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    Shop build progress

    I am moving my shop from a crowded 2 car garage to a real shop I recently bought a home with a large 1/3 acre lot and plenty of room for a shop. The shop will feature a cement slab with driveway access and wood frame structure 18’ X 26’ a 8’ roll up door, standard man door, 2 windows, framed hole for window AC, insulated vaulted ceiling,scissor truss design, insulated walls with wood siding, sheetrock interior walls. plenty of 110 & 220 power all around, floor and ceiling included. I have created a scaled drawing of the shop and my tools to determine an efficient layout and where I will need power and how much. Placement of windows, lighting, doors, ventilation, dust collection etc. where carefully considered. I accepted the lowest of 4 estimates. The highest came in at $61,000 and the lowest $39,000

    We have some good progress and moving right along just 3 weeks into the project.
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    Looking good, will be a nice sized shop.
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    You are a fortunate man. I would love that.
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    Good luck with your shop build. That was quite a difference in bids!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Douglass View Post
    You are a fortunate man. I would love that.
    double ditto. Id be thrilled with a 2 car garage.
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    Looks like it's gonna be a great space, Dewayne.
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    Shop build progress

    Love it! Will be following along!
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    Following along too, my last shop had scissor truss vaulted ceiling really great for extra height. Think about your electrical and lighting in the meantime lots of light is well worth it but think about it being on different switches.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Following along too, my last shop had scissor truss vaulted ceiling really great for extra height. Think about your electrical and lighting in the meantime lots of light is well worth it but think about it being on different switches.
    I have given that thought and the plan calls for 4 ceiling recepticals each switched seperately. I have about 12 florescent fixtures that ceiling mount and plug in.

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    That is going to be a fabulous shop. Your dimensions are very similar to mine. You are really smart to have all of the luminaires, switches and outlets.

    When I started my shop I used AutoCad to lay out all of the machinery, cabinets, electrical, etc. I am VERY glad I did that. However, with time, new toys, change of type of projects, etc. nearly everything has been moved at least once.

    Enjoy the shop and enjoy the trip getting to the setup you want.
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