Thanks for the reply, Pat.
I guess technically I'm scabbing another room onto the back of building.
What I would like to do (after the roof and walls are up on the
expansion) is blow a 10' wide by 8' tall hole in this wall just to the
right of the mandoor. That would connect the two rooms and allow free
passage between them. I'm anticipating the lathe/milling machine etc
would go in this new room.
The problem with this grand plan is the amount of work required to deal
with the boatload of wiring that is in the wall (which is now insulated,
sheetrocked, and finished) where the opening would be. The only other
way I can figure to grant internal passage through the two spaces is to
make the new room include the space where that current mandoor is. Then
remove that current door and move it to the side of the new room (now
when you enter the shop you would be entering the new room from the
outside). Unfortunately I can't extend the new pad out the full 16' in
front of the door because of the septic tank (have to stay 5' away), I
can go perhaps 8-10'. This would mean to get from the main room into the
new room I'd have to walk through that existing door opening (no door on
it) make a hard right and into the new room. This may make moving
machinery and such into that new room and interesting proposition.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pat Horne" <email@example.com>
To: "Wayne Farrington" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2006 6:20 AM
Subject: Re: Shop expansion - general plan, concrete?? Looooong post
> From your posting it isn't clear to me whether you are adding a room,
> or trying to expand the room you have now, I think you are wanting
> another room.