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      03-06-2012 09:11 PM #36
      Nice quality work. Good pitch. What are the posts for? Warning signs?
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      03-06-2012 10:17 PM #37
      strong walls/shear walls required by the city
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      03-07-2012 06:30 AM #38
      looks good man.

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      03-11-2012 11:43 AM #39
      Looking Good

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      03-13-2012 05:49 PM #40
      Well I was gone a couple days, but work kept getting done on the garage. Here's the progress



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      03-13-2012 07:49 PM #41
      I'm surprised at the limited cross-bracing. I guess no snow load helps.
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      03-13-2012 08:29 PM #42
      i am too......

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      03-13-2012 09:06 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      I'm surprised at the limited cross-bracing. I guess no snow load helps.
      they're not done yet, there will be more cross bracing. This is just what they're up to today

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      03-13-2012 09:12 PM #44
      They do very precise work.
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      03-15-2012 11:42 AM #45
      cross bracing done. they also cut out the window



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      03-19-2012 08:11 PM #46
      Electrical work started, side door and window installed. Garage door opening framed. Stucco work starting tomorow. Garage door installed on thursday.






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      03-19-2012 08:52 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      That's why I was asking. We have to go down 42". When I built my addition I went down 48", instead. I've seen 42" frost lines.
      I was looking at the electrical rough-in and concluded that this garage isn't in the snow belt. The building inspectors around me would have a hissy fit about drilling holes in the rafters. Once you have a few roofs collapse in a big wet snowfall, they get really anal about it.

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      03-19-2012 09:03 PM #48
      They are doing a vey nice job for you.
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      03-19-2012 10:09 PM #49
      Why the meter box and weatherhaed? Can you not run a sub panel from the main panel in the house and underground? How come emit is being run for a garage door opener? And bx for other devices... Excuse my ignorance for Florida electrical code requirements.

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      03-19-2012 11:54 PM #50
      We're moving the meter there. Getting a new drop, then we're going underground to the existing box. That way there are no cables above the garage and it looks cleaner. The thinner conduit near where the garage door opener will go is for the lights that will be placed there. The garage door opener will have the thicket conduit.
      Oh and we're in socal

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      03-21-2012 04:56 PM #51
      Damn I love seeing garages go up. Can't wait to see it all finished.
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      03-21-2012 05:04 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by garef001 View Post
      We're moving the meter there. Getting a new drop, then we're going underground to the existing box. That way there are no cables above the garage and it looks cleaner. The thinner conduit near where the garage door opener will go is for the lights that will be placed there. The garage door opener will have the thicket conduit.
      Oh and we're in socal
      I did something similar to my old house. I ran a new 200-amp service into the new attached garage and sub-fed the 100-amp panel in the basement.

      Years ago a customer wanted to do the same thing you did, but the local inspection authority wouldn't allow it, because the garage was detached. It had something to do with the potential to run a business with machinery out of the garage. I though that was a pretty dumb response.
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      03-21-2012 08:04 PM #53
      Garage lathed up and ready for stucco






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      03-22-2012 10:40 AM #54
      Looking very good.

      Can't wait to see it with stucco.

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      03-22-2012 08:52 PM #55
      Garage door installed, and the electrical is done


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      03-23-2012 07:13 AM #56
      Since you didn't go with the tuffshed, what are the current dimensions and a rough estimate on the cost?

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      03-23-2012 09:00 AM #57
      It's 20' wide by 28' deep. I'm hoping to keep it under $28k all in (including permits, architect, engineer, everything)

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      03-24-2012 06:01 PM #58
      Roof and first layer of stucco done




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      03-24-2012 06:05 PM #59
      Very well done. I see they moved the service drop. Did they run out of shingles? No ridge vent, just end vents?

      I have to tell you, that's the cleanest job site I've ever seen. Are you doing the clean-up or are the trades doing that themselves?
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      03-26-2012 07:28 PM #60
      So second coat of stucco done. They also came back and finished the roof.





      Barry, yeah they ran out of shingles on sat. They are cleaning up after themselves but there is a trash pile. I did just learn that I am responsible in removing the trash pile Oh well I guess I should've read the contract a little better. It's not that big of a deal, I do have access to a couple dumpster at work.

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      03-26-2012 07:51 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by garef001 View Post
      What is the smaller weather-head for, cable and telephone?
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      03-26-2012 09:28 PM #62
      You got it. Its for the cable, Internet, and phone.

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      03-26-2012 09:43 PM #63
      Sorry for all the questions. Is the left pipe coming out of the meter a sleeve for the copper ground? Scrappers are stealing those off of commercial buildings. Sleeving would certainly make the copper more difficult to get to.
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      03-26-2012 10:12 PM #64
      No worries Barry, I value your insight. The thinner conduit on the left contains the ground.

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      03-27-2012 08:40 PM #65
      Cleaned up the trash, filled the electrical trench, and installed the door handle and dead bolt. Also passed the final electrical.






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      03-27-2012 08:41 PM #66
      Is that the final coat? How long before you can paint?
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      03-27-2012 08:52 PM #67
      One more coat to go. It will have color in it (no painting required) and will be done in 7 days. I'm told you need to make sure the lower coats are fully dry so there's no cracking.

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      03-27-2012 08:57 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by garef001 View Post
      One more coat to go. It will have color in it (no painting required) and will be done in 7 days. I'm told you need to make sure the lower coats are fully dry so there's no cracking.
      This is done for what, moisture and insect resistance? It must be incredibly strong, too. I was wondering why it was $50 a square foot. Now I know.
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      03-27-2012 10:38 PM #69
      the garage looks really really good, congrats

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      03-30-2012 04:55 PM #70
      Nice work.....More inside shots if possible....

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