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    Shop/office being born!

    Hi all,

    Last week I started a thread for some Ideas on a workshop (thanks for all the response to that as it helped a lot).

    I actually got started on wednesday or thursday of last week by moving in some equipment and getting the pad ready. 3 days ago on monday, my form guy stopped by and cut the footings and built the forms. On Tuesday, I roughed in teh plumbing (got inspection), Termite spray and certification, Form guy came back and laid the vapor barrier and tied the steel tuesday night. Wednesday, I got the foundation inspection and brought in a pump truck and started the concrete pours around Noon. 29 yards of concrete, two tired concrete finishers, 18 pack of beer and 7 hours later I had a slick foundation. No pics of the concrete as It was too late last night. I will take some tomorrow.


    I will post updates as it progresses. Rainy outlook for the next week, so it may slow me down.

    Regards and many thanks,

    David Graves
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    EXCITING! I envy you guys that have a big enough lot to build a dedicated shop building.
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    You lucky devil you. So have you planed your first "New Shop" project?

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    Jealous!!!!!!

    Keep the pics coming David, this one will be fun to watch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Marlor View Post
    You lucky devil you. So have you planed your first "New Shop" project?
    You bet, I just finished a 6 month long renovation in the home. (changed everyhting except the paint on the ceiling).

    My first project will be a cold beer or 12.

    On a serious note, I do not really know if I want any projects soon after finishing this, I want to take a break for a couple months and spend some time away.

    Will keep you posted.

    Regards,

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    Lovin' it. Glad to live through your pics. Keep 'em comin'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    EXCITING! I envy you guys that have a big enough lot to build a dedicated shop building.
    Thanks , but I personally view it as very small (about 3/4 acre total. I grew up on a farm of just over 700 acres. I would love to go back there and build, but it is just not going to happen with my work.

    I have a little "get away" place that keeps me satisfied for now a few miles outside of town where I keep my horses and may build there one day if cant find something a little larger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    EXCITING! I envy you guys that have a big enough lot to build a dedicated shop building.
    Rennie, If you where closer I would share mine with you. Ask Larry and Mark, their is plenty of room to spare.

    Lookin good Dave. Keep the pics comin.

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    Ok,

    got a couple more pics, sorry for delay but I have been out of town a lot.

    We poured the slab on Wednesday May 20 and started framing on Memorial day. Three days later, it had a roof with shingles on it.

    Right now, I got to get the electrical, plumbing and HVAC roughed in for my next inspection so I can start the Brick.

    I will get more pics of its current state this afternoon or tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by david graves View Post
    ...We poured the slab on Wednesday May 20 and started framing on Memorial day. Three days later, it had a roof with shingles on it...
    Really draggin' your feet on this, huh?

    That's great progress, and I'm looking forward to see the rest as it develops. That slab looks like it ain't going anywhere.
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