Finally - Motorcycle Garage

Been putting this off, but finally bit the bullet

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Re: Finally - Motorcycle Garage

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RUBONE wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 5:08 am
Mongrel505558 wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:45 am
RUBONE wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 5:35 pm

All my space is filled with stuff! But it is pretty much all my stuff, not my wife's. She is far more sensible than me!! :roll:
In my wife's defense, she volunteers a lot of time with animal rescue. She runs a lot of raffles and most of her stuff in the shed is prizes people donate.
We don't work with animal rescue, we just rescue animals, :shock: currently 5 dogs and three cats. They always seem to find us, and it is a lottery win for them when they do!!
That's a lot of critters. We currently have two dogs. They're getting pretty old, but we gave them good lives. Our cairn terrier mutt was found in a dumpster with a broken leg (dog - not dumpster). That was 12 years ago. He's been a great pet ever since. My wife also volunteers on a farm that rescues horses and donkeys.
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Re: Finally - Motorcycle Garage

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This is our pet cemetery on the property. We have 17 animals buried here, over about a 40 year time frame. We had a very emotionally damaged little Terrier that was adopted by one of our other dogs. When our old dog died we worried about the Terrier but he sort of came out and continued with us until he passed on at the age of 18. Lots of surrounding folks don't know us personally but know of us as the dog people. We are out walking our dogs twice daily out here in the rolling desert and some people only ever see us in the company of our dogs. Our morning walk is 2-21/2 miles with longer ones on weekends. Our normal evening walk is about 1 mile. Our dogs rule our lives!
A typical sight around here...
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Re: Finally - Motorcycle Garage

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My dog, Bondo, passed on after 18 years. She could never be replaced. Right now our two cats are about all we can handle....
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It sucks that they don't live that long relatively. A dog or a cat is just that - a dog or a cat - with some human-like traits we can relate to, but no cruelty, dishonestly, etc., and other human flaws that make me like animals better than I do most people. Our 17 year old female black pug is having seizures and falling down, but then she springs right back up and she follows my wife and I all around the house 24/7. She sleeps a lot, and every time we come home we check to see that she's still breathing. Her time will be up soon. That's going to suck. She's spent her entire life with us. Our mutant terrier is about 13 now. He's slowing down from old age, but still crazy.
They're both sleeping at my feet right now as I type.
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Re: Finally - Motorcycle Garage

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Meet Major, unidentified mixed breed, 60kg solid hound, possibly some Greyhound (runs like a Greyhound, and very fast for his size, vet suggested Whippet, very solid Whippet); possibly some Shar-Pei, Black, White & Brindle, spots on belly. Loves to lie on his back in sun all 4 legs in air, toasting his tummy, I give him a rub and he goes almost comatose.
In 2014 Major was about 1yr old when seized from his “owner” by animal cruelty officers. After rescue, Major shit bits of sticks and stones he had eaten, skinny as a rake, he had no fur, red raw with mange that took a year and a half to cure. Some people are downright evil. Anyway, now he’s a great pooch, exercises me at least twice a day. No bad baggage from his early life, just happy to be alive and loved.
We now understand why hound tails were often docked, he wags a lot, his tail can bruise legs and clear a coffee table in a blink, we’ll tolerate it, he deserves his tail and a happy life, keeps us happy. Little kids love his heart in coat.
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My two dogs
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Buster is half German Shepard and half Golden Retriever, what a great mix, we’ve had him since a pup 8 years ago. And Baby is an older 8 pound Chi-wa-wa that was a stray but looks very similar to Buster. Had her for about 5 years. Take them walking every morning.

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It seems this thread went from garage to dogs - which is totally cool by me - they truly are mans' best friend!

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Mongrel505558 wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:15 pm It seems this thread went from garage to dogs - which is totally cool by me - they truly are mans' best friend!

Jim
Or garage to cats, man's best nemesis!! :lol:
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All dogs go to heaven. Cats go to hell, where they rule.....
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Garage door guy just left. Door works smoothly. All in all the project turned out as expected. After I recover from the hit to my wallet I'll run some power out to it and insulate it.
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RUBONE wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:23 pm
Mongrel505558 wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:15 pm It seems this thread went from garage to dogs - which is totally cool by me - they truly are mans' best friend!

Jim
Or garage to cats, man's best nemesis!! :lol:
Didn't even see the cat at first. My attention was drawn to the knucklehead. But cats are good at lurking in the background.
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Nice, very nice....
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Since I build all my own stuff my "shop" was a fun project but takes me a while as time and money are available. My dedicated mc shop is a 24X60 metal building. I had the package delivered and then put it up mostly on my own. A bit of help from friends on the slab and putting on the roof. I did all the electrical myself all to commercial code in conduit or shielded cable since it is a metal building. It also has a 3/4 bath in it. My barn is the latest addition and is 24X40 with a 12' ceiling height and an attached overhang covering a 40 ' shipping container, all wired for lights and receptacles. I am soon going to be adding a greenhouse along the south wall. My oldest shed is a 14X24 with an attached carport and an 8 foot extension for garden equipment. I am going to put an overhead door in it and make it a dedicated garage for my wife's car. I had to reroof it after our major wind event (tornado in normal speak) last December trashed it and the barn. The barn is all back together. I still don't have enough covered space for everything.
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RUBONE wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:06 pm Since I build all my own stuff my "shop" was a fun project but takes me a while as time and money are available. My dedicated mc shop is a 24X60 metal building. I had the package delivered and then put it up mostly on my own. A bit of help from friends on the slab and putting on the roof. I did all the electrical myself all to commercial code in conduit or shielded cable since it is a metal building. It also has a 3/4 bath in it. My barn is the latest addition and is 24X40 with a 12' ceiling height and an attached overhang covering a 40 ' shipping container, all wired for lights and receptacles. I am soon going to be adding a greenhouse along the south wall. My oldest shed is a 14X24 with an attached carport and an 8 foot extension for garden equipment. I am going to put an overhead door in it and make it a dedicated garage for my wife's car. I had to reroof it after our major wind event (tornado in normal speak) last December trashed it and the barn. The barn is all back together. I still don't have enough covered space for everything.
I'll be doing all the electrical myself. I don't plan on having more than a couple of overhead LED 1x4 troffers and a convenience outlet or two, anyway. I'll probably use Romex instead of conduit and individual conductors. EMT looks nice, but I don't really need it in here. My biggest challenge is getting power to the garage. There's a conduit stub-up with a cable in it at the toolshed about 10 feet from the garage that runs back to a junction box in the underground utility room. I can trace the wiring back to the panelboard. When I turn the breaker on the circuit is live, but the cable is still dead. I'd like to be able to use the old cable (and plenty of wire lube) to pull a fresh cable. Then I'll add a junction box and dig a 10 foot long trench from the toolshed over to the garage. I'll use direct burial cable so I don't have to go too deep.
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Re: Finally - Motorcycle Garage

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Well Done & nice Rides :
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