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This is the reason why I had to take a brief hiatus from my car.  I am redoing my garage.  Nothing special, it's just a little one car garage that has been needing some TLC ever since we moved in almost 10 years ago.  I hope this will take no longer than a month, but nothing much really goes according to plan.  I might have some questions dealing with lighting.  I know you all got my back.  I will provide pictures as I go along.

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So here's a few shots of my garage. Yesterday was the first day and I spent that trying to move stuff out of the way to clear it out.  A shot from the outside.20170422_173816.thumb.jpg.732cd88ce2563f98161dddf189786c23.jpgA shot of one of the corners of the garage right at the bigger entrance.  Here is one of the many holes in my garage walls.  This is where I will add an electrical outlet with a new shelving unit.20170422_173848.thumb.jpg.3d1c154f26ce44549f0d1b99e9586be8.jpgMore shots with this one looking at the entrance to my kitchen.20170422_173857.thumb.jpg.d15a0de6b9da01ac48d41d67384bf848.jpgLooking at the backyard entrance and window.20170422_173906.thumb.jpg.1440863cbcc5afc48cbbc592a76a6067.jpgShot taken from rear of garage looking at front corner of garage.20170422_173923.thumb.jpg.a41088f7c2022e51c1d85953a861f55b.jpgShot from rear of garage looking at kitchen entrance.20170422_173936.thumb.jpg.a5dc9c52cb723cd0dfe9423336d7b7f2.jpgShot from middle of garage, looking at rear.  Washer and dryer area.20170422_173957.thumb.jpg.bf8a4a1cf59f95f8db1b9c8c33c600e1.jpgShot from middle of garage, looking at rear.  Work bench area.  Yes, this is my only real work light.20170422_174008.thumb.jpg.c37f265fb0bc9f87757fef9c437ce6c4.jpgJust a shot of one of the many holes in my garage.20170422_174020.thumb.jpg.3f904b64174599b36c8fc61295f07e89.jpgFinally, a shot the ceiling.  This is the only general lighting I have in here and it's surrounded by a bunch of holes.20170422_174035.thumb.jpg.bbd89fa6857e5c01b648e2f25d71b5d1.jpgToday,  I hope to have this garage mostly cleared with exception to a few things.  I still have all kinds of Buick parts to move out of my way.  

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Just now, alsancle said:

It is funny how much stuff can accumulate in a garage.  I've started to have a love affair with dumpsters as I have gotten older.

Funny thing is 99 percent of this stuff isn't going in the trash.

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10 hours ago, alsancle said:

 

It is funny how much stuff can accumulate in a garage.

 

ONLY WHEN ONE DOESN'T HAVE TO REMOVE EVERYTHING. :wacko::lol::blink:

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Cleared  the garage out as planned.  All Buick parts were moved along with most of my tools and other miscellaneous things.  Got a nice workout going up and down a ladder all day long.  Here's some shots of the garage after clearing out.20170423_163917.thumb.jpg.ebe23998b8f04d7c03b24801c0560f72.jpgI made exception for the evaporator boxes.  I refused to move those things around.  Anyway, the shelving unit is mostly clear.20170423_163958.thumb.jpg.ef2325a54182890058955f490a2be51b.jpgWork bench is now practically naked.20170423_164744.thumb.jpg.8d7f5758300bd937b0b42f56ee28a342.jpgSome of the few things I had to keep in the garage.  Fortunately, they all have wheels.20170423_182820.thumb.jpg.64ad422e3ab35a16be9a320defe07ecd.jpgAnother Buick item I just refused to move...the front seat.  I will cover anx work around it.20170423_182830.thumb.jpg.96120e57c673961eef46b83d9ddeb672.jpgNext weekend, the goal is to remove all drywall and possibly add a few electrical outlets.  See you then.

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 I like those hanging shelves! 

Removing drywall😲Why!?!?

 

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2 hours ago, MrEarl said:

 I like those hanging shelves! 

Removing drywall😲Why!?!?

 

Hey Mr Lamar.  Yeah, I need to replace the drywall.  There's holes holes all over the place and the previous drywall job was done terribly.  I also want to insulate the walls and add some electrical outlets while I have everything exposed.

 

I built those hanging shelves and my work bench about 6 years ago.  This was done before I found my Buick.  It has served its purpose very well.  Thank you.

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Got some work done to the garage over the weekend.  Time to pull all the drywall down.  First, I needed to unmount the work bench from the wall.20170428_171949.thumb.jpg.40419fbf67c07fc733f1b536f907759b.jpgI also removed window and door trim which will be replaced because it's so dry rotted.  Then came the filthy work of tearing out drywall.  Here's a few shots of the progress.20170429_184351.thumb.jpg.609375415a9f9c6f93af4d67e3653237.jpg20170429_184341.thumb.jpg.19548bd74959ac246cbac3922c20b977.jpg20170429_184431.thumb.jpg.d2f344aa71f68c01c3badd3a4e276900.jpg20170429_184445.thumb.jpg.7b7c3bef2b986b02ab9e9dddf2d06f47.jpgSince taking these photos, I have removed more drywall which includes most of the ceiling.  It was just too dark to take pictures.  I will post those tomorrow.

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I need to make a choice on lighting. Here is one idea given to me right here...

On 4/24/2017 at 10:37 PM, Elpad said:

4-PACK 4ft 40W LED Utility Shop Light, 4000lm 120W Equivalent ENERGY STAR & ETL Listed, Double Integrated LED Fixture, 5000K Daylight Ceiling Light Pu https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DBFG1TO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_NMjtKAe3thrse

 

this is what I installed in my garage. Very happy with them

I figured these lights (or something close to this could be installed on the ceiling of the garage and serve as general lighting.  But my wife wants a separate set of lighting for her washer /dryer area shown here...20170429_184351.thumb.jpg.e1e29fed731794b7f02d42467714cdf3.jpgI was thinking something like a couple wall-mounted lights mounted directly above the washer and dryer.  Please share your opinions.  Finally, I want to mount some lights directly underneath the shelving unit shown here...20170429_184341.thumb.jpg.98d60ef76e318b835a428aee0a05a591.jpgand here...20170429_184431.thumb.jpg.8b2ad949d943f6bfbe59b11bf42e17d8.jpgShould I use the same type of lights that I would use on the garage ceiling or something else?  Again, I would appreciate some opinions.  Each set of lights (laundry area, general, and under shelving) would have its own dedicated light switch.  I appreciate any suggestions.

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1 hour ago, Larry Schramm said:

 

I noticed this search turned up 600 results!  KC, I don't know about you but this is my problem in trying to decide on lighting.  LEDs seem to be the way to go.  But my help ends there.

 

Home Depot has a high bay light, about 15000 lumens for about $160.  I have not made any choices for my shop yet - mostly because there's about 600 choices out there and I know next to nothing about any of them.  

 

It seems that no matter how well-lit my current shop is, I still have my untrusty trouble light plugged in and it never fails to live up to its name!

 

Good luck!

 

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This weekend's work on the garage was abbreviated.  I had some other small things that needed to be tended to.  I was able to remove the last of the drywall in the shelving unit.20170507_175442.thumb.jpg.40b75d709534e9d71606e67b2cc63b1f.jpg20170507_175454.thumb.jpg.c629cc1d272eedc0a2edc2675949ae4f.jpgGot a couple of questions for you guys.  I will post it later today.

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I have bought a 4 foot rechargeable LED trouble light from Harbor Freight that beats the heck out of the old kind.  

No cord and it lasts about 6 hours on a charge.

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So the question is this...the current wires used for my outlets shown here...20170508_192018.thumb.jpg.c9dfec14477201f99cc2edd6b4a1bac7.jpgare 14 gage wire.  Should I stick with the 14 gage, or should I upgrade to 12 gage?  Are 14 gage wires adequate enough to safely service an outlet that will have a heavy duty power tool plugged up to it (such as an air compressor)?  Thank you.

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What amp breakers are on those 14 gauge wires, probably 15? You may want to consider going with 12 gauge and 20 amp. Regarding air compressors, most are 220 V and will require a dedicated line and breaker. 

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