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Great ladder! Where were you able to pick that up from? I could use that myself.
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Great job Lance, I know what it's like to "reset" and do a new shop. I'm still getting settled 2 years later.. It's a constantly evolving project, and it never freakin' ends...
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The shop is looking great Lance. I'm not sure I would go inside the house except for meals and to hang out with the wife. Hahaha!
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What floor treatment is that? looks great
As usual, I had to do things just a bit different than everyone else. I was way more concerned about ease of keeping clean than looks. I also wanted a floor that would stand up to abuse but also me easy to patch up should I "abuse" it too far...

What we came up with was to first grind the floor smooth with 40 grit pads on a huge commercial concrete grinder. Then all of the expansion joints, cracks and divots were filled with a grey epoxy caulk and then the whole floor was ground again this time using 80 grit pads. The next day a coat of clear polyaspartic was put down, basically a quick drying clear epoxy. We mixed in some aluminum oxide to provide a bit of grip but I'm not sure now it was even needed. The floor is not slick at all, even when hosing it down.

When you really scratch the floor (yes, I've done that in many places already) it is kind of like clear coat on a car...it looks horrible. But as soon as you wipe it or rub the scratch, it almost goes away. There are many surface scratches on it that I bet could be polished away if one wanted...but I'm not concerned about them at all. I clean it up with a dust mop for the most part and got it looking this good for the pictures by hosing it down with water and using a squeegee to push the water and dirt out the doors.

And no Greg...I haven't lost any nuts or bolts on it either. In places where it really got ground down, you can see the aggregate of the concrete and it looks really cool...but for the most part it's all one color and easy to see thing that fall on it.
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Great ladder! Where were you able to pick that up from? I could use that myself.
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It is good for a floor 9' 10" above the other floor, mine was 9'7"...
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Great job Lance, I know what it's like to "reset" and do a new shop. I'm still getting settled 2 years later.. It's a constantly evolving project, and it never freakin' ends...
I'm ready to be done working "on" the shop and start working '"in" the shop!!

Your shop looks great. How does your heated floor work with the race deck tiles? Would you do that floor again?
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The shop is looking great Lance. I'm not sure I would go inside the house except for meals and to hang out with the wife. Hahaha!
Thanks!! I have been known to hide out a bit out there from time to time...
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You can kind of see in this picture what I had to do to get the shelves to fit to my satisfaction.




I found these shelves at Costco for $60 each. They are 4' wide, 24" deep and 8' tall with melamine shelves. I cut 8" off of the bottom of the back legs and attached them to the walls direct. This was to clear the trim and stem wall at the bottom. I then had to trim each of the front legs to the proper height to account for the hump\slope of the floor. The high spot of the floor is about where the pressure washer is and it drops about an inch each direction by the outside edges of each shelf. This way the shelves themselves are level, square and plumb.

It is hard being afflicted with the OCD but in a weird way satisfying at the same time. My wife thought I was crazy during the process but understood why once it was done. I'm sure some of you will understand as well...
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Garage looks great, Lance!
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