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Finally getting around to having a garage built. It will be 28x28ft with a 8x8ft enclosed breezeway.

 

Last Friday they replaced a short piece of rotted sill plate under and to the right of the door to the kitchen.

 

Today shortly after 8AM the excavating guys showed up, it's 1:30pm now and they left about 30 minutes ago.

 

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This is one of many Tolland CT rocks...

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Here's a sample of what the finished should look like, we have made changes since the designer sent this.

 

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304,000miles 5/2012 ej257 short block, 8/2011 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.

 

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Very nice, I have told myself that my next house would have a two-car garage at least a hundred times over the past 20 years...but I have never been able to put my money where my mouth is and still have a tiny single car garage.

 

Glad to see someone else is living the dream!

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2 story garage with connector to 2nd floor? Stairs to the roof top deck? :lol:

 

congratulations on starting this. Should be epic when done

 

Your, Funny...

 

We did toy with the idea of a second floor, for storage, but figured we didn't need that much storage. The oversize garage, fully insulated, should be a fine summer storage place for my ski stuff. I even ordered the R-17 doors.

 

Thought about a 45,000BTU propane heater, but the cost of having the tank filled is ridiculous. I even have to bite the bullet to pay that amount for the standby Generac 14K. Because it's only filled/topped off once a year...it's expensive.

 

If I decide I want to work in there in the winter time more than I do now, I can revisit that. But for now, a portable 45,000BTU on top of a 20lbs tank is a lot less money. I do have a spare window AC unit if needed.

304,000miles 5/2012 ej257 short block, 8/2011 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.

 

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We did look into solar, didn't like the locked into a contract with an annual 3% increase for 25 years.

 

Found a more current picture I took a couple weeks back after having the septic tank pumped.

 

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304,000miles 5/2012 ej257 short block, 8/2011 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.

 

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Your, Funny...

 

We did toy with the idea of a second floor, for storage, but figured we didn't need that much storage. The oversize garage, fully insulated, should be a fine summer storage place for my ski stuff. I even ordered the R-17 doors.

 

 

You should have free headroom for the 2-pillar lift in the garage!

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You should have free headroom for the 2-pillar lift in the garage!

 

It will have close to 11ft ceilings. I have 7000lbs Quickjacks and a buddy 3 miles away with a 2 post lift if I need. I did think about having the far side ceiling vaulted.

 

The cement truck is pouring the footings now.

304,000miles 5/2012 ej257 short block, 8/2011 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.

 

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Kitchen was done back in 2014. But thanks for trying to help me spend more money ;)

 

The driveway will be next, then upstairs bath, downstairs was done a few years back, I think we were in Maui when that was done.

304,000miles 5/2012 ej257 short block, 8/2011 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.

 

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what is the proposed size of the garage? Thinking of getting a 2-car also, got about 25ft or so before I will need to ask permission from the town as there is a 15ft rule from property lines for new contructions
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what is the proposed size of the garage? Thinking of getting a 2-car also, got about 25ft or so before I will need to ask permission from the town as there is a 15ft rule from property lines for new contructions

 

From the first sentence in the first post... "having a garage built. It will be 28x28ft with a 8x8ft enclosed breezeway."'

 

We have a 25ft rule, but it's easy to get a variance. My big shed is a few ft off the line, the neighbors are fine with it.

 

Here's a shot from 2012, showing the big shed, 10x20FT.

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304,000miles 5/2012 ej257 short block, 8/2011 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.

 

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Aug 28 2021

 

I swept off most of the fill from the driveway, so I could wash the cars, then took those pic's. I also raked some of the small rocks out of the fill behind the garage and added some drain to the downspout. But I will replace that with a new 12ft piece this week. The deck will be attached to the garage with stairs by the back corner of the garage near the service door.

 

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304,000miles 5/2012 ej257 short block, 8/2011 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.

 

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  • 4 weeks later...

concrete. The waiting is getting...

 

But the lawn is coming along nicely, I use a service to fertilize it is more money than doing myself, but the experts know exactly what it needs and how to fix things, they told me the odd looking grass was actually Paspalum and Pythium Blight. After that treatment to kill that, it's looking much better.

 

I did get 1/2 yard of topsoil from the place about 2 miles away, $14.00, to fill some areas and seeded them a couple weeks back. The old F150 is a great wheelbarrel.

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Concrete....and the wait is brutal, but worth it. We had a driveway extension/parking area scheduled for the first week of June. They poured mid August and I just parked the travel trailer on it and out of the main portion of the driveway. So nice to have our driveway back. Between the weather and concrete guys biting off more than they can chew it was sort of exhausting.

 

Best of luck with the project Max. Looks great so far.65b6be3b9205730007f5d3788a769924.jpg

 

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Concrete....and the wait is brutal, but worth it. We had a driveway extension/parking area scheduled for the first week of June. They poured mid August and I just parked the travel trailer on it and out of the main portion of the driveway. So nice to have our driveway back. Between the weather and concrete guys biting off more than they can chew it was sort of exhausting.

 

Best of luck with the project Max. Looks great so far.65b6be3b9205730007f5d3788a769924.jpg

 

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Looks like the area around the garbage bins is quite flat, and if you live where black ice can form it could be sketchy to walk there.

 

 

But otherwise it's good to have a surface to park on, way better than gravel.

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