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Old 04-02-2011, 11:23 AM   #31
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Poor quality pic right here - looking from the opening of the garage door on the end to the inside



Some of the outside before the cutouts. The sheathing is properly spaced, although hard to see in the pictures







And with the cutouts

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Old 04-02-2011, 11:24 AM   #32
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Windows in and flashed, and felt wrap started.

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Old 04-02-2011, 11:27 AM   #33
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I got the roll up door in night before last. Mounted the hanger brackets and the tracks, and then devised about 79 different plans of how to lift that *&^%&$% heavy )*&&&%^$%* heavy **&^%%* thing into place, and finally, number 79 worked..

I got one end of it up and that axle over the hanger bracket. Took tie down straps and secured it to the hanger bracket so it wouldn't slide off when I picked the other end up. I ended up taking a floor jack and a come along and lifting / pulling it up into place. I walked into the house at 8:33 pm..

My wife said "well, You're persistent..I'll give you that," ha. I Got it finished and working last night. This was money well spent. I really like it and think it is a major asset to the usefulness and appearance of the building. Not a walk in the park to get it running on the tracks and lined up correctly, but it just took a little patience.

Here we are on the inside with it sitting on the brackets still wrapped:





And finished, from the outside

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Old 04-02-2011, 01:40 PM   #34
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Very nice job

You mentioned inspector, so no shear wall or special anchoring requirement? The diagonal braces are adequate? Are they let into the wall?

I have never done expanding anchors to hold down a building - always installed J bolts in the slab - or as retrofit done epoxied bolts in drilled holes.

You mentioned not finishing the walls - I like to go ahead and insulate and install pegboard sheets. Handy in a shop and gives a finished appearance.

Good choice to go with 9' height.

What are the electric plans?
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Very nice job

You mentioned inspector, so no shear wall or special anchoring requirement? The diagonal braces are adequate? Are they let into the wall?

I have never done expanding anchors to hold down a building - always installed J bolts in the slab - or as retrofit done epoxied bolts in drilled holes.

You mentioned not finishing the walls - I like to go ahead and insulate and install pegboard sheets. Handy in a shop and gives a finished appearance.

Good choice to go with 9' height.

What are the electric plans?
There are 4 achors on the back wall, 1 on either side of the roll up door, 4 across the front, and 3 on the end wall. Discussed this with the building inspector and he said it would be fine.

The diagonal braces were simply to stabilize the walls while I was working on other parts of it. The OSB is where the real stength is - from what I understand. No, they are not let into the studs. I didn't see the need.

Peg board is a cool idea. I might do that. I'd like to have the building insulated, but not at the moment. Maybe at a later date.

The electrical is the only thing I can't do myself. The building inspector told me that has to be done by a licensed contractor. I can't even do the work and have it inspected. I will probably just run a small 110 to it on a single breaker. No need for much. I'd like to have a 220 line, but I'm not getting that serious with it. Just a couple of plugs, and a few lights.
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Some of my questions came before I saw the additional pictures, construction details, and good work you've done - looking great!

Too bad you can't do the electric yourself. You might consider to run a MWBC (multi-wire branch circuit) to the building. About the same labor and only a bit more in material cost and you get two 120v circuits instead of one. A search here will tell you all about a MWBC.

For overhead storage if you can just run some plywood down the middle of the ceiling joists, leaving a couple gaps for access. Good place to put stuff like Christmas decorations. :-)

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Building dept just called and said they went by and checked it out. They said I did a great job. Now that feels good

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