The garage looks good! A long time ago i build myself a tool board but threw it away and only use shelves to put crates and boxes on as items on shelves or toolboards catch a lot of dust. I bought used steel drawers and cabinets and painted these all in red and use these to store paint, oil and other items Peter
Post by blackpopracing on Apr 10, 2019 21:41:03 GMT
Small update, air line supplier sent some wrong bits, phoned them today so hopefully this will be remedied before the weekend.
Also bought a cheaper air line hose reel from Ebay - this turned into a complete fiasco. First one turned up damaged - totally inadequate packaging so returned for a refund. This did not materialise as the P.O. failed to deliver it. Finally got a promise of a refund so bought a replacement.
This turned up today even more damaged than the first one!
Opened a dispute over first one and miraculously a refund has appeared, now will have to wait for a second refund.
Moral of story is don't buy cheap goods (which I don't normally do).
Bought a more expensive one which is a bit bigger than I wanted but its the same design as the blue one so I know it will arrive in good order & be of decent quality.
Took the car out for a meet tonight so no real progress on the garage.
Post by blackpopracing on Apr 12, 2019 17:14:04 GMT
Well some good news today, the new hose reel arrived and I'm very, very happy with it. It's similar quality to the first big steel one but as I ordered a 30ft reel it has turned up smaller than the 50ft one - which is a real bonus as it was the size that made me pick the cheap one. This is 4.5" smaller diameter than the 50ft one.
Has a nice red hose as well
Not such good news is the lines & fitting supplier. They sent the wrong size fittings to me, complained on Monday, and they got back to me Wed but no contact since. Chased them today - twice! and finally they will send the bits tonight.
This is a pain as I can't get air to any other fittings without these bits.
I must have your garage fairy’s brother as I have a similar problem with my tyre inflator!
Speaking of air, may I suggest you re-position the foil panels you have fixed above the heater. You need air to circulate between that & the roof panels or very quickly, you will have mould between them. Last thing we want is the garage being the source of man-flu!
Post by blackpopracing on Apr 28, 2019 21:42:18 GMT
I decided to add a shelf above the bench for storage of bigger stuff like the spare paper rolls for my towel dispenser and masking paper etc.
While up in the rafters it's easier to see how long the garage is.
This of course means I need to add more lighting over the bench, I rigged up an old double 4ft fitting to try - it has one cool white tube and one daylight LED fitted, camera can't really see the colours properly but the LED tube is astonishingly bright. I think I will return it and go for a single 5ft LED with a cool white colour as the daylight one makes all the flourescent ones look yellow!
And at long last I got round to wiring in the fan - man this thing can move some air!! my old extractor setup was pretty awesome but this is a new level. It's really hard to open the garage door with it running and it's really straining to run if a window is not open.
I also got the patio lamp post wired up at last, fitted with a flame effect led lamp it looks very cool - if not particularly bright! should be nice and atmospheric for barbecue's and it has the feature of full brightness as well as real flame effect at the click of the remote fob.
In the last house, all the lamps were LED and really bright. However, the light was "flat" is the only way I can describe it. Shadows were blurred and there was no depth perception. This meant that fiddly jobs (removing links on Madam's watch strap being one example) were really difficult, and more often than had to be done outside in natural light. Most peculiar.