Random shop notes #1: Puttering.

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Blog entry by AnnaEA posted 08-04-2010 04:07 AM 1109 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Puttered around in the shop space for a little while tonight. Got the chunk of wood out of my vise, and gave both vises a quick inspection and spray of wd-40. Took a few measurements for the space plan. Got rid of some junk.

The plumbing stack is a 4 inch pipe, ten inches away from the rear wall, and 34 inches away from the side wall. I rolled my big tree trunk round over behind it. I think I could put the drill press stand to one side of the stack, and a shelving/storage unit on the other.

Checked out the wall more closely. After a light rain today I have damp spots on the floor at the base of the wall, and palpable moisture along some of the worst cracking areas. I’ll need to scrub down the whole thing, fill the cracks, and then give it two fresh coats of waterproofing. And I want to get a hygrometer to keep in the space, so I have some kind of idea what my wood will be going through.

Checked with Scott about the wiring – he says the basement is all on one circuit. Got permission to get an electrician in if I need to. Ah sweet vagaries of the rental. Get carpet replaced – not allowed. Re-wiring basement – a-okay.

-- Work hard, play hard, drink good beer.

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#1 posted 08-04-2010 09:44 PM

Anna it sound s like you need one of those small wondermashines that can take
moistre out of the air (sorry don´t know the name in english) as I have in the basement
and get the owner to pay for reviring

best thoughts

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#2 posted 08-04-2010 09:47 PM

Yeah, I need a de-humidifier down there I think. The maintenance man is coming down now to look at the down spouts on that wall, and see what can be done about the water from that angle.

The wiring is on me though— since I don’t technically need to put a wood shop in the basement, the landlord is not obligated to pay for the wiring I’ll need to do it. ROFL.

-- Work hard, play hard, drink good beer.

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#3 posted 08-04-2010 10:08 PM

sad he think like that becourse it ad value to his building
and on the long run you proppebly wuold have added more value
to his house without asking anything for it
I´m pretty sure if you one day remake the hole kitchen with real wood
he wont complain about not charging him a dime
I have seen this too many times in my young days how foolish landlords can bee

about the isue with water coming from the walls , the only right thing to do
thow it´s expencive and take alot of time is to drain the house from outside
and seal with new concreateplastre and a plasticwall before it realy helps on the longrun


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