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Posted on ok guys, I may need a little help with work shop

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#1 posted 07-25-2017 02:35 PM

Definitely go as big as your budget will allow. However, depending on where you live, you may need to keep heating and cooling in mind. It could be a significant portion of your budget if it is important to you. (Some people don’t mind how hot or cold it gets in their shop. Wish I was one of them.)

I have a 3 car garage and have to store 2 cars during the winter. I also have an old Chevy Suburban that is mainly used for hauling stuff. So it can stay outside all year (don’t have to scrape ice off windows every morning).

Keeping to a budget at that time, I didn’t go quite as large as I wanted to. If my garage is completely clean (very rare) I can just barely fit the Suburban in there and close the garage door. With the garage door closed, there is no room to get a floor jack under either the front or back. It truly sucks when you have a leaky hose in January and a foot of snow on the driveway.

Also – and I’ve mentioned this in other threads – I went with 8ft ceilings. Some sheet goods are slightly over 8ft. I REALLY wish I had gone with 10ft ceilings.

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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