The new shop sounds great.....it took me 25 to be able to build mine...I
know the feeling.
One word of caution, floor drains can be dangerous. If you have a "trap"
anywhere in the piping or it is going to a drain field, you can trap bad
gasses (heavier than air) or liquids that settle in and have a potential for
fire or worse. They are not legal here, just slope the floor and let it run
out under the door.
'56 4400 Stake
'56 6400 Stake
'56 8400 Wrecker w/Holmes 525
'56 9200 Tractor w/Allison Automatic
'57 10500 Fire Truck
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Broadway" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2003 12:26 AM
Subject: [oletrucks] Shop
> This isn't exactly about my old truck, but it definitely will effect its
> At my brother's house, we built a shed for his boat several years ago.
> on we added on another bay for our future shop, and then when he
> got a bigger boat we extended both bays a few feet outwards.
> Now the whole thing is about 26' x 26', with 14' x 26' for the auto bay,
> 12' x 26' for the boat (23' Caravelle) .. it is built with 4x4 posts
> construction with 2x6 framing and a tin roof. Nothing fancy, but it works.
> This week we will be pouring the slab, my brother being a plumber we even
> went ahead and put in a floor drain. Then in the following weeks we will
> putting up the walls and doors. We were given a ton of kitchen cabinets
> base cabinets and fluorescent lights, so we will mount these to house all
> the tools we are accumulating.
> I know those of you who have their own shop know my excitement. In the
> I had to sub out my labor to people who had shops, or else borrow someone
> else's shop which always meant since it wasn't yours you couldn't leave
> tools lying around. Now we will have our own place and hopefully a kick in
> the tail to get my project completed.
> As for new tools to house in the shop, I picked up some more jack stands
> another floor jack from Harbor Freight. But my most exciting purchase was
> sets of wheel dollies. Normally a pair was about $79, but they had them on
> sale for about $39 a pair.
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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