Garage
Woody329 02-04-2017 comment profile send pm notify

Hi everyone, just wondering what everyone's company's garages look like  or where you store your pumps .? Thanks .

Woody329 02-05-2017 reply profile send pm notify

So that means post some pictures  guys. !!

pumpnfinish 02-05-2017 reply profile send pm notify

Here's a few of my little  playpen. The last one is my shop at home. I do some side work on dump trucks, pumps, tractors, among others. All of our trucks at work stay out side in the yard. They only get to sleep inside when they are sick. 

b-alto 02-11-2017 reply profile send pm notify

So i figured out why i couldn't post photos. If the photos are on PDF format they won't post JEP does.

This is a picture of a new shop I'm building. 50x60 with a 17 foot ceiling. I'm usingICF forms for the walls.


b-alto 02-11-2017 reply profile send pm notify

Couple photos

b-alto 02-11-2017 reply profile send pm notify

Its been so cold lately i haven't gotten to work on it -16F. The nice days come but i usually have to pump concrete for others. Next week its going to be in the 20s but i have four pump jobs booked..

This is why i'm using ICF blocks, they are  extremely good in the cold country!


ShortStik 02-11-2017 reply profile send pm notify

b-alto,  which way you running your trusses? where you able to pump the wall in one pour?

ifc is a great combo with floor heat


b-alto 02-12-2017 reply profile send pm notify

For the trusses I'm actually going 32x50 straight back on the right side.  Then putting a beam across for one side of the bearing with a couple partial walls or concrete posts. Then I'm running 40 foot trusses to "L" into the 32x50. The building is actually 32x50 deep with a 30x40 deep side. I figure i can park a 39 meter in the 50 foot deep (if i ever get one), as ill have two stalls 50 deep and 2. 40 deep.

I poured it in two lifts. I did 8 FT then back filled the walls and then a 9 foot with the bracing on the out side. Its built into a hill. I'm putting a 40x14 loft apartment office on the left side.



pumpnfinish 02-14-2017 reply profile send pm notify

Wow that's gonna be real nice for you b. Are you heating it with waste oil? We have natural gas heat, but the waste furnace would be better. We can accumulate 500 gallons in 6 months. How thick is your slab?

b-alto 02-14-2017 reply profile send pm notify

Thats a good idea , waist oil. I was going to go off peak electric with wall heaters. But now I'm thinking slab heat over 2" foam. Electric boiler. I wonder if they make an oil burning boiler? I haven't poured my floor yet but it will be nicely finished thats for sure. I know some good finishers to help me. I'm thinking of digging in a floor pit for under carriage work. and also an exceptional floor drain.

b-alto 02-14-2017 reply profile send pm notify

Floor will be 5.5" with 2'x2' Spacing  1/2" rebar.

Dipstick 02-17-2017 reply profile send pm notify

WTF? here in Europe we get punnished for every gram of co2 we produce and you guys are firing waist oil ? ;-)

crete 02-18-2017 reply profile send pm notify


Brian at least put the Styrofoam down and tubing before you pour your floor. In floor heat is the answer in our climates. Keep it set really low and it still feels a lot warmer other types of heat. The hidden benefit is that your not walk through water on a wet shop floor during the snow months, or running a blower on the floors the try to keep them dry. also with your icf walls that's quite a heat mass. Terry



b-alto 02-18-2017 reply profile send pm notify

Yeah Terry that makes sense. I have a serious rust humidity problem in my existing shop. Drives me crazy how surface rust pops up when your shop is closed up but damp. Off peak electric floor heat is probably how i will go.