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      07-05-2009 07:56 PM #1
      Posted this on another forum, just copy & pasting the contents:

      Starting a "build" thread for an addition thats going on to the house.. it's going to have an oddly shaped ~12x18 connector, and a 30x30 garage, both two story. Going to have a wide open loft area up top with vaulted ceilings for living space, and an open garage on the bottom with a lift and 12ft ceilings. There's already a 24x24 garage with a loft on the lot, but thats going to be a big shed and motorcycle storage area. The new part is going to be for working on cars only

      The first pic is from last winter of the end where the addition is going. We had to tear down the old porch area since that slab is being taken out for the new foundation and all that.



      I would have some other pics here that I thought I took yesterday, but I think I was too exhausted and forgot to actually turn the camera on or something.. either way, I don't have any real in progress pics.




      Here's the floor and the roof section that we cut off. We had already taken the walls away to my sisters house so they could burn it in the bonfire.



      The roof was a pain in the ass, had to knock off the support beams, then cut between the planks with a sawzall to get through the two layers of shingles and tar paper to make them into managable sized pieces



      and here it is all cleared. They are supposed to start tearing up the yard tomorrow, so I'll get some pics of that.




      Here's the flat tire we got while dropping off the scrap wood at my sisters house.. the bead on the wheel just tore somehow. It was so much fun changing a tire on the truck after spending two days demolishing a porch:




      Here's part of the porch getting torched:

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      07-05-2009 08:29 PM #2
      very cool, this is something we hope to do someday. I look forward to the updates on this

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      07-05-2009 10:39 PM #3
      I spy original lap siding, going to expose the rest and cover the addition with it?

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      07-05-2009 11:42 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by pre 93 only »
      I spy original lap siding, going to expose the rest and cover the addition with it?

      nope, gonna replace the windows to match the addition, and then do vinyl siding over the old and new. I'm not into the whole scraping & repainting routine every 5 years

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      07-06-2009 01:41 PM #5
      well, the slab is gone and half the yard is torn up.. pics coming later
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      07-06-2009 01:51 PM #6
      do you have a copy of the plans to throw up here for us to get a better idea what you're doing?

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      07-06-2009 01:51 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by silvERia »
      do you have a copy of the plans to throw up here for us to get a better idea what you're doing?

      yeah, I have them in pdf form, just didn't have a copy handy last night. I'll post up some quick shots of the plans later too

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      07-06-2009 05:51 PM #8
      Ok today they came in with a skidsteer and an excavator and tore up some of the yard, as well as removing the 62yr old concrete slab (real pain in the ass), and digging part of the footings for the connector area. They are coming in tomorrow with a couple triaxles of fill, and then are going to dig the footing for the garage area

      first pic is part of the plans for the downstairs.. the crooked part on the right is the existing house.. its at a weird angle compared to the street, and the town wanted us to be 30ft (29 now that they widened the road after we got the permits) all the way across, so that means that the garage is going to be at an angle vs the house.. which leaves us with a triangular shaped connector in the middle:


      this pic is part of the plans for the upstairs. its going to be wide open on both floors, so it'll be a big loft:



      They showed up around 8:30 this morning with the dumptruck, a skidsteer, and an excavator:



      You can see the existing 24x24 garage on the lot in this pic with their equipment:


      That slab that used to house a screenporch that we later closed in apparently wasn't just a slab.. they had actual footings, and it was a total bitch to break up with the jackhammer:



      They had to bust out the center, then get part of the footing busted up so that they could dig out the dirt in the middle and break the footing away with the excavator:



      Here's part of what they dug out:



      Once all the 60+ yr old concrete was gone, it was on to digging:







      Tomorrow they will be digging the footings for the 30x30 garage area
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      07-07-2009 08:42 PM #9
      The guys came back today and started digging the trench for the footings for the garage:






      Got a triaxle of fill to spread out in the center where the slab will be, and some down in where the footings will go:






      The last thing they did before the monsoon came was string up the posts to square everything up for the footing forms that are going in tomorrow and getting poured. should have foundation walls on thursday if everything goes as planned

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      07-08-2009 07:13 PM #10
      When I left for work in the morning they already had the footing forms just about done:




      I got home and the footings were poured and curing.. foundation walls should go up tomorrow






      they are making good time so far.. cant wait for wood to start going up! :shocking:
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    11. 07-08-2009 07:22 PM #11
      wow! I can see where the priorities are at....

      That is a LARGE garage!!


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      07-08-2009 07:31 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by Jettavr666 »
      wow! I can see where the priorities are at....

      That is a LARGE garage!!

      trust me, it looks larger on paper! 30x30 isn't too huge once you start putting benches, tools and a lift in there, but I figure if we keep it organized and use the 24x24 garage right next to it for the lawn equipment and motorcycles, it should work out pretty well

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      07-08-2009 08:03 PM #13
      awesome, that is almost exactly how we plan on doing ours; the garage will dwarf the existing house (but with the added connector it will even out).

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      07-09-2009 12:31 AM #14
      I'm willing to bet the BA looking dude with the monster beard has a Harley

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      07-09-2009 09:24 AM #15
      Quote, originally posted by synthsis »
      I'm willing to bet the BA looking dude with the monster beard has a Harley

      X2

      Was going to say the same thing.


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      07-09-2009 10:04 AM #16
      Quote, originally posted by synthsis »
      I'm willing to bet the BA looking dude with the monster beard has a Harley

      two actually.. don't have a pic of his customized roadking online, but here's the chopper. it wasnt being ridden in the winter, we were unloading it from a trailer

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      07-09-2009 06:09 PM #17
      Came home today and had some foundation walls poured:



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      07-09-2009 07:05 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by Slayer »

      trust me, it looks larger on paper! 30x30 isn't too huge once you start putting benches, tools and a lift in there, but I figure if we keep it organized and use the 24x24 garage right next to it for the lawn equipment and motorcycles, it should work out pretty well

      Not too huge? It's bigger than your house!


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      07-09-2009 09:28 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by Oliver@triplezoom »

      Not too huge? It's bigger than your house!

      true, but garages can never be too big

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      07-09-2009 09:30 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by Mtl-Marc »
      Neighboor has an old Chrysler 300?

      yeah, I think so.. not sure what it is exactly.. thing used to be in really nice shape, but it hasnt moved in years. its looking pretty shabby at this point. kinda like my golf over by the garage.. its turning into a lawn orniment

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    22. 07-10-2009 06:18 AM #22
      Great thread!

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      07-10-2009 06:23 PM #23
      You mentioned a lift, are you going to pour anything for the base of the lifts?
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      07-10-2009 06:50 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by unimogken »
      You mentioned a lift, are you going to pour anything for the base of the lifts?

      We are going to pour 6" of 3500psi fibermesh concrete with rebar, so i should be good to put it anywhere really. I don't know which one I'm gonna get, or where I'm going to place it exactly, but I want a decent 2 post lift of some sort

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      07-10-2009 07:03 PM #25
      The cement guys came back today and removed the forms from yesterday, formed up the two connector walls, and poured. The one thing I noticed was the cutouts for the garage doors are a little bowed (looks like the cement didn't come all the way to the bottom of the board), but I think that will be ok because they can make up the height when they do the slab. I think we've made great progress so far.. 5 days from breaking ground to having foundation walls poured





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      07-10-2009 07:53 PM #26
      Ok. Nobody else is asking, but I will. WHY?

      You are destroying the proportions of a simple and lovely old house by putting on that awful garage addition. Wise up, why would you do that?!?

      House vs. Garage?


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      07-10-2009 08:29 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by FELIX_NCL »
      Ok. Nobody else is asking, but I will. WHY?

      You are destroying the proportions of a simple and lovely old house by putting on that awful garage addition. Wise up, why would you do that?!?

      House vs. Garage?

      um, to work on cars? the garage thats there now is just too small to fit all the equipment and motorcycles.. forget working on cars, cant even get one in there

      not sure if you noticed, but i'm also more than doubling the actual living space of the house not including the garage part downstairs, fixing the yard because it all pitched water toward the house, and putting in a new driveway when its all done

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      07-11-2009 08:47 AM #28
      Quote, originally posted by FELIX_NCL »
      Ok. Nobody else is asking, but I will. WHY?
      You are destroying the proportions of a simple and lovely old house by putting on that awful garage addition. Wise up, why would you do that?!?
      House vs. Garage?

      I can see where this question came from "Architecture Student". We don't have enough room to work on our 3 motorcycles, 4 VW's and the truck. Simple enough question and a simple enough answer. We are not as enamored by the homes intrinsic beauty as you appear to be. We are gear heads in every sense of the word. Honestly,we would have made the garage bigger if we had a larger lot.

    29. 07-11-2009 02:18 PM #29
      Cool project... got this one on my watched topics

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      07-13-2009 05:57 PM #30
      the holes were backfilled today, still need to be compacted though. they also tore up a few stumps and things around the yard.




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    32. 07-14-2009 11:17 AM #32
      looks good - keep the updates coming!

      can you post a shot of the house from the road straight on?


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      07-14-2009 11:59 AM #33
      Quote, originally posted by tmack »
      can you post a shot of the house from the road straight on?

      actually the last photo is from the road in front of the house.we are going to make this side the back of the house. I will try to get a photo from the road on the other side. the rear that will soon be the front.

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      07-14-2009 09:33 PM #34
      Quote, originally posted by tmack »
      looks good - keep the updates coming!

      can you post a shot of the house from the road straight on?

      This is the side that we call the front. I think the other side is technically the front, but with road on 3 sides, who cares! It was taken in the neighbors front yard. You can see the angle that the house is at compared to the road.. Thats the whole reason for the crooked addition. The town wanted the addition to be no closer than 30ft from the road, which just happens to be RIGHT at the corner that is facing you in that picture. So the rest of the addition had to be parallel with the road at the weird angle



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      07-14-2009 09:35 PM #35
      are you planning on putting in a more "front" type of door on that side?

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