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Post by Smilodon on Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:28 am

Don't have a lot of time right now to add some nice descriptive text, but wanted to pass along the garage-mahal remodel progress and the interruption by Hurricane Irma.  They are in date/time taken order, so hopefully will make some sense

The calm before the storm















Start Cramming Everything Into the Part of the Garage That is Staying


















The Remodel Work Starts












Hurricane Irma Arrives




























Work Starts Again






































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Post by Smilodon on Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:51 pm

Hmmm... I don't see any pictures. It might be my work computer. If you don't see them let me know and I'll try something else...
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Post by j.p. on Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:29 pm

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Post by j.p. on Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:31 pm

THERE you go! I can see everything. What a mess! You are lucky that you didn't get alligators nesting beside the GSX! Also lucky to get the worker boys back with so much else going on around. Looks like they've got it well in hand. I'll be watching for the 'con' part of the construction now that the 'de' part of the struction is over!
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Post by Smilodon on Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:27 pm

I'll provide more pics as things go along. Right now, the rest of the drive that will become foundation is gone (the dumpster was sitting on it), fill has been placed there and the forms are being laid out.

It has been staying dry, so the drive is in better shape, but is a mucky mess now. Will have to pay "new motorcycle" money again to get it redone after the construction I suppose...
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Post by Steady Eddy on Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:04 pm

By the look of all that hard wear in that man cave there is far too much for you to exersise on your own stick half of them in a container and ship them to me I will keep them exersised and ready for you to use on your next trip to the IoM no probs , I am good to you , by the look of it I think you have been lucky by what we saw on TV , Isuppose the fact the contractors were all ready working for you meens you would be first on their list to sort out , so what at first looked like a posible midtake turned out to your benifit in the end
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Post by j.p. on Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:03 pm

Hey Smilo! Wake up there! Somebody from the past looking for you on the intro page!

...and we have not had a construction update in a while...
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Post by Smilodon on Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:05 am

Yeah, I'll have to send along some new pictures. Biggest problem right now is getting garage doors. With all the wind rating and such you need in Florida these days, it makes it difficult to get something different. I'm looking at an industrial roll-up door for the shop, and they didn't bother getting most of them through the wind rating process for wood frame structures...
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Post by j.p. on Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:17 pm

Never thought of the building code upgrades. We can put cardboard panels up and nobody gives a damn. We've had a few 'post-tropical' storms through here that have made me wonder about the quality of the doors I have though. We have 6 glass patio doors on the house (long story) and it is a little worrisome to watch the glass bend when we get a good nor-easter blowing in off the Atlantic!
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Post by Smilodon on Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:35 am

Latest garage shots.  Shingles are going on the roof tomorrow.  They were delivering them (to the roof) just a few minutes ago.



Overall view just before the truck showed up with the shingles



"Inside wall" plumbing and electrical for the bathroom



"Utility" side with the plumbing, electrical and A/C lines ready to go



View from where the bench will be in the shop.  There will be a small window looking into the garage area



View into the shop area from the "bikeport"

And as a "bonus", a couple of pictures I took of the Indian flat tracker during "Biketoberfest" in Daytona.  Also, a lunch stop during last weekend's little bike ride....



Factory level of fit and finish.  Privateers will be able to buy one of these, though.



Tasty engine.  They are hinting (with a recent prototype) of a street version.



A glorious ride out (if not too many twisty roads).  Monster can be seen in the foreground.  Like to stop here for gyros.
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Post by j.p. on Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:20 am

Wowee! It wasn't too bad 'before' actually, but now it's a man PALACE, never mind a man CAVE! It looks about 3X bigger. Lots of room to roam.
Looking forward to further development. Hope you don't have to rush things before snow Rolling Eyes like I have to at this time of year.
You'll be able to move in full time, or rent it out as an Air-B&B thing...

We had a big wedding here in September for the youngest son, and our garage played a major part in the festivities. That caused some major disruption in the work pattern of the place. It is now just getting back to it's former utility and glory, but I notice, when putting things 'back', that there is now a need for renovation.
You've inspired me to get at it then, so pictures to follow of my (much lessor) renovations.
Preliminary project will be finding out why the KLR went 'KLUNK' and the back wheel stopped turning at 50 MPH a few weeks ago.
Sounded like a mortal wound to me. Already shopping for replacement just in case...
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Post by Smilodon on Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:02 am

Merry Christmas to all if I don't hear from you before then... santa

Some more pictures.  Exterior paint mostly done, rough interior paint (so we can finish out the electrical).  There will be a red stripe dividing the two gray colors when finished.  Bathroom drywall done and painted.









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Post by j.p. on Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:30 am

Great progress. I was going to say it looks all warm and cozy with all that high tech insulation, but I forget you live in 'opposite-ville'!
I suppose I should say it looks nice and cool!
Now that all the major construction is drawing to a close, you get the fun of moving in.
That usually entails a lot of patting and sorting of memorabilia. Hope you don't have to throw out too much junk!

I too have been busy, but nowhere on your scale. There have been TWO clean-ups this last month, and now there will be another one this week. Heating season has arrived, and the KLR is going to stay on the warm side this winter. Internal guts to be removed and inspected and hopefully fixed. Auction to follow. Successor already picked out.

Meanwhile, other than the spiffy new chrome ceiling... Major change this week in my garage is resurrecting the 40 year old speakers from storage and installing in the ceiling. This design is intended to chase out unwanted supervision/direction/attention from SWMBO (who is allergic to loud rock music).
Only drawback to the plan is that my little fur-buddy is also averse to 'Sympathy for the Devil' played at high volume. No plan is perfect!

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Post by j.p. on Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:45 am

Oh yeah! And I think you could get a fair lean on the Monster exiting or returning to the garage with that artistic driveway curve. If it was raining, you can probably get the Miata sideways too!
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Post by Smilodon on Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:15 am

I am going full sound/video system in the new garage.  I retired my old box speakers for ceiling-mounted ones.  I'm skeptical, but the guy who did the low-voltage wiring says that they should sound great, particularly with the spray-in insulation on the ceiling.  Since I will have a grid-type ceiling, it is easy enough to change if I'm dissatisfied.

Had CAT5 internet wiring run from the house, so we'll have full-speed internet out there.  A full sound/video setup is on the cards once the funds permit.

The problem with the drive is that I lost about 20 feet of braking distance (there is garage there now), so I have to re-calibrate...
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Post by Steady Eddy on Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:09 am

All looks very posh my garage looks more like a skip and about as much room 12' × 22' and full of 45 years worth of junk plying for space , I keep having a throwing out session but it never seams to get any better as fast as I make space some one comes along " can you just put this in your garage for a couple of week for me " years later it is still there , grrr
But at the min with the boss to look after with her broken arm/shoulder there is nothing getting done out there at all , have a great crimbo peoples if I am not on before
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Post by Smilodon on Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:03 am

An update with the floor painted (and the racing stripe on the wall!).  Also a shot of the new power screen for the bikeport.



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Post by j.p. on Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:16 am

Woahhh! Lookin' Fa-buuu-loooss! Gonna be fun 'stocking' it back up. What did you do to the floor? It looks epoxied. You're gonna need one of those turn-table things to spin the bikes around...
Speaking of which... You've got me a fanatic of watching the on-line auctions now. This one might interest you. Not a twin, but close...

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Post by Smilodon on Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:52 am

A little bit less of a fan of the last of the oil-cooled GSX-Rs, but that's certainly a nice example!  Us guys with the older ones used to scrounge parts off of these.

The front forks, both wheels and brakes are off of 89-90 GSX-Rs.  I give Suzuki a lot of credit, as many parts were swappable for many years without modification.

Yes, the floor is epoxy. I was convinced by the experts to use one of the newer, water-based equivalents.

Now I have to cat-herd all the remaining work to try to avoid damage to the floor.
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Post by j.p. on Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:02 am

The BEST garage floor I ever was involved with... No, I lie... Come to think of it, there were two...
Anyways... Both were poured after intense compaction of the base (necessary up here in the frozen north). We used very high grade concrete, one with fiberglass, and the other with steel mesh. Both were left to cure 'wet' for a week with a poly vapour barrier covering the surface. THEN they were acid etched about 6 months after the cure, and two-step epoxy coated after all that.
It was fascinating watching a screwdriver dropped on the surface acting like a rubber ball and bouncing back a couple of feet in the air.
One of them ended up being so slippery in the wet, you couldn't walk on it. We never did figure out how to fix that... Buddy ended up with rubber mats.
My last garage here was done in the middle of the winter and the ground under it was poo. Knowing it was unstable, I used dozens of 24" x 24" slabs on a crushed stone base. Gives it that 'homey' look Rolling Eyes
It moves in places a few inches every spring and I have to bash it back in to level. Something to keep me amused...
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Post by Smilodon on Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:18 am

I've got a few cracks here and there. Only a tiny one on the painted surface which was filled during the prep. Not much I can do about the others, as I really don't want to put floor covering in those areas ("bikeport" and "garage" side)...
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Post by KatieC on Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:20 am

Gosh, it all looks amazing. Don’t tell the Lovely Man or he’ll be wanting to revamp our garage instead of updating the kitchen next year as I’ve been promised.

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Post by Smilodon on Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:57 am

The contractor took a couple of phone pics after completing the ceiling tiles yesterday.  I've been kind of busy this week at work and spending evenings cleaning the garage, so haven't had a chance to take any of my own pics.  Looks like the "new" side is ready for move in, though!



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Post by j.p. on Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:57 am

Hooo! Nice! No two strokes or diesels allowed, I presume.
I have not seen that door insulation before. Intriguing. Must research for the reverse effect here.
Going to be hard determining where the posters and memorabilia goes!
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Post by Smilodon on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:08 am

At work this morning, tired and sore. My wife and I spent Friday/Saturday/Sunday moving stuff from the "old" side of the garage to the "new" side, so we can finish up that side. So, the new shop is jam packed with stuff.

That said, we had a "fresh" dumpster on the driveway, so a lot of stuff was gotten rid of. Should be cleaner once we start putting stuff back.
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