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Offline nobleswood

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Workshops & garages
« on: January 12, 2019, 11:29:52 AM »
It's cold & snowing here in Ohio. Sitting here warm by the fire I'm debating wether I'm going to suit up & go out to the Bike shed, not even a garage.

So my daydreaming turns to heated garages & workshops.

Anyone care to post pictures of theirs ? Images of cool shops. Daydreams of what goes into a great shop. For me there would have to be an abilty to 'stuff'.

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Re: Workshops & garages
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 11:44:47 AM »
Here they are - all tucked in - nice and warm in a walk-out basement.
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Re: Workshops & garages
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2019, 05:17:44 PM »
I shure hope you have a walk out basement. We don't even have basements here. In New Orleans

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Re: Workshops & garages
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2019, 08:37:06 PM »
You have potential for a floating shop in NOLA.
Mine is a ride in basement, too. Except in mud season it would ruin the lawn. Dry. Warm in winter, cool in summer. I've had a few big bikes. None of them touring types. Those things seem too much alike. Mostly it's the weight and bulk that push me away. 10' ceiling. 240V. Serious compressor, lift, lighting and that huge, old MG dealer sign. R3~

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Re: Workshops & garages
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2019, 11:03:51 PM »
https://www.amazon.com/How-Set-Your-Motorcycle-Workshop/dp/1884313817
Lots of ideas.

I'll try to take some photos of my shop soon.

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Re: Workshops & garages
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2019, 11:19:17 PM »
18x36 foot shed does the job for me - look forward to seeing the pictures
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Re: Workshops & garages
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2019, 11:48:26 PM »
Fine moto shop here:

http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_anders_bike_shop.html

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Re: Workshops & garages
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2019, 05:08:50 AM »
Fine moto shop here:
http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_anders_bike_shop.html
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Re: Workshops & garages
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2019, 06:21:27 AM »
A simple kerosene heater turns my unheated garage into a heated garage. I just lighted the heater and in about a 1/2 hour it'll be sweatshirt temperature in an a hour or so t-shirt temperature.


Craigslist + $50 = heated work space

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Re: Workshops & garages
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2019, 07:13:28 AM »


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Re: Workshops & garages
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2019, 07:16:02 AM »
I have a 1300 square foot climate controlled basement however it's quite crowded with my dodge pickup, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler, bicycles, 5 workout mechines,  sauna, tool bench and assorted tools, which I have limited capabilities of using.

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Re: Workshops & garages
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2019, 09:08:57 AM »
My hideout. It's small and crowded but easy to heat and I don't have to  move much to get what I need.   






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Re: Workshops & garages
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2019, 09:10:10 AM »
A simple kerosene heater turns my unheated garage into a heated garage. I just lighted the heater and in about a 1/2 hour it'll be sweatshirt temperature in an a hour or so t-shirt temperature.


Craigslist + $50 = heated work space

I've got a 14x20' shop, but am worried about the kerosene/diesel heaters.  Some of my bikes have fuel in the tank, and there's solvent and other chemicals around. 

Is the ignition hazard real, or just my "heated" imagination?
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Re: Workshops & garages
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2019, 09:36:04 AM »
Its not much of a workshop, its more for bike storage. I built this 12x10 shed in the back yard last year because my two car garage is used as my workshop filled with large woodworking type stationary tools that I use for my business, I just ran out of room. The shed will hold three bikes and has a 4' wide door with a ramp, power, AC, a workbench and a small compressor. Its tight to work in, but its all the space I had available in the back yard. To work on a bike, I have to take the other two out of the shed.







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Re: Workshops & garages
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2019, 10:30:45 AM »
I've got a 14x20' shop, but am worried about the kerosene/diesel heaters.  Some of my bikes have fuel in the tank, and there's solvent and other chemicals around. 

Is the ignition hazard real, or just my "heated" imagination?

All of my bikes have fuel in the,m and are parked in the garage. Unless they are perfusly leaking fuel on the concrete and you are tap dancing with flint soled shoes you'll be fine


I had up to 8 motorcycles, snow blower 5 gallon gasoline and kerosene cans all full along with various solvents and oil in the garage while the kerosene heater was burning away. I keep flamables at least 3 feet away from the heaters and have never had an issue.





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Re: Workshops & garages
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2019, 10:54:03 AM »
All of my bikes have fuel in the,m and are parked in the garage. Unless they are perfusly leaking fuel on the concrete and you are tap dancing with flint soled shoes you'll be fine


I had up to 8 motorcycles, snow blower 5 gallon gasoline and kerosene cans all full along with various solvents and oil in the garage while the kerosene heater was burning away. I keep flamables at least 3 feet away from the heaters and have never had an issue.

Okay.  At my work the insurance agent made the shop guys buy a flammables safety cabinet to store solvent, fuel, etc.  And that's with a hot air heating system that doesn't present an ignition hazard. 

The safety lockers are pricey ($700) but I could wait for a used one to show up. 


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Re: Workshops & garages
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2019, 11:17:49 AM »



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« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2019, 11:31:28 AM »
Okay.  At my work the insurance agent made the shop guys buy a flammables safety cabinet to store solvent, fuel, etc.  And that's with a hot air heating system that doesn't present an ignition hazard. 

The safety lockers are pricey ($700) but I could wait for a used one to show up. 





Unless you have all NEMA 4 explosion proof electrical system there is always an ignition source. Safety is a great thing and safety process should be followed. But work and home are 2 different animals. Where I work we are 100% PPE anytime you walk into any of our shops or jobsites. I''ve never put on a hardhat, safety glasses, hearing protection, safety to shoes or a Hi-Vis vest to walk into my garage.

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Re: Workshops & garages
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2019, 11:38:22 AM »
Here's some images of a cool shop.





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« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2019, 11:44:02 AM »

Unless you have all NEMA 4 explosion proof electrical system there is always an ignition source. Safety is a great thing and safety process should be followed. But work and home are 2 different animals. Where I work we are 100% PPE anytime you walk into any of our shops or jobsites. I''ve never put on a hardhat, safety glasses, hearing protection, safety to shoes or a Hi-Vis vest to walk into my garage.

Not complete PPE, but I'm sure you (and I) even at home put on safety glasses, hearing protection, boots, when needed. 

Part of my concern is that my shop is attached to my house.  A fire could take everything.

Re this issue, I've got a relative who is a Lt at fire dept.  I'll ask him. 
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Re: Workshops & garages
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2019, 11:51:17 AM »
My 32x32 sanctuary. Wood heat, tv to listen to while I work on my projects. Currently restoring my childhood vehicle, 1950 F1. I love my shop, especially during the winter. Itís 29 outside right now, but 72 inside this disaster area. Cleaning is for springtime.









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« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2019, 12:59:47 PM »
It ain't much, but it's warm and dry....




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« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2019, 01:16:52 PM »
I have to move the car out of the garage to work on the bikes.  Our house was born in the 60's...when families apparently had one Fiat 500 or VW Bug.
We have a mid-sized car that "just" fits in before running over 2 aprilias and 1 Moto Guzzi.

I'm toying with the idea of adding 15-20 feet to the back of the garage.  THis would make the house sort of an "L" shape.   The foot of the "L" would be two stories.  The bottom for the wife's stuff and mowers and the top would give me more room to work on bikes...or actually park my car indoors.  My last car never saw the inside of the house. :gotpics:


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Re: Workshops & garages
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2019, 02:11:32 PM »
Anyone remember a thread here some years back about the guy who burned his house, garage, cars, and Guzzi due to gasoline vapor pooling low in the garage and then flashing over from I believe it was a gas heater?!?
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« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2019, 02:49:56 PM »
It ain't much, but it's warm and dry....




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« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2019, 03:18:33 PM »
Mine has evolved over the years.  I would like to insulate it to control the humidity better.











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« Reply #27 on: January 13, 2019, 03:30:50 PM »
Not complete PPE, but I'm sure you (and I) even at home put on safety glasses, hearing protection, boots, when needed. 

Part of my concern is that my shop is attached to my house.  A fire could take everything.

Re this issue, I've got a relative who is a Lt at fire dept.  I'll ask him.

My garage is attached as well and the basment steps are in the garage. So if fumes are going to accumilate they'll flow to the basement and pool there until the boiler lights and then the big boom.










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« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2019, 04:44:56 PM »
My garage is attached as well and the basment steps are in the garage. So if fumes are going to accumilate they'll flow to the basement and pool there until the boiler lights and then the big boom.

I talked to the fireman.  He advised that I shouldn't be worried that the diesel/kerosene heaters are an ignition source, even with the shop's containers of fuel and solvent.  I should be worried that they are carbon monoxide generators.  He recommended using heaters w exhaust venting to the outside. 
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« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2019, 05:21:44 PM »
I talked to the fireman.  He advised that I shouldn't be worried that the diesel/kerosene heaters are an ignition source, even with the shop's containers of fuel and solvent.  I should be worried that they are carbon monoxide generators.  He recommended using heaters w exhaust venting to the outside.

I can agree with them being CO generators but my garage door doesn't seal 100% so there is fresh air leakage. A CO detector isn't a bad idea though.
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