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Forum topic by Jay1524 posted 10-24-2012 03:56 PM 861 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-24-2012 03:56 PM

We just bought a new house with a three car garage. I hope to make my shop in the third stall. The problem is part of the concrete floor is raised two or three inches above the rest. This platform area is approximately eight feet of the total length so I could use it for some tools, or bench, or…? I’m not sure how to deal with this “step” and would love to hear what others have done.



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#1 posted 10-24-2012 04:16 PM

Sounds like a good area for the compressor, dust collector, tool box(s), grinder, or any tooling that wouldn’t be affected by the added height.

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#2 posted 10-24-2012 04:29 PM

A lot of garages are poured that way now. Mainly as a choice so people can wash their car in the garage as opposed to outside. I opted out when I built my house and shop and kept everything flat. My brother’s house has the raised floor and he used the third bay as a shop as well. He uses it just like Bill stated above.

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#3 posted 10-24-2012 10:32 PM

The “step” is by code in some locals – as a bump stop for vehicles. Other locals that have HVAC systems in the garage, are required by code to allow an 18” height from the garage floor parking area to the heater flame, to allow for gasoline fumes to not interact with the natural gas flame.

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