If I rent someone's garage to do my business and also use my home, can I claim deductions for both?
I do administrative tasks in my home office and use the garage to house equipment and make the stuff I sell.
Question answered by tro
from your statement it appears the rental of the garage is entirely for the use of your business and would be deductible unless there is anything of personal use in it, the business use has to be exclusive
and the same goes for the space in your home, your kitchen table doesn't cut it
if you have room you use exclusively for the business
its % of the total sq footage is deductible
Has anyone used Slatbox storage boxes in home laundry or garage? I would like to know if they are strong?
I want to use slatbox storage boxes in my laundry and garage to stow pool equipment and heavy tools and wonder if they could hold up to 45lbs? I hear they fit into slatwall so would be interested if they are suitable?
Question answered by llittle mama
I have not personally used them but if you Google Slatbox Storage Solutions it will take you to their web site where you can read testimonials.
What do i need to open a garage to repair cars?
I am based I Northern Ireland in County Down and I'm looking for ALL the thing I need to open a garage to repair cars etc. What insurances do i need? and what things do i need for my employee? what do i need as an employer? and anything else that is needed?
Thanks in advance Joe.
Do i need anything like a certificate or to register with anyone that i have a garage?
And is that all i need?
Question answered by Huge
Firstly, you need to set-up a company either as a Sole Trader, Partnership or a Limited Company. As an employer you do not have to have liability insurance but if you do not and something goes wrong - accidents etc then you would be liable financially. You may need both public liability Insurance and motor trade liability insurance. As a business you need to cover Health and Safety and hygiene aspects of running a garage. You require all the garage equipment and consumables associated with car repairs and you need to source services from spares supplier(s) and specialist garages say for processes you do not do - MoT testing, spraying, welding. See this website for advice on H&S issues:http://www.hse.gov.uk/mvr/mechanical.htm
What equipment would you recommend for a beginning photographer?
All I have is a 35mm SLR and plans to buy a digital. What would you say is the essential equipment needed to begin? I'm looking at a set of reflectors, a diffuser, filters, and flash. I already have a good tripod.
Question answered by fhotoace
Unless you are planning to set up a studio you can forget everything but maybe an on-camera flash unit that will be compatible with the digital camera you eventually buy that will use all the lenses on your 35mm SLR. Also a portable reflector like the Photoflex "LiteDisk" might come in handy on outdoor shoots.
If you do decide to put together a studio you may save some time, frustration and money by making it portable and using “hot” lights thus avoiding the purchase of “studio” flash units.
Here is what I have and it cost me under $200. A Savage portable background stand ($100), a Lowel Tota-light ($40 used and it came with the lamp and has barndoors), a light stand ($2 at a garage sale), a white Lowel umbrella ($25 new), various colors of yardage in 4 yard lengths from the bargain table at a local yardage store ($1 a yard).
The Tota-light is what the TV stations use when they are doing interviews in peoples homes and is very small and portable. Tota-light makes a Tota-frame for 10”x12” gels (under $30) if you want to do theatrical lighting at some point.
want to experiment with wind mills to generate elect. for my garage. What is the best motor or gen to use?
I want to generate power to my garage workshop with out having to hook up to the power company. They want a lot of dollars.
Question answered by hobart_elf
I suggest a bought wind turbine will do the job best, but if you really want to experiment then all sorts of factors will come into it.
You might end up being sorry that you started.
Google "Wind turbines" to find the power in wind.
You will also need a regulator otherwise you risk damage to your garage equipment.
I suggest you opt out of this one. Too complex and too expensive.
By all means practice using small models.
What equipment do I need to fish for rainbow trout in a lake?
I haven't really ever fished before, but will be this weekend in northern washington state. What kinds of things will I need, for lures, equipment, bait, hooks etc? We will be fishing from shore and also from canoes. Thanks.
Question answered by William W
If you allready have a rod and reel, check the condition of the line, if over 2-3 years old, been stored where it gets hot (garage or shed) or where lots of sun (UV degrades mono line) it is time to replace. On the Rod near reel seat (handle) is manufactures reccomendations for line size. If you dont have a Rod/Reel setup a basic unit can be purchased at any decent sporting goods store or if you are feeling a bit adventerous try a pawn shop, have found some real finds here.
Go to a dollar store and purchase a small parts tray/divided tray with well fitting lid, cheapest place to get them and might as well save a few bucks. Have found my favorite at Harbor Freight tools. A small tool bag works good too. Don't reccomend the classic "Tackle box" as the trays will spill really easy when dropped or tipped over.
Now that you have someplace to put your gear what do you put in it. Lets keep it simple, a package of snap swivels appropriate to your line, a couple of packs of sliding egg sinkers (dont get too large, you can always add a second) a spool of leader line, about 4lb is a good start, a couple of packs of hooks ( I like to use a fine wire, long shank, fly fishing hook for streamers, they float easier with floating bait(more on this later)).
For bait...... HMMMM gotta go with Power bait or any alternative of floating putty bait, Gulp works well for me, as far as color Flourescent pink, Chartruse, and maybee White. Either the paste or the Eggs, the eggs are good because easy to handle and last longer. Use only enough to float the hook too big a glop and the hook will be too deply buried in it. 1/2 a nightcrawler and a Mini marshmallow is always a classic bait. No need to use the whole crawler just a waste.
For a lure I would stick with a couple of medium spoons, Chrome works most of the time, A Roostertail/Bangtail in a few ranging colors Brown, Red, Green.
And you must have ( I still carry one even though I have been fishing and tying line for 35 years) a Knot tying book/pamphlet. Trust me unless you know how tying a knot in Monofiliment line is nearly impossible especially if you want them to stay tied. Bummer to loose a real keeper and find it was your knot that failed.
A small set of finger nail clippers will make cutting the monofiliment line a real breeze, they dont weigh anything or cost much.
Keep in mind most fishing gear is not to catch fish it is to catch fishermen. Keep it simple, if it gets lost (and it will) your not out much, it is easily replaced at just about any minimart that advertises fishing gear (good place to check out what works for the local area while you are filling up the ice chest with Beer and microwaving a gut bomb of a Burrito). The expensive gadgets will come later as your expertise grows.
A 4' piece of cord as a fish stringer (gotta have good thoughts).
Above all, have a good time. And remenber it is called Fishing not Catching for a reason.
How much will it cost to get some soundproof equipment for my walls at home?
Me and my band are trying to set up a stuido in my garage, we just need to know how much it will cost for some soundproof wall stuff...
And if you could possibly send me a link to a site...
Question answered by Yob
If you know where to get them you can use the cardboard type of egg boxes, you just glue them to the wall (they work remarkably well and make a great talking point).
If you know anyone who has some old duvets, they would be the cheapest option, but it'll look naff. Just hang them along the walls.
Or, you can cover the wall in this rockwool insualtion: http://www.wickes.co.uk/invt/161197
It has very good sound deadening properties and should cost about £150 for a whole garage. Again, just glue the panels to the walls and ceiling (and garage doors if possible).
What kind of equipment does Jordan Witzigrueter (The Ready Set) use to make his music?
I love The Ready Set and Nickasaur! What sort of equipment do they use to make sound effects and sort of techno beats? Links would be extremely helpful on good, not too expensive items. I really appreciate the time(: Thanks.
Question answered by .
This might not fully answer your question but I will try my best.
Jordan, before he was signed, or had a mac used Mixcraft for the PC. He moved onto a mac and started to use garage band. As of now I am not sure what he uses. He's signed and probably uses the effects the studio uses and you're probably not gonna be able to get that lol.
What to do with a garage full of Sears woodworking tools?
A friend of mine who lost her husband recently finds herself dealing with a garage full of woodworking tools all purchased from Sears over the course of many years. It would be great if she could get some money for them but if not, would like to donate but does not know who would want such items. SHe is not interested in having a garage sale with folks coming to her home. Any suggestions?
Question answered by Dale H
Best choices... Donate them to a senior center that would have a place to use them,or donate them to a local 4-H club, where the kids in the group would be able to use them, and learn on them, and gain the skills from using such tools. If planning to sell them, do research on each individual tool, and set fair prices.Although most of the older equipment was built heavy and solid, modern safety features and engineering make some of the older tools undesirable and unsafe for use, but they may still hold value as parts machines or collector pieces.I was also going to suggest craigslist, but its not a good choice for an elderly lady living alone, just to many wierdos out there now.Ebay would be a good choice for the smaller, shippable items if you have the time to help her out, and, some of the old books and jigs and fixtures can bring decent money.
How much does it cost to add an attached garage to a house?
I may be remodeling my house, and I may be adding an attached garage that would be 25' x 16'. How much would it cost approximately? I know that there is a lot involved. All I would need to have done would be the slab foundation and the exterior framework, and exterior covering. I would do all of the interior work myself. How much would it cost?
Question answered by villacook2007
The size of your garage is unquestionably one of the most vital aspects of the planning. An unnecessarily large garage will reduce the available space on your land while a garage too small will greatly limit possible uses.
Generally, the minimum size for a single garage is 12 ft. wide by 22 ft. long (3.7 m x 6.7 m) and 18 ft. wide by 22 ft. long (5.5 m x 6.7 m) for a double garage. However, these numbers are a strict minimum. Many home owners choose to make their garages wider so they can open their car doors freely, and longer so they have enough room to put in a workbench.
When it comes to garage size, the rule of thumb is this: build bigger when in doubt. You will appreciate having extra storage space for bikes, the lawnmower, gardening tools and sports equipment, especially since it is impossible to predict what your needs will be five or ten years from now.
If you plan to park cars in the garage, keep in mind that car sizes vary considerably. For example, you could one day replace your subcompact car by a larger family van. Would you have enough room in your garage to accommodate this type of vehicle without having to change its interior design completely? Do a sketch to better visualize the layout of your garage