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      01-18-2013, 07:59 PM   #1
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New home coming for my 1M!

Should be finished by September!

There will be a workbench in the kickout area (straight ahead and center in the photo) and a Bendak XPR-10A 2-post lift will be in the bay closest to the workbench. Needless to say, I am excited. It will be fun to have lift and work sessions with the local chapter of CCA and our autocross club.

I will update as construction proceeds. I would love any any suggestions for decor!


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      01-18-2013, 10:21 PM   #2
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Looks like a great start, congrats!

Some things to consider, nothing new here:
Adequate lighting at the correct kelvin temp
Adequate power (more is always better)
Proper flooring - chemical resistant
Sound system
Access to a good video monitor for how too's
Compressed air
Storage cabinets
Vacuum system
Fire extinguishers
Water source
Slop/Utility sink
Exhaust removal system
Internet connection
Clean and dirty work benches
Adequate wall blocking to hang heavy items - like tire racks etc.
All interior finishes should be easy to clean
Don't skimp on insulation, spay on is preferred
Mini-fridge
Ceiling fans/cross ventilation
Heat
Proper structure to support a hoist
Be sure it's kid friendly, lockable cabinets for chemicals etc....
Some durable but comfy chairs
......the list can be endless, good luck!
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I'm about to break ground on my new home as well. Nice suggestions ESC.
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      01-19-2013, 04:52 AM   #5
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congrats car lifter will fit there
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      01-19-2013, 09:43 AM   #6
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Since you are putting a lift in, I saw somewhere on the griots website where someone embedded led lights in the floor, so when your car is on the lift you have better lighting under there. Thought it was a head idea.

I always wanted to put a terrazzo floor in a garage.

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Thanks, guys!

The floor will be epoxy coated and there will be storage cabinets. Good point on the blocking to allow some tire racks! I'll make sure that gets done!

I'll have a basin sink with hot and cold water, which will also be the water source for a driveway hose for washing. As for heating and cooling, I don't really need heat in the winter. The garage in our current house never falls below 47 degrees and is not insulated. We will insulate this one. I can work in 47 degrees on the rare occasions when I am working on the car in the winter. Standalone AC for the summer will be added later if I end up needing it.

Workshop area will have an ethernet and coaxial port. I am planning on about 10 fluorescent lights up top on the slanted sides, some can lights over the workbench, and then a set of stand-mounted work lights for under the car or for providing direct light under the hood.

Fortunately, my kids are not explorers in the garage, so I don't have to worry about locking. The oil and brake fluid go on a top shelf. There will be a lockable master switch for the lift power, so I won't have to worry about them playing with that!

Good point on the fire extinguisher! Compressed air eventually . . . Minifridge . . . got it!
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...and a security system.
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There will be cameras looking at all entrances, including garage.
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Excellent! Keep us posted on your progress.
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wow nice. agree with most already stated. Flooring, lights, security, good power, some counters to put things, and good ventilation. Keep it spacious and you should be good to go. Love watching garage transformations. Keep the pics coming
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Should be finished by September!

There will be a workbench in the kickout area (straight ahead and center in the photo) and a Bendak XPR-10A 2-post lift will be in the bay closest to the workbench. Needless to say, I am excited. It will be fun to have lift and work sessions with the local chapter of CCA and our autocross club.

I will update as construction proceeds. I would love any any suggestions for decor!

Holy Mother!! Good Job
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and posters of naked women.
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      03-05-2013, 09:38 PM   #17
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Floor is poured . . . the two post lift has been ordered, should be installed in about a month.

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Lookin good ! keep us posted.
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Floor is poured . . . the two post lift has been ordered, should be installed in about a month.
mr CarJunkie, you are clearly self knowledgeable, and a true asset for the addicts forum.
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Floor is poured . . . the two post lift has been ordered, should be installed in about a month.
Nice! Did you need to do anything special with the floor to accommodate a lift? Or does regular garage floor concrete work fine? I ask because we're (hopefully) building a new home this year and a lift in the garage is on the list...

Anything you've learned along the way about lifts or anything else related to your project is greatly appreciated. I'm especially interested in knowing how you decided on the lift you chose and what other brands / models you seriously considered.

Looks awesome!
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I was going to get a Bendpak, but the dealer had a special on a similar Rotary, so I went with that. I will never come close to the 10,000lb capacity. The concrete requirements were the same regardless of the lift capacity with all of the Bendpak models I looked at. The Rotary had exactly the same requirements. I am using an asymmetric lift which allows you to lift with the cars center of gravity behind the posts, which makes it easier to get into and out of the car without the door hitting the post. For me, it also gets the posts out of the way of the workshop area and keeps more open floor space in the garage. I also went with the power and hydraulic connections on top, which avoids having anything on the floor between the posts, which would be a pain if using a cart of tools or a task chair.

The concrete should be level, at least 4.25 inches thick, and rated for 3000psi. Pretty standard. We had it poured 6" throughout just to be sure. You do NOT need rebar, and the installer asked that we not use it at all because it is impossible to drill through. Most garage floors are poured with a slope of 1" per 10 feet, but I made sure mine is level where the lift is. I will need to use a squeegie if there is standing water, but we live in a pretty dry area so I am not worried about it.

It needs a 220 volt power supply.

You need a garage bay at least 24' deep and 14-15' wide. Most lifts want a ceiling height of 11 feet, but there are shorter models.

I downloaded the installation guide and had the builder review it with the electrician and the concrete sub. . . so far everything has gone smoothly. It is getting delivered and installed soon, so I will post an update when its done.
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Look great! Keep us updated!
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