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Re: Steel Building [Re: Apache1] #1331034 Thu Oct 24 2019 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Apache1
Question....are you able to walk under your trucks while on the lift w/o ducking? Appears you have vertical height limitations.

I’m not sure who the question is for.
As for me, my lift fits inside my building just fine. I chose what lift I wanted BEFORE I poured concrete or built the steel building. I needed 12 foot walls so that’s what I had them build.
The lift can be used at full height and I can walk beneath a vehicle without ducking. I’m 5’ 10” but 6’ 4” wouldn’t duck either.

Re: Steel Building [Re: TUTS 59] #1331052 Thu Oct 24 2019 04:20 PM
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Lugnutz,
I did a search of your shop build as was suggested. I like the look of your shop and understand your size constrictions, looking at your pic of the 2 trucks in the shop make me believe I need something wider. I have 6 tool boxes, air compressor, blast cabinet, TIG welder, stick welder, drill press, band saw, bench grinder , 2 vises and who knows what else. (forgot the BEER fridg) All of this is stuffed in a 12' x 24' portable building, I spend most of my time moving things to get at what I need.


Craig

Come,Bleed or Blister somethings got to give!!!
Q:"What yah runnin"
A:"3/8 drive Black and Decker aquarium pump motor" (the movie HOTROD)

59' Apache 31, long term project (30 years and counting)
Re: Steel Building [Re: TUTS 59] #1331084 Thu Oct 24 2019 09:38 PM
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Yes, it’s tighter than what I want. I had to make it deep enough to handle a long bed truck on the lift.
I have room to work all around the truck but the bad habit of putting stuff on the floor (transmissions, tool boxes, parts, etc. )
If I clean up the clutter then things go better.

Re: Steel Building [Re: TUTS 59] #1331104 Fri Oct 25 2019 12:11 AM
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Ya know, been thinking about clutter and how much time it requires to keep things in order. No matter how big the structure is, keeping at organization and putting things away to find for the next use is a time challenge. This past week I must have put in at least 10 hours cleaning up and organizing small parts, hardware and tools. I don't mind doing this, but I have to keep at it or the small space fills up fast.

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Re: Steel Building [Re: TUTS 59] #1331109 Fri Oct 25 2019 12:39 AM
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I have a brother -in-law that puts the tools back as I use them, talk about annoying! I spend half my time looking for something I just laid down. On the other hand when he's there I don't need to clean up the shop

Tom, I let you barrow my brother-in-law grin


Craig

Come,Bleed or Blister somethings got to give!!!
Q:"What yah runnin"
A:"3/8 drive Black and Decker aquarium pump motor" (the movie HOTROD)

59' Apache 31, long term project (30 years and counting)
Re: Steel Building [Re: TUTS 59] #1331111 Fri Oct 25 2019 12:52 AM
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Originally Posted by TUTS 59
I have a brother -in-law that puts the tools back as I use them, talk about annoying! I spend half my time looking for something I just laid down. On the other hand when he's there I don't need to clean up the shop

Tom, I let you barrow my brother-in-law grin

My son is an automotive mechanic and is annoyed by the clutter in my shop. He's used to working in a more spacious shop.
He taught me to use a rolling shop cart. Put the tools you need in the rolling shop cart and then back into the cart after each use. Tools go back into the tool box after the job is done. It's a proven method to keep track of the tools you are using without having to return them to the tool box each use. I have a rolling shop cart but unfortunately I use it for storing things that won't fit on my cluttered bench top. I just can't win!

Re: Steel Building [Re: TUTS 59] #1331113 Fri Oct 25 2019 01:06 AM
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Here's a view of the shop open house party you all missed. However, you can get the full experience by WATCHING THIS VIDEO!

My shop will probably never be that clean again!

Here's what I did for extra storage and to reduce shop clutter.
I bought some used industrial strength pallet rack. Very strong stuff like in Home Depot and Lowes. Then I made folding doors to hide some of the clutter on the lower shelf (and as a place to hang cool signs). VIDEO

Another link HERE FOR PALLET RACK INFO.

THIS VIDEO shows the completed shelves with tool boxes beneath the pallet rack and lighting mounted over the tool boxes shining down from the under-side of the pallet rack.

Last edited by Lugnutz; Fri Oct 25 2019 01:19 AM.
Re: Steel Building [Re: TUTS 59] #1331142 Fri Oct 25 2019 11:31 AM
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Lugnutz,
You'er just teasing the rest of us now. BBQ looked good, we do ribs and smoked chicken wings a lot here. I like the pallet doors (might steal that one), I have 2 of those pallet racks with movable shelves. I also have a tool cart, like yours it full of everything but tools. grin

I like the idea of having get together, just to meet eveyone else, now that would be COOL thumbs_up


Craig

Come,Bleed or Blister somethings got to give!!!
Q:"What yah runnin"
A:"3/8 drive Black and Decker aquarium pump motor" (the movie HOTROD)

59' Apache 31, long term project (30 years and counting)
Re: Steel Building [Re: TUTS 59] #1331273 Sat Oct 26 2019 11:09 AM
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TUTS 59,
Well, Brunswick, GA can’t be all that far from Columbia, SC. Come for a visit and see the shop if you get up my way.

Re: Steel Building [Re: TUTS 59] #1332658 Tue Nov 05 2019 05:07 PM
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So I have been researching roll up doors. While there is a great amount of information out there I can't seem to find anything on the the actual size of the framing for the door opening. I have been working on a lay out for the shop area and plan on using 10' x 10' doors. I would like to lay out the framing to see where the doors would set.


Craig

Come,Bleed or Blister somethings got to give!!!
Q:"What yah runnin"
A:"3/8 drive Black and Decker aquarium pump motor" (the movie HOTROD)

59' Apache 31, long term project (30 years and counting)
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