Help Me Decide Where To Make My Shop! - Off Topic - Page 2 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Chatroom Community > Off Topic


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-07-2011, 02:18 PM   #16
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 6,065
Rewards Points: 676

I'd go for the basement because of the convenience and for fear of someone breaking into the garage, like you said.

Can you put bars over the windows in your garage and a deadbolt on the doors?

Is there a spot on the wall between the garage and the house where you can put a door?


gma2rjc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2011, 08:14 PM   #17
Wire Chewer
Red Squirrel's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,352
Rewards Points: 132

I've actually considered adding a door. The only convenient location would be in the living room and it would still be kinda an odd spot for a door, but I have considered it.

The garage is so small even if I do put stuff on casters, there's nowhere to actually put it. The car almost touches on both ends, and I can barely open the door on either side, so it's a tight fit, but think I'll sacrifice that fact. The thing with having the car in there as well is it makes a mess on the floor, and that moisture seeps through the cement and into the crawlspace below, so I may be better off to make the garage a dedicated shop. So think I'll go with that and forget the basement idea.

If I did do the basement idea though I would seal that area from the rest of the house, so dust/fumes would not be a huge issue. I would not use forced air to heat the area. Maybe just have a long duct run across that room so the heat would just radiate in the room through the ductwork. If I added a duct then I'd have to put a return (assuming the room is sealed) so yeah I'd be sucking up all sorts of crap and spreading it everywhere.


Red Squirrel is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best way to make a roof exit or door? swaff Roofing/Siding 5 10-22-2010 01:15 PM
Best way to make 45 degree mitre jig BobS0327 Carpentry 7 09-21-2010 11:53 PM
sub panel in house from shop rustic Electrical 1 01-25-2009 11:58 AM
Shop Vac handy man88 Appliances 2 10-07-2008 08:48 PM
Wiring New Shop, OK? woodman51jfk Electrical 18 12-16-2007 11:36 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1