COVID-19 Isolation garage project

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  1. Knuckle Dragger

    Knuckle Dragger Mayor of Simpleton Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    In all fairness I started this about two week prior to going into isolation, but having the time off without much to do I could get more done. I sure beats watching TV or dealing with the blowhards on the news.

    This is what I started with:
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    It was workable until I decided all three cars needed to be parked inside. Now I can't get to anything without moving a car or two it seems.

    So I blew it up:
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    and the bench on the side I'm trying to eliminate:
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    I moved the water softener to the left, using Pex, thanks for all the help and suggestions with that. I built a bench using unfinished cabinets from Home Depot and set it up to protect the Pex lines.
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    I painted the bench, moved some electrical and added cabinets. I'm not finished but this is where I'm at now:

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    I won't be able to bring my Matco box home until the virus passes enough to open life back up. Still a lot to do but I thought I'd share what I'm doing with my down time.
     
  2. 1972_Z-28

    1972_Z-28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Good job. I need to motivated while stuck at home also. I had the flu(regular I believe) for over a week and still tired and unmotivated right now.
    I suspect alot of spring cleaning gets done during this strange times we are in.
     
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    Looks good Dave.
     
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    Kirk Cousins would be done by now !!!!
     
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  5. Knuckle Dragger

    Knuckle Dragger Mayor of Simpleton Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    It would be almost done and cost twice as much as it should have. Champ would have liked it though
     
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    Todd80Z28 Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Looking good Dave. Two weeks ago, I started a fireplace project that I underestimated (as usual).
    I had a couple of things to take to the local dump last Saturday, and the line was deeper than I've seen it in a decade. "Might as well do something productive" seems to be the mantra.
    Be well!
     
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    I have to fix a few things like my Pressure washer and do a tune up on my old C-20. My wife keeps finding things for me to do as usual though. I can't start my truck cause it will make my the wife Whine B/C the smell of old school exhaust with fuel and burning oil. I have to make sure all the windows are closed. I love that smell.
     
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    I took a load of trash to the dump Sat, Sun, and Mon. Our local dropoff is overflowing with furniture, refrigerators, and even scrap metal. My shop has not looked this good in about 5 years!
     
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    Looks great, nice job repurposing the cabinets !
     
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    Great job Dave. I'm sure you will appreciate these improvements for years to come. I overlook this stuff until I have time on my hands. Lately I have been just moving things around in my home garage that make it easier to get around, and wonder why I didn't get to it sooner. Sometimes it's just the little things that make me happy.
     
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