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  • May 1 2011: TENTATIVE - Move-In to 414 Stevens Ave begins
  • May 26 2011: Last day at 203 Brown St.

414 Stevens Ave

Function Page for 414 Stevens Ave. Google Map Location.

To Dos for an Operational & Insurable Shop

Listed in Order of Priority/Sequence

  1. Resolve a Lease with Hal - In Work by Mog, MrFranceIsBacon & CrashCart, ECD 5/1/11.
  2. Pay Utilities Deposit
    • Option 1: Turn off 203 Brown and turn on Stevens on same day. Pay $200 difference.
      • To do this we would need to be paid up with Huntsville Utilities the day we cut power to 203 Brown
    • Option 2: Allow some overlap, pay Utilities $800, Utilities will cut us a check for $600 when we turn off power at 203 Brown
      • Shapr has offered to lend us the money at 0% interest for 2 weeks
  3. Lights - Landlord Responsibility
  4. Reinforce Loft Structure
    • Frame & Struts - Landlord Responsibility
    • Floor Plating - Our Responsibility
      • Lay Down Plywood - Build to Code before loading with furniture and gear. Need to make it to spec for insurance.
  5. Reinforce & Widen Stairway - Our Responsibility
    • TinkerBuddah/Josh Carr said that he could do it to code in 3 hours. Need to make it to spec for insurance.
  6. 11'x15' Room Under Loft - Our Responsibility
    • Currently 2x4 Wall Frame not to code. Vertical spars need to be at most 16" apart. They are further apart than that. Additional spars need to be added, insulation filled in and then the wall covered with plywood and drywall. Can become additional heated/cooled space. Need to make it to spec for insurance.
    • Note: As next door neighbor's building is directly adjacent to the West wall of the shop, we are unable to put an A/C out the West wall of the 11'x15' Room Under Loft. Options have been to vent the A/C into the garage area.
  7. Roof
    • Gutter Cleaning - Landlord Responsibility
    • Roof Cleaning & Repair (Skylight) - Landlord Responsibility
  8. Kitchen
    • Installation of 220V - Our Responsibility, Alternative is to use 110 for a hot plate, crock pot, toaster over, microwave, ect.
  9. Electrical Test - Our Responsibility
  10. Garbage Area - Our Responsibility. Will be repurposed as needed and loose pieces stored in refurbishable condition for next tenant.
    • EnabrinTain: TinkerBuddah mentioned that the outdoor wooden stall, might make a workable painting stall - so we might not want to disassemble this right away.
  11. Networking - Comcast Responsibility, Brimstone confirms on 4/21 that Comcast Business Class services are available at our new location. No specific move date yet.
  12. Plumbing - Our Responsibility, actions dependent on what we plan to do.
    • EnabrinTain: I talked to the Landlord about getting the outdoor spigot reattached. He was amiable, but we'll need to make absolutely sure not to let it freeze in the winter.
    • Spacefelix: I just bought a spigot cover for the Brown Street Shop. We can use that for the 5 Points shop and get us through the winter. However, my understanding of its workings is that it retains heat on the spigot that radiates from the building and the spigot itself. However, with an unheated garage, will there still be enough heat from the spigot to keep it warm? Otherwise, can just throw in a 9V battery and a heating element/LED into the spigot cover and let those two keep each other cozy?
  13. Ventilation - Our Responsibility, actions dependent on what we plan to do.
  14. Ceiling Fan in Office - Landlord Responsibility

203 Brown St

Function Page for 203 Brown St.

To Dos for Moving Out

Listed in Order of Priority/Sequence

  1. Clean Up Shop - Our Responsibility
  2. Transfer Utilities and Insurance - Our Responsibility
  3. Pack and transport possessions to new shop - Our Responsibility
    • Decide what in the shop is ours (public items, does not include gear and materials) and comes with us:
      • Main Room
        • Tables
        • Shelves
        • Chairs
        • Sofa
        • Electronics Table
        • Projector
        • Garbage Bin
        • All Air Conditioners
        • New Lights <- replace with Original Working Lights
        • Fire Extinguisher
        • Mail Cubbyholes
        • Smoke Detector
        • CO Detector
        • Chemical Cabinet & Associated Fire Extinguisher
        • Soda Machine
        • Kiosk
      • Kitchen
        • Fridge
        • Stove
        • Tables
        • CFLs <- Replace with Original Incandescents
        • Recycling Bins
        • Fire Extinguisher
        • Smoke Detector
      • Kitchen Loft Lounge
        • Couch
        • Bed
        • Piano
        • Stereo
        • Coffee Table
        • Air Filter
      • Garage
        • Shelving
        • New Lights <- replace with Original Working Lights
        • Garbage Bin
        • Tool Table
        • Toxic & Scrap Metal Bins
      • Main Storeroom and Loft Library
        • Anything above the loft
        • New Lights <- replace with Original Working Lights
      • Equipment Room
        • New Lights <- replace with Original Working Lights
      • Bathroom
        • Shelves
        • Cabinet
        • First Aid Kit
    • What stays:
      • Main Room
        • Window Plugs
        • HVAC
      • Kitchen
        • Window Plug
      • Garage
        • Water Heater
        • Wooden Bench
      • Main Storeroom and Loft Library
        • Anything below the loft
      • Bathroom
        • Sink
        • Toilet
      • Kitchen Loft Lounge
        • Exercise Equipment
        • Fluorescent Light Tubes and Cases
  4. Give Gifts Of Awesomeness to Mike - Our Responsibility


  • Resolve Lease Termination with Mike - Mog & Tim completed this on 4/20/11, Mike will permit us to stay until 5/26/11 at $1000/mo.


The following can provide moving gear:

  • From David Merchant/ainut:
    • Engine Hoist on Wheels, limit 1,200 lbs.
    • Forklift/Bucket Loader Gear on mini-tractor, limit 500 lbs.
    • 24' Enclosed Trailer with drive-in type door, limit 5,000 lbs.
    • Light Truck for boxes only.
  • From brimstone:
    • 16'x7' open trailer and a truck to pull it. Can take two tables, maybe three if one's sideways.
  • From Preauxphoto:
    • Jeep that can tow brimstone's 16'x7' open trailer.
  • From Chazzam:
    • Open 21' Trailer, tentative, Chazzam working through loan process.
  • From EnabrinTain
    • Strong Back, Willingness to sweat.
    • Car can tow small trailer, can easily borrow a small trailer upon need.
  • From CrashCart:
    • 2 Vans, 1 of them can fit something as big as 1 shop table
    • 2 hand trucks and pads, tie-downs, boxes, etc