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Re: Gas station shop
cig31 #425618 Wed Jun 26 2013 12:19 PM
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Ok, LOL...good deal. I couldn't tell if you were kidding or not. Best of kuck with your shop...Texaco is always a good one to model....


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Re: Gas station shop
Alex #425623 Wed Jun 26 2013 12:53 PM
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cry My biggest regret when I built an additional garage was HEIGHT inside. Need plenty of it for visibles and big signs. Plan for the future, your likes and dislikes may change!
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advertologist #425648 Wed Jun 26 2013 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: advertologist
make it as big as you can, you won't regret it.. cool


Randy is right! My little shop is 30 by 40 with 10 foot side walls and a vaulted ceiling, and I constantly wish I had a cold storage area for boxes and packing and excess parts!
Also, when you're working in the same room as your display, its terribly hard to keep your display items clean! If I could rebuild this one, I'd have 3 separate areas. Display--working shop--cold storage! Make the display area look like a mini gas station front!
One last thing--I don't know your climate, but floor heat is a god send! Good Luck!!


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advertologist #425652 Wed Jun 26 2013 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted By: advertologist
make it as big as you can, you won't regret it.. cool


AMEN!!!
I have 3 buildings a 40 X 90' for cars, trailers and big stuff, A 32 X 64 shop for projects (Cars, gas pumps,etc) sandblast cabinets, powder ovens, hoist, a 10'x 32' storage area and all walls are covered with signs. A 24 x 28 building covered in signs that I use as a clean room for assembly of projects and I bought a 53' semi trailer for storing cas pumps.
The more room the more stuff/projects you seem to find and keep!!!
Plus I have a "Pure station" 1 or 2 stall building in my near future.

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Re: Gas station shop
Mike M. #425655 Wed Jun 26 2013 03:39 PM
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I built a 40 x 30 with upstairs . All stick built came up with ground floor to 12 ft ceiling and its not high enough. and I have learned you need to have separate areas for work and display seems like all I do is clean up from working on projects and it clutters my display area.


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coheley5 #425684 Wed Jun 26 2013 06:08 PM
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If your ceeling starts to cave in during when it starts to getting warm outside make sure you use some new 2x4s to prop it up. Or make sure the bugs havent got into them. In fact I wish I would have tried to find some bigger props. If you have any holes on your roof make sure the water doesnt run down and fill up the plastic ceeling. If you poke holes in the ceeling every now and then it wont pull out the wood strips holding the ceeling up. Feel free to get ahold of me if there is anything else that comes up. Oh also if the water runs down the road into the shop you can just dig a ditch to the back and throw some wafer board down to walk on.

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Originally Posted By: advertologist
make it as big as you can, you won't regret it.. cool


DITTO, Room to expand in later years.

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Re: Gas station shop
blacktee #425704 Wed Jun 26 2013 07:40 PM
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We built are first shop for the company at 50x100 and 6. Months later we add another 50x50 on it and figured we would never fill it. Now we have a 50x150 and a 60x120 and we have been talking about building a new shop and office because we have out grown the original building. Last year we built a 150 x 100 for rent for motorhome storage and we kept 4 of the 24 bays for our personal stuff. Now we have one bay and I don't know how long we will have that one!

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IN FLOOR HOT WATER HEAT.


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Craig Osbeck #426021 Fri Jun 28 2013 11:57 AM
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I also think it would have been a good thing to skin the bark off the tree before I tamped it in the ground to make the main upright.

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hillsideshortleg #426031 Fri Jun 28 2013 12:31 PM
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Ric, You DID remove ALL Birds Nests including the Spotted Owls & 6 Toed Tree Frogs before moving the tree, CORRECT?

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Dick Bennett #426103 Fri Jun 28 2013 06:43 PM
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now my brother, he taut me that just because you hear the dog whining and it sounds like it's a comming from the ceeling. That you shouldnt nessasarly tear out the ceeling. But if you do start to tear out the ceeling dont use the foot stool that has the dog trapped in it, to reach up to the ceeling to tear it apart looking for the dog. You see every time you move the foot stool it sounds like the dog is in another place in the ceeling. next thing you know you have no ceeling and the dog is getting hot stuck in the foot stool all after noon. them owls tast good with top romen.

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well the shop is getting close to being done just need trim guy to set cabinets and plumber to hookup the sinks. Its about time to start hanging signs.

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cig31 #563921 Thu Aug 28 2014 05:46 AM
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LMAO!!! You guys really kill me!!!!

BTW, your shop looks very nice!!!


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Steven C. #563950 Thu Aug 28 2014 08:55 AM
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Wow! Beautiful building and great attention to detail. Just curious as to what you used on the concrete floor?


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