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Old 03-07-2018, 03:03 PM
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I did the front garage more simple.
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Old 03-07-2018, 03:06 PM
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With drive thru door is nice.. if you limited width wise.. a roll up might be cool going into the back yard.. not to drive the car into the yard but you can do some cool lighting amd make ot part of your landscape..
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Old 03-07-2018, 03:08 PM
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Excuse the mess we were still building the crib then.
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Old 03-07-2018, 03:46 PM
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I just built this detached garage in the fall. 24X24X10. I am in Halifax so I don't know much about Toronto. Getting a permit was easy and I actually had to hound the inspector to come and inspect it. The inspection took 30 seconds and then he left. The design was simple...4 walls and a roof. Trusses I just ordered through the lumber yard, I gave them the pitch, spacing, overhang, and width. I did this all by myself, I didn't even have someone to help me. The only thing I subbed out was the excavation/concrete(not something you want to do yourself) and the electrical(not allowed to do it yourself here). Prior to this I had never framed, roofed, did siding, or built anything.

My only suggestions are to make sure it's at least 10' if not 12' inside because one day you will want a hoist and don't worry too much about attic storage. The rule of storage is you always end up acquiring things to occupy 115%of your storage space. Build more storage space and you just end up acquiring more stuff. Oh, lots of outlets and waist height and either 60amp or 100amp service.







Here is a link to progression pictures.
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Old 03-07-2018, 05:45 PM
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With drive thru door is nice.. if you limited width wise.. a roll up might be cool going into the back yard.. not to drive the car into the yard but you can do some cool lighting amd make ot part of your landscape..
Lee I absolutely love your "Hidden" Garage behind the garage. Was the back garage /w glass door always there? was it added later on?
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Old 03-07-2018, 06:06 PM
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Thx. I built it about 4 yrs ago. Always had glass door.
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Old 03-07-2018, 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Smitten
You might ask the truss supplier. They do the designs in-house and will usually include the service if you buy the new trusses there. If you plan to remove existing trusses and hand frame roof joists, the truss designer is still a good source, but probably not free. 😉
Good point! I did have one engineer come by and have a look at no cost. They were referred from a local engineering company because the company didn't have expertise in trusses. The one that came by worked for a truss manufacturer, however she's works out of her home part time and I'm not sure if she is insured and current with her professional certifications. I need to check. Hence my search for an alternate. Feel better going with somebody who runs a full time business.

I won't need to replace trusses or lift the roof in her opinion. But might be worthwhile to call a truss manufacturer for a recommendation. Thanks for the idea.
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:32 PM
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Always build something with the intention of selling it.
Don't design it for your 911.
9+ foot wide garage door to get a truck with mirrors in.
Tall garage door? So you can get a car in, with a thule roof box.
Man door? 36 inch so you can carry suit cases through, fridge, wheel chair when your old.
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by BIG smoke View Post
Always build something with the intention of selling it.
Don't design it for your 911.
9+ foot wide garage door to get a truck with mirrors in.
Tall garage door? So you can get a car in, with a thule roof box.
Man door? 36 inch so you can carry suit cases through, fridge, wheel chair when your old.
Good idea + build it with an 8' high door not a 7'. Some nice garages people.
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:51 AM
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With so many possibilities, we really should have a garage sticky. It would be great for any and all to reference when deigning and building their own man caves.
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Old 03-09-2018, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by wc11 View Post
With so many possibilities, we really should have a garage sticky. It would be great for any and all to reference when deigning and building their own man caves.

www.garagejournal.com There is an entire forum dedicated to this very subject. Really interesting tool discussions as well.
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Old 03-09-2018, 12:40 PM
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^so much good info there and garages to burn your data limit.
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Old 03-09-2018, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by old man neri View Post
www.garagejournal.com There is an entire forum dedicated to this very subject. Really interesting tool discussions as well.
Yeah I'm aware of the site but I'm thinking something more local (Canadian with Canadian prices) plus members here consult each other on what they've done in their own homes.
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