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Old 01-23-2012, 03:03 PM   #1
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I have a two-car garage. I saw a video on the DIY site. It was 30 seconds long and wasn't very informative, but did give me the idea to go forward with it. I used Power Point and tried to make up a basic breakdown of the project. I've attached a pic of one side of the garage. I am planning six shelves in total. over the garage doors will have two 48" shelves that are 24" deep and 21" tall. The torsion bar is just over 21” from the ceiling, that’s how I came up with the 21” height. The center support for the garage door opener belt drive is in the middle. That’s why I chose to make two 48” shelves as opposed to one 8’ shelf. thee 6' shelves will be on the side walls over the garage door rails. Those can be 24" in height as they only need to clear the rails. Here's what I have so far. I'm looking for the exact names of the corner braces they use in the video as well.

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Old 01-23-2012, 05:37 PM   #2
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Ragman,
didn't analyse all your drawings, just wanted to say to leave yourself a couple of inches of space over the drums and springs on your torsion bar assy. When the cables and/or springs break and need to be replaced and wound, a little space is needed. Those metal brackets don't ring a bell, but check with somebody like Simpson who makes a whole catalog worth of metal brackets.
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Thanks for the info. Maybe I can come up with a removable section over those so I fan keep as much space as possible.
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You probably already check the trusses/ceiling joist/ engineered joists up there? Be wary when bolting additional loads on the existing structure...

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I have a good friend who knows more about it than me give me the go ahead on the joists.
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:55 AM   #6
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I am going to try to take pics along the way and post them up. Either as I go or when I'm done. I really want this to turn out well and be able to pass on my experiences to help them as well.

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