Garage Heating – 9/24/2011 Update

Remounted the opener.  The board that was holding it cracked, so I used a 2×8 instead:

Last weekend, we got the rafters added along with some supporting boards:

Note in the above picture, there are some boards that needed to be trimmed that extended below the rafter.  Here they are trimmed:

I still need to add rafter boards at the front and back of the front half before I can insulate and drywall.  The front of the garage has some wires for the garage opener which needs to be re-located.

Think I have figured out my garage door closing problem.  Towards the bottom when closing, the door sides from side-to-side and sometimes stops the opener.  Well, my garage opening walls are not straight up and down, but the opener is – see pics:

I also measured the distance between the rails in the middle and bottom and they are off by at least an inch.  So after dry-walling, I can work on the door as time permits.  Might have to get some help with that!  The goal for this next week is to get the ceiling insulated and dry-walled for the front half!

Garage Heating

I have to figure out how I am going to put the 2x4x14’s in the front half because of the garage opener:

One thought is to create a box above the opener to put the drywall.  Another thought is to put the boards above, but I have the gas line and wires to worry about:

Need to decide by this weekend.

Garage Heating – 9/13/2011

Only had a couple of hours tonight to work on the garage.  Got a couple sheets of drywall cut and hung:

Tomorrow I will hang the remainder of the drywall on the back half of the garage before moving stuff from the front of the garage to the back so I can begin working on the front of the garage.

Garage Heating – Day 2

Borrowed a friend’s drywall-lift which is making the job so much easier!  Also used it to lift the heater up to the roof so we could mount it!  Also got some insulating done and plastic up to cover the insulation.  Have to move things from one spot to the next because I have so much in my garage!!!