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Garage/Brewery/Distillery nearing completion!

Postby sugarcreek » Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:26 pm

Well it's nearly done. Poured the foundation 10 months ago and have started siding just this week. Shit goes SO SLOWLY when you try to do it yourself. Power company came and ran power today. Wasnt able to do my own panel due to permitting issues (as in: I had to have one) although when the electrician asked what I wanted him to say my reply was, "Code minimum". I think he got what I was up to. Here's as she sits now and a panel waiting to be filled with element-power-providing circuits. (I'm quite pleased!)

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For what reason I dont know, but he put each of the GFCI outlet, the garage door opener, and the overheads lights on their own circuit. Shrug.
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Re: Garage/Brewery/Distillery nearing completion!

Postby dad300 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:08 pm

say, "Dream come true!" Beautiful...
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Re: Garage/Brewery/Distillery nearing completion!

Postby dutchmancreek » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:30 pm

Lookin' good. I'm just finishing the interior of mine.
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Re: Garage/Brewery/Distillery nearing completion!

Postby rockchucker22 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:50 pm

Oh man I love it!
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Re: Garage/Brewery/Distillery nearing completion!

Postby Swede » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:27 pm

Can't wait to see what the inside will end up looking like once you get it setup in there.
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Postby zedzedtop » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:35 pm

I think you need to have one side of the roof caving in and some old stoves sinking into the ground outside for it to be fully authentic.
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Re: Garage/Brewery/Distillery nearing completion!

Postby Smaug » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:10 pm

Say Sugar,,,got floor drains?
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Re: Garage/Brewery/Distillery nearing completion!

Postby sugarcreek » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:15 pm

Say Sugar,,,got floor drains?


Funny you ask. I enquired to my concrete guy about floor drains and was informed that unless they go into sanitary sewers are code in my jurisdiction. Id really love to come up with a DIY idea of how I could retrofit floor drains. Otherwise it's going to be floor squeegeez for me.
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Re: Garage/Brewery/Distillery nearing completion!

Postby Rebel_Yell » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:40 pm

I once saw a perforated 55 gal barrel buried in a pit that was lined with coarse gravel. I have used a pressure washer with the extra long wand along with galvanized pipe and a sledge hammer to tunnel under a concrete slab. Wash a bit inside the pipe and drive it forward... repeat.. Directional boring would be simpler if you know someone...

20/20 hindsight... you should have buried the drain underneath the slab and completed it after final inspection is done. Measure the location of the pipe end inside the form/building. Rent a concrete saw and cut a section of the floor out. Install drain and hand pour properly sloped cement floor...

Shed looks good. I know that you'll enjoy it.
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Re: Garage/Brewery/Distillery nearing completion!

Postby bentstick » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:01 pm

Rebel_Yell wrote:I once saw a perforated 55 gal barrel buried in a pit that was lined with coarse gravel. I have used a pressure washer with the extra long wand along with galvanized pipe and a sledge hammer to tunnel under a concrete slab. Wash a bit inside the pipe and drive it forward... repeat.. Directional boring would be simpler if you know someone...

20/20 hindsight... you should have buried the drain underneath the slab and completed it after final inspection is done. Measure the location of the pipe end inside the form/building. Rent a concrete saw and cut a section of the floor out. Install drain and hand pour properly sloped cement floor...

Shed looks good. I know that you'll enjoy it.


Agree with run it and bury it,chip it out when inspectors are gone,a little late but next build Sugar :!:
Sweet lookin shed though,you did well,what are you siding it with?(type)
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Re: Garage/Brewery/Distillery nearing completion!

Postby Smaug » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:02 pm

I built a (owner/builder permit) laundry/hurricane shelter "out building" for a guy down here that hid his drains just below the slab.
We got our inspection on the slab then pulled every thing back and exposed the pre-installed waste lines in order to install the "stub ups" for the drains just below the slab.

We poured the slab with the drain accommodations barely below the FF elevation. He finished his shelter and got the final inspection and exposed the easily found floor drains after the authority having jurisdiction issued the C/O. The dude was a plumber by trade and so had his plan well sorted.

Just thinking how nice a floor drain would be.
Nice building either way.
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Re: Garage/Brewery/Distillery nearing completion!

Postby Kapea » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:10 pm

Great looking shed there SC. Where's the "No Girls Allowed" sign? :lol:

If your concrete floor doesn't fall to the drain you'll be pushing water around with a squeegee anyway. You could cut a trench drain, then use a concrete saw to cut narrow grooves that fall to the drain. Or you could just buy rubber boots and forgo all the work and uglified floor.
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Re: Garage/Brewery/Distillery nearing completion!

Postby punkin » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:29 pm

Looks good mate.
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Re: Garage/Brewery/Distillery nearing completion!

Postby sugarcreek » Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:23 pm

I think you need to have one side of the roof caving in and some old stoves sinking into the ground outside for it to be fully authentic.

The gas cans, generator, and corny kegs arent enough??

Sweet lookin shed though,you did well,what are you siding it with?(type)

I'm siding it with pre-finished 8" Hardie Plank in Boothbay Blue.

Re: Floor drains -- now ya'll got me thinking. Adding one would only be mildly wretched. The garage floor sits about 9" above grade. It's not like I'd be washing fecal matter (probalby a little #1) down it so I'd be OK to dump it out into the yard OR there's an alley behind it. The garage foundation is comprised of 30" block stemwall and floating floor. Of note, in my jurisdiction you can't get a permit for a garage drain. My guess is because too may fuckwits dump their used oil / antifreeze / you name it down there. I was using the Google machine and came across this. That would be really nice to section off the brewing/distilling area, dump into a sump pit, then pump into the alley.... This also looks nice. I think I could do this. Thanks everyone for great drain ideas!
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Re: Garage/Brewery/Distillery nearing completion!

Postby Azframer » Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:39 pm

Hardie Plank is some good stuff I never hung the pre finished stuff. My whole house is done in the 8" with 1" lap.
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