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Well, I made my wife happy by getting her, with Dubswing's help, a sweet little Mazda Miata Shensin Convertible....... having a happy redheaded wife is a good thing, a very good thing!

But now, well, crap.... I gotta keep her happy by building her a garage to put the damn thing in! Keeping a redheaded wife happy is a good thing, a very good thing.... and a very smart thing! Trust me!

Got me some plans for a simple one...... 12 X 24 slab with 6"X 12" footings, 2 X 4 studs, 6/12 pitch truss roof with metal roofing, 9' ceiling.... will try and get the roof on by the end of October...... gotta go see the city tomorrow morning to get their exalted blessing...... be room for the Miata and my two bikes, small work shop, maybe....... not all bad.....

But, crap..... I hate building. Built half my house eight years ago and I learned two things (1.) I can build a house if I wanna, and (2.) it would take 1/2 the Argentine army to get me to build one.....! Don't see anyway out of this garage thing, though.....

Hey, Dubswing! You got me into this mess! Get out here and help me build this thing!
 

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Mel.........remember, if Sandy ain't happy, nobody's happy!! :gunhead:

So what time are you heading to the home improvement store hmmmm????? :D
 

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Now how in the heck are you gonna fit this in with the trip to Colo coming up?
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cuz, ill tell ya what. you get yourself into more quandries, than anyone ive ever known! lol :cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1: why not go to a lumber store and get one put together, like a big shed, and bring on home, and say, hey red, here ya go baby! all ready for you to put the car in? yea i know, wouldnt work huh? good luck on ya cuz! hahahaha,:D:D:D
 

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12 by 24....that is really not very big. I don't know how you plan to fit a car and 2 bikes in there but it sounds like a pretty tight fit to me. I don't think the 2 bikes will fit in front of the car. Estimating the car to be 6 or 6 1/2 feet wide, a bike needs a bit over 2 feet leaves you with 3, maybe 4 feet total for clearance. Not much room to open the car doors.

I have never heard anyone lament building a garage too big but plenty of people are sorry they built one too small.
 

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CJ, the bigger you build it the more bikes you can put in it.......
 

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Ever thought about a kit??? The Menards flyer in Sunday's paper had a 24x24 kit garage w/everything you need (except the concrete floor) for $4300.



Just a thought,

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(has NO affiliation w/Menards) lol
 

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CJ:
Man oh man are you ever thinking about this wrong!!!! Look at it this way.........NOW
that nice car and nice ST1300 and KLR will have an indoor place to sleep!!!!!! AND you get a nice place to work on ALL THREE of them if the need arises!!!!!!!!! DO not make it 12x24 make it 16x30+ or whatever your lot allows. Get some room to move around in it with all three stored inside......I LIVE in my garage and my back yard man cave. Rarely live in my house!!!! I just sleep there. If I dont have something to do (especially when I am not riding or cannot ride) I go STIR CRAZY!!!

Let me know when the foundation poured. I think I can stand the ride up to your state and help you get the walls up and all covered up. I work cheap.:D
 

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Red headed wives ... aren't they wonderful. YES DEAR! .. YES DEAR! .. YES DEAR!

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:cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1:better you, than me:cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1:



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what are friends for?:cheeky1:
 

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DougW wrote:
I have never heard anyone lament building a garage too big but plenty of people are sorry they built one too small.
Words of wisdom there for sure for sure.
 

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I'm on my way! But don't hold your breath CJ! I like the idea of buying a prefinished one set on your slab. They are almost as cheap as doing it yourself. Good luck on your project; and take picks with all the toys inside and a big smile on Red's face!

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i have a 24 by 24 and it is way to small , half of it is wood shop and other half is work area for wing and fixing what ever , so i have a 12 by 24 work shop and it is way to small , good luck with your project and keep that red head happy , don't ask me why i no
 

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it don't matter what color her hair is, if she ain't happy, ain't nobody happy. oh yea buuild it bigger...:cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1:
 

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Well, I know it's too small, but I'm limited on space and available funds...... small space and no funds! I learned long ago that there are two ways of getting rich and free: work yourself to death going big, or learn to go small...... big boat, big problems; little boat, little problems. Might have to take the car out to work on the bike(s) -- but that's the cost of being happy in "Smallville!"

Here's a poor picture, taken against the morning sun, of my "small boat." The garage has to fit in that space between the left side of the house and the left property line, and I'm further limited by a 5' setback at the property line....... (that big hurkin' camper, my "ski" palace during the winter, will sit outside... the little GEO tracker, too......)...

Hey! Don't laugh about my "small boat!" It's in one of the best towns in Washington, and it's paid for, buddy!
 

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Looks like your building a long and narrow garage to me. How about putting up a pole building?
 

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CJ, I'm going to help you out big time here! I will buy the car from you. Red has enjoyed it and now its my turn. You guys need the space and I can make room for it here. You guys can thank me later!:cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1:

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Yeah.... thanks, Dubswing..... you really do want me in domestic hot water, hey? The city permit people weren't too encouraging..... we'd have to have a fire-resistant wall on the wall facing our house....... wondering now about a concrete block building (I can still lift one block at a time!), or maybe just extending the roofline of our house out 12'......... roof would slant the wrong way, dumping snow in front of the garage door, but.... that's what they make shovels for.... gettin' complicated now.....

think I'll go ride one of my bikes!
 
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