The garage is at my home. Actually, the City of Pinellas Park would not let me do the work at home unless it was on a car trailer or in a garage. So I decided to just build a garage instead of renting space or trying to do the work on my car trailer instead of doing it under my partially enclosed carport (there's no snow in cenrtal or south Florida) as I had originally planned. In the part of Florida where we live, you don't have large building lots to start with, and with a 3 bedroom, 1 story house, with a 15'x35' swimming pool, and hot tub and two storage sheds, it didn't leave much room for a garage. Also, it didn't look to me like I was going to have enough uncovered land to meet the impervious surface ratio required for drainage, (that prevents excessine amounts of rain water from leaving my land and flowing onto someone elses). To my surprise, they classify swimming pools as "Retention Ponds", so I met the impervious surface area ratio requirements with no trouble. I also had a full alley along the rear of the property, which gave me great access to the garage. So at that point, 1 and 1/2 of the sheds went away along with a big chunk of the remaining back yard (which we didn't use anyway), and within 6 months, POOF, a garage appeared. I built it as high as I could go due to an overhead electric power line, but have enough for a full height garage area with walk around storage above. The loft area was designed for 350 #/sf, which allows me to safely use the double and triple loft floor joists (which are being supported by a 3.1/2" x 16" Microllam beam) as suspension beams for my electric lifts. Also, I could have made the entire garage four feet wider, but my wife had planted a pink grapefruit tree from a grafted seed and it was 1) in the way and 2) was classified as "not an item that was going away". So, realizing exactly who cooked and cleaned for me, I opted to have a 4' x 16' area as a work shop, and to narrow the rest of the garage's width to allow for her tree. The part of my web site titled "#4 Body Mount Repair" shows photos of the garage, and yes, it is heated and air conditioned.
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