Garage – it’s a second home for car enthusiasts. This structure serves not only to shelter your car in bad weather, but also a place to store all kinds of tools, is often called “mini-workshop” master, where you can do almost any repair. Each owner is decorating his garage. Some are not very serious piece of equipment, and it begins to bring more problems than good. But still, most motorists try to adhere to certain requirements that are important to follow for more convenient servicing of your car. So, construction of the garage with their hands requires compliance with certain requirements.
The basic requirements for construction of a garage
How to arrange the tools in the garage
The arrangement of the room under the garage means that there will be enough warm and dry.
Please note! Your car should not freeze even in very cold weather. If possible you can provide for the rapid heating of the garage.
It is very important to protect the premises against unauthorized penetration. Equipping your garage, remember that access to tools or equipment, which will be located in the garage, should be convenient and simple. Therefore it is better to think in advance about the location of the storage locations.
In General, this is only the bare minimum requirements that should be taken into account for your own comfort. You may also wish to complete and equip the garage with additional funds for repair and maintenance of your car. A workbench with tools and inspection pit can be a wonderful addition to the equipment of the room.
How to install racks and shelves
Racks under the ceiling
For maximum comfort the construction of the garage requires a lot of space, and this is often the problem. Storage of working tools and equipment also occupies quite a large space. Therefore, when the self-construction of a garage, try as much space to fit under shelves or cabinets, but so that they do not interfere with free movement around the room. Shelves can be hung wherever you want for them will not cling or bump, above the tables, Windows, racks and so on.
Please note! The distance to the car when hanging shelves on each side must be at least 1 meter.
The arrangement of the garage in the corner
It is often convenient to equip a variety of shelves and equipment wall that is farthest away from the gate. There have basic tools, compressor, workbench, and more. Everything is at hand and does not prevent to move around the room.
A large number of shelves in the garage – this is a big plus, but also worth thinking about a small locker, where it would hang his work clothes and put some rags.
How to arrange a viewing hole
Scheme inspection pit
The question of the presence or absence of the observation wells is quite individual. First you need to decide ” how high is the need for the arrangement of such holes. There is no sense in her equipment, if you often use the overpass on the street.
If you decide that such a pit you need, you should remember that the walls and bottom should be betonirovannaa. The edge of the pit shall be reinforced with iron angles. It should also include what and how you will close the inspection pit during its non-use.
Please note! In the corner of the pit required a drainage hole, it will gather all the water, accidentally fell down. The hole must be done such size that it was easy to bail out accumulated water. To accidentally during repair, auto not to step foot in the hole, it is necessary to cover the bars.
In the pit you can place a small equipment that can be useful for repairs, in walls can prudently make it a niche that was convenient to put the used tool. Also take care about the lighting observation holes, install the lamp or place used for the portable lamp.
The most necessary equipment in the garage
For a regular shift of the wheel or disc replacement, the most ordinary works under the hood of a car is enough of a standard set of tools and Jack. But in order to do more complex work – requires special equipment.
A workbench with drawers for tools
For the manufacture of a workbench it is best to use wood and metal. The work area is best to cover with a piece of metal protecting the wood from wear. The workbench is best done in two or three levels, in order to locate as many of the necessary things.
Welding machine for garage
For normal maintenance or repair of the body you will only need a welding machine or with tungsten electrodes that are in the environment of protective gas or a carbon dioxide machine, which welds the metal wire.
Such a device is used to clear the air of fumes, droplets of oil, water and other small particles that might be present in it. This is a very handy device used when painting cars, and allowing even distribution of paint on metal.
Of course, we are not talking about professional cleaning. But only about that which can equip in his garage every. To do this, you will just have to move the hose or pipe for supplying water to the garage and make a drain to the sewer. But remember that the electrical wiring and lighting will need more thorough protection.
High-quality ventilation and lighting
Ventilation in the garage scheme
It is very important to create a quality garage ventilation, it does not only save the room from the unpleasant and harmful odors, but will also protect it from dampness and excessive dust.
The vents are usually made on both sides from the gate at low altitude and close bars. The same holes are made and on the opposite wall, but under the ceiling.
Top garage lighting
Of course, the best lighting – it’s natural, so if possible you should think about the presence of the window. If this is not possible – then make several lighting zones: above workspace, General and portable, which you can highlight the Essentials.
By using our tips and recommendations on self-premises equipment for the garage, you can get a beautiful and convenient space for maintenance of your car.
An example of the arrangement of the garage you can see below:
Concrete inspection pit
The wooden workbench
Professional garage arrangement
The mess in the garage
Shelf for tools with lamp lighting
Construction inspection pit
Construction of a garage for two cars
General lighting in the garage
Metal workbench with drawers
The staircase in the viewing hole
Wooden shelves with metal frame
Also for arrangement of garage you will need to buy metal cabinets for tools, shelves, workbenches and other garage equipment, which fit into the interior of the garage.