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Old 04-10-2017, 09:06 AM   #21
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Invest in some of these led lights off eBay... job sorted

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/272470978065

6000k 4ft lights







I wouldn't buy anything else...

How many do you have fitted?
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Old 04-10-2017, 11:31 AM   #22
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11x4ft on ceiling
6x4ft on walls
2x2ft on walls

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Old 04-10-2017, 11:45 AM   #23
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Bloody hell, more than I thought then. I'd decided on 6!
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Old 04-10-2017, 10:53 PM   #24
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Bloody hell, more than I thought then. I'd decided on 6!
I’m used to having a lot of light at work
But in my garage at home is something else
Never have too much light, I should have done it sooner
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Old 06-10-2017, 01:38 PM   #25
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Love the alloys on the lawnmower what size are they
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Old 12-12-2017, 10:13 AM   #26
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Not much to report, mainly as I have been out of the country and busy with other things.

Still got a bit of painting left to do but it's nearly done.

I did get my extra switch ran for the lights. So now I don't have to walk across the garage in the dark to get the light switch. New one is just inside the side door:





I've also finished wiring up my external lights which I can control from a Hive socket. Really happy with this as they are switched via a photocell but I can turn them off/on from my phone if I want, so don't need to leave them on all night.





Apologies for poor image at night. Must do better.

In other news, I have ran the aerial and power cables for the tv and Installed the massive aerial in the loft area. I just hope I can pick up a signal with it. It's quite a rural area and tv signal isn't the best - we get our signal from a repeater mast. I'm gonna use a chromecast or firestick anyway so no great shakes if it doesn't work.



Hopefully I'll get some more done during the Christmas break, as I'm off work.
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Old 27-05-2018, 10:25 AM   #27
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Long overdue update. Lot of things happening since my last post on this, though work kinda stalled for a while as I kept going away with my job. Then there was the weather which was so poor I kept a car in there out of the worst of it.

Winter at its worst:


So the painting eventually continued and I got it all finished, bit of a slog but worth it in the end. All that travel I was doing had helped with the refurb fund so I decided a ceiling was required. So this turned up:




Ending up with this:
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Old 27-05-2018, 10:35 AM   #28
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Then I decided the old fluorescent lights had no place in the garage, bit rusty, inefficient etc. So I invested in these:





3x 6ft Battens from https://www.ledsave.co.uk/slimline-i...ten-light.html They'd been recommended by someone on here and they seemed a good price for the output. Haven't really tried them when it's fully dark yet but they seem mega-bright. They also have a combined output of 96w compared to the 420w of the old lights. I'll see how they are when I have a car in there and it's properly dark. Can always add a couple more if need be.

I also gave the ceiling a couple of coats of emulsion. I did want to get it skimmed but funds didn't allow and I think you can get away with it being a garage.
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Old 27-05-2018, 10:46 AM   #29
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So with that finished (except the loft hatch, still to be fitted) I turned my attention to the floor. I deliberated for a long time over which flooring to go for and had almost decided on duramat when I suddenly realised that I couldn't justify the cost. So I had been looking at alternatives and finally settled on industrial carpet floor tiles. Now, I know some people will say that they won't last or will mark easily and what about when they get wet. But my take on it is, I don't really put a car in there when it is wet, I may get some cheap foam tiles for the tyres to sit on and they do seem very tough. Plus the cost was less than half of what I was going to pay.

Before:


After:


I went for two colours, dark grey and anthracite, as I wanted the checkerboard look. I'm quite please with how it turned out.
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Old 27-05-2018, 10:50 AM   #30
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