10x10m garage build thread

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  1. 6 Dec 2018 at 5:17 PM #101
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    Wow looking good big transformation.
     
  2. 6 Dec 2018 at 6:13 PM #102
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    Really excelllent thread - fair play to you managing this by yourself !!!
     
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  3. 6 Dec 2018 at 7:20 PM #103
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    I’ve really enjoyed reading this. Good luck with the rest of it.
     
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  4. 7 Dec 2018 at 7:34 AM #104
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    :thanks: for the positive replies lads, makes the hard work worth it. Its currently sat there fully watertight apart from the front window and the door.

    The problem is at the moment is the pot is running dry and the wifes keeps having a pop at me about it so near christmas. I am currently in the stages of attempting to win one of the second hand/ex display kitchens from ebay to fit into it as I finish work next wednesday for 3 weeks off over christmas and intend to fit both the electrics and kitchen during this time including painting the walls and resin-ing the floor. The render is also being started next week, but after that things are going to slow down somwehat I would expect!! I need to let funds recover and then I can turn it into a real man cave with some nice finishing touches, and eventually - a ramp!

    Watch this space. :thumbsup2:
     
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  5. 10 Dec 2018 at 8:01 AM #105
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    Had some fun this weekend.
    Easy job first, fitted the window.

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    Then the fun started, This door I bought some time ago second hand as you will have seen earlier in the thread. Well I finally managed to get it down from the garden and thought about fitting it.
    My god it is HEAVY! at a guess I would say 140-150Kg Its a steel roller with a big steel bar running through the centre. Now im not a big lad but im fairly strong for my size, as is my mate in some of the pics, so after some head scratching and checking whether the farmer next door was in and could use his forklift (he wasnt) we decided some inginuity was required so after using every ounce of power we had to get it on to two wheely bins I suggested a ratchet system off the top two purlins would be the best way to go.

    we wrapped the roller in two smaller straps and then wrapped the bigger straps round the purlins and round the smaller straps.
    Safe as houses :muttley:

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    Then started to jack the whole lot up as much as possible by one person lifting one side as much as physically possible whilst the other person frantically undid the strap, took out the slack and re ratcheted the strap back up... To be fair it was working a treat.

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    I had hercules on the job so it was my best shout at getting it done! He is seriously strong this lad!

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    Slowly but surely it went up into position...

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    I know you are all waiting for me to say it fell down and crushed us to death, but it didnt!!! Thank god! it did worry me!!

    Few screws in the side and it was safe.

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    And finally I had a door.

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    I managed to reprogramme the fobs and set the limiters on the door and it finally works!
    Happy days. I need to faff around with some trims round the side and one at the top but for now it works and the renderer is starting today!
     
  6. 10 Dec 2018 at 8:06 AM #106
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    Getting there :)
     
  7. 10 Dec 2018 at 8:25 AM #107
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    Good work with the door. I have one and I’d hate to try and line it all up and set the limiters etc.
     
  8. 10 Dec 2018 at 8:30 AM #108
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    Yeah its even worse when its second hand!
    Had to cut and re drill most of it.

    Its SO heavy too, theres nothing can be done with the door elevated, all has to be done on the ground and then lifted in.
    Those limiters are PITA too.
     
  9. 10 Dec 2018 at 9:23 AM #109
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    Really enjoy the updates on this..... Such an awesome thread, the best garage build on here, by far!!
    Superb work, and respect for tackling it all yourself too:bow:
     
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  10. 10 Dec 2018 at 11:20 AM #110
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    Wow thanks mate, really appreciate that!
     
  11. 10 Dec 2018 at 2:13 PM #111
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    nice , your m3 its happy
     
  12. 10 Dec 2018 at 7:43 PM #112
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    Nice.. so any cars in it yet??
     
  13. 10 Dec 2018 at 10:37 PM #113
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    Great thread
    And inspiring

    If you are looking for a decent ramp at a good price, we will have 2 available end of January
     
  14. 11 Dec 2018 at 9:43 AM #114
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    Hi mate I wanted to send a PM but ended up starting a conversation haha.

    anyway, if you wouldnt mind responding...
     
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    Not yet mate no, be patient!
    Im finishing work tomorrow then ill be hammering this like nobodys business.

    Floor paint, wall paint, first floor storage gallery, soffits and facias/ edge trims, storage fit out, electrics/lights etc...
    However...Money running thin, as is my mrs' patience!!!

    Then the MNR will be heading in.

    Renderers rocked up again today, a full team of them so that will be done come the weekend....
     
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