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    Default Boat garage coming along, house too!

    With my self imposed eviction from the bilge I thought Id continue this thread above decks. Since it is a boat garage and workshop I figured it belonged here.

    The breezeway has been added. 671F52D5-F98D-4962-BC4E-A796331FB914.jpg

    Not only does it provide a dry path from house to shop, but more importantly it allows the shop to come under the same flood insurance policy as the house. Without it a separate, and more expensive policy would be required.
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    Interesting difference in requirements here versus where you are. We're designing a two gar garage and shop. If it's connected to the house by a breezeway the shop has to have a full foundation. If unconnected it can be built on posts with heavy wood floors (which we prefer). The breezeway would be nice though and we would canvas the sides in winter for less snow shoveling.
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    nice, i assume the shop is the structure on the left? the one you're standing atop?

    is it air-conditioned?



    more seriously its nice to see you posting
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    if you're on Facebook, check out Eric Blake's woodworking and boat shop. It went up in a week: https://www.facebook.com/eric.blake....fref=nfstroage
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    Nice. I have one coming along, too. Almost there. It will be a workshop initially, and a "boathouse" after. There's an access door to the loft in back so I can slide a few kayaks and extra lumber up there.

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    Nice, like the breezway !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbgarr View Post
    Interesting difference in requirements here versus where you are. We're designing a two gar garage and shop. If it's connected to the house by a breezeway the shop has to have a full foundation. If unconnected it can be built on posts with heavy wood floors (which we prefer). The breezeway would be nice though and we would canvas the sides in winter for less snow shoveling.
    What is their definition of "connected"? In the tradition of "a miss is as good as a mile", it sounds like it would be easy to have your breezeway free standing, almost, but not quite connected, and have the best of both worlds.

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    I love that breezeway.
    It looks very elegant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epoxyboy View Post
    What is their definition of "connected"? In the tradition of "a miss is as good as a mile", it sounds like it would be easy to have your breezeway free standing, almost, but not quite connected, and have the best of both worlds.

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    This is a small town. 'Being too clever by half' in those ways (or as it's said about non-natives: 'Acting like an entitled a****le') doesn't go over well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by epoxyboy View Post
    What is their definition of "connected"? In the tradition of "a miss is as good as a mile", it sounds like it would be easy to have your breezeway free standing, almost, but not quite connected, and have the best of both worlds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woxbox View Post
    Nice. I have one coming along, too. Almost there. It will be a workshop initially, and a "boathouse" after. There's an access door to the loft in back so I can slide a few kayaks and extra lumber up there.

    Nearly done.jpg
    Really nice looking structure that fits well on the site. Well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    nice, i assume the shop is the structure on the left? the one you're standing atop?

    is it air-conditioned?



    more seriously its nice to see you posting
    No AC yet, but it’ll get a Big Ass fan (Scott that actually is the brand name).
    Ive got enough power available to add it later.

    And thanks Paul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Really nice looking structure that fits well on the site. Well done.
    Thanks. My own local zoning requirements plus the lot slope and previous development made this the only option.
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    [QUOTE=Reynard38

    Not only does it provide a dry path from house to shop, but more importantly it allows the shop to come under the same flood insurance policy as the house. Without it a separate, and more expensive policy would be required.[/QUOTE]

    Looks nice. I suppose the building is located somewhere on the coast, not Atlanta (Marrietta)?
    I haven’t heard of Atlanta flooding in the last 100 or 200 years. :-)

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    Saint Helena island, SC.
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    I like the tin roof. Have one on all of my buildings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbgarr View Post
    This is a small town. 'Being too clever by half' in those ways (or as it's said about non-natives: 'Acting like an entitled a****le') doesn't go over well.
    Funny.
    When asked about a height restriction and the lotline setback for my garage,the building inspector said,"We aren't surveyors.We aren't measuring it."
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    Nice get away place. :-) Is your place on the River or inland toward 21?
    I’d worry about that live oak hanging over the boat shop during hurricane season.

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    Looking good! Are your builders being paid by the hour? It seems to be taking a while
    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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    The whole project is just fantastic, what a great job . Woxbox's looks neat too.

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    Bloke we bought our place from built a big shed/garage with 3 phase power, overhead railway with 2 chain hoists, phone and a water point first. Never quite got around to finishing the house.

    Connection to dodge the regs could be a properly fitted tarpaulin on a dismountable frame. Free standing over a concrete path?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arlc View Post
    Nice get away place. :-) Is your place on the River or inland toward 21?
    I’d worry about that live oak hanging over the boat shop during hurricane season.
    On the Beaufort river, across from Paris Island.
    That limb stops about at the edge of the shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiletto View Post
    Looking good! Are your builders being paid by the hour? It seems to be taking a while
    Pretty typical to take a year to build a house in the Low (Slow) country.
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    The doors are coming along as well.

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    drooling.
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    Still a LOT of work left to do on them. I temporarily installed the vertical t&g slats to see how they looked. Gonna sand and rout the frames today, then install the slats.
    3/4“ reclaimed SYP with a core of 3/4” marine ply on the frames. Joints staggered. Frames glued with resorcinol.
    They are HEAVY!!.
    Got some big (42” long) strap hinges to hang them,and some truly medieval hardware from a place in Philly.

    The opening at the top will be a window. MR-10 3/8” Lexan. Radial mullions.

    My last project in the old shop, other than cleaning it and packing the tools!
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    doors? looks like a catboat rudder
    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    The doors are coming along as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    On the Beaufort river, across from Paris Island.
    That limb stops about at the edge of the shop.
    Nice.
    In a hurricane, limbs never fall straight down. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. :-)

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    Got the doors finished. Now I just need to get them down to Beaufort. ABC131B4-11D6-4071-AFDE-077DF5F0B703.jpg
    They weight about 225 pounds each. Need to phone a friend or 2 to get them up to the driveway and onto a trailer.
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    This is all looking great! Love the doors. Is moving them another job for the neighbor with the Land Rover?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    This is all looking great! Love the doors. Is moving them another job for the neighbor with the Land Rover?
    It is! And maybe another friend or 2, but just to get them out of the shop and up to a trailer in the driveway. I’m borrowing a aluminum open trailer to take them down to Beaufort. Either mine or my wife’s car will haul that no sweat.
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    I found the distinction between attached and detached interesting. Quite a few years ago, I lived in a house with an attached breezeway leading to the garage. I wanted electrical improvements in the garage. The inspector first said it is a detached structure which requires a subpanel and separate ground rod. I pointed out that it actually was attached (even if only a little bit), and he bought the argument. So, I was able to run my circuits direct from one of my house panels. I still think fondly of the electrical in that house. I had 600 amps of service in three separate 200 amp panels though all on one meter. Perhaps the PO was growing something he shouldn't have back in those days?

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    Looka good!

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    Things have been moving at an agonizingly slow pace on the new house. Labor is hard to find, and the tile installer has been AWOL.
    The Titan LED lights finally got installed in the shop though. Foreman sent me a pic.

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