FINALLY...a garage project DONE!
Well, after 50 years of working on cars, trucks, bikes, tractors, boats, snowmobiles, minibikes.....my family completely supported my extravaganza project this past fall. The 3 car garage was a disaster, looked like hoarders lived there, stuff everywhere, kid stuff too. Finally we decided to do it all at once. First was to de-clutter and remove the junk, then give away anything good. Next step was to have the floor stripped, vapor barrier applied and a coating of PolyAspartic floor finish, with vinyl flakes added. Then...my contractor/painter friend came and redid ALL the walls and ceiling in the garage, fixed all the old holes and bad tape, added window and baseboard trim, and painted it ALL. Then, new garage doors, as the originals were skinny and starting to rust. I had the 3rd door tracks raised up so as to not run into any car on the lift....THEN...the local BendPak dealer installed the 2-post lift perfectly, and my electrician friend added a 220V load center at the main breaker panel, ran 3/4" conduit out to the garage, and wired the lift. He also added a double duplex outlet for the TV/SUB/XFINITYbox/ LG soundbar. All new wall cabinets, a new Craftsman work bench, and 2 new cabinets to roll under. Everything is on wheels, so if a longer car comes in, I can scoot everything out of the way. And yes, we have heat, it's a Farm and Fleet 220V overhead unit. Small but works quite well. It's never too cold to be out there...usually. I suspect I could have done most of this myself, but with job travel and other things going on, I'd still be at it, having started in August.
My suggestion to all...don't wait, do it now if you can. I was most fortunate to have a SUPER wife who encouraged the process and allowed me to spend the dough, as sometimes I'm a cheap -O. She is always out there helping me.
I thought I'd share...take care, and thanks to all of you who contribute to this site. It encourages us when we hit a wall.
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