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Got a decent amount if work done in the garage today.  Vacuumed up all debris that was hanging around.  

 

I was finally able to move to electrical work.  For some reason the living room was linked up to half of the stuff in the garage.  After track-walking the wire, I isolated the living room electricity from the garage and gave it its own dedicated line and breaker.  Now I can do electrical work in the garage without disturbing the living room.

 

I also had the same issue with the attic lighting and the other half of the garage. Went ahead and isolated the attic lights by giving it a dedicated line and breaker.  

 

The new setup so far is working well.

 

Also was able to rip out most of the old outdated wiring and outlets in the garage.

 

Tomorrow, I will begin running new wire for the new oulets.  Still trying to figure out the lighting situation.  New projects are always cool, but my Buick is calling my name.  I really miss her.

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Finished up running wire for all my new outlets.  The following pictures show 5 locations.  The other 3 are in the laundry are (not shown).

 

Work bench area:20170529_153844.thumb.jpg.aaf5082f710970792217f7953185910e.jpgArea by large garage door:20170529_153931.thumb.jpg.4b5853dcfc964e279c6b4c0547f556c0.jpgArea of location of the planned shelving unit:20170529_153908.thumb.jpg.18a6c85e189bb99be74674bce946aca1.jpgStill need to run wire for the new lighting.  My wife and I need to make a decision by midweek.  Stay tuned.

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Here in Massachusetts (at least in my town), code requires an outlet every six feet whether it be refurb or new construction.  Additionally, room must be split left side/right side with separate breakers.  If one breaker trips, you still have illumination from outlets from the other breaker on the other side of the room...very logical really.  Is it the same in your state?

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We have similar codes in this regard.  My lights will be on seperate breakers from my outlets and my outlets are seperated by side (one side being the laundry area and the other side being everything else).  The only thing I cut corners on was an outlet every 6 feet.  It's more like a spacing of 6 to 7 feet.:ph34r:

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Need some help guys.  I think we are going with the 4ft double strip LED lighting with 4000 lumens of brightness. I want to stay between 3 to 5 total lights on the garage ceiling (keep in mind I still plan on adding lights underneath the shelving area).  Again, my garage dimensions are 28 L X 13 W X 10.5 H.  

 

Will 3 lights give me plenty of light or is 5 a must?  Thank you.

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Really a very good question KC because once things are covered up, ain't easy to go back and redo.  Try this thought, install three lights but install five light boxes.  Just pull the romex in and leave a loop of wire and a box cover.  

 

To me, there's never enough light. If I'm inside or under a car, I need more localized light.

 

good luck and be safe,

Joel

 

 

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11 hours ago, Kosage Chavis said:

Need some help guys.  I think we are going with the 4ft double strip LED lighting with 4000 lumens of brightness. I want to stay between 3 to 5 total lights on the garage ceiling (keep in mind I still plan on adding lights underneath the shelving area).  Again, my garage dimensions are 28 L X 13 W X 10.5 H.  

 

Will 3 lights give me plenty of light or is 5 a must?  Thank you.

Read here:

http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/light-level-rooms-d_708.html

 

 

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12 hours ago, Kosage Chavis said:

Need some help guys.  I think we are going with the 4ft double strip LED lighting with 4000 lumens of brightness. I want to stay between 3 to 5 total lights on the garage ceiling (keep in mind I still plan on adding lights underneath the shelving area).  Again, my garage dimensions are 28 L X 13 W X 10.5 H.  

 

Will 3 lights give me plenty of light or is 5 a must?  Thank you.

3 would be enough if 8' ceiling; 5 a must for 10.5' ceiling...best if room painted white.

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Progress made.  The general lighting came in yesterday.  5 as discussed.20170603_200438.thumb.jpg.70d786040f07e828c927d8e4c451ed50.jpgAlso purchased the wall insulation. Bought 20 to get the bulk discount.  I will just return what I don't use.20170603_200525.thumb.jpg.aeec4418539e27a760c92b1ff1235f2e.jpgAlmost done with all the wiring.  Setting up a 3 way switch system for the general lighting.  Here's a shot of some of the overhead wiring for the lights.20170603_200627.thumb.jpg.593ba21ba04885bc494a132b3d180fb0.jpgI ran out of wire.  More to work on tomorrow.

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Just a couple of coppers worth here. Make sure to put backing in place for mounting the fixtures to before insulation and drywall go up. Hollow wall anchors don't really work well.  At least a two, preferably a three coat taping mud job on the drywall  A good white primer and paint job will go along way to seal fumes from the rest of the house as well as have great reflective value. These are things that I've learned over the years that make a  good,complete, long lasting job.    

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Ran one of my wire ways incorrectly. Ran a 12/2 instead of a 12/3.  Drew up a schematic and once I figured out what I did wrong, replaced part of my run.  20170610_122002.thumb.jpg.9b31c1e6162970cb2ad0c4eaa20b0008.jpg No worries though, all of my new wiring is dead.  I was just double checking before I hook stuff up.

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Pull that RG6 to a back box (google arlington) which you flush mount in the wall with a duplex outlet.   Or, get decora plate for a duplex low voltage mudring and the RG6 connector for a clean look.  Don't just leave the wire through a hole.

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4 hours ago, alsancle said:

Pull that RG6 to a back box (google arlington) which you flush mount in the wall with a duplex outlet.   Or, get decora plate for a duplex low voltage mudring and the RG6 connector for a clean look.  Don't just leave the wire through a hole.

All of that will be taken care of when drywall goes in.  I'm no expert, but I know that much.  I try to be as thorough as possible.  ?

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30 minutes ago, avgwarhawk said:

By the time you finish with all this nice lighting, wiring and drywall your wife will no allow the Buick in the garage!  

I already tried parking the Buick in the garage.  Not enough room at all...and this was with both the front and rear bumbers removed.  So no chance of that happening.  The hope is that sometime in the next couple of years, I can build a brand new detached garage...made especially for rebuilding the Buick.  In the meantime, this garage will allow me to do some other Buick work until that time comes.

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21 hours ago, Kosage Chavis said:

I already tried parking the Buick in the garage.  Not enough room at all...and this was with both the front and rear bumbers removed.  So no chance of that happening.  The hope is that sometime in the next couple of years, I can build a brand new detached garage...made especially for rebuilding the Buick.  In the meantime, this garage will allow me to do some other Buick work until that time comes.

 

Ah, method to the madness!!!  

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Got all the insulation done yesterday. Now, ready to prep myself for drywall. Bought a drywall lift at Harbor Freight Tools.  Very affordable and will serve its purpose.20170618_142046.thumb.jpg.9c826dc0ede6e9f3eb41bde144bbab51.jpgMy daughter, of course, had to help with putting it together.  Very simple process.20170618_144832.thumb.jpg.4f2fc858b34c40e005bbbeea28634d86.jpgThat will probably be all for today.  Next, I will purchase some drywall and start hanging it.  Going to spend some time with the kids. Happy Father's Day everyone.

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Progress this weekend.  Here's a shot of a 12 x 4 panel being hung.  I love this lift.  It's been a total lifesaver.20170716_152209.thumb.jpg.c1aa6863bc8956cdebb8b7a0ef3f86ee.jpg  Drywalled the shelving area...20170716_170058.thumb.jpg.659cc380b5297f44d251585a3b9c2ebc.jpg20170716_170109.thumb.jpg.76eb413dd9724f84f0490d31efc5d5fc.jpgand the rest of the wall below the shelving area...20170716_170204.thumb.jpg.f5389fc91dcb7ed6f55a1270630cc79f.jpg20170716_170142.thumb.jpg.0dd959a20759d7f14611c0d2f58e8e0d.jpgPlanning to get little bits done during the week.

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Progress during the passing weekend.   Removed the garage door to drywall correctly.20170722_103730.thumb.jpg.0bded0ed0dda8c7fb6245f5d1d9db7aa.jpgGarage door removed.20170722_114720.thumb.jpg.801d3d07be7480f8427bf01ad24cdfb6.jpgThe bottom portions of the garage door rail base were rotted.  I couldn't live with this.20170723_120337.thumb.jpg.f705a31203372ddce1e9618951e48817.jpgReplaced with new wood.20170723_120554.thumb.jpg.b72875de36d5af8b9531702423dbfba9.jpgNew drywall installed.20170722_170208.thumb.jpg.ced9b8879470bc8ffec4ba0ff6d4f666.jpgGarage door reinstalled.  The counterweight was tough, but got it where I needed.20170723_225044.thumb.jpg.8c8e3f1f74303569321570d6b7d5ea62.jpgThat was it for that day.  Drywall installation is now at about 85% complete.

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Didn't get a whole lot done over the weekend.  Spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to reconfigure the laundry area.  The old water heater will be replaced with a tankless water heater. The washer plumbing will get a new wall box with new connections for the hoses. Just unsure of which side to place the box.  All that depends on which side we decide the washer will be on.20170730_134939.thumb.jpg.b9ea063da96f330f7fcdfbccc8c37477.jpgA shot of the washer area.  Put together pretty sloppy.  This will all have to be ripped out and correctly replaced.  Still thinking up a safe and sensible configuration.20170730_135011.thumb.jpg.3a984d2ea26d35c7afd6fbe6587a3f92.jpgThis is the capillary tubing that connects to our fridge.  Someone tapped it off an existing line and ran it behind the washer and dryer, poked it through the drywall and connected to the fridge. This is all getting ripped out and correctly replaced with hard pipe and wall box.20170730_135021.thumb.jpg.a93a32f1c92ee9df04899a6905710a0b.jpgA shot of the cold and hot water pipes in the crawl space just before they terminate at the valve inside the garage. I will probable sweat lose the 1/2" pipe at the reduced end of both tee's and either reroute or replace.  Whoever did the bends in this pipe, put bad kinks in the pipe.  Again, more sloppy jobs.20170730_165316.thumb.jpg.a41f21c85d8fe49f13d4fb83e246f1b2.jpgGot a few of my outlets installed.20170731_183655.thumb.jpg.9ae492226df495050ebe65efc1fbea78.jpg20170731_195445.thumb.jpg.f371fc95ae8e7aedfc7914460e96135b.jpg

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K C  They make a valve box for behind the fridge. You can run 1/2" copper pipe to it with a 1/4 turn angle stop on the end of it and then run a soft copper or a neoprene pre-made line to the back of the fridge. I did mine 10 years ago or more and it sure makes it easy when servicing or replacing the fridge or ice-maker.

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5 hours ago, Mark Simmons said:

K C  They make a valve box for behind the fridge. You can run 1/2" copper pipe to it with a 1/4 turn angle stop on the end of it and then run a soft copper or a neoprene pre-made line to the back of the fridge. I did mine 10 years ago or more and it sure makes it easy when servicing or replacing the fridge or ice-maker.

Already there.  Purchased the fridge valve box along with the washer valve box last weekend.  Trying to figure out the placement.  I will post the progress.  

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On ‎8‎/‎1‎/‎2017 at 4:47 PM, Mark Simmons said:

K C  They make a valve box for behind the fridge. You can run 1/2" copper pipe to it with a 1/4 turn angle stop on the end of it and then run a soft copper or a neoprene pre-made line to the back of the fridge. I did mine 10 years ago or more and it sure makes it easy when servicing or replacing the fridge or ice-maker.

 

I did that on both of my fridges.  It is a great item to have instead of just a piece of tubing going somewhere with a turn off valve somewhere.

 

Here is one.  http://www.homedepot.com/p/SharkBite-1-2-in-Ice-Maker-Outlet-Box-with-Water-Hammer-Arrestor-25033/205545581 

 

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Worked myself to the bone over the passing weekend.  Drywalled the utility box area.20170812_190151.thumb.jpg.81f231296cf2e7d0858d36b0c1fa0e5b.jpgStarted on plumbing.  Here's one partial assembly.20170819_155705.thumb.jpg.7abd673f1cecb6f0c880b6d7ed2427e6.jpgNewly installed water and drain plumbing underneath the house in the crawl space.  This portion serves the washer.20170820_172238.thumb.jpg.fbc8ab1a30878574fb78c67cad0ea226.jpgThe branch of water plumbing serves the water for the fridge.20170820_172442.thumb.jpg.ecf139a6c4340c5e99242c00a4703d50.jpgValve box for fridge.20170820_172823.thumb.jpg.ba1d1a9007de0f6dbfb43939438f4542.jpgValve box inside the kitchen.20170820_172902.thumb.jpg.f5b2bee1c58a34a4ef18bed5be162b87.jpgValve/drain box for washer.20170820_172815.thumb.jpg.1f2fec56950cbcc541e29f647b2a74a6.jpgA lot of work, but done.

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