This is likely to be a wrap for Project: Dream Garage series of posts for a while. I will definitely make more minor and major upgrades to my garage such as flooring and various tools. Until then be on the lookout for more car and welding related projects!
The first phase of my garage build is over. The guys from Tool Time Home Improvement got done with the sheetrock, lighting, AC, etc… Everything came out pretty great with just some minor touch up left. Now I’m working on all the big ticket items and final touches including flooring, 2-post lift, tool chests, cabinets,
Ever since I bought the house in Bridgeland I’ve wanted to remodel my garage. I didn’t like the back storage rooms the prior owner put in, they took away a lot from the floor space. I also hated the paint job, lighting and generally poor way in which the space was finished.
Up to mile 5,424 I changed the oil on the Mustang to a new grade and brand. I submitted used oil to two different labs and got results. Then I tested samples of Swisstrax and RaceDeck against physical and chemical torture. I also took a trip to New York to see my family!
I got some portable air conditioners installed in the garage as a temporary cooling solution. They are LG 14,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner units. I bought three of them, together they’re supposed to provide 3.5 tons of cooling, 12,000 BTUs is a ton so 42,000 BTUs makes 3.5 tons.
I used my AHP AlphaTIG 200X again today to make a 75mmx75mmx75mm mild steel cube. It’s a fun project that lets you practice making a bunch of tack welds to hold the shape together. Then once it’s a cube I went over each seam with a “proper” weld.
Since I started learning TIG welding I decided to get my own setup at home. I have the garage space now so I pulled the trigger on an AHP AlphaTIG 200X from Amazon. It was sold by the AHP company and they shipped it within a week.
As I knock down the list of stuff to fix around the house I occasionally find more stuff to add to that list. It never seems to go away completely! I found that I had a missing under cabinet light and the wiring was just hanging down exposed. I also didn’t like that the working