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Old 12-20-2005, 12:24 PM   #201
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AF, he was over there in 1970 stationed at clark, my moms from Baggio, mountain woman, met her up at Camp John Hay (I don't know if that's the right spelling for that place). We evacuated out of there back in 91' when the volcano spewed. I was born at Clark, left when I was 1, didn't go back until my freshman year of High School in 87'. Meeting my backwards assed mountain cousins in 87' for the first time was a real eye opener...people still crap into holes in the floor of an outhouse?!?!!? What a experience at 13! HA!

Back to the subject at hand, the garage is really coming along man
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Old 12-24-2005, 09:53 PM   #202
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Update: 12/24/05

Sorry for the lack of updates...

Just as the bricklayers began work on our garage, our camera just decided to stop working. My other camera was previously burned in a fire (long story), so we had NO camera at all to take pictures with. Fortunately, my parents just picked up a new camera, and we have resumed the photo documentation. Unfortunately, we weren't able to take pictures of the brick being laid, so we only have "before" and "after" pictures of the garage with brick.

Below are about 20 pictures, so please give it some time to load!

Brick is complete!


The bricklayers will come back and install a keystone over this window to match our house:






Pops working on the roof:


Interior shot of the second level. Also got my girlfriend's father to help with the build during crunch time!






This is a cool shot with the geese in the background:
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Old 12-24-2005, 09:53 PM   #203
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12/24/05 Update continued:



This shot really gives you an idea of how big this garage is compared to our home!










Some more shots of the second level:




Haha it looks like I'm growing out of the roof in this picture:


And finally, the most recent picture of the garage as of this evening. The roofers are scheduled to start on Tuesday, so we are nearing completion and acheiving our goal/deadline of finishing before the new year!
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Old 12-24-2005, 11:01 PM   #204
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Good stuff. I love this DIY project your dad has taken on.. Its "almost" as fun as reading about MITE46's build up
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Old 12-24-2005, 11:13 PM   #205
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seriously bro its coming out great... also how is your lift search going? my family owns a garage in boston with three lifts of different ages, our newest one was installed about 4 years ago two post lift made by I think Rotary, if you have any questions let me know and I can ask my dad about them. Also having worked in a car audio shop and garage I can recomend some ideas for lay out... PM me if your interested with any questions, I can help you out with as much as possible
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Old 12-25-2005, 12:15 AM   #206
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what will be covering the sides without brick?
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Old 12-25-2005, 04:40 AM   #207
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Old 12-25-2005, 07:27 AM   #208
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Thanks for the comments guys!

55fanatic - I've been taking a look at Rotary; they make some of the highest quality lifts around. Our main requirement is that it will fit in a garage with an 11 ft. ceiling, and we want a 2-post. We'd rather not cut a clearance hole in the second level if we can avoid it.

Would you be able to recommened any lighting systems? Originally we said we would go with halide lighting, then we thought about the new lighting system that Griot's Garage sells, and now we're thinking high quality studio flourescent bulbs. We are looking for something reasonably priced (unlike Griot's garage), with high light output and most importantly, NO BUZZING!

Since we're at it, I might as well ask if and what kind of of central air system you are running? We'd like to have an air hose drop down to every bay so we always have compressed air access from any point in the garage. I'll probably have plenty of questions to ask later; if you have any suggestions, please feel free!

LC -

The sides and the back of the garage will be covered in siding to match our home. In the future, we plan on bricking our entire house, but with the garage, the back of the structure will never be seen as it is covered by a long row of 10 ft cypress trees. Perhaps one day we may brick the left side of the garage, but for now, it's most economical to only brick those sides that will be seen, especially after everything is costing almost triple than we had originally intended.
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Old 12-25-2005, 06:24 PM   #209
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Old 12-30-2005, 08:48 PM   #210
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Sorry about the above post ^, I had some trouble posting pictures that day.

Update 12/30/05:

A whole lot has been going on this past week! I've had the whole week off from work, so I've been able to help my dad scramble to get this roof finished by the new year. The roofers will be finishing up tomorrow (weather permitting), so there is a chance that it might not be finished until January 1st, 2006. Oh well... close enough


Main roof completed:


Roofing felt begins:






Dormer roofs completed/delivery of shingles:


Attaching fascias:




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Old 12-30-2005, 08:49 PM   #211
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Main roof facias complete:




Working on the dormer fascias:




All fascias completed!




Finishing up south side with Tyvek:






My dad and I have agreed that Tyvek-ing is our least favorite task
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Old 12-30-2005, 08:51 PM   #212
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And here is a little reminder of where we started... it's amazing how far this project has come! Even a one/two man team can do it, just by tackling a little bit at a time.

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Old 12-30-2005, 08:58 PM   #213
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man how long has this project taken up to now? doesn't seem like to long...
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man how long has this project taken up to now? doesn't seem like to long...
We're surprised ourselves at how fast everything has come along, considering the work was done on weekends and sometimes after work during the weekday. The problem during the fall and winter months is that the amount of daylight hours are limited, so we usually have to reserve the weekends for garage construction.

The project started at the end of September (approximately 9/29/05). So we are a little over 3 months into the project, which is phenomenal considering this is a DIY job and only the foundation, brick, and roof shingles have been contracted out. My dad has done a majority of the work solely on his own, and I've been home a few times during the fall semester to help out, and mostly during this winter break. My girlfriend's father helped out tremendously during these past few days in order to get the roofing done, and my mom has even helped out when she could!

When my parents return from Philippines, there are a few minor things to finish up on the exterior. All of the soffits and siding need to be finished, and we are putting shutters on the north side window to match the front (north) side of our home. The rest of the work will be interior work, and will be a work in progress. We're in no rush to drywall the interior or anything like that. Being DIY guys, this is going to be a true DIY garage allowing us to work on our cars/motorcycles. It will not be a prissy showcar garage, so it's not really worth tiling the floor and drywalling/painting the interior at this point. Hopefully, the Cobra project will begin this summer, which is what this garage project was really all about....
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wow impressive work! your garage is bigger than my house and has more windows
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We're surprised ourselves at how fast everything has come along, considering the work was done on weekends and sometimes after work during the weekday. The problem during the fall and winter months is that the amount of daylight hours are limited, so we usually have to reserve the weekends for garage construction.

The project started at the end of September (approximately 9/29/05). So we are a little over 3 months into the project, which is phenomenal considering this is a DIY job and only the foundation, brick, and roof shingles have been contracted out. My dad has done a majority of the work solely on his own, and I've been home a few times during the fall semester to help out, and mostly during this winter break. My girlfriend's father helped out tremendously during these past few days in order to get the roofing done, and my mom has even helped out when she could!

When my parents return from Philippines, there are a few minor things to finish up on the exterior. All of the soffits and siding need to be finished, and we are putting shutters on the north side window to match the front (north) side of our home. The rest of the work will be interior work, and will be a work in progress. We're in no rush to drywall the interior or anything like that. Being DIY guys, this is going to be a true DIY garage allowing us to work on our cars/motorcycles. It will not be a prissy showcar garage, so it's not really worth tiling the floor and drywalling/painting the interior at this point. Hopefully, the Cobra project will begin this summer, which is what this garage project was really all about....

i was gonna say you guys gotta get some hot rides to store in that garage......

lotta hard work but it'll pay off.........
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Amazing. I don't know your dad, but if I am ever invited out there, I am bringing a case of beer for your dad's hard work.

My dad has been talking about building an additional two bays off on the side of our house as an extension, but he doesnt have the time to do it himself. Maybe when he retires in a few years...

Again, props to this whole project, your dads hard work, and for keeping us all updated about everything.
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