Can't Get Enough
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: SW Montana, USA
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The Timing is Now!!! Kinda OT.
Not sure if anyone noticed, but havn't been on here much in the past few months. We have been buying and selling realestate, moving, and all those fun things, when the ultimate goal is to build our dream home. Its all comming together. We have purchased some acreage just out of town. We have sold our home, put most everything in storage, have a rental lined up, and will hopefully break ground if I ever finish the home plans. Because of covenants, I will have an attached 3 car garage with about 1200 total sq ft. More than double what I currently have. Plus, plans are in the works for a pad next to the garage for storing the trailers, and other misc. stuff. We have agreed to purchase some additional acres, without covenants, although current financial constraints will probably dictate we sell off most of it to subsidize the new construction.
Plans for the garage include hydronic slab heat via a flat plate heat exchanger serviced from the house boiler. An abundance of 120 AND 220v outlets, running water, compressed air system, Specific tool areas, i.e. woodworking, metal working, etc, and other niceties as I refine my design.
One question I do have, is in regards to the use of a Sump drain. I would like to have a wash bay in the garage, someplace to wash off the road salt and other $#17 that is constantly eating my vehicles. My concern is the water would have to be run through the septic system. I am not sure what damage oil, grease, and road salts will do to a septic system. Will a wet sump effectively prevent the nasties from making it into the septic? Anyone have any Ideas? I am open to discussion and ideas on this. I would also like to hear what everyone has to say about what their dream garage would have giving the constraints listed above.
BTW, I hope to finalize a design sometime in February, and break ground as soon as it thaws, sometime in late march or early april. So for the next 9 months to a year, I assume I will be very busy doing my part in this project. My involvement with my jeep family will need to stay on an infrequent participation basis.