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GA_ZUKI 10-20-2002 08:35 AM

whats a good size for a garage?
i'm thinking of building a garage and i want to do it rite the first time. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
i want a min. of a 3bay some where like 30 x 40 i have 2 full size rides and the other bay would be for the zuk mods
i would like to put a lift in later and have room for storage. i have plent of room to fit any size
i just have to figure out how to pay for it

Farther 10-20-2002 09:18 AM

Re: whats a good size for a garage?
Well... the bigger the better. I think a good rule of thumb is figure the minimum space you need and then double it and hope you have enough. Garages are like pay checks. Your cost of living expands to match the available income just like storage expands to match the available storage space.

If you are a woodworker, better plan on a space for wood storage, a space for woodworking and a clean space for finishing. If you burn fire wood, plan on a space for fire wood storage. If you do body work, plan for that, etc., etc., etc. Got to have a space for your "office" too with refrigerator, microwave and big screen TV. Better plumb in a toilet. Second floor apartment for visiting children/grandchildren would probably round it out. [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

GA_ZUKI 10-20-2002 09:28 AM

Re: whats a good size for a garage?
see i told the lil wifey i need a loft
i have always wanted one of those big red barns with a hay door and winch in the front

RRich 10-20-2002 09:56 AM

Re: whats a good size for a garage?
Whatever you do, it won't be enough.

I have 2 big garages, 1800+ sq feet, still I'm
thinking of building another one, or two, or -.

The garages themselves are not the major cost.
Filling them with more toys is!

rockrat 10-20-2002 09:58 AM

Re: whats a good size for a garage?
I have a 30x30 and after you get all the Kids outside toys wifes car and planting stuff I want more space. 40x40 would be perfect for what I do. I shouldn't complain its plumed and I have water, cable,phone 9'.6" ceilings, dbl 8'x9' doors and heat.

JEEPN 10-20-2002 10:05 AM

Re: whats a good size for a garage?
I have one of those barns (minus the winch), and I am thinking of putting up a metal building, you know, when I get some money. The PITA comes when there is 187 years worth of old hay underneath, it's been drying for that length of time, and it's attached to the house, so welding/cutting in the barn is a no-no.

The good news is I can fit 8 jeeps (or 9 Zuks) inside, all with their own workspace.{CE008AC0-FE...5}/picture.JPG

outlawmws 10-20-2002 10:31 AM

Re: whats a good size for a garage?
What farther said. Plan it tall and loft storage will add room for the stuff your wife wants
to keep forever... Save the floor space for working in. I have a 20x 24 double garage and
NO cars fit in. Only the race car ever lived in their, before I added all the wood working tools.

I really need a 3 car 24 x 30 in ADDITION to what I have now.

Fastone_84401 10-20-2002 10:32 AM

Re: whats a good size for a garage?
Ya'll just making me sick! I've got a 12X24 workshop, (not a garage) that's pretty handy for working in. But I'm installing the mottoe in my Cherokee right now on the driveway slab! Its cold, windy & dark early.

Maybe next year... I'm aiming for a 3 car garage, 2 wide in front and tapering to a single wide at the rear. Yard geography dictates. The single bay at the back will be work space and eventually get a lift to. I'm tired of laying on my back all the time!

GA_ZUKI 10-20-2002 01:32 PM

Re: whats a good size for a garage?
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i have a 12 x 12 built in 94 its so full i added a shed roof off to the side the next year to keep wood dry but its full now too
if i want to do something i have to move stuff out the put it all back
i changed motors in july out side and everthing else out side and it really sux laying on gravel
attached is how i got my motor in and out on my building

JIMZUKI 10-20-2002 02:46 PM

Re: whats a good size for a garage?
my buddy had a garage bult that was 60' x 70'. it cost about $2000 for the building, and $600 for the cement. it was built by PDQ Barns Company. it's a poll garage. he is now putting in some wooden wall with insalation.

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