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Garage building starts with Model Workshop on top !!

Old 10-03-2018, 05:54 PM
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I see now, a place to store firewood. Sounds like a great idea.
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Old 12-31-2018, 10:45 PM
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It has been a while since I had gotten any up dates on this. It looks great and I wait interior shots after you move in. By the way - HAPPY NEW YEAR.
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Old 01-01-2019, 10:03 AM
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Happy New Year

Workshop update ... windows and doors are in now .. just waiting festivities to complete ... put a bit of money into bank and then floors / ceilings go in.

I need to bury electric cable from house to garage.

Ring main sockets and lights (Latvia still uses radial circuits but luckily I have an electrician who worked in UK and understands how much safer ring main is).

Install the electrics to the garage up and over doors.

Floors / ceilings with insulation.

Then its furniture. I intend to use kitchen units to create the workshop along with central tables that lift up to ceiling out of way.

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Birthday salutations Nigel!
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Cheers Don...

Just looking out the window ... its awful !

Hoping weather goes cold and dries up - so I can get out there flying.

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Old 01-01-2019, 06:04 PM
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I only had licensed electricion do the circuit breaker boxes and main box so the electric com[any would run the nain line to the boxes. City inspector said I did better wiring than most of his licensed people.
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Old 01-01-2019, 07:36 PM
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I'm actually well versed in setting up mains ... the ground floor of the house is wired by myself... the electrician just married my system into the circuit breaker box. That's another difference ... Latvian houses tend to have few segregated breakers ... but I insisted on each set to be breaker'd to allow shut down of lights and sockets separately by room.

I would do the garage / workshop - but its a question of time.

The ground floor requires :

Electric door installation x 2 (doors are already fitted)
At least 4 double sockets in the two car section and 2 double sockets in the store section.
Segregated lights with at least 3 switches.

That's at least 4 breaker sircuits

Second floor requires :

At least 10 double sockets in the workshop section and 4 double sockets in the 'bar / lounge' section.
Segregated lights with at least 3 switches for workshop and 2 for lounge.
Dedicated transformer setup to provide fixed 12V outlets
Automatic exterior lights with manual over-ride switches (2)

That's at least 8 breaker circuits

Third floor requires :

Lighting with single switch

Therefore I already have at least 13 breakers with likely addition of 3 / 4 spare slots. This of course does not include the dual main breaker to supply the building.

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Old 01-07-2019, 11:23 AM
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Ceiling to garage section going in ... then Rockwool and then floor above.

Rockwool into roof and closed up with membrane and OSB ...



Soon be adding electrics and moving gear in !!

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Old 01-07-2019, 03:08 PM
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Fast approaching the day when I start to sort out all my model gear and boxes. It should be amazing what 'lost' gear I will find !

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Old 01-07-2019, 04:57 PM
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Yes you will find stuff you for got you had. Just don't rush it like my family did me.
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Wife is already at me !!

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Short video of inside ....




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Old 01-08-2019, 07:13 PM
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Are you doing any of the work? Only thing I had paid to be done was the electrical boxes so KCP&L(Kansas City Power & Light) would run new power line . Did get a little help from family. Your shop should be warm.
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Old 01-08-2019, 08:02 PM
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I would do some work - but my job doesn't really give me time. Obviously this is destroying the original budget estimate !

I'm waiting for the Electrician pal of mine to run a cable .... when Electrical supply company changed my house from overhead to buried cable - I had him fit a multi breaker box with plenty of spare slots. Now with the cable to be laid from house to garage - they will be handy.

The actual sockets and lights - I will possibly do those ... depends on money and my time.

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Old 01-09-2019, 06:15 PM
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From the house to the shop line is buried in PVC pipe, Fun digging the trench for it.
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:33 PM
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An old trick I saw used in UK ..... no need to DIG a trench ...

Take a good long bladed spade .... plunge it into the ground and stamp it in .... then push - pull to create a V in the ground. As long as that V is at least 20cms deep ... a cable in suitable cable piping is good to go. Of course that is only for areas that will not have heavy traffic. I cannot go much deeper anyway ... because I have other cables and water pipes below that.
My cable will run from front of house across the walking area from drive to house and into the new building. It will only ever have occasionally the car over it .. and that will be so rare as to be non event.
It is intended that later the whole area will be concreted anyway ... so it will be doubly secure once thats done.

Digging a trench at moment would be a nightmare ... ground is frozen !!

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Ceilings and roof insulation is very near finished .....





and I thought you'd like to see the view from the balcony ..



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Old 01-15-2019, 09:53 PM
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Are those joists that extend outside the wall going to be a balcony or just a cover over the entrance to the garage and front door?
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