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Thread: Shop Upgrade - New Door

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006

    Shop Upgrade - New Door

    The garage door spring broke about 3 weeks ago. This time we also managed to mess up a couple of panels. We decided to get a new door, but this time with windows. The installer came today and when I came home for lunch, it was done. Makes a big difference. The door faces east and I also have a window on the south side, but had the blinds shut during these photos.

    It does not feel like a cave anymore and I have a good view of the Cascade foothills.

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    My next shop is going to be all about natural light.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    shucks just run into it again and get more windows or ricochet of the south wall hard enough to get more light in there
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    I'm all for natural light. That's the good news. Windows need cleaning. That's the bad news.

    I'm glad you have a great addition and know you will enjoy it.


    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    I'm sure you'll enjoy the improvement.

    Who was the member here who built a passive solar glass wall in front of his shop/garage door? As I recall he could open it up and really let the light in while keeping the weather out.
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    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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