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New workshop build, 30' x 50' with a basement!

Postby bwolfie » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:32 pm

Been busy around here trying to get this done before the snow flies. I ordered a 30' wide by 50' long with 12' tall sidewall building kit from Versatube. The foundation is almost done, need to get the basement ceiling in and pour the slab. It has taken many years to get to be able to do this. I am super excited to get this finished so I can start working on the bikes again.

Things have taken longer than expected, cost more and been fighting the weather.

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Re: New workshop build, 30' x 50' with a basement!

Postby lcrken » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:44 pm

Looking good. There's nothing like a decent sized workshop. I built mine out back almost 30 years ago, and have been enjoying it ever since.

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Re: New workshop build, 30' x 50' with a basement!

Postby MS850 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:48 pm

Very nice.....Lucky
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Re: New workshop build, 30' x 50' with a basement!

Postby Fast Eddie » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:55 pm

Y'all sure do things bigger over there doncha' y'all ?!?

I could fit my tiny, pathetic, little shop into that several times over. And that's just the basement !!
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Re: New workshop build, 30' x 50' with a basement!

Postby splatt » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:48 am

Concrete blocks seem to be a waste of time down in this part of the world at the moment, deep wooden piles ,rubber mounts, plenty of wood and let it flex.
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Re: New workshop build, 30' x 50' with a basement!

Postby nickguzzi » Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:42 am

My "double" garage is 25'x25' and is far too small. Large enough for "others" to fill with crap they don't want in the garden shed along side the ride-on and wheel barrows, but not so large it can cope with me to be able to easily work on my crap.
It is very dry at least, the parsnips put in store are desiccating.

Yours looks much better. Good luck.
You have plans for lighting? Sky lights? LEDs?

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Re: New workshop build, 30' x 50' with a basement!

Postby Danno » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:39 am

I hope to do something similar after the first of the year, only full basement in concrete and pre-cast floor. Always wanted a drive-over pit for working on the cars and truck. Might do those walls in block.
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Re: New workshop build, 30' x 50' with a basement!

Postby bwolfie » Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:23 am

Going with LED lighting. Had to fight the city to get a metal building approved. I was going to use precast concrete panels, but it looks like plans changed and composit steel decking will be used instead.
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Re: New workshop build, 30' x 50' with a basement!

Postby texasSlick » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:20 am

Crushed stone must be cheap where you are.

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Re: New workshop build, 30' x 50' with a basement!

Postby xbacksideslider » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:45 pm

Congrats bwolfie; looks great.

Your pic reminds me of a few weeks in 1971 when I rode my new Commando to visit relations in the Midwest. While there a relative got me a job with a ready mix company building concrete horizontal silos. Backhoe dug a hole, we poured a slab, then we poured a wall, tilted it up, poured another wall, tilted it up, poured the third wall, tilted it up; poured a ramp. Done.

Danno, when I built my garage, I put 1x6s into the slab to more easily build the pit that I planned to dig/ build later. Never did. Those 1x6s are still there. I found a used two post lift on Craig's list. Better idea and the cost of the blocks/walls, the concrete floor, steps, labor, etc of building the pit would have exceeded what I paid for the lift. Access/stairs takes up space, and there's the risk of falling into a pit, and the planks to ensure against that are a PITA.
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Re: New workshop build, 30' x 50' with a basement!

Postby nickguzzi » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:52 am

The truck place I worked at, built a new extension with a truck pit, so not very deep. We came back after the xmas holidays to find it full of water. Contractor was not pleased he was going to have to bear the cost. Only thing that worked - after all the cheap solutions had been tried - was to partially fill with water proof concrete and re screed the sides. Crap height to work in.
For anything less than an HGV, I would get a lift. My personal preference would be a wheel free four post one. Seen a few cars fall off two posts, and a single ram always blocks the underside.

The composite steel - is that like 3mm profile galv with polystyrene which is then screeded over?
Having laid on more cold floors than I care to think about, and had the chilblains and now arthritis to show for my efforts, I like the idea of a really well insulated deck, preferably with heat.

In industrial workshops, a polished concrete floor has always been pretty durable. I don't know if a treatment was applied - I am fairly sure it wasn't to the workshop with the pit, above.

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Re: New workshop build, 30' x 50' with a basement!

Postby bwolfie » Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:01 pm

This is the flooring, 3" composite galvanized steel, http://www.cordeck.com/metal-deck-produ ... floor-deck

I am running PEX tubing throughout the slab for future floor heat.

Going for a smooth floor finish with saw cut cracks.
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Re: New workshop build, 30' x 50' with a basement!

Postby gtsun » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:39 am

Good move heating the floor, I bet your winters are a might bit chilly in Wisconsin. I miss having a garage. At 55 years old this is the first time in my life where for about two years now I haven't had a real shop or at least a two car garage to myself. My stuff is all crammed together right now in a little space that's hard to work in. It really takes the joy out of working on stuff. Keep us posted on how it goes.
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Re: New workshop build, 30' x 50' with a basement!

Postby Danno » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:11 am

bwolfie wrote:This is the flooring, 3" composite galvanized steel, http://www.cordeck.com/metal-deck-produ ... floor-deck

I am running PEX tubing throughout the slab for future floor heat.

Going for a smooth floor finish with saw cut cracks.


That's similar to the pan decking I used on my attached garage with basement underneath. I poured a 4" slab of lightweight concrete with a #8 rebar 1' on center each way. The slab (20'x20') is a half-ton lighter using the lightweight concrete.
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Re: New workshop build, 30' x 50' with a basement!

Postby bwolfie » Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:27 pm

More progress and good deals. Picked up my used I beams today and was talking to the guy, he has the steel decking I need for a good price. Got the upper stone all done and ready to install the drains, insulation, wire mesh and pex tubing. Lower is ready to set the beams and posts, get the last block in place, set the lintles and install the decking. Hopefully pouring concrete in about 2 weeks.

Not the sight I wanted to wake up to the other morning.
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