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We built a bucket truck garage two years ago. It has a 13' ceiling with a 5' stuccoed concrete block wall and ordinary 2"x6" studs above that. And of course the 4:12 pitch roof adds another 2' average height above that. A 15' ceiling leaves a lot of air space overhead to heat before the rest of the garage is comfortable. The garage has a 10'x10' insulated ...


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List of issues: Getting the space conditioned. This may be really easy or insanely difficult. Depends on what is on the other walls of bathroom and where your ducts are in your house. Getting electric. Should be no big deal. Getting water. Might be a bigger deal than electric but probably not a huge thing. Getting exit plumbing. Given that the ...


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Generally speaking building anything on top of garage isn't be idea in the world, but I'm guessing that you are in need and it's not because you have nothing better to do, it can be done, and if you ask me it is not more complicated than doing it anywhere else. First and the most important thing: WATER PROOFING and THERMAL INSULATION. You should have two ...


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You can use a diamond blade to cut drainage channels. Noisy and messy, but it works. You can (for reasonable sums) either rent a concrete saw or purchase a diamond blade for an angle grinder, as you prefer. You can purchase a concrete saw, of course, but the sums appear unreasonable to me for a one-time project. With such a limited amount of water (no ...


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I swear you took pictures of my house, and my problem. The only idea I have ever thought about seriously was to remove about an inch of floor under the most wet spot from the car, a couple of square feet. Paint it with epoxy paint, and put some egg crate metal grille in the space. The type that looks like covers used on 2x4 lay-in flourescent fixtures in ...


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This would not impossible to sheetrock and probably your cheapest alternative. By the looks of it there is room between most of the vent work and framing. Since it is a garage you only need to fire tape it so you can cut the sheetrock up anyway you see fit and then fire tape around all of the duct penetrations. Two sheetrockers could knock it out in a day.


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Possibly dig (or have someone else, with equipment, dig) around the outside and put in a curtain drain to lower the water table in the immediate vicinity of the garage. Or lay a barrier on the surface and add a 2 inch (or so) topcoat over it.



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