A Shop for Dan #10: Starting to move in!

Blog entry by Dan Lyke posted 01-16-2012 08:53 PM 12828 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Back on January 2nd, Jake came over to help me run wallboard screws. Then he got bored with wallboard screws and ran a few lag screws. Then he got bored with that and played with other stuff, but I think he had fun and I made some progress:

JakeRunningDrywallScrews.jpg 2012-01-02JakeInstallingLagScrews.jpg

Then I dug the electrical trench and ran #4 wire from the house panel,
encased in schedule 80 PVC conduit, to the shop panel. It was a
tremendously cool feeling to flick the switch and see the shop come


Then my Dad came to visit, and while we were applying spackle Rob Grupé and his assistant, of Grupé Bros heating and plumbing, installed the LG Art Cool heat pump. After a few coats of spackle we sprayed texture:

2012-01-11WorkshopHVAC.jpg 2012-01-12FirstLayerOfSpackle.jpg 2012-01-14WorkshopSprayTexture.jpg

And then yesterday I painted, installed the lumber rack, and started
to move in. I still have the electrical inspection to go, I’ll
probably try to get that on Wednesday, and then a final inspection,
but the building is basically up and watertight and I’ve got 6 months
to do the final.


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posted 01-17-2012 12:00 AM

Lookin great. Nice job on the inside.

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posted 01-17-2012 02:44 AM

Your shop is coming alone.


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posted 02-12-2012 03:51 PM

Lookin good! Good luck with the inspection. My buddy ran a trench to his garage, laid every thing, the electric was working great. The inspector came out and told him he used the wrong conduit material, had to redo the entire thing. Long story short, never listen to the guys at Lowes!

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posted 02-12-2012 04:32 PM

So far the inspections are going great, but I’m going way over code on everything (and, no, I don’t trust the guys at Lowe’s, Home Depot, or Friedman’s). The one thing on my progress inspection with the electrical that I learned is that I need to have photo and motion sensors on my outdoor lights. The dang things shine straight into my bedroom, so it’s unlikely that I’ll ever leave them on, and this is a hundred bucks I’ll install and then rip right back out the first time I find the timeouts annoying.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/

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