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35245635

join:2013-03-04
North Reading, MA
reply to mattmag

Re: Garage addition

said by mattmag:

Identity Crisis??

Nope been around since 2002. I like to mix it up once or twice a year. Same stuff gets old and I don't see how you guys do it! Variety is the spice of life. That or I'm very very very good with Photoshop and I made that picture just to hijack the thread.
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mattmag
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said by 35245635:

Great project!

Changing your ID is one thing, but complimenting yourself is an entirely different situation...


bryank

join:2000-03-23
Plainfield, IL
said by mattmag:

said by 35245635:

Great project!

Changing your ID is one thing, but complimenting yourself is an entirely different situation...

He was complimenting the poster above his comment on the heating system.


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said by bryank:

He was complimenting the poster above his comment on the heating system.

The poster above him.. IS him. In other words draiman is the same person as elminster. He's a serial name changer/account deleter.

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said by pike:

said by bryank:

He was complimenting the poster above his comment on the heating system.

The poster above him.. IS him. In other words draiman is the same person as elminster. He's a serial name changer/account deleter.

LOL! I missed that, too. Wow...


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Maybe he has days-of-the-week username undies...
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35245635

join:2013-03-04
North Reading, MA
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Re: Garage addition

said by mattmag:

said by 35245635:

Great project!

Changing your ID is one thing, but complimenting yourself is an entirely different situation...

I wanted to add the thread to my follow list. Nothing more. So without further ado let's post a summary recap of the project!
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35245635

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North Reading, MA

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medbuyer

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reply to Draiman
thanks for the recap..

the framing and all the other work done on the attic will be my guide when I build mine in the future.


35245635

join:2013-03-04
North Reading, MA

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said by medbuyer:

thanks for the recap..

the framing and all the other work done on the attic will be my guide when I build mine in the future.

Soon as I get the insulation installed that will clear the room up and I'll take a nice set of pictures that shows the insulation and electrical.

For electrical here's the write up on what was done:
4 - outlets on the left wall
4 - outlets on the right wall
2 - outlets on the back wall
3 - outlets on the front wall
1 - low voltage outlet for coaxial cable (TV) on the front wall
1 - outlet in the ceiling (billard table light or HD projector maybe)
3 - lights in the ceiling
1 - smoke/co detector in the ceiling
1 - 14/3 wired reinforced box made for a ceiling fan and wired to a switch for future use in the ceiling (14/3 so light and fan could be controlled separately if needed)

The top floor of the garage is all on it's own 15 amp circuit minus the smoke/co detector which is off the downstairs and hallway lighting circuit. I'm going to have the electrician add one more 15 amp circuit and run an outlet to it on the back wall just for an A/C unit or electric heater. Eventually I'm thinking I'll have a mini split installed in that area with a heat pump. I'm sure it's overkill on electrical but I'm trying to future proof it as much as possible. I'm still debating if I want to run a few network cables or just leave it as a wireless area since it works perfectly. I could add the network cables later though since the crawlspace on both sides is open.
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This thread has been one of the best/interesting one I have seen since I started coming here in 2001 ..


35245635

join:2013-03-04
North Reading, MA
said by Moorecards:

This thread has been one of the best/interesting one I have seen since I started coming here in 2001 ..

It's got all the makings of a great sitcom from drama to content to humor to fights and much much more. You can learn stuff or just get entertained all in the same place. Not my intent when the thread was started but it turned into one heck of a thread for sure.
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35245635

join:2013-03-04
North Reading, MA
reply to Draiman
I ran a 'home run' coax cable to the garage last night. I have to finish it up tonight but that's the last of the wiring. I decided to skip network cable for now. That can be added at a later time if needed.
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said by 35245635:

I ran a 'home run' coax cable to the garage last night. I have to finish it up tonight but that's the last of the wiring. I decided to skip network cable for now. That can be added at a later time if needed.

I received one of these »www.quicksmart.com/qs_etherrain.html last Christmas, so I'm going to have to run Ethernet to the garage. Looks like it'll be a cool device that could help save water (and the lawn).


35245635

join:2013-03-04
North Reading, MA
said by garys_2k:

said by 35245635:

I ran a 'home run' coax cable to the garage last night. I have to finish it up tonight but that's the last of the wiring. I decided to skip network cable for now. That can be added at a later time if needed.

I received one of these »www.quicksmart.com/qs_etherrain.html last Christmas, so I'm going to have to run Ethernet to the garage. Looks like it'll be a cool device that could help save water (and the lawn).

That's pretty sweet. No sprinkler system "yet" but good info for when I do finally get one installed.
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said by garys_2k:

I received one of these »www.quicksmart.com/qs_etherrain.html last Christmas, so I'm going to have to run Ethernet to the garage.

I replaced my sprinkler controller with a similar device: rain8pro . Instead of ethernet, this one is serial port controlled but it also has the added convenience of manual operation through push buttons for each zone.

I installed a pair of powerline ethernet adapters (netgear 85mbps) to temporarily get ethernet to the garage but it has worked so well that years later the temporary solution is still in place.
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reply to medbuyer
said by medbuyer:

thanks for the recap..

the framing and all the other work done on the attic will be my guide when I build mine in the future.

don't forget the foundation too.
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35245635

join:2013-03-04
North Reading, MA
said by AVD:

said by medbuyer:

thanks for the recap..

the framing and all the other work done on the attic will be my guide when I build mine in the future.

don't forget the foundation too.

I still have nightmares over the foundation. *cry*
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medbuyer

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said by AVD:

said by medbuyer:

thanks for the recap..

the framing and all the other work done on the attic will be my guide when I build mine in the future.

don't forget the foundation too.

the attic I am referring to is actually a bonus room that's on top of our 2 car garage since we have a 1.5 story house. so no worries about the foundation....


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said by medbuyer:

the attic I am referring to is actually a bonus room that's on top of our 2 car garage since we have a 1.5 story house. so no worries about the foundation....

Just because there is an existing foundation doesn't mean that it would not be a concern.

I know people that had to cancel or scale back their dreams of a 2nd floor expansion because the original foundation was insufficient to support it under current building codes.
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medbuyer

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said by leibold:

said by medbuyer:

the attic I am referring to is actually a bonus room that's on top of our 2 car garage since we have a 1.5 story house. so no worries about the foundation....

Just because there is an existing foundation doesn't mean that it would not be a concern.

I know people that had to cancel or scale back their dreams of a 2nd floor expansion because the original foundation was insufficient to support it under current building codes.

the plans for our house model called for that bonus room....and it was approved by the city inspector...

It was the owner's / buyer decision to have it finished or not for an additional amount which was way too much....but then again in hindsight, it wouldn't have been that bad since it will be included in the mortgage...

on the upside, I can customize it accdg. to my man cave specs..


pike
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said by garys_2k:

I received one of these »www.quicksmart.com/qs_etherrain.html last Christmas, so I'm going to have to run Ethernet to the garage. Looks like it'll be a cool device that could help save water (and the lawn).

There are other options besides extending your ethernet network. If you have an existing wifi network, you can get a cheap bridge for $20 if you shop around. Some people even have extra wifi routers laying around after switching ISPs (check with your friends and neighbors), you can also use one of these as a bridge. There's also ethernet over power line.


35245635

join:2013-03-04
North Reading, MA
reply to Draiman
I tested the coax last night by moving a TV and cable box up there. The good news is it works. The bad news is I was unproductive after the TV went on. I have to remove the TV and cable box tonight.
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Re: Garage addition

said by 35245635:

I tested the coax last night by moving a TV and cable box up there. The good news is it works. The bad news is I was unproductive after the TV went on. I have to remove the TV and cable box tonight.

Good idea!
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