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The photos in this edition are black and white.

Existing books on garage and workshop space are either oriented towards the lightest-duty automotive enthusiast or assume an effectively unlimited budget. The vast majority of enthusiasts want to spend their money on tools and parts yet need heavier-duty capabilities from their garage. This book does not address garden rake storage, but describes in detail how to set up an organized and functional garage or workshop for professional-level work at the lowest possible price.

How to Design, Build and Equip Your Automotive Workshop on a Budget provides the necessary information as the hobbyist considers various tools, designs, installations, and products available for their automotive workspace. Many of the ideas presented for workbenches and storage can be implemented at low cost, or even for free if you're extra resourceful. There are step-by-step instructions for the most essential and practical procedures, including basic electrical wiring sufficient to connect up bank of lights, a compressor, a welder circuit as well as a procedure for routing power from your household electrical service panel and plumbing basic shop fixtures.

Most enthusiasts have a limited amount of car space and an even more limited budget, so they must make good use of the space and money available. This book is designed to help the practical hobbyist mechanic make the most of any available space, balancing looks and functionality, while staying within almost any budget.

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The photos in this edition are black and white.

Existing books on garage and workshop space are either oriented towards the lightest-duty automotive enthusiast or assume an effectively unlimited budget. The vast majority of enthusiasts want to spend their money on tools and parts yet need heavier-duty capabilities from their garage. This book does not address garden rake storage, but describes in detail how to set up an organized and functional garage or workshop for professional-level work at the lowest possible price.

How to Design, Build and Equip Your Automotive Workshop on a Budget provides the necessary information as the hobbyist considers various tools, designs, installations, and products available for their automotive workspace. Many of the ideas presented for workbenches and storage can be implemented at low cost, or even for free if you're extra resourceful. There are step-by-step instructions for the most essential and practical procedures, including basic electrical wiring sufficient to connect up bank of lights, a compressor, a welder circuit as well as a procedure for routing power from your household electrical service panel and plumbing basic shop fixtures.

Most enthusiasts have a limited amount of car space and an even more limited budget, so they must make good use of the space and money available. This book is designed to help the practical hobbyist mechanic make the most of any available space, balancing looks and functionality, while staying within almost any budget.

Pages : 144
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 350 b/w photos
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613252475
Product Code : SA207P

Acknowledgments

Introduction

 

Chapter 1: Planning your Workspace

Playing it Safe

Necessary Tools to Get Started

Take Stock of Your Space 

Develop a Floor Plan

Plan for Features 

Develop a Scheduled Budget

Build a Whole New Workshop

 

Chapter 2: Walls and Floors

Wall Covering

Floor Covering

Windows and Skylights

 

Chapter 3: Electricity and Lights

Installing Electricity

Electrical Permits and Inspections

How Much Power Do You Need?

Installing a New Meter and Main Breaker Panel

Installing a Subpanel

Selecting Wire, Breakers and Outlets

Project: Install a 120 Using Hard Metal Conduit

Project: Install a 120 Using Romex Non-Metallic Cable

Project: Install a 240 Using Flexible Metal-Clad Cable

Lighting Your Workshop

Project: Install Fluorescent Lights

Garage Door Opener

 

Chapter 4: Water and Heat

Installing Plumbing

Project: Install a Fresh Water Supply

Project: Install a Wash Basin

Project: Install a Water Heater

Project: Install a Dishwasher 

Heating Your Workshop

Providing Ventilation

 

Chapter 5: Compressed Air and Welding

Installing Compressed Air 

Project: Install, Wire and Plumb a Compressor

Building a Paint Booth

Project: Create a Full-Size Paint Booth

Project: Create a Benchtop Spray-Painting Box

Setting Up Your Shop for Welding 

Welding Safety

Welding Supplies

Preparing to Weld 

Welding Accessories 

Project: Build a Welding Table

 

Chapter 6: Create and Organize Storage Space

Installing Cabinets and Shelves

Project: Build Heavy-Duty Wood Shelves

Project: Build Lightweight Wood Shelves

Storing Wheels and Tires

Project: Build a Low-Cost Tire Rack

Workbenches

Project: Build a Low-Cost Heavy-Duty Workbench

Using Attic and Rafter Space

 

Chapter 7: Automotive Tools

A Word about Renting

Safety Gear 

Toolboxes

Hand Tools

Free-Standing and Bench-Mounted Tools

Automotive Bodyworking Tools 

Engine Tools

Automotive Electrical Tools

Miscellaneous Automotive Tools

 

Chapter 8: Hoists, Cranes and Lifts

Ceiling-Mounted Hoists

Portable Cranes

Portable Lifts

Fixed Lifts

 

Chapter 9: Human Amenities 

Do You Need a Bathroom? 

Keeping Mice Away 

Shop Furniture

Fun Stuff

Project: Outfit Your Workshop

 

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