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Old 08-29-2012, 09:29 AM   #21
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I put up the other Gearwall I bought. This will be the toys/balls/stroller area. I also managed to scuff up some of my paint job while putting these up so I'll be fixing that this weekend. I'm starting to get addicted to this whole being organized thing....Frikken Adderall.

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Old 11-03-2012, 07:07 PM   #22
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Completed another small garage project today.




I installed a Lutron motion sensor switch in the garage. If you drive or walk in, the lights automatically turn on. The wife had mentioned that it would be cool so I made it happen. At first i bought a switch which didn't support the new lights so I ordered this one from Amazon.

Install was a PITA because it's a 3 way switch and I had to basically learn how to wire those to work properly. It included installing a jumper wire on the other switch which is just inside the house prior to the door to the garage. Basically, try something, run downstairs to the breaker box to turn it on, check to see if it worked, then run back down to turn it off, back up to try something else etc etc....

Hugely pumped though, makes things easier.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:10 PM   #23
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And I realized I didn't ever show the lights.

One of these on each side of the garage with T8 Daylight Bulbs. I ****ing love these, this pic is taken at dusk so you can't really tell but the garage gets pretty damn bright.





I "jerry rigged" it a bit and ran bulb adapters instead of hard wiring actual outlets in place of them. I wanted to make sure I liked these. That being said, I doubt I will motivate my fat ass to get back up on that ladder and fix it.
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Found some time to put up the 30" cabinets. Really impressed with them and easy to install. I'm going to put a workbench under them, add another big gear locker and mount both of those on the wall as well. The first 2 pics have the lighting dulled but i kept the 3rd natural.



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Since I don't have a cool car right now, I've turned to glamour shots of my son's POW POW Powerwheels

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It's been a while but I've done more work in the garage. I also wanted to share a garage slick deal that i think is pretty cool. No pics yet but will have some soon.

Since this, I have moved the center cabinets over to the right. They were on Gear Wall which was overkill, so I mounted them on Gear Track instead, its much cheaper and allows me to use the GearWall for hooks and other stuff. Below the Gearwall, where the cabinets were, I ordered a Gladiator WorkBench and a Viper Tool Box. Also mounting the Gear Locker to the wall instead of on casters on the floor.

Here is a link to the ToolBox which is on sale for $260 in alot of cool colors. I went with White, but there are alot more. I grabbed it for $260 and apparently the quality is very high for that price?

Link to ToolBox: http://www.sears.com/viper-tool-stor...p-00929014000P





I also bought more GearWall and doubled the surface area here, bringing it all the way to the Vacuum Cleaner:


This stuff is addicting and I need to stop, but I doubt I will until I at least get some flooring down. One side note: I used an Impact Driver for the screws and holy hell, so much better than a power drill. I bought a Hitachi for my father in law but think I need to pick one up for myself as well.
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How do you like that Viper toolbox? I've been looking for something similar and saw a good quality Craftsman cabinet on clearance the other day that I liked. Is the Viper one good quality/heavy duty?
Good job on the garage. I've also been wanting to add in some overhead fluorescent lighting. I was thinking a few T8 fixtures, similar to what you did.
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Didnt read above too much, but did you decide on flooring or will you be epxoying it?
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How do you like that Viper toolbox? I've been looking for something similar and saw a good quality Craftsman cabinet on clearance the other day that I liked. Is the Viper one good quality/heavy duty?
Good job on the garage. I've also been wanting to add in some overhead fluorescent lighting. I was thinking a few T8 fixtures, similar to what you did.
The Viper Toolbox is awesome, I'm a big fan. The quality is substantially better than what I've seen from everything else short of full mechanic grade. I also bought the bigger upper chest for it as well. That was delivered all messed up, fully tweaked yet the shipping box was fine. Weird
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Didnt read above too much, but did you decide on flooring or will you be epxoying it?
Going with Racedeck but haven't put it in yet. We're re-doing our kitchen and funds are diverted there for now. I cant stop until we have that though, it's not done until the floor is proper
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