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post #11 of (permalink) Old 10-20-2002, 03:09 PM
 
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Re: whats a good size for a garage?

600 for concrete? how many yards? I have a 18' X 26'
and I have like 1300 in concrete. And $2000. for 60 X 70 wow. I might believe 20,000 .
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howdy,
well i have a buddy that works for his father's concrete company. and the PDQ guys did the job for just parts and labor, and we kicked in the other hands. it took a day to pour, 2 days to set, and 16 hours to build. and man when it rains i love the sound of ran on a tin roof.
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Bought the house 3 years ago with 22 x 40 garage with second floor. Thought "no way I can ever fill this up". Now have 500 sq. ft. apartment on 2nd floor, and have to take stuff out to get just the front of the Zuk in !!
The bigger and taller the better, NO KIDDING!!
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can you get me more info on the pole barns

i was qutoed like 8250.00 for a 40 x 50 installed on a site ready
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howdy,
i know up here in ohio the company we used was called PDQ. i can check with stan and see if they will give him a price break down.
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Re: whats a good size for a garage?

Rule of thumb. No matter how big it is, it won't be big enough.


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Got a friend out here in the foothills that's got 5 acres one of which is just for his toys... not sure on the size of his garage.. something like 10 cars + and ALL the machinery that any guy could possibly need... best part of this whole thing is that he actually talked his wife into letting him build the garage FIRST... (they both lived in the loft for 2 yrs) whilst he built her dreamhouse afterwards... imagine that

3 years later... talking about building a storage garage for the "overflow"
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I think 100'x120' would be a good start with room to add on in the future once you fill it (I wish)! Whatever you get, make sure you get minimum of 8' high doors. Don't let anyone talk you into a 7' high door, and get a bay with a 10' high door if you can. Also, a couple 16' wides make it easier if you have to swing a trailer inside. Good luck with whatever you decide, but as mentioned, it will never be big enough.

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Well, since it's for a samurai, just tape three shoe boxes together. That should give you plenty of room!
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Re: whats a good size for a garage?

I'm watching this thread with interest since I don't have a garage at all right now and my driveway isn't even paved (nor is my street for that matter).

We are building up some pretty good equity in our house and I am in the process of restructuring and dealng with lots of personal debt, but in about 5 years I should be home free. I have been ranting about a garage for so long that my wife now believes it is a good idea.

My mother in law has a two and a half wide garage that is really deep and has a full second floor, though hers isn't finished at all. I am kind of looking at something like that, only with at least three bays..one for each of our regular vehicles and a third bay for my samurai and whatever other project I am working on. I also envision moving my office/studio to the second floor or the garage, though my wife notes that she would "never see me again" if I did that. I am exploring tying the second floor into my house (raised ranch) to try and defray that problem.

Here's a good "my mother in law is whacked" story for you to go with the garage stuff. Her second floor is accessed by going up a wide stairway. There is no door at the top, or even a wall to enclose the second floor. It is totally open to the ground floor. My genius mother in law, who will not listen to what ANYONE says to her because she is always right, puts completed JIGSAW puzzles all over the raw plywood second floor because she believes that it helps insulate the second floor from the cold downstairs.

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