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Forum topic by dgaiken posted 02-22-2019 06:43 PM 349 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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dgaiken

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02-22-2019 06:43 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood shop shop garage garage shop

My wife and I just moved into a rental home, and we have a nice 2 car garage, but we also have a ledge in there that houses the washer and dryer. My wife parks her car near the washer and dryer, and the other 1/2 of the garage is hopefully going to become my wood shop. I currently have a 20×20 workshop, but it is 35 minutes away at my parents’ home, and I am tired of driving there every time I want to work. Also, the shop they have is very old, and is starting to crumble. I want to get my tools out of there before the whole thing collapses. haha

Do you guys see any issues with me creating a workshop in the same space as the washer/dryer, car, and other garage items? I will be using a Shop Vac and Dust Deputy as my dust collection.

Thanks!


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fivecodys

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#1 posted 02-22-2019 07:16 PM

My shop/garage is also the laundry room and the gas fired water heater lives there as well.
The wife parks her car in there at night so everything is on wheels.

My Shop: https://www.lumberjocks.com/fivecodys/workshop

She has become accustomed to dust on the washer/dryer.
I do my best to keep it as clean as possible but sometimes it’s just not possible.

I own my home so there was not an issue running additional electrical and adding light where necessary.
That may cause you an issue since you are renting.

Since my water heater is in the garage I am always very careful about what finishes I am using and I make sure the garage is well vented when spraying Poly, Lacquer, and or using mineral spirits and the like. I don’t want to blow myself up! :)

I do keep a couple of Swiffers around to wipe off the washer and dryer each night when I break down the shop. A happy wife is a happy life.

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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dgaiken

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#2 posted 02-22-2019 07:29 PM

@fivecodys Nice shop! Thank you for your input! We have spoke to our landlord and they are ok with us hiring an electrician for extra electrical. They have been very good landlords and are happy for us to make improvements to the house.

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pottz

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#3 posted 02-22-2019 07:57 PM

i dont but swmbo might! just keep the wash/dry covered when your working and make anything she needs and you should survive-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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fivecodys

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#4 posted 02-23-2019 12:01 AM



@fivecodys Nice shop! Thank you for your input! We have spoke to our landlord and they are ok with us hiring an electrician for extra electrical. They have been very good landlords and are happy for us to make improvements to the house.

- dgaiken

That is a good landlord. Sounds like you are good to go.
Show us how it all turns out.

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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pottz

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#5 posted 02-24-2019 12:22 AM

@fivecodys Nice shop! Thank you for your input! We have spoke to our landlord and they are ok with us hiring an electrician for extra electrical. They have been very good landlords and are happy for us to make improvements to the house.

- dgaiken

That is a good landlord. Sounds like you are good to go.
Show us how it all turns out.

- fivecodys


good landlord yeah,their happy for the free upgrade to their property-LOL.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Mainboom

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#6 posted 02-24-2019 12:31 AM

If you have a back yard. You could buy a shed they make nice ones that are on skids and places will drop off. then you can set it up how you want it keep it that way incase you move again till you buy a house or what ever. then you can use the garage as is if your worried about things in it. just a thought

-- CRANE OPERATORS START EARLY because iron workers need their heros ready when they wake up

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tomsteve

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#7 posted 02-24-2019 04:12 PM

you may want to look into buying/building an air filter. over time i could see dust getting into and bulding up in areas of the dryer ya wouldnt want dust buidling up.
a filter would also help keep airborn dust from entering the house when the door is opened.
p.s.
leaf blowers work real good for dusting out a garage shop.

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