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    ^ I feel like the door is open and they have a mirror at the entrance.

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    Originally posted by sputnik


    Whats with the handrail in front of the door?
    Isn't in front of the door. The landing is fairly large but you need railing there so you don't fall over.

    You can see it a bit better in this picture.
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    Originally posted by Kloubek


    You'll think that until you go back into your garage to get something out of your car shortly after coming home, using the door light which stats on for some 5-10 minutes, only to find yourself stuck in total darkness once it turns off because you forgot to turn on main overhead lights.

    1st world problems.
    I'm in my late 40's now and the eyesight isn't as good as it used to be, so I turn on the garage lights every time I enter, regardless of how long I'll be in there or the time of day LOL

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    Originally posted by Dave P


    Does anyone have the side mounted garage door opener? They are a bit more money, but look pretty trick.
    Ya I have one. Super quiet. Looks cleaner than having track and opener hanging on ceiling. Locks door as soon as it's down.

    Works great.

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    Originally posted by Kloubek
    You'll think that until you go back into your garage to get something out of your car shortly after coming home, using the door light which stats on for some 5-10 minutes, only to find yourself stuck in total darkness once it turns off because you forgot to turn on main overhead lights.

    1st world problems.
    That's why my dome light and trunk light put out 500 lumens each.

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    ^ motion sensor.

    I actually have 4 100 watt bulbs on a motion sensor in my garage, so most of the time you don't need any of the other lights on. And everytime you drive in it is nice and bright.

    I will echo most people here as the musts are: lots of plugs, lots of lights, and a heater. Floor drain is one other thing I could not do without. I also have hot and cold water and an extra drain by the entrance to the house to add a sink, but I never ended up putting that in.

    Sweet garage G!

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    The garage door opener I have has a motion sensor in the control panel so it keeps the light on with motion. Works well.

    Hot and cold water with a sink is on the top of my list.

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    Originally posted by Dave P

    Its going to be 24x24x8 with a 12 inch curb wall. 18 x 8 door. 40 amp service, Have a furnace ready to be installed. Was just going to insulate myself. Whats the best way to insulate the roof but keep the rafters open (for storage?)
    The best answer (IMO) for storage is "attic trusses." You won't have open rafters but you will have additional storage space and it's easy to insulate. If you go with attic trusses, install some lighting up there on its own switch - doesn't have to be anything fancy.

    40A 240V is good, but if you can go up a wire gauge and get 50A or 60A service you will thank yourself if you ever plan to run a welder and/or large air compressor.

    Assuming detached garage, run Ethernet cable out there while you have the trench open for natural gas. I couldn't live without my shop computer and having it wired in plus a wireless access point in the shop is great.

    Jackshaft openers are great and really clean up the overhead space. Gotta make sure you have an outlet in the right place, though.

    If you can swing it, get extra height if you are even entertaining the idea of a vehicle lift. 9' just isn't enough for lifts.

    Have fire extinguishers mounted in multiple locations, I have one per door and one centrally located.

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    I love my epoxy floor. It's so nice when you can mop the floor to a spotless clean.

    I also love my metal top workbench I built. It's perfect for engines, transmissions, and any other work where you want a spotless clean surface to work on that won't get messed up.
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    What price ranges are people paying for epoxy floors?

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    Originally posted by s dime
    What price ranges are people paying for epoxy floors?
    $6-$7/sqft

    I am having Garage Granite out next week to do mine.

    Called Ultimate Garage since their promo video seem to have faster drying products. And I think G's garage is featured as well. But looks like the partners at UG has brokened up. My request for quote at UG became someone from Garage Living. And they don't carry the same product as UG so I may as well stick with Garage Granite.

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    Originally posted by s dime
    What price ranges are people paying for epoxy floors?
    Mine was in the 1100 range for a 24x26 garage done by myself. That was with grinder rental, cleaning supplies, and a 100% solid industrial quality epoxy laid down THICK.
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    Originally posted by Rat Fink


    Mine was in the 1100 range for a 24x26 garage done by myself. That was with grinder rental, cleaning supplies, and a 100% solid industrial quality epoxy laid down THICK.
    This interests me. Please share any details on where and what you rented/purchased. Did you have any footing-walls in your garage, that you would've epoxied? If so, how did that go as far as the application and fighting gravity/drips?
    Feel free to pm me if thats better for you. Thanks!

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    Installed my 8x8 proslat yesterday, never thought that I wouldn't have 16" centres...
    Took me super long to install but looks pretty good

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    Anyone have this? On sale for $199. Seems like a rock solid option for storage.

    https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/m...p.0687066.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by nismodrifter View Post
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    Anyone have this? On sale for $199. Seems like a rock solid option for storage.

    https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/m...p.0687066.html
    They are the same as the Costco "Snap On" ones and the heavy duty Home Depot "Husky" ones. I've got a bunch of buddies with all the variations of them and they are solid. Definitely a good buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nismodrifter View Post
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    Anyone have this? On sale for $199. Seems like a rock solid option for storage.

    https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/m...p.0687066.html
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    They are the same as the Costco "Snap On" ones and the heavy duty Home Depot "Husky" ones. I've got a bunch of buddies with all the variations of them and they are solid. Definitely a good buy.
    These are awesome. I have that exact one and a similar one that I think came from costco. They aren't identical, but close enough that it doesn't matter. One holds all my camping gear and firewood. I used to collapse the plastic shelving pretty regularly. Even when I was trying not to put too much weight on them. With these, no issues, I could put two fat chicks on each shelf and I'd be all set.
    20181122_141207.jpg

    One note, these bitches are HEAVY, so lift with a buddy. I let the scrawny kid from Ctire load it into my truck, and I backed my truck right where I needed it, so I basically just had to drop it off my tailgate. #lazylifehacks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rat Fink View Post
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    Mine was in the 1100 range for a 24x26 garage done by myself. That was with grinder rental, cleaning supplies, and a 100% solid industrial quality epoxy laid down THICK.
    Is this still holding up well?
    I wouldn't be ashamed to admit if it wasn't because you still saved over $2,000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nismodrifter View Post
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    Anyone have this? On sale for $199. Seems like a rock solid option for storage.

    https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/m...p.0687066.html
    I have the Husky version, it's a great unit. Super heavy duty, only complaint is sliding stuff on the wire shelves can be annoying, but if you cut a few pieces of thin plywood for shelf covers you're golden.

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    Thanks for the replies gentlemen.

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