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Discussion in 'General Automotive Discussion' started by SlowScud, Dec 12, 2019.

  1. boxerman

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    Currently have 4 fun cars, plus truck, wifes car and two kids cars, so thats 8 vehicles..
    Two, two car garage houses, one with bendpack(but still low ceilings so only low cars can be stored).. Plus I rent 2 underground garage spaces 2 miles from home.
    Wifes car gets a garage a space which leaves me 6 spaces spread out between 2 houses and underground garage.
    It means I have to think about what Ill be driving when, and in summer there is some car redeployment, plus getting a car on and off a lift means moving the car below setting up ramps etc. Ie its not just grab the keys and go. Some cars end up not getting used as often as the mood strikes purely because of location/logistics.

    Idealy I'd build a 3 car garage with high ceilings for storage lifts.

    Getting a gulia dd which means something else has to live outside or be sold. As I buy new and take care of my cars, something old like the chev equinox is stil, a very perfect viable vehicle to keep as a spare, but undriven living outside it would decline fast, so without space to keep it properly a perfectly good viable vehicle which I know Ill find use for at some point may have to go.
     
  2. JOEA2

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  4. EastMemphis

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    I built the biggest possible structure on my property. It's a 26' x 24' (2 car) garage with a 10 foot ceiling 8 feet from my back porch. The drywall went in yesterday.

    I have 200 amps of 220v that will serve 2-50 amp 220v car charging circuits, a 1.5 ton HVAC, a utility 30 amp 220v, a 30 amp 220v for the lift and a few 110v circuits, plus a wifi and a partridge in a pear tree.

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  5. Michael B

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    My wife wanted to build a house a few years ago. I let her handle the living space.

    Attached to it I did this with 1700 Sq ft.:

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    I plumbed in-floor heat. Plumbed in a whole garage vacuum system. Four floor drains. Electric outlets every few feet. Set up a electric panel for an electric car (thinking of the future). Wall mounted a TV and set it to a car channel. Added a lift, loads of tools, 30 can-lights that can be lit up in sections, whole garage wi-fi with multiple ceiling mounted speakers for yacht rock on satellite radio.
     
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  6. plastique999

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    Smartly constructed!
    8 car bay? How many total can you fit ?
    “TV set to a car channel...” LOLL
    Seating area?

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  7. Michael B

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    Thank you sir. You are too kind.

    I have had 10 cars in there (its pretty deep) when I stack them tight. But commonly it houses 9.

    The TV? I (like most of us) am a Car Guy so I watch anything car related while I tinker or buff a fender. The TV is rarely on, but when it is.... Cars.

    Seating... Yes, I wanted a nice red couch. I have not done that yet but I want to! Maybe soon. These days I mostly sit on an office chair that I use when I read a manual or the lap top. Its working for now.

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  8. plastique999

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    And most importantly.... what’s your handicap ?


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    I always say "my golf swing".

    Living in FL I play 2-3 times per week and still can't get to single digits.
     
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  10. plastique999

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    That’s my goal as well...would love to be a single caller...I’m a 17 index. Lot of room to improve.
    Just played Streamsong a couple months ago...beautiful!


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  11. Ianjoub

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    I never established a handicap. My objectives when I play are 85, one birdie, and nothing worse than bogey on the scorecard. I seldom achieve all 3 in the same round :(
     
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