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post #1 of 31 Old 05-22-2008, 03:48 AM Thread Starter
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Progress on the garage

Well the lift was installed yesterday, I'm very pleased. Here are a bunch of photos I've taken in the past 2 weeks. It has turned out quite nice.
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post #2 of 31 Old 05-22-2008, 04:30 AM
 
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one question though

Where are the pictures from the 1st floor
I assume thats where your spare bed is when you have argument with your wife and the fridge for lots of cold beer
And ofcourse lots of centerfolds on the wall
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Very nice! Looks you will have plenty of room to work. Have you planned your first automotive project for the new garage and especially the lift?

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great job, you're living the dream! hehehehe

do you have an idea of when it will be ready?

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You have a beer drinking room for when we have the North American Ferrari Life gathering?
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Looks very nice Pete!

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You have a beer drinking room for when we have the North American Ferrari Life gathering?
Yes, absolutely. Upstairs is the game and "hang out" room. (plus parts storage.) I've already got the space for the dart board picked out and I had the electrician wire in some spot lights specifically for the dart board. The garage has water, cable TV, a phone and also an internet connection. No toilet though, we're guys, we can go out back. Plus of course propane heat, very important up here in Maine. I've even installed 2 ceiling fans and made provisions for window fans upstairs and the electric system is flexible enough that I can install A/C down the road if I so choose. (it has it's own 200 amp service). Also everything is run underground, there are no wires overhead. The building is fully insulated as you can see. Most detached garages up here are built with 2x4's but I had this one built with 2x6's so the walls are thickly insulated. This truly is my dream garage. Better than a 550 and cheaper also. Of course next year when I have the driveway paved it will push the cost higher than what a 550 runs for but it will be worth it. Boxer said I should skip the 550 anyway and go straight for the F40 so I had to build the home for it first.

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Yes, absolutely. Upstairs is the game and "hang out" room. (plus parts storage.) I've already got the space for the dart board picked out and I had the electrician wire in some spot lights specifically for the dart board. The garage has water, cable TV, a phone and also an internet connection. No toilet though, we're guys, we can go out back. Plus of course propane heat, very important up here in Maine. I've even installed 2 ceiling fans and made provisions for window fans upstairs and the electric system is flexible enough that I can install A/C down the road if I so choose. (it has it's own 200 amp service). Also everything is run underground, there are no wires overhead. The building is fully insulated as you can see. Most detached garages up here are built with 2x4's but I had this one built with 2x6's so the walls are thickly insulated. This truly is my dream garage. Better than a 550 and cheaper also. Of course next year when I have the driveway paved it will push the cost higher than what a 550 runs for but it will be worth it. Boxer said I should skip the 550 anyway and go straight for the F40 so I had to build the home for it first.

Sounds great...and let's hope that's how it works out. haha
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Ciao and congratulations

WOW it is really shaping up, that is a lot of mud and tape in there I'm so glad mine is all done I hate sanding.

So when is the Garage warming party?...

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Yes, absolutely. Upstairs is the game and "hang out" room. (plus parts storage.) I've already got the space for the dart board picked out and I had the electrician wire in some spot lights specifically for the dart board. The garage has water, cable TV, a phone and also an internet connection. No toilet though, we're guys, we can go out back. Plus of course propane heat, very important up here in Maine. I've even installed 2 ceiling fans and made provisions for window fans upstairs and the electric system is flexible enough that I can install A/C down the road if I so choose. (it has it's own 200 amp service). Also everything is run underground, there are no wires overhead. The building is fully insulated as you can see. Most detached garages up here are built with 2x4's but I had this one built with 2x6's so the walls are thickly insulated. This truly is my dream garage. Better than a 550 and cheaper also. Of course next year when I have the driveway paved it will push the cost higher than what a 550 runs for but it will be worth it. Boxer said I should skip the 550 anyway and go straight for the F40 so I had to build the home for it first.
WOW, I want to watch the NFL in your place!!

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Excellent Pete. Don't forget the RA&PE sign over the front doors.

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I won't. The pictures will be posted on this site.
"Royal Arch and Pete Enterprises" and I hope to have at least 3 Ferraris under the sign for the photo. I'm working on it.

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Looking good dude!!!



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Made my first lift today!!

My electrician came over this morning and hooked up the power to the lift. I had talked to him the day the lift was installed and he said he wouldn't be able to get over here until next week sometime. Well here in the US this is a 3 day weekend. My contractor called the electrician and said, "You know, if you don't get over there Pete will probably try to hook it up himself over the weekend and call you on Sunday when he's having problems." So my electrician came over on a Saturday morning so he knew he'd have the rest of the weekend off. Of course the first thing I had to do when he left was pick my truck up off the ground. In fact it is still up in the air as I'm typing this.
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What a spoiled guy...I'm jealous. If you don't mind my asking, how much did the lift set you back?
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What a spoiled guy...I'm jealous. If you don't mind my asking, how much did the lift set you back?
Pete is the last person I would call spoiled. He works his ass off for everything he has.
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Not spoiled Dmitri, I worked hard for this for many years. Nobody gave me anything, I earned it myself. Well, on second thought, I might be spoiled but that's because I spoil myself. I deserve it.

As for what it costs, my dream has always been to have a heated garage with a lift. Turns out the lift was actually the cheapest part of the whole garage. The lift was only $2,500 installed. That's a freakin' awesome deal when you consider that a good floor jack will cost you $300.

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Pete is the last person I would call spoiled. He works his ass off for everything he has.
Thanks Boxer, I was typing my reply the same time you were typing yours. I appreciate your support!!

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Pete, that lift's awesome. We can have real fun with that when we've had several crates of Bud. Forget lifting cars, we could use it to get in your upstairs games room

BTW - you're not spoiled, I've seen how hard you work for RA&PE...........on second thoughts ignore the bit about hard, unless we mean drinking

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