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Build it and they will grow....

PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 7:22 am
by Oldjoints
Working on my detached garage to accommodate a veg and flower room and a woodworking shop. The previous owner in their wisdom pulled out all the electric out of the building because someone tried to break into it and she assumed it was to strip out the wiring to scrap. So now I have to re-wire the building completely including the main feed, breaker box and all circuits. Then insulate and install drywall and build my two grow rooms. I am also removing the garage door and building a wall where the garage door was.

Here is a pic of the garage, and the mess of me tearing shit out:

Build it and they will grow....

PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 7:56 am
by Oldjoints
A few shots of the work in progress:

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 3:00 pm
by dill786
do u live in australia lol

its nice and big, cant wait to see it up and running :)

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 5:29 pm
by Oldjoints
Will take me a couple of weeks to get it finished. I will get all the wiring finished tomorrow and then start on the rest of the insulation and start hanging more drywall, after that. Going to have to rent a drywall jack for the ceiling though as I’m not as young as I once was. I’ll post pics as I go through the process.

Build it and they will grow....

PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 7:27 pm
by Dick Fein
I was a drywaller for 30 years and my advice to you is going the other direction with your sheets on the ceiling.

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 9:27 pm
by Oldjoints
Yep thought of that after those first two sheets. Once I finish that row I will be going the other direction. Appreciate the advice, thanks!

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 10:52 pm
by Lrus007
i was a drywaller for 3 years sucked. worked with some
lazy workers mostly. so i moved on to other things.

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 3:21 pm
by Intrinsic
".. and a woodworking shop" awesome.

An idea; go head and build the wall where the garage door is, but leave the the garage door covering the solid wall behind. may look like a garage /shop, more so then a grow room. Maybe?

Build it and they will grow....

PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:58 am
by Oldjoints
Didn’t think of that, will ponder on it though..... thanks!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:33 am
by scottmarsh03
Workflow in full swing. Looks good, just upside down)

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:09 am
by Oldjoints
Intrinsic wrote:".. and a woodworking shop" awesome.

An idea; go head and build the wall where the garage door is, but leave the the garage door covering the solid wall behind. may look like a garage /shop, more so then a grow room. Maybe?


After some thought I have decided to use your idea and leave the garage door intact and build an inner wall that conceal’s the garage door. Not only will this provide extra security but will hopefully look more like a garage then a shop and a less likely target for break-in’s.
Thanks once again Intrinsic!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:15 pm
by Intrinsic
cool. imagine someone surprise when going through the trouble breaking the door lock and finding a wall.

Build it and they will grow....

PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:32 pm
by Oldjoints
Just something I threw together for the front yard. The top water basin was left here as well as the 6ft clay pipe I used as a base and painted to match:

Build it and they will grow....

PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:19 pm
by rSin
I know your wrapping up the electric
But in the interest of economy
Anytime you running two seperate circuits
To the same location
And they can be energized by seperate hot bars
At the panel/sub-panel
They can share a single neutral
White wire
So you can use 12-3 or 10-3 ftc cable
Instead of 2 xx-2 ones

Saves buying one copper wire

Every savings counts

Build it and they will grow....

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:41 am
by Oldjoints
After a long hiatus due to a stall in closing I have resumed building. I have the electric on and started the framing of the flower room:

The light and plants you see are there temporarily until I finish with the rooms.
Here are some pics of the plants:

I would offer up some free clones to folks but due to rules here I can’t so to avoid hissy fits I won’t...... :fubird: