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Thread: My biggest project yet - A real (-ly big) garage

  1. #61
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    ^haha that is ideal. That coring machine looks like a wrist snapper.
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    Nah it's actually very easy to use. All you're really doing is applying a little bit of pressure while trying to ensure you're coring down in a straight direction and not binding against the sides.

    Now I get to glue the core back in place haha

    Good thing I know a guy that sells really high quality sealants...

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    Figured out a game plan. Finally tracked down a high quality heat cable that's sealed from the elements and learned all the ways of PEX piping.

    Exciting. I should have water in the garage by the weekend.

    Pics to come

    Migs

    1986 GT-S Hatchback, 2002 IS300 5MT w/LSD, 1991 22RE 4x4 Pickup

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    PEX lines are the only way to go these days. So easy to work with! Heating cables are something I'm going to have to familiarize myself with as I slowly migrate my way to the farm in Alberta.

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    Migrate faster!

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    stainless steel line with nice AN fittings & plexglass walls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rastaracer View Post
    PEX lines are the only way to go these days. So easy to work with! Heating cables are something I'm going to have to familiarize myself with as I slowly migrate my way to the farm in Alberta.
    Agreed!

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    So I finished the heated and insulated waterline a few weeks ago.

    Here's how it all went down...

    1. Pex Pipe connecting to 1970's Polyethylene pipe underground, and secured with two uber high quality Wurth SS hose clamps
    2. 12' Heat trace cable designed for use in rain gutters/eaves-troughs (fully waterproof) taped to pex pipe with 3M aluminum foil tape
    3. Rubberized pipe insulation tubes sealed over the exterior
    4. Plastic foam larger inner dia. pipe insulation tubes sealed over the exterior
    5. The entire assembly fed through 3" PVC piping

    The setup works perfectly. When using the water for the first 5 seconds in the garage it actually comes out luke-warm thanks to the heat trace cable. Just long enough to wash your hands if you need to. Next I'll be installing the valves needed to choose between hot or cold water running through the line.

    I lost track of the number of "plumbers" that were dumbfounded and had no suggestions as to how I could design this setup. Unreal.

    After this, the following project is to build the walls for the little bathroom so I can install an in-wall space heater that will keep the water hose, pressure washer, and all my chemicals from freezing during the winter.

    Decided to go with a Urinal instead now that I'm much more familiar with plumbing and it really shouldn't be any trouble.
















    Migs
    Last edited by Migs; 12-10-2012 at 04:20 PM.

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