Nothing special Brent, just a densifier that I purchased locally. I do a lot of welding, machining and fabrication which epoxy doesn't hold up so well under.
I am ok with spending some money. I would rather pay some now rather than 40 years of wishing I had thought it through better before I started.There are fully engineered plans available online. They cost money, but less than having someone design one from scratch, and many come with full code enforcement approval.
I had to have fully engineered plans to submit to the city before they would issue the building permit, not sure if other cities are that way or not. This was in West Haven, but I also had to submit engineered and stamped plans to West Point back in early 90's when I built my last shop.Ok hearing Nate’s experience with things out in the right place for future add ones, it brings up another question.
Anyone use someone to draw up the plans for their shop?
Or just start laying concrete and going from there?
I like the idea of having a set of plans to shop around with the different contractors and such, deciding much money to dig up, etc.
Maybe if there are enough of us “thinking” of building we can get an RME architect.
This is key - lots of air drops and locate the compressor either in a different room, or a shop I worked in once simply built a closet in which to put the air compressor. while that takes up some floor space, not having to listen to the compressor cycle is a big deal. The air compressor drain was plumbed to the outside of the shop. You walked around back to open the valve and drain the compressor.I also added a lot of air drops from my air compressor which is located in the RV storage bay so I don't have to listen to it while working in the shop. It is barely audible in the shop as the dividing wall is also well insulated. I have about 8 air line drops each with a dual air connector and two hose reels hard-plumbed into the air as well.
That is going to be sweet.I’m working on a 50’x60’ with approx. 18 1/2’ ceilings and 16’x12’ roll up doors. I’ve put most things on hold until spring, but currently working with the power company to pull separate service and 3phase 208v or possibly 480v to it. Spring/summer plans are to finish exterior, wiring, lighting, insulation, radiant heat, and 2-post lift install. Future loft space a possibility.
Agreed. When I built my first shop in '91 I built an insulated closet for my air compressor with air around my workbenches along the back wall only. The air compressor could still be heard quite substantially but much better than out in the open. I also found that over the 26 years of working in that shop I was adding air lines one at a time here and there. The one I added last and ultimately found that I used a lot was one right near my large roll up door. I was continually using it just outside on the shop's apron for things like blowing off the lawn mower and line trimmer or filling up neighbor kid's bicycle tires or one just nosing a vehicle up to the door to work on if there wasn't enough room inside the shop.This is key - lots of air drops and locate the compressor either in a different room, or a shop I worked in once simply built a closet in which to put the air compressor. while that takes up some floor space, not having to listen to the compressor cycle is a big deal. The air compressor drain was plumbed to the outside of the shop. You walked around back to open the valve and drain the compressor.
Did I say lots of air drops? When we built that shop - it was back in '91, we used copper tubing for all of the air lines. We had so many drops it was incredible. We even plumbed overhead air lines in those retractable reels, plus some overhead on swing beams. It was awesome, you could grab a 6' length of air line, walk to just about anywhere in the shop and connect up. Customer's bikes outside the shop could be worked on with air tools without requiring them to be brought inside.
The other thing we did was to install outlets at bench level about every 6'.