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You guys are making me jealous! A serious garage (or the ability to put one in at a later time) was on my requirements list when we were house hunting a few years ago, but I knew that was unlikely given everything else...and sure enough, I didn't get one. I did get a regular garage big enough to park my truck in if I want to, and an excellent basement to work in, so it's not all bad. But when we retire out of here in 15-20 years, I'll be looking to you guys for inspiration.
 
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KR, my garage doors (2) are 9 feet wide. Also on the right side is a work shop that I leave the door open to but with the NC sun beating down on the black garage roof you can feel the heat coming down from the roof inside.
Even with 4 - 20" box fans it gets too hot to work.
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I just noticed the distinctive "NEW HAVEN" sign on the garage. Groovy! Did that come off a passenger car?
Yep, the 8600 series stainless steel coaches made by Osgood-Bradley in Worcester Ma.
I saved 8 of them when the coaches were being cut up at BET, (Boston Engine Terminal), for scrap in the early '90's

They are stamped "1934" on the back

Traded one to a contractor that paved my driveway......
 
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Actually, I'll go you one better. Buy a house with an attached garage and then build at least a detached garage, if not a shop. Stuff can then accumulate in the attached one and not the shop.
my plan is always to put a 2 stall attached garage on the house someday, so i can park whatever i am driving, and the wifey's car in there, no work will be done in there, just car parking.

then have a massive shed with a lift to play in. That way you don't have to worry about making sure something gets finished to be able to pull wifey's car in before the storm.
 
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my plan is always to put a 2 stall attached garage on the house someday, so i can park whatever i am driving, and the wifey's car in there, no work will be done in there, just car parking.

then have a massive shed with a lift to play in. That way you don't have to worry about making sure something gets finished to be able to pull wifey's car in before the storm.
Good plan, Stan. That's exactly what I did.
 
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Good plan, Stan. That's exactly what I did.
Call me Boot, lol.
 
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Yep, the 8600 series stainless steel coaches made by Osgood-Bradley in Worcester Ma.
Cool beans! I always liked the distinctive looks of them, with the roofs rounded at each end. For anybody wondering what in the world we're discussing:

https://www.google.com/search?q=new+...w=600&bih=1024
 
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I started sweeping it out until my ADD kicked in my son decided he wanted to ride his go kart.
 
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I started sweeping it out until my ADD kicked in my son decided he wanted to ride his go kart.
Now, that might almost be big enough!
 
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This thread is a good idea, thank you Don for doing this. I had posted some stuff in WHYDTYTT recently even though it's not entirely appropriate according to some, I've also posted in FTE's garage forum over the years but I don't go over there too often.

The Garage Journal is a cool place to go look at what others have done:
The Garage Journal


What I'm kinda looking for ATM is a diamond plate steel door to go between the kitchen & garage, kinda like a Tim Taylor Home Improvement tv show thing, or if any of you guys have been to places like WeatherTech and maybe I suspect Summit Racing has the same type of showroom... if I can find such a thing, that would be a cool theme to redo my kitchen in (which is presently still 1980s Almond although I have a stainless steel gas kitchen stove to replace the almond electric thing).

Here is what I have found so far:

Diamond Plate : Aluminum Diamond Plate - Products and Garage Storage Accessories

Does anybody have any other pointers on places to shop?
 
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Or go googling on stainless steel doors and you'll find some cool-looking things here & there:

https://www.google.com/search?q=stai...ih=604#imgrc=_
 
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Now, that might almost be big enough!
Too big, Not possible! just means more TOYS!
 
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Originally Posted by kr98664 View Post
Cool beans! I always liked the distinctive looks of them, with the roofs rounded at each end. For anybody wondering what in the world we're discussing:

https://www.google.com/search?q=new+...w=600&bih=1024
kr, are you a "New Englander?" happily surprised anyone even remembers the New Haven....
 
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Originally Posted by Gary Lewis View Post
Now, that might almost be big enough!
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Too big, Not possible! just means more TOYS!
Not possible. We just completed this one and wish it were bigger. It is tall enough to loft it, so that may be in the cards.
 
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Well, this might be a tool, or it may be an improvement on the Bullpen - or both. But, I'll post here.

For years I've had a GoJo dispenser that took the 4lb containers of goo. And for years it leaked, dribbling GoJo all over the counter top. So, I went looking for reviews on hand cleaner and dispensers. Turns out GoJo isn't high on the list.

Just replaced it with this.

 

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