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What's in Your Garage?

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  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 21,910
    as of Tuesday nite, so far the score is one vole, 6 mice! I didn't go in the garage yesterday, but it's supposed to get really cold tonite, so I'm sure the critters will be coming in in droves.
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 21,910
    that I no longer use this car canopy:
    image
    as a home for any of my vehicles anymore! I couldn't decide whether to leave it up or take it down, but Mother Nature made that decision for me! :surprise:
  • is that a white Ford Fairlane over there to the right? It looks a bit like the '66 Ford Fairlane I owned in 1984. We called it "Old Smokey" because it had bad valves.

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 21,910
    Nah, that poor old beast is my '68 Dart. Here's another pic of it, under the 5 or so inches of snow we got today:
    image
  • I can kind of see how it might have been my '66 Ford Fairlane. It just didn't quite look exactly like the Fairlane and now I see why. :D

    You certainly got a nice dumping of snow!

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,078
    Well, my wife and I are 2 weeks away from signing for the new house. We go on friday to buy new appliances for the new house, but the really good part, because of the fridge, washer, & dryer we are buying, we get a $250 gift card from the store, which in turn is going to be used to buy all the garage floor epoxy & paint for the walls. I just need to determine about the floor temp for the epxoy. the walls I'm going to be doing the weekend right after signing.

    I do have one question. Which do you prefer... Belt Drive or Screw Drive for the garage door openers. We have our choice, but not sure what the difference is. I told my wife I think the belt drive is quieter, but the screw drive will hold up longer over time.

    Only downside is because of the outside ground and air temps, they cannot put the blacktop down for the driveway. So we are going to have stones for the time being.

    Odie
    Odie's Carspace
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,153
    Too bad I couldn't build one of those garages - but I'd probably would have to tear down the buildings next to mine. I wanna try that speckled garage floor stuff as well. First thing is I have to replace my driveway. It's a mess. I bet it's the same one that was laid down in 1955 when my place was built.
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Posts: 5,682
    house in Willcox, AZ. Congratulations, odie!

    I'm putting my pool table under the carport and we're gonna place white lattice around the front of the carport. The laundry room is outside the main part of the house. You have to walk outside the kitchen door to get to the laundry room.

    We are going to tear out the old carpeting and paint the walls. We're also going to put in new flooring, window coverings and an entire white vinyl fencing package. Gonna be a lot of work but it'll be worth it in the end. ;)

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,078
    once everything is all said and done (house and paints) I will put together a video tour and put it up on YouTube like I did with our townhouse that is for sale (yes, I put a video under title on youtube to get more people looking at the house for sale). I can't tell you how many calls our realitor has received asking about the townhouse, it's just crazy.

    Odie
    Odie's Carspace
  • british_roverbritish_rover Posts: 8,476
    I put up videos of our used cars on Youtube and get calls on them from that as well.

    I haven't done it in a while because I am not in charge of used cars sales anymore but I am trying to get back into it.
  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,078
    Well we decided to go with the belt drive over the screw drive. Also we are going to get the battery back-up (in case of power outages). I just need to decide on 1/3hp or 1/2 hp. I can hear the Tool Man saying "We will just add a Saab 900 turbo motor on the door assembly and arr ar ar".

    Odie
    Odie's Carspace
  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,078
    I spoke with Cornwell Door Service (located in Lebanon,PA) after they were recommended by a carspace member. They were very helpful and we are more than likely going to have them install the door openers for us. Each unit is going to have belt drive and battery back-up. as for the HP... there is no horsepower rating because the units are DC powered.

    Odie
    Odie's Carspace
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    lemko,

    I always assumed you had a heated Jay Leno, like Museum/Garage for your cars ? :P

    Rocky
  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,078
    Well, with the really nice temps we had on thursday, I was able to get the garage floor sealed. Once I'm able to get onto it (probably Sat) I will try and snap a few pics. We are getting our upright freezer delivered on Sat. Now I just need to decide about a garage work system.

    Odie
    Odie's Carspace
  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,078
    Well,
    I decided to hold off on taking pictures. We have boxes up the wazzu on one side of the garage because of moving, and I'm putting the work bench system together on the other side, so I'm going to hold off until all is done.

    As for the workbench. I decided to go with the Coleman Tuff Duty System (Click here for link). So far I have purchased (2) wall cabinets, (1) two-door base cabinet, (1) three-drawer base cabinet, and (1) storage cabinet. Once those are assembled and up I will purchase the pegboard hutch and 60" worktop to finish everything off.

    The epoxy floor coating got it's first true test on April 3rd. I backed into the garage to drop off the Coleman stuff. After unloading I went inside and had lunch, after that, I went out and got the mail. As I was coming back into the garage I noticed a small oil puddle under the front of the '06 Pilot. Turns out the oil filter was not fully tightned and had a small drip. I had my oil changed just 2 days before, so I did not lose to much oil (about 1/2 qt). The dealer replace oil and tightend the filter after checking to make sure it wasn't a cracked plug or pan. Anyway, the oil just wiped right up off the floor without leaving a mark. :)

    Odie
    Odie's Carspace
  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,078
    still no pictures (I hate unpacking, as much as I hate packing).

    How many people are getting ready for their spring garage cleaning (a.k.a - YARD SALE). My wife no wants to go through the boxes before we bring them into the house (leave them in garage) and make a section for yard sale items.

    Oh yeah, we finally got the blacktop down, just need to wait set-up.

    Odie
    Odie's Carspace
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 21,910
    I dunno if I'd have the ambition to do a yard sale, but I need to do some spring cleaning. I started a little yesterday, trying to get my garage ready to put the paint down on the last section of floor. When I did the rest of it last summer, I left 1/4 of it undone, so my convertible didn't have to sit outside for a week. And then I never got around to finishing it. :blush:

    I put some boards across the trusses up in the attic, providing a space to pack stuff away. Which is probably not a good thing, because I tend to be a packrat. I need to learn better how to get rid of stuff!
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Posts: 5,682
    Time for me to chime in on my wife and I's "new" old house here in SE Arizona. Today the kitchen was floored with laminate to match the laminate laid in the hallway, dining room and living room. Right now there are two guys out in my yard digging fence posts. We have a 20 lb. Pomeranian that thinks he's weighs 100 lbs. and is full of bark and our new neighbors have a real 100 lb. dog who thinks he weighs 200 lbs. and is full of bark. Right now chain link separates our two homes. We're getting a 6-ft.wood fence installed this week. Whoo-hoo! I can't wait for them to get done...to let our dog out(the current chain link fence doesn't fully surround and box a yard in at the house...there was no way that was gonna work)and to put up our above-ground pool(4'X18')and to get a basketball hoop put up. I'm thinkin' of getting one of those portable hoops and putting it up...basketball is a passion of mine and I'm missing it badly!

    It's coming together inside and out...next is some bathroom plumbing and probably some electrical work done...a new Roper dryer has mysteriously quit working after working for a 1/2 hour, a Roper repair guy is coming out here Thursday.

    Inside I've got some wall repair to do and some tile to lay still, but it's lookin' better every day. We've only been in here for a couple weeks. It is one of those "to get a good price on the house you're gonna have to put some work in to it" kind of houses, as you probably could all gather.

    Oh, I almost forgot. In front of the house I am having the fence go around my carport so I can have a 12' gate put in. That way I can park inside my carport if I want, or not. There will be a walk-through sized gate coming away from the house and the carport gate coming away from that post area. I'll have to take a picture of it and post it so you know what I'm talking about. That is an important feature so I can get my '08 Lancer GTS out of the elements(here in Arizona that's mostly wind and sand, but even so)and give us privacy in the carport for barbecuing and for working on all of those what-not projects for around the house.

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,078
    I've heard that wind / sand combo is hell on cars (kinda like sand blasting the paint). It all sounds like it's coming together nicely.

    Odie
    Odie's Carspace
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Posts: 5,682
    we also have an 'Auto Butler' deal with our Lancer GTS that coats it with a protective layer every 6 months. I will not let that go by without having that done.

    I'll be monitoring the paint job closely and washing and waxing regularly, too.

    Sounds like your abode is coming along nicely, too, odie!

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,078
    I just posted Part One of our New House video (link provided below). I'm working at taking more pictures to work on Part Two now that the computer at home is up and running.

    Link to Video

    Odie
    Odie's Carspace
  • nortsr1nortsr1 Posts: 1,060
    Good job Odie.. The music was fine tuned to the construction. I am looking forward to part 2. :)
  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,078
    haven't really been on in awhile. Plus all the really nice days we have had I've spent driving or playing outside. Anyway the garage should be empty (besides for cars) after this coming weekend. The basement is now finished and I can start to move furniture (book cases, desks, shelving units, and a 800 lb entertainment center) and a heap load of boxes (that need unpacked) down into the basement. I now have my shed for all my outdoor toys, so they are not sleeping in the garage anymore. The only stuff going to be in the garage will be 'The Beast & Quicksilver' (Pilot & Accord) and the massive work center I have.

    Back out to finish trying to get my grass to grow.

    Odie
    Odie's Carspace
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 4,093
    What is everyone using for window coverings on their garage windows? I'm looking for something durable (and probably washable) but don't want vinyl mini-blinds. Faux-wood plantation shutters (on the inside) are an option, but they're pricey--looks like over $250 each for two 35" by 71" windows. I also have the windows on an entry door to cover. Any suggestions?
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,184
    I don't have anything but how about some of these:

    See-Through Window Decal

    Or maybe you're married, lol, in which case peel 'em off and stick on your truck window.

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  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,078
    I just have 2 old curtain panels (unfortinaly they are plum) hung up over our side window. It was either hang them up or cut them up into shop rags.

    Odie
    Odie's Carspace
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,184
    edited November 2012
    "If you added up everything in the garage it would amount to what, maybe $2,000?" said Arnold. "Sometimes we're not making very good decisions about what we purport to value."

    Clutter replacing cars in garages (Detroit News)

    Are you one of the 75 percent? The snow isn't flying yet - you still have time. :shades:

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 4,093
    Woah, talk about a blast from the past. As a follow up to my August 2007 post, I bought a set of "washable" light blocking curtains from JC Penney. They worked fine until I tried to wash them about a year later. To their credit, JC Penney took them back and gave me store credit.

    I replaced them with the dreaded vinyl roller shades, which have worked fine for the past several years. They have a tendency to blow around in the wind, but no casualties so far.

    I know a lot of people who have their attic, basement, and garage filled with junk. My house has no basement, the attic has trusses and can't be used for storage, and I have two cars in my two car garage, so there's not much temptation to fill the garage with more consumer crap (other than the cars).
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,184
    edited November 2012
    I'd forgotten the curtain thread. When we moved, the garage at the new place had some peel and stick stuff on the three windows. Reminded me of glass you'd see in a bathroom; let some light in but blocked the view.

    After a month I peeled them off and like having the extra light, and being able to see out while I'm messing around in it.

    Never heard of a "one and a half" garage until recently but I guess the term has been around a long time. The new garage is like a two and a half one - lots of junk room in the end, even after getting both cars in.

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  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,078
    Here is an updated picture of the home for both our vehicles ("The Beast" & "No Name"). The right side with the extra 1/2 car / work space in the rear is soon going to be home to a 15' Pontoon (yes it will fit on trailer in the garage.

    image

    Odie
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