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Gas Man
03-05-2012, 02:42 PM
I have spoke of the project... here's the outline

Install heat, attic stairs, insulation, new rafters setup, and panel.

A few weeks ago I picked up a 30k BTU heater with blower. The blue flame has it's own thermostat and the blower comes on & off with heat.

T'ed in on my gas line in the basement and ran the flexable line, instead of black pipe, up to the garage.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/4c1fe6c9.jpg

The heater unit mounted in the garage nearest the house and away from the garage's car door.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/46088632.jpg

That thing ROCKS! Even with the open roof, it heats the garage up to t-shirt in about 20-30mins.

That was last week... fast forward to this week...

The other day I wanted to hose off some muddy boots and couldn't because all my outside spickets are off for the winter. That's it... garage hot & cold water... Formed a plan in my head...

Tap into 3/4 trunk lines in basement. Used my favorite "shark bites" for tap. Using pex (that my Bro-in-law loves and I do now as well), 2 ball valves with drains (drains are probably overkill).

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/d4aabc9e.jpg

Lines up to my custom fixture.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/32ff9374.jpg

I came up with this idea in my twisted head. I wanted hot/cold water blend ablility to a hose.
$15 hose real holder with boxed in area
$20 utility sink faucet
$0 custom drilling
$0 spare piece of wood
$0 extra white house paint
$0 spare piece of pipe foam
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/3b97f375.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/a00afbb9.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/b03fef16.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/fcff45f5.jpg

I love it!! It was a perfect follow thru to my idea. I have a brand new 75' hose I'll put on once I'm done painting.

Plans going forward:
Finish my bike projects and remove bikes from the garage to somebody else's garage.
Get the wife's car out.
Relocate all the rafters contents to the basement.
Remove all the old hoss-posage wood from rafters.
Re-enforce and install additional ceiling joists.
Then install the stairs, and then 1/2" plywood for an attic floor.
Roll insulation in.
Install paneling to look similar to the rest of the garage paneling.
Hike up crap back into attic from basement.

Kosher
03-05-2012, 03:45 PM
Sweet! I have one of those little tank top gas heaters, thats it, LOL

Moesride
03-05-2012, 06:56 PM
Cool project you have going on. Very nice and cleaver I might add!

Gas Man
03-06-2012, 08:39 PM
Hose installed. Secured it at the bottom twice so it don't pull on faucet. Works GREAT!! Also moved power strip up so it's more useful and away from water. And yes the plug near the water is a GFCI. I'm not even sure I will use it, but it's there.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/e363e07a.jpg

SoftailBilly
03-06-2012, 11:31 PM
:boobs:Im jelouse, great job. Having drains in water lines may come in handy, trust me. I still owe you pics of the 76 Stations here.

Stay Vertical

Gas Man
03-07-2012, 02:27 AM
Hey Billy... welcome to the Michigan side.

Gas Man
03-31-2012, 11:38 PM
So I went shopping with my BIL, Nate. Damn the truck looks good and slammed like this.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/IMG_0507.jpg

It looked like some serious amount of work in the near future.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/IMG_0508.jpg

Got all the old board junk out of the rafters... then got the new attic stairs installed
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/IMG_0509.jpg

here you can see Nate & Dave cutting the next board to hand up to me.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/IMG_0510.jpg

Getting the rafter boards in
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/IMG_0511.jpg

Doin work
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/IMG_0512.jpg

All boarded up waiting for bracing
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/IMG_0513.jpg

All braced
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/IMG_0516.jpg

Insulation going up
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/IMG_0515.jpg

Paneling going up
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/IMG_0517.jpg

Gas Man
03-31-2012, 11:42 PM
Big Thanks to Dave for coming down to help!!!!

Bagger Dave
03-31-2012, 11:56 PM
Big Thanks to Dave for coming down to help!!!!
no problem man! anytime ya need help....give a shout....was good to see Nasty...and Spike Killer again! :lol: :drewpy:

Moesride
04-01-2012, 09:16 AM
Looking nice Chris.....friendship....It's a beautiful thing! :dthumb:

Gas Man
04-02-2012, 06:37 PM
I got a bunch more done yesterday and some more done today. Need to post pics when on a pc.

Remo
04-02-2012, 11:06 PM
Looks good, very nice set up :coolpics:

Gas Man
04-03-2012, 12:33 AM
Sunday:

Finished the insulation and paneling
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/40de9b63.jpg

Started trim
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/d3d804bd.jpg

Re-hung some lights
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/73e43c6b.jpg

Today:

I trimmed out the stairs and finished the trim for anything around said stair trim
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/1543dee8.jpg

Re-hung the lights, and added 2 more. It's like daylight in dis bitch!! Also spent the extra mins stapling all the cords to the lights nice and neat.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/2e887300.jpg

Replaced the light fixture, added a 4' florescent and replaced the stained glass window spot light fixture. Plenty of bright up here now.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/b58d524c.jpg

Then hung the ladder in it's new spot. The old spot got occupied by the stairs... This is actually a nicer spot anyway being I don't use this very often anyway.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/a4662d06.jpg

Bagger Dave
04-03-2012, 06:24 AM
Looks awesome Chris! :rockwoot:

RedneckMedic
04-03-2012, 06:29 PM
Nice good work chris.

Gas Man
04-03-2012, 09:53 PM
Well I got it all cleaned...
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/IMG_0557.jpg

Got the HDs back in my garage!!! I'm very happy about this!!
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/IMG_0556.jpg

Got the rafters filled up!!
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/IMG_0553.jpg

XMas hell
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/IMG_0554.jpg

Bike parts & boxes
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/IMG_0555.jpg

Plus I put a bunch more stuff in the rafters that was previously in the normal garage space... which helps get rid of some things you trip over and clutter up. Not too mention I moved a bunch of stuff and really cleaned up with the air compressor and vacuum. I'm really happy and planning on tackling some other house projects now.

Chain
04-05-2012, 07:20 AM
Great Job! Funny I did the same thing in my garage this year, total insulation, heat, ceiling fan, attic done, with stairs. Tons more to store! Stuff that would normally clog my basement, or garage floor!!!!!!! Good deal!

Gas Man
04-05-2012, 08:25 AM
I did think about a ceiling fan as well.

Chain
04-05-2012, 02:15 PM
It helped out big time... I happen to need something from the attic one wintery day and when I got near the ceiling it was like 85... so I went out and got a variable speed shop fan at Menerds (56" 3 blade Model: fn56010w) for $50 and now I run my heater at half what I did...

Gas Man
04-05-2012, 05:04 PM
Yeah I'll have to keep my eyes pealed for one... but you're right, there's a bunch of heat up there!!

Gas Man
04-08-2012, 02:16 PM
Picked up from lowes...

Fan $25
Remote $21 (isn't that stupid... almost as much as the fan)
Various other parts $10
Having a fan blowing on me in the hot summer & recirculation heat in the winter...
PRICELESS!!

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/IMG_0579.jpg

The small light they gave with it, is just that... small. But I will probably only use it to light the garage when going to grab a tool or somin... the shop lights over power anything that would go in there.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/IMG_0582.jpg

Said remote... "docked" right inside the door for easy access. But I can take with anywhere in the garage.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/IMG_0580.jpg

Chain
04-10-2012, 08:29 AM
Hell yes! Used mine to help circulate the heat Saturday night while we were working on a keg! ;)

Gas Man
04-10-2012, 03:19 PM
Used the heat Saturday? WOW... the greater north...

Chain
04-11-2012, 07:42 AM
Yeah... tell me about it... only for a short time, then we moved the keg closer to the bonefire! ;)

Kosher
04-11-2012, 08:38 AM
So Chris, it looks like you are ready to take appointments now, yes?

Gas Man
04-11-2012, 10:37 AM
Yeah Kosher... what you need to do?

Kosher
04-11-2012, 11:54 AM
Yeah Kosher... what you need to do?

Was 1/2 kidding, but still thinking about cams...

Gas Man
04-11-2012, 12:00 PM
Well I don't normally do motor work but if you want to tackle it. I'm open for it. I probably have the tools to do the job as long as your comfortable doing the job. I've never touched cams on a TC.

Kosher
04-11-2012, 05:24 PM
Well I don't normally do motor work but if you want to tackle it. I'm open for it. I probably have the tools to do the job as long as your comfortable doing the job. I've never touched cams on a TC.

Oh, ok for some reason I thought you were into that kinda thing, if anyone around has experience and can help, I'd be interested in learning by doing. Beer's on me.

Gas Man
04-11-2012, 09:45 PM
I do most maintanance, and lots of mods... I just don't get into opening motors.

Caveman
04-12-2012, 01:12 AM
Gas, don't be a SISSY!!!! We could do it. Between you me and Nasty along with Kosher we could do the cams. I mean how hard could it really be? Pull tank, pull heads, Pull jugs and pistons and pop out the cams. Shouldn't be mission impossible, but it would definately be out of our normal comfort zone.

Kosher
04-12-2012, 06:20 AM
Gas, don't be a SISSY!!!! We could do it. Between you me and Nasty along with Kosher we could do the cams. I mean how hard could it really be? Pull tank, pull heads, Pull jugs and pistons and pop out the cams. Shouldn't be mission impossible, but it would definately be out of our normal comfort zone.

Love the enthusiasm, but we're already getting in trouble - I've never done it before, but I've never seen pulling jugs and pistons in any cam replacement how-to video I've seen.

:eek:

http://keithhu.smugmug.com/Other/Stuff-Bucket/i-K2M9NsX/0/X3/whatcouldgowrong-X3.png

Moesride
04-12-2012, 09:06 AM
C'mon Kosher......let then do it! :lmao: Do I see extra parts!!:lol

Gas Man
04-12-2012, 11:56 AM
Yeah sorry kosher. But to your cams there is none of what cave suggested. It's simple pull exhaust (it's in the way), pull the cam cover, loosen the push rods, move the tappets, remove the cam, and reverse.

But I've still not done it myself and that's why I say I don't do it.

Kosher
04-12-2012, 12:16 PM
Yeah sorry kosher. But to your cams there is none of what cave suggested. It's simple pull exhaust (it's in the way), pull the cam cover, loosen the push rods, move the tappets, remove the cam, and reverse.

But I've still not done it myself and that's why I say I don't do it.

Right, and there's all these tricks and traps that while not difficult, if you are not aware, you are hosed. Example is to prevent the lifters from dropping, rotating the crank so that the pistons are in a certain location, etc.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5KvamRqCis

Gas Man
04-12-2012, 10:01 PM
Yep... and I haven't done it. So I wont jump up and say let's do it.

Now if we get somebody that has done it, I have no problems using my garage and lift.

Chain
04-13-2012, 08:28 AM
If I wasn't sooo far away... I'd join.

Gas Man
12-31-2012, 06:20 PM
Man the heater and ceiling fan are working great now!! Love it!!

So I also wanted to update my air compressor. This 25 year old 11gal oil-free jobber I got from my dad, had to work hard to raise these heavy bikes...
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/IMG_2548_zps1dd145e8.jpg

So this Kobalt compressor I have been eye balling went on sale from $450 to $400, so I popped for it and got another 10% off too! $360! :woot: Worker there said you couldn't lay it down because the oil would drain out the intakes... ok, no big deal, picked up a set of NPT 3/8" drain plugs and put those in the intake ports. Oh and he said it wouldn't fit in my wife's Fiesta too... huh
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/IMG_2547_zpse3ae3d36.jpg

So I set it up...let it stand for about an hour before starting it, so the oil would go back down all where it is suppose to be.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/IMG_2549_zpsf5e8e914.jpg

Then decided to upgrade my connection manifold and hose real. Now it's set! I love it!
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/House/Garage/IMG_2554_zps383f1059.jpg

Bagger Dave
12-31-2012, 06:26 PM
Nice!! cool set up dude! :rockwoot:

Moesride
01-01-2013, 02:08 AM
Good for you G man.......nice tools!

Gas Man
01-01-2013, 01:35 PM
Moe, I have been spending a bunch of coin on tools lately. It's why you tools come to my garage and use my tools. :lol:

Mad Dog
01-01-2013, 02:04 PM
Here's someone else that whant to use your tools!:titsup:
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r84/Valueteck/ToolGirl_zps340bd406.jpg

Gas Man
01-01-2013, 08:15 PM
Send her over... I'll put her to work.