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28727686

join:2013-04-08
reply to Draiman

Re: Garage addition

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Here's how it looks so far.

garys_2k
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Ah, that does sound easy, good!



28727686

join:2013-04-08
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said by garys_2k:

Hmm, sounds like, in other words, "Great job, looks wonderful, now just tear it all out, add more and do it over again."

No tearing anything down or redoing it. Just adding more to it. On the knee walls it screws behind the existing insulation. On the slopes it screws over top of the existing insulation. I'm sure once it's done the pictures will make it clear.

garys_2k
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Hmm, sounds like, in other words, "Great job, looks wonderful, now just tear it all out, add more and do it over again."



28727686

join:2013-04-08
reply to Draiman

The BI was out yesterday to inspect the insulation. He strikes again! He wants 1" foam board behind the knee walls and on the sloped ceiling. The good news is he said he trusts me so I can have the drywall done as soon as that's done and he won't come back to reinspect the insulation. He also said aside from a little low r-values (in his opinion) on the knee walls and slopes he said it's the best insulation job he's ever seen and went on to say he's never seen someone use Tyvek tape to air seal insulation before but that was fantastic. It looks like another $500 and 2-3 days of work then drywall.



28727686

join:2013-04-08
reply to John Galt

said by John Galt:

When you hanging the rock?

Not positive yet but sometime this week or next week or the following week. The tentative plan is drywall the upstairs this week since it's ready then do the hallway and garage next week or the following week since there are 10 rolls of insulation left to install there.


28727686

join:2013-04-08
reply to Draiman

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I went back and updated my cost spreadsheet. This is where I plan to be when the garage is 100% done the way I want. By the end of 2013 we should have around $77,000 into the garage. In 2014 and 2015 we might do like $2,500-3,000 per year so the project won't be done the way I want it until 2016-2018. There's really no rush on some of the stuff like epoxy floors or mini-split a/c. As soon as the drywall is done in June here I'm going to move a 42" HD TV into the room along with all the gym equipment from the basement so it will be used as storage/gym for now.


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When you hanging the rock?



28727686

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said by sparks:

looks awesome.
Did you get any idea of the cost up to now?

I have all the costs recorded I just haven't totalled them up since the garage had its' final inspection last November. All said and done it will be around $80,000 for everything minus permanent heating/cooling. Eventually I'll have a mini-split installed and that will be another $3,000. I want to have the garage floor done as well which will be another $2,000 so the cost will go up to about $85,000 when it's done the way I want it.

said by leibold:

In that last picture, why does the wall between the windows and around the power outlets look so dark? It almost looks like fire/smoke damage but this is all new construction, correct ?

That's just bleed through from the tar on the vapor barrier. A few rolls of insulation had that and you can see it on the angled ceiling in the same picture and other pictures like the octagon window and other pictures of the angled ceiling. There's nothing wrong with it at all.


28727686

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said by ropeguru:

You can get a lot more done if you aren't watching TV.

Where is the fun in that?


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In that last picture, why does the wall between the windows and around the power outlets look so dark? It almost looks like fire/smoke damage but this is all new construction, correct ?
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sparks

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reply to ropeguru

looks awesome.
Did you get any idea of the cost up to now?



ropeguru
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You can get a lot more done if you aren't watching TV.



28727686

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reply to Draiman

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I'm done with the insulation upstairs. The last part is a 6 mil vapor barrier on the ceiling. I have the stairs, hallway, and garage left to go. I'm down to about 12 rolls of insulation to install out of like 97 rolls.


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said by 28727686:

said by Moorecards:

said by 28727686:

I installed a 1,600 watt 240 volt wall heater in the hallway yesterday. I intended to post some pictures of it today but I forgot to upload them before I left for work. I'll post them tomorrow. It's nothing special just one of these.

»www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R···Id=10053

Have you ever seen these .... »www.eheat.us/
I got one and it works really well

I never heard of those but they look great. Thanks for the info. I'll have to see if I installed like 3-4 of those if they could be hooked to a single thermostat. I'd imagine they could so that's a viable option to heat the room above the garage. I picked up a 13,000 BTU portable air conditioner with 12,000 BTU heat pump for now to handle the room above the garage as a temporary measure. I couldn't pass up a new unit of this size/type for $340.

They have a thermostat on their page that says it can contol up to 3 of them. They can be hardwired.

I just have a single one with a plug for bedroom.


28727686

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reply to Draiman

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It's slowly getting there. Over the week-end I got most of the ceiling done.


28727686

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reply to Draiman

Here's some updated pictures.


28727686

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reply to Moorecards

said by Moorecards:

said by 28727686:

I installed a 1,600 watt 240 volt wall heater in the hallway yesterday. I intended to post some pictures of it today but I forgot to upload them before I left for work. I'll post them tomorrow. It's nothing special just one of these.

»www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R···Id=10053

Have you ever seen these .... »www.eheat.us/
I got one and it works really well

I never heard of those but they look great. Thanks for the info. I'll have to see if I installed like 3-4 of those if they could be hooked to a single thermostat. I'd imagine they could so that's a viable option to heat the room above the garage. I picked up a 13,000 BTU portable air conditioner with 12,000 BTU heat pump for now to handle the room above the garage as a temporary measure. I couldn't pass up a new unit of this size/type for $340.


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said by 28727686:

I installed a 1,600 watt 240 volt wall heater in the hallway yesterday. I intended to post some pictures of it today but I forgot to upload them before I left for work. I'll post them tomorrow. It's nothing special just one of these.

»www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R···Id=10053

Have you ever seen these .... »www.eheat.us/
I got one and it works really well


28727686

join:2013-04-08
reply to Draiman

I installed a 1,600 watt 240 volt wall heater in the hallway yesterday. I intended to post some pictures of it today but I forgot to upload them before I left for work. I'll post them tomorrow. It's nothing special just one of these.

»www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R···Id=10053

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Re: Garage addition

said by Coma:

said by 28727686:

Happy Patriots' Day!


I guess you're not from Boston . . .



No idea what your trying to do but knock it off. Over 140 people were hurt and 3 killed in Boston yesterday.
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Re: Garage addition

said by 28727686:

Happy Patriots' Day!


I guess you're not from Boston . . .



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28727686

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For the next few months I'll be walking you through the last of this garage project. The most recent improvement was 18 cans of spray foam used on the doors and windows.

Next up is insulation and/or vapor barriers. Also I'll be installing the hallway heater sometime in the next week. The BI will be out to inspect the insulation after it's done then we'll have the drywall people come in and finish up the place. Last will be oak risers and treads on the stairs. That will conclude the project for now. At a later point we'll do the upstairs floor with carpet then carpet & tile in the hallway. Also at a later point we'll have a mini split unit with heat pump installed in the room above the garage. That should handle all the heating/cooling stuff with the help of a room heater as needed.

Thanks for reading. Hopefully all the fun elements will continue in the thread until it's wrapped up later this year. Happy Patriots' Day!
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