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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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Got about half of the garage insulated today.  Turning it in now.  I should finish by tomorrow.20170610_140905.thumb.jpg.14d1c6a3dc3a58f742cb1ecdd4eda340.jpg20170610_191509.thumb.jpg.cccb34d668de2d6a55029d236c4ab782.jpg

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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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About 85% done insulating the whole garage.14972170383871824254144.thumb.jpg.29baabac3665db6113a9cd88835120eb.jpgI will finish it off next weekend.  Turning it now.

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

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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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Taking a long time in my progress, but it's coming along.  Got one of hardest panels in with cutouts for the vent return and attic door.20170624_151332.thumb.jpg.a63c17de6edb549789d3d6f97e73af11.jpg

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Most of the ceiling is complete.  I only need to install 4 more panels to complete.  I will finish the next time but looking good so far.20170625_183901.thumb.jpg.6a0848a69fedb25a6d89635e1887dff1.jpg

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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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