Hangar “must haves”. AKA nesting...

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    After a 6 month wait, we finally moved our airplane into a T hangar the other day.

    The hangar is typical of most every other hangar that you will see across the country.

    It has one electrical outlet but no water. The closest water spigot is about 100’ away though.

    My partner and I are in the process of moving some things in there to make it a little more comfortable.

    Right now we have added a large fan, a trashcan, and two rolling chairs. I am also bringing a standup cabinet down to store items in.

    Other than working on the airplane, this is not a hang out site.

    What other things should a well appointed hangar have nowadays?




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    I just splurged for a Redline Sidewinder. Other than that, I would say my creeper and my leaf blower both get a good bit of use.
     
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    A workbench on locking casters, and 4" bench vice. A pegboard for hanging tools is nice to have too.
     
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    Last hangar, we installed the old laundry utility sink, a 5 gallon water jug, and a small pump... nice to wash hands, etc. drain water runs down the hill behind the hangar.

    Microwave good for hot water to soften hoses, etc. Occasional cup of coffee. Fridge has water, sodas, and being California, champagne, beer and wine for post flight celebration.

    All of these are scavenged items. Neighbor’s daughter finished college, we got her dorm fridge. People wonder why I have FM radio stickers from Michigan...

    Also add a paper towel dispenser on the wall, adjacent to your pump container of GoJo. Air compressor!
     
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    Beer. And a fridge to put it in.
    A small step ladder and window cleaning paraphernalia.
     
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    It's a T-hangar, there ain't that much room. I have a 40 x 40 T and all that's in there is the plane, tug, a table with some stuff on it, brooms, shovels, and a bike. No chairs, no couches, no fridges. If I want that I walk to the FBO building and hang out.
     
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    Implements for killing spiders, including bug spray, broom, broom handle, 10-foot cane pole, beekeeper's uniform, and 12-gauge shotgun. Also helpful to me: a rag to stuff in my mouth to muffle my screams and prevent me from biting through my tongue as I approach the spider.
     
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    Small dorm fridge and some cheap Walmart camp chairs are the only things other than Vast collection of things needed to assemble my airplane kit. Remodeling will take place whenever the thing is finished, which is probably never.

    Cheers
     
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    Dang! You must have some BIG spiders.
     
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    Check your local craigslist and get a water cooler with a 5 gal bottle.

    If your hangar has the two end doors that lock open before you push the doors to the sides...With the doors closed, swing the end doors and paint an arc along its path. This is the keep out area for tables and chairs.
     
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    Tools, toolbox, workbench for storing things on, engine hoist, jack(s), jack stands, creeper, work stool with a tray under, grease, oil, lights, collection of AN hardware, stereo. I have a panel lift (drywall hoist) for removing / installing wings, but you wing may be too heavy for that.
     
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    Fridge, Couch, Futon, 2 Lounger Chairs, a Recliner, Table, 2 Roller Chair in the back with the desk and Bench. Airplane, Night Life lighting around the top, just not on in this picture and lots in conversation starters!

    Don’t leave out an air compressor and tools as well!
     
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    As my dear Uncle Bob would say: "If a spider is big enough to be shot, it needs to be shot."
     
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    Yeah, gotta have a mini-fridge.
     
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    I just reach out, have the spider crawl on my hand, and relocate it—or not. Sometimes they are covered with cute little babies! Same with five or six foot rat snakes, though they sometimes bite. Doesn't hurt, but their poo smells awful, and doesn't easily wash off. Only seen one of those in a hangar, left it there, 'cuz it eats rodents.
     
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    This to take beer to other hangar neighbors and runs to the FBO.
     

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    Some sort of chock to avoid the inevitable hangar rash. It seems to happen frequently.
     
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    OMG, at the 1:10 mark, when he moved the camera across the floor and it made a noise, it sounded like the spider growled at him, and I jumped back in my chair!
     
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    Oh, fergot - air compressor.
    I have a way beyond effing obnoxious loud compressor in the hangar. Ugh. But, I would suggest California Air Tools - quiet enough that you can stand next to it and carry on a conversation. I've bought a couple of those for home and my lab at school.
     
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    I just ordered a step-ladder, I've been meaning to do that for 5 years. Thanks PoA.
     
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    An air compressor is nice, but but I like my Ryobi battery powered tire inflator for the hangar. I use it a lot for the plane, bikes, pickup, whatever. And of course other people's airplanes from time to time.

    We do all our own maintenance, repairs, upgrades, and inspections, so we have a lot of tools. If we didn't have an E-AB I'd probably just have a cabinet with locking doors, small table or workbench, trash can, rag bucket, and a mini fridge. We don't have any chairs or couches in the hangar -- if we're there we're flying, fixing, or cleaning. Or this time of year, chipping ice and cussing while our neighbors with southern exposure go flying.
     
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    all tools and manuals to do any mx you can do.

    Lots of lights

    Paint lines for making sure you don’t catch a wingtip

    Chargers for anything you fly with that needs charging

    Fuel and pumps if you do the mogas thing
     
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    We have the following:
    Fridge
    Couch
    Trashcan
    Tool chest
    Work bench
    Storage shelves
    Rolling cart for when doing MX
    Step stool for shorter people to get onto wing
    Broom
    Leaf blower
    Overhead lights
    Tools/rags/cleaners
    Enough extra oil/filters/5606/parts for basic maintenance
     
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    I don’t get it. Are you saying that you can’t get beer, wine and champagne anywhere except California? Or are you saying those libations are to celebrate the fact that you escaped from Cali for a while by retreating to the airspace above it? So confused.
     
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    90311ABA-29C4-4B58-BFB5-A549FFC4AACB.png Must have a three-story tower with a deck, like my hangar. (Not my Cubby, though.)
     
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    They're ALL huge to me! Really, the main trouble is with black widows. If I don't stay vigilant, the hangar will get overrun with those things.
     
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    Ortho home defense works great. Spray inside and out once a year. Problem solved.
     
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    Also... When it comes to spiders of any size. [​IMG]
     
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    A metal trash can with a lid and a supply of trash can liner bags.
     
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    A cabinet that can be closed to keep the dust off of certain items.
     
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    I don't mind spiders unless:

    • They're really dangerous, such as black widows
    • They're really large, big enough to be shot
    • They're overrunning an area that I don't want to see them
     
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    For a nice hangar add:
    Big Ass Fan, Mezzanine, Car Lift, Airport Pinball machine, Concorde Pinball machine, 10,000 watt sound system, mixer board, dmx controlled lighting, Kitchen, car lift, Office, Heat/A/C, wall murals, faux work to make the hangar look like an old factory, antique bikes, antique cars, antique airplane, sitting area, big flat screen = nice man cave.
     

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    I have a T-Hangar at a very dusty airfield. It’s corrugated iron all round. Lots of holes. Any thoughts on dust proofing techniques?
     
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    Mine is very similar to yours. I used the expanding foam stuff in a few areas and Styrofoam in other areas.
    Bottom line is no matter what I tried I still have a lot of dust finding its way in. That is why I have a nice steel cabinet for items I want to stay clean.
     
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    Here is what I do, make it comfortable enough when the spouse sees the actual bills from the plane and kicks you out of the house, then you have a place to sleep.. I kid, I kid, I would never let my spouse see the bills..
     
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    Cy-Kick is great as well, actually kills Scorpions as opposed to just their food source ... use on the house and the hangar - all the 5 star reviews are from people in AZ