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    Quote Originally Posted by M J D View Post
    Since it made it to this height relatively easy and I haven't received any nasty feedback from the village, I intend to go higher. 10' high door, 11'6" wall height to the finished ceiling. This would require 5 course of block. I have to lower the electrical anyway so not that much more work. The drawback will be the overly high windows, but I can live with that.
    Good move. I doubt you will ever regret the extra height and you are already in the process. If I built a shop from scratch and wanted any windows for light I would put them up that high anyway, think like a thief.
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    Windows high and 3/4 inch plywood 4 feet sq. spike nails sticking up so when they do come through the window they have something to slow them down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VPT View Post
    Since you have to add in anyway how about putting the AC unit over the man door?
    That would probably work. Have to see how much room over the new header.

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    Cool! My garage is a 'Tuck Under', I'd have to raise the whole house, or dig out and drop the floor about 36". That would work aannnnddd it would also allow me to shave some incline off my driveway. But I don't have excavating equip, blasting stuff (let alone permits) or the money right now to finance a new foundation. The builder was so cheap, he put a ski slope in for the drive (at least he paved it), but it wasted so much ground space in doing so. Could of had an RV pad, a shop and a shorter (in length and incline) driveway.
    But that is neat that you can do it yourself!
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    Not much in the way of progress. Ordered the block, masonry cement and rebar. Should be delivered tomorrow. Also picked up a yard of masonry sand.

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    Looking good, man. Good decision to go for the extra height. Now just another 2' up and you'll have 12' doors!
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    Are you going to fill the block with cement?
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    10' high door it is and will be. Yes rebar into slab at corners and about 4' apart. Those cores will be filled with concrete and top course will be filled all around.

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    Minnesota Dave....I really love your thought process and ingenuity. I have often thought about doing the same thing as you did here. Your progress is impressive. I can't wait to see the finished garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim9 View Post
    Minnesota Dave....I really love your thought process and ingenuity. I have often thought about doing the same thing as you did here. Your progress is impressive. I can't wait to see the finished garage.
    MN Dave is one of my " consultants ", not actually doing this project. Dave prefers to build outward, not upward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M J D View Post
    MN Dave is one of my " consultants ", not actually doing this project. Dave prefers to build outward, not upward.
    Hell yeah, outward for more square footage!!

    Once yours is up in the air, it's time to double the footprint
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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaDave View Post
    Hell yeah, outward for more square footage!!

    Once yours is up in the air, it's time to double the footprint
    If I stay under $5,000, no permit needed. Maybe an addition on the 30' length may happen. If so I would go with scissors trusses.

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    Block was delivered today, hope to do layout and setup tomorrow after work.Name:  IMG_20160607_191735899.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by M J D View Post
    If I stay under $5,000, no permit needed. Maybe an addition on the 30' length may happen. If so I would go with scissors trusses.
    That is easy to do. $4999 this time then wait for a little while (two weeks should be good) then do another $4999 at a latter time. Then you follow their rules.
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    Are you laying the block yourself Mike ?? Remember the openings go up. Like sod, green side up.

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    Far from a mason here but estimate 315 full blocks, 5 half blocks?
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    Did you say you are over by walmart some where? I have an itch to come check out the garage some time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VPT View Post
    Did you say you are over by walmart some where? I have an itch to come check out the garage some time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metalman21 View Post
    Far from a mason here but estimate 315 full blocks, 5 half blocks?
    I bought 330 8", 15 8" 4quarter block and 55 6" block for the front wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BD1 View Post
    Are you laying the block yourself Mike ?? Remember the openings go up. Like sod, green side up.
    And wider part to the top.

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    Started on the block, ran a few corner leads. Ended up jointing them in the dark with a flashlight, so no pictures. More to continue.

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    Corners and side door opening done. A shot of a corner with the rebar.Name:  IMG_20160609_193427190.jpg
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    Looking good
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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaDave View Post
    Looking good
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    Moving along quite quickly! Nice looking work!

    I would personally maybe double up (or more) the rebar next to the door openings especially the corner between the man door and main door. It always seems block walls crack their joints right next to door openings.
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