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DRIcore sub flooring

It doesn't take long to realize standing on concrete sucks. I looked into a few different options decided to go with product called Dricore sold locally thru HomeDepot and Lowes. Since the square footage of my floor is less then 200.00 price worked for my budge plus its easy to install and works great for concrete. The price works out to around 1.50 SF.

I started by sealing the concrete to help with moisture. I then layed out the tiles and alternated seams on each row.. The tiles cut easy and all that's needed to assemble is a smack with a hammed and block of wood. The manufacture recommended to add concrete screws around the perimeter when dealing with heavy equipment alternating every few tiles. After the floor was done I coated it with two coats of minwax polyurethane for floors.

It took me about 1/2 a day to install and another to finish the floors. I finished it off with some red oak trim I milled from some rough cut I had. I still need to add the transitions at the doors but due to the heat the poly was drying slow and will hold for a few days.

I'm quite happy with the end results and would recommend as something to look at.

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DRIcore sub flooring

It doesn't take long to realize standing on concrete sucks. I looked into a few different options decided to go with product called Dricore sold locally thru HomeDepot and Lowes. Since the square footage of my floor is less then 200.00 price worked for my budge plus its easy to install and works great for concrete. The price works out to around 1.50 SF.

I started by sealing the concrete to help with moisture. I then layed out the tiles and alternated seams on each row.. The tiles cut easy and all that's needed to assemble is a smack with a hammed and block of wood. The manufacture recommended to add concrete screws around the perimeter when dealing with heavy equipment alternating every few tiles. After the floor was done I coated it with two coats of minwax polyurethane for floors.

It took me about 1/2 a day to install and another to finish the floors. I finished it off with some red oak trim I milled from some rough cut I had. I still need to add the transitions at the doors but due to the heat the poly was drying slow and will hold for a few days.

I'm quite happy with the end results and would recommend as something to look at.

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Nice floor! How well has it stood up to the weight of your machinery? I'm looking at using this on my garage floor; I figure by the time I buy wood for stringers and plywood for the floor it is almost as much using Dricore.
 

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DRIcore sub flooring

It doesn't take long to realize standing on concrete sucks. I looked into a few different options decided to go with product called Dricore sold locally thru HomeDepot and Lowes. Since the square footage of my floor is less then 200.00 price worked for my budge plus its easy to install and works great for concrete. The price works out to around 1.50 SF.

I started by sealing the concrete to help with moisture. I then layed out the tiles and alternated seams on each row.. The tiles cut easy and all that's needed to assemble is a smack with a hammed and block of wood. The manufacture recommended to add concrete screws around the perimeter when dealing with heavy equipment alternating every few tiles. After the floor was done I coated it with two coats of minwax polyurethane for floors.

It took me about 1/2 a day to install and another to finish the floors. I finished it off with some red oak trim I milled from some rough cut I had. I still need to add the transitions at the doors but due to the heat the poly was drying slow and will hold for a few days.

I'm quite happy with the end results and would recommend as something to look at.

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Joe, this is a nice looking upgrade to your shop. I have been considering doing something to mine and will certainly have to take a look at this product.
 

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DRIcore sub flooring

It doesn't take long to realize standing on concrete sucks. I looked into a few different options decided to go with product called Dricore sold locally thru HomeDepot and Lowes. Since the square footage of my floor is less then 200.00 price worked for my budge plus its easy to install and works great for concrete. The price works out to around 1.50 SF.

I started by sealing the concrete to help with moisture. I then layed out the tiles and alternated seams on each row.. The tiles cut easy and all that's needed to assemble is a smack with a hammed and block of wood. The manufacture recommended to add concrete screws around the perimeter when dealing with heavy equipment alternating every few tiles. After the floor was done I coated it with two coats of minwax polyurethane for floors.

It took me about 1/2 a day to install and another to finish the floors. I finished it off with some red oak trim I milled from some rough cut I had. I still need to add the transitions at the doors but due to the heat the poly was drying slow and will hold for a few days.

I'm quite happy with the end results and would recommend as something to look at.

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high on my maybe do list too, I would like to know how long you have had it and has it really helped your back and legs?
 

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DRIcore sub flooring

It doesn't take long to realize standing on concrete sucks. I looked into a few different options decided to go with product called Dricore sold locally thru HomeDepot and Lowes. Since the square footage of my floor is less then 200.00 price worked for my budge plus its easy to install and works great for concrete. The price works out to around 1.50 SF.

I started by sealing the concrete to help with moisture. I then layed out the tiles and alternated seams on each row.. The tiles cut easy and all that's needed to assemble is a smack with a hammed and block of wood. The manufacture recommended to add concrete screws around the perimeter when dealing with heavy equipment alternating every few tiles. After the floor was done I coated it with two coats of minwax polyurethane for floors.

It took me about 1/2 a day to install and another to finish the floors. I finished it off with some red oak trim I milled from some rough cut I had. I still need to add the transitions at the doors but due to the heat the poly was drying slow and will hold for a few days.

I'm quite happy with the end results and would recommend as something to look at.

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Rob To your question on flex under weight. My floor was for the most part flat due to that I'm very happy. THe heaviest tool I have is my 15" planer and rolling it on the floor is fine. The thing to keep in mind is anywhere the floor transitions over a bump or is not leveled with the driCore sims is where you'll get flex. The fit even when the tiles are floating is quite good, but adding the concrete screws really is the ticket. I had a few low spots right at the walls edge but it didn't end up being much of an issue, I used a few shims under the tiles.

Ken I just did this last week and worked the full day in it yesterday. I can tell you 100% it's easier on you legs plus if your rolling tools around, and sweeping dust is way easier.

I made some some transitions for the door which are in the picture drying on my bench.

Joe
 

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DRIcore sub flooring

It doesn't take long to realize standing on concrete sucks. I looked into a few different options decided to go with product called Dricore sold locally thru HomeDepot and Lowes. Since the square footage of my floor is less then 200.00 price worked for my budge plus its easy to install and works great for concrete. The price works out to around 1.50 SF.

I started by sealing the concrete to help with moisture. I then layed out the tiles and alternated seams on each row.. The tiles cut easy and all that's needed to assemble is a smack with a hammed and block of wood. The manufacture recommended to add concrete screws around the perimeter when dealing with heavy equipment alternating every few tiles. After the floor was done I coated it with two coats of minwax polyurethane for floors.

It took me about 1/2 a day to install and another to finish the floors. I finished it off with some red oak trim I milled from some rough cut I had. I still need to add the transitions at the doors but due to the heat the poly was drying slow and will hold for a few days.

I'm quite happy with the end results and would recommend as something to look at.

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Wood Floor Flooring Fixture Building


Wood Interior design Cabinetry Table Drawer
Hi Joe, this looks fantastic, I am in the process of doing my floor now (520 sq ft.) I wanted to find out how yours is wearing and your thoughts on the polyurethane and if you thought that was the best option to seal them. I don't expect much if any water to hit the surface but I do have utility sink in my shop.

Thanks
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DRIcore sub flooring

It doesn't take long to realize standing on concrete sucks. I looked into a few different options decided to go with product called Dricore sold locally thru HomeDepot and Lowes. Since the square footage of my floor is less then 200.00 price worked for my budge plus its easy to install and works great for concrete. The price works out to around 1.50 SF.

I started by sealing the concrete to help with moisture. I then layed out the tiles and alternated seams on each row.. The tiles cut easy and all that's needed to assemble is a smack with a hammed and block of wood. The manufacture recommended to add concrete screws around the perimeter when dealing with heavy equipment alternating every few tiles. After the floor was done I coated it with two coats of minwax polyurethane for floors.

It took me about 1/2 a day to install and another to finish the floors. I finished it off with some red oak trim I milled from some rough cut I had. I still need to add the transitions at the doors but due to the heat the poly was drying slow and will hold for a few days.

I'm quite happy with the end results and would recommend as something to look at.

Wood Flooring Window Wood stain Floor


Wood Floor Flooring Fixture Building


Wood Interior design Cabinetry Table Drawer
Hi Joe,

I just wanted to see how your DRIcore floor was doing in regard to the polyurethane? Thanks in advance!

Brian
 

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Sound Baffle for return on cyclone lean-to

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When I started to look into converting small free standing garage into my now shop I new right off I would need to get the dist collector and air compressor out of the room. Not really having a background in shop building. Fast forward I get the shop done, install the heat and dust collector. I later insulate the building and everything looking good.

Well I forgot to think about all the heat and now AC that's getting sucked out of the shop. So off to the internet I go. Looking at different ideas I decided I'd built a return in wall on the inside of the shop that will lead into a box with baffles and some sound insulation. I will also be adding some insulation in the lean-to now that I'll be heating and ACing it.

So far I've cut the whole in the wall for a 10X10 vent and built and cut out the parts for the box that will be 20X25.

return vent inside shop

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View of vent from lean to. I will be covering this with a sound insulated box and off set the opening to help muffle the noise.

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Sound Baffle for return on cyclone lean-to

Link to first post on ideas

When I started to look into converting small free standing garage into my now shop I new right off I would need to get the dist collector and air compressor out of the room. Not really having a background in shop building. Fast forward I get the shop done, install the heat and dust collector. I later insulate the building and everything looking good.

Well I forgot to think about all the heat and now AC that's getting sucked out of the shop. So off to the internet I go. Looking at different ideas I decided I'd built a return in wall on the inside of the shop that will lead into a box with baffles and some sound insulation. I will also be adding some insulation in the lean-to now that I'll be heating and ACing it.

So far I've cut the whole in the wall for a 10X10 vent and built and cut out the parts for the box that will be 20X25.

return vent inside shop

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View of vent from lean to. I will be covering this with a sound insulated box and off set the opening to help muffle the noise.

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OK well I had the chance to finish up the sound baffle and return for the shop. At the same time I installed the return I also insulated the lean as things are starting to fill up an figured I might as well get things done. Plus working with insulation when it's 90 out is way lots of fun.

I had ordered some Acoustic egg crate Foam from The foam Factory. The price was quite good and shipping only took about a week. I bought some for inside the box and also glued some to the inside of the metal double door.

After everything was done I was quite happy with the lack sound travel but haven't used a DB meter.

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Sound Baffle for return on cyclone lean-to

Link to first post on ideas

When I started to look into converting small free standing garage into my now shop I new right off I would need to get the dist collector and air compressor out of the room. Not really having a background in shop building. Fast forward I get the shop done, install the heat and dust collector. I later insulate the building and everything looking good.

Well I forgot to think about all the heat and now AC that's getting sucked out of the shop. So off to the internet I go. Looking at different ideas I decided I'd built a return in wall on the inside of the shop that will lead into a box with baffles and some sound insulation. I will also be adding some insulation in the lean-to now that I'll be heating and ACing it.

So far I've cut the whole in the wall for a 10X10 vent and built and cut out the parts for the box that will be 20X25.

return vent inside shop

Wood Electrical wiring Gas Engineering Machine tool


View of vent from lean to. I will be covering this with a sound insulated box and off set the opening to help muffle the noise.

Brown Property Wood Rectangle Window


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where did you get the foam?
 

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Sound Baffle for return on cyclone lean-to

Link to first post on ideas

When I started to look into converting small free standing garage into my now shop I new right off I would need to get the dist collector and air compressor out of the room. Not really having a background in shop building. Fast forward I get the shop done, install the heat and dust collector. I later insulate the building and everything looking good.

Well I forgot to think about all the heat and now AC that's getting sucked out of the shop. So off to the internet I go. Looking at different ideas I decided I'd built a return in wall on the inside of the shop that will lead into a box with baffles and some sound insulation. I will also be adding some insulation in the lean-to now that I'll be heating and ACing it.

So far I've cut the whole in the wall for a 10X10 vent and built and cut out the parts for the box that will be 20X25.

return vent inside shop

Wood Electrical wiring Gas Engineering Machine tool


View of vent from lean to. I will be covering this with a sound insulated box and off set the opening to help muffle the noise.

Brown Property Wood Rectangle Window


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Sorry about the delay in replying. I had thought the site would have let me know someone posted.

I bought the foam here:
http://www.thefoamfactory.com/acousticfoam/acousticfoam.html

The foam Factory had the best price. I also added some of the egg crate foam to the back of the doors into the lean to where the cyclone and air compressor are located. It really helped reduce the sound bouncing around.

Joe
 

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Something followed me on the way to the shop.

OK, so maybe following me home is a little bit of a lie. I drove about 1.5 hours to go pick it up. ;-)

Almost all the tools in my shop are craigslist finds and for the most part I've got all the power tools I need and even whittled down a few that didn't see much use like a shaper. The last one I've been trolling for was mortiser. I looked at a few table top units like the Delta and really didn't like them. Space being very tight in my shop I wasn't sure I wanted a floor unit either but seeing a good deal on a this Laguna tilting mortiser I decided I'd give it a go and if it doesn't work out I should take a big loss.

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Like many of the tools you find. This one really had never been cleaned of all the shipping goop and properly adjusted. The action on the lever wasn't super smooth you would expect from Laguna and one of the reasons I got it for a good price and the previous owners little use. I spent a few hours Saturday cleaning off all old grease and regreasing, I like philwood from years of being into bikes. The end result, smooth action, like cutting butter.

more to come as I give it a go on a few projects.

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Something followed me on the way to the shop.

OK, so maybe following me home is a little bit of a lie. I drove about 1.5 hours to go pick it up. ;-)

Almost all the tools in my shop are craigslist finds and for the most part I've got all the power tools I need and even whittled down a few that didn't see much use like a shaper. The last one I've been trolling for was mortiser. I looked at a few table top units like the Delta and really didn't like them. Space being very tight in my shop I wasn't sure I wanted a floor unit either but seeing a good deal on a this Laguna tilting mortiser I decided I'd give it a go and if it doesn't work out I should take a big loss.

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Like many of the tools you find. This one really had never been cleaned of all the shipping goop and properly adjusted. The action on the lever wasn't super smooth you would expect from Laguna and one of the reasons I got it for a good price and the previous owners little use. I spent a few hours Saturday cleaning off all old grease and regreasing, I like philwood from years of being into bikes. The end result, smooth action, like cutting butter.

more to come as I give it a go on a few projects.

Joe
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Something followed me on the way to the shop.

OK, so maybe following me home is a little bit of a lie. I drove about 1.5 hours to go pick it up. ;-)

Almost all the tools in my shop are craigslist finds and for the most part I've got all the power tools I need and even whittled down a few that didn't see much use like a shaper. The last one I've been trolling for was mortiser. I looked at a few table top units like the Delta and really didn't like them. Space being very tight in my shop I wasn't sure I wanted a floor unit either but seeing a good deal on a this Laguna tilting mortiser I decided I'd give it a go and if it doesn't work out I should take a big loss.

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Like many of the tools you find. This one really had never been cleaned of all the shipping goop and properly adjusted. The action on the lever wasn't super smooth you would expect from Laguna and one of the reasons I got it for a good price and the previous owners little use. I spent a few hours Saturday cleaning off all old grease and regreasing, I like philwood from years of being into bikes. The end result, smooth action, like cutting butter.

more to come as I give it a go on a few projects.

Joe
Too shiny… You need to get it dirty now.
 

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Something followed me on the way to the shop.

OK, so maybe following me home is a little bit of a lie. I drove about 1.5 hours to go pick it up. ;-)

Almost all the tools in my shop are craigslist finds and for the most part I've got all the power tools I need and even whittled down a few that didn't see much use like a shaper. The last one I've been trolling for was mortiser. I looked at a few table top units like the Delta and really didn't like them. Space being very tight in my shop I wasn't sure I wanted a floor unit either but seeing a good deal on a this Laguna tilting mortiser I decided I'd give it a go and if it doesn't work out I should take a big loss.

Scientific instrument Plumbing valve Gas Engineering Machine


Like many of the tools you find. This one really had never been cleaned of all the shipping goop and properly adjusted. The action on the lever wasn't super smooth you would expect from Laguna and one of the reasons I got it for a good price and the previous owners little use. I spent a few hours Saturday cleaning off all old grease and regreasing, I like philwood from years of being into bikes. The end result, smooth action, like cutting butter.

more to come as I give it a go on a few projects.

Joe
Wow, that's one serious score. I trolled for almost a year before just buying a new benchtop. I wish I'd kept trolling;)
 

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Something followed me on the way to the shop.

OK, so maybe following me home is a little bit of a lie. I drove about 1.5 hours to go pick it up. ;-)

Almost all the tools in my shop are craigslist finds and for the most part I've got all the power tools I need and even whittled down a few that didn't see much use like a shaper. The last one I've been trolling for was mortiser. I looked at a few table top units like the Delta and really didn't like them. Space being very tight in my shop I wasn't sure I wanted a floor unit either but seeing a good deal on a this Laguna tilting mortiser I decided I'd give it a go and if it doesn't work out I should take a big loss.

Scientific instrument Plumbing valve Gas Engineering Machine


Like many of the tools you find. This one really had never been cleaned of all the shipping goop and properly adjusted. The action on the lever wasn't super smooth you would expect from Laguna and one of the reasons I got it for a good price and the previous owners little use. I spent a few hours Saturday cleaning off all old grease and regreasing, I like philwood from years of being into bikes. The end result, smooth action, like cutting butter.

more to come as I give it a go on a few projects.

Joe
One upside to living in the try state area of NJ/NY/CT or NJ/PA/DE (depending on how you look at the states) is lots of buyers remorse.

At any given time there is 10 bench top units for sale. I had looked at a powematic unit like this one but he wanted almost retail and some of there newer stuff like the Jet isn't as hardy as they used to be.

It's clean now but give it some time in the shop. ;-)

Joe
 

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