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    Re: Building New House - Garage Features???

    More than likely concrete block not cinder block

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanicyouth View Post
    I`m not sure if cinder blocks are good or bad - I`m really not too knowledgeable on this subject. But, anyway - that`s what they use. This builder has been around since the early 1950s, so maybe they are old school?

    One thing that I found unique, is the architect (who is the founder`s son), still draws all his blue prints by hand. They gave me copies of the hand drawn blue prints - and I was expecting computer print outs.
    My guy is old school like that too...city inspectors seemed to like it as well.

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    Re: Building New House - Garage Features???

    Well, we have a garage (sort of).

    Nice flat long driveway for detailing.



    Garage with bump out:



    The bump out. This is where in going keep all my detailing and auto tools:





    Hose bib in garage:




    The house:



    Inside:



    Back:



    Rear view:



    I`m going to ask these dudes if I can save a few bucks if I slap some Natty`s on their vehicles:



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    Wow! This has been a fun read. Keep up with the updates!
    Looks like you will have a nice area to detail in.

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    Looking good, few windows in that bump out will cost you some wall space but the natural light is a blessing when you are stuck inside with doors closed helps keep depression away.

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    House is coming along quite nicely. Will snap some pics soon. They started hanging the siding and the mason is working on the brick in the front.

    But, I`m checking in because I met with he builder to discuss the electrical setup... First off, it was suggested here prior, and I never really thought about it, but I am getting the garage insulated. Should be able to store detailing chemicals in there without worrying about freezing. Cost isn`t too bad ~ $700 for all walls and ceiling.

    Second, I think builder dude thought I was crazy with regards to lights. Garage is like 2.5 cars size and I`ll have 28 total T8 bulbs, he told me I could get by with 4. I`m thinking 28 will be enough? I`m getting two basic light switches - one for every day use (4 bulbs) and one for car use (all bulbs)

    Also got a slew of outlets all around the the garage.
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    better to many lights then not enough. i have 8 4` T8 bulbs and it sucks.need to double 12 per bay is probably about right.

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    Don`t forget the 20A 240V Outlet for an Air Compressor.

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    Place is starting to look legit.





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    lookin good, definitely throw a 240 and a 20amp outlet in there so you can run anything you want no matter how much power.

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    Looks great! I love the exposed brick.

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    Swanicyouth- Hey, that`s really coming along!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vega@Autopia View Post
    Looks great! I love the exposed brick.
    Ah... will the brick be left as is or do they stucco over it?
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    looking good, Oh brick spray on some sealer to keep them healthy and you never have to worry about paint or root. I love wood but its a pain to care for.

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    Excellent process so far! I`m super jelly of that garage!
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