white paint. Makes for a lot of non-blinding shadow-free light.
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Unread 06-11-2009, 11:16 AM   #66
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Can I come over and play, my mommy said it was OK
Come on over. Bud's on tap!

Oh yeah- don't forget your hammer ;-)
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Unread 06-11-2009, 11:19 AM   #67
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fyi you could try bedlining the area that your jeep will be in/around/on top of. I know it's not an epoxy solution, but just an idea. I wonder if it's even possible...

That way you could drop anything under the sun on it, drag your favorite piece of scrap metal across it, spill corrosive acid on it, and still come out with a winner..

Or it could be a terrible idea and impossible.
Yeah, but I'm a picky ba$!ard... I pick up the etcher and 4 gallons of white epoxy today. I should have the garage doors and windows in by Sunday. Then it'll be pour out the epoxy and 4:20 time!
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Unread 06-11-2009, 11:22 AM   #68
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What a great job you did on this garage!

I'd say spring for the best 2-part epoxy coating you can find. You get what you pay for, and that includes the prep material too.

About 10 years back I was running a campus auto shop - 75 year old concrete floors (you could see where they filled in the "pit" when the lift was put in). We degreased, washed, and etched the floor, then coated it. The most work was moving out all the equipment. Well, 10 years later that 2-part coating has held up everywhere except where someone dropped slag from the torch. It's been soaked, greased, engines and 5-ton jacks dragged across it. The only thing that could hurt it were those big globs you get when someone doesn't get a clean cut with an oxy-acyt torch. Even then, it just burns a little hole - no flaking. Great stuff, that floor.

And the best thing we did for lighting was cleaned the ceiling and put a fresh coat of white paint. Makes for a lot of non-blinding shadow-free light.
I'm hoping the bright white coating on the back sides of the roofing will reflect back a lot of light. I'm also looking at two of those big metal halide shop lights to mount along the ridge. They are so expensive...
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Unread 06-11-2009, 11:25 AM   #69
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The best thing I like about the garage is the fact he brought the cement walls up that tall. My garage does not do that and water leaks in along with a host of other problems. Also having them that tall makes hosing the floor down very easy.
On man- thanks for the reminder--- "buy foundation sealer"

I still have to coat the cement that is below grade. I better get it today while the weather is still good.
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Unread 06-11-2009, 10:51 PM   #70
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I'm also looking at two of those big metal halide shop lights to mount along the ridge. They are so expensive...
They are priced just right when there's and electrician in the family.

i have two hanging in the barn and two more to put up in the shed. they are nice, but they do take a while to warm up in the winter.

btw---i envy you and your garage!
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Unread 06-11-2009, 11:15 PM   #71
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Well, after 2 months of working 3 full-time jobs I finally got the Jeep under cover. Probability of rain tonight and I didn't feel like putting the top up so I asked the neighbours if I could cut through the corner of their property as the old shed has to get demolished for the new driveway access. Voila!! Parked!! A few small jobs like siding and wiring then finally the hoist!!



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Unread 06-13-2009, 06:55 PM   #72
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CF lighting.

I have 16 of these (see link below) in my 60' X 72' shop. They are cheap and do a good job for general lighting. They also come on without delay and I have all them on one 20 amp circuit (cheap to run). The only drawback I see is they are a little dim for about one min. when it's cold in the shop (40F), normal temp and I don't notice them being dim.

I would buy them again.


http://www.e-conolight.com/Product/E...mber=E-HB1F70U
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Unread 06-13-2009, 06:59 PM   #73
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That is one AWESOME shop~~ I would do a road trip just to come see that garage!!

'been following it for the last few weeks.. its a Man's Office you have made for yourself!!!
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Unread 06-14-2009, 01:16 AM   #74
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I have 16 of these (see link below) in my 60' X 72' shop. They are cheap and do a good job for general lighting. They also come on without delay and I have all them on one 20 amp circuit (cheap to run). The only drawback I see is they are a little dim for about one min. when it's cold in the shop (40F), normal temp and I don't notice them being dim.
I would buy them again.
http://www.e-conolight.com/Product/E...mber=E-HB1F70U
I'm heading out tomorrow (closest store 1.5 hours away = most of a work day blown) to look for that type of light. Thanks.
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Unread 06-14-2009, 01:19 AM   #75
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That is one AWESOME shop~~ I would do a road trip just to come see that garage!!
'been following it for the last few weeks.. its a Man's Office you have made for yourself!!!
Only one new pic the new play-pen! Spent most of the day cutting up then welding the garage door track into a high-lift version... Got them and the door mounted. Now I need to find longer cables as I've lengthened the verttical rise by 4 feet or so...
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