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Vinnie’s garage
#21
And finally the complete floor is in! Now I need to cleanup all the saw dust and move things up to make room downstairs. A few things will be added later like a fence at the front and around the stairs. And the hole will get filled with a metal grid. Oh and I need to make a decent workbench downstairs underneath the stairs. And I have to start getting my Mustang ready for this season (new tyres and probably new shocks)...

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#22
Nice! Looks very solid. Plenty of room!
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#23
Are those uprights bolted to the walls in any way? If not, or if it's not possible, you need to provide some triangulation between them or the whole deal could collapse.


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#24
I think you should add a bat pole in the opening! lol All jokes aside, nice work Vinnie.

run_horse Run Horse Run!
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(03-15-2018, 07:52 AM)Hemikiller Wrote: Are those uprights bolted to the walls in any way? If not, or if it's not possible, you need to provide some triangulation between them or the whole deal could collapse.

No. But the wooden beams along the sides are attached to the main construction (1 metal H-beam either side) with 2 M8 bolts each and also the wooden beams strut around the H beams coz these stick out of the wall about half an inch.
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(03-15-2018, 08:04 AM)jpaz Wrote: I think you should add a bat pole in the opening! lol All jokes aside, nice work Vinnie.

I think not coz my car is right underneath! ;-)

Thanks :-)
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#27
Looks good!!!! Nice work.

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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(03-15-2018, 08:41 AM)Vinnie Wrote:
(03-15-2018, 07:52 AM)Hemikiller Wrote: Are those uprights bolted to the walls in any way? If not, or if it's not possible, you need to provide some triangulation between them or the whole deal could collapse.

No. But the wooden beams along the sides are attached to the main construction (1 metal H-beam either side) with 2 M8 bolts each and also the wooden beams strut around the H beams coz these stick out of the wall about half an inch.

I don't know if that's enough to keep the structure in place under load. The M8 bolts are in shear and the wood will deflect around the beam. I'm not an engineer, but have done a lot of engineering work over the years. My gut tells me you need to X brace or triangulate the end bays of the structure at a minimum.  


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(03-16-2018, 12:23 PM)Hemikiller Wrote:
(03-15-2018, 08:41 AM)Vinnie Wrote:
(03-15-2018, 07:52 AM)Hemikiller Wrote: Are those uprights bolted to the walls in any way? If not, or if it's not possible, you need to provide some triangulation between them or the whole deal could collapse.

No. But the wooden beams along the sides are attached to the main construction (1 metal H-beam either side) with 2 M8 bolts each and also the wooden beams strut around the H beams coz these stick out of the wall about half an inch.

I don't know if that's enough to keep the structure in place under load. The M8 bolts are in shear and the wood will deflect around the beam. I'm not an engineer, but have done a lot of engineering work over the years. My gut tells me you need to X brace or triangulate the end bays of the structure at a minimum.  


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The wood can’t deflect coz of the beams in between. Therefore the bolts are not in shear I think.

However, I’ll try to think of a way to improve strength.
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#30
Very cool space Vinnie. Great to have the room for such a structure.
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