It took two thick coats of drywall primer on my OSB just to get it ready for paint, but it is a drastic improvement over my last attempt of going straight to the latex.
Breaking Child Labor Laws
I’m quick to put my offspring hard to work, I just hope it still works when they’re old enough to mow the lawn
If only I had the clipboard and hardhad I’d qualify for a DOT lead supervisor.
Today we had a bit of snow/slush/ice and after not getting 5 miles into a 45 mile commute in half an hour I called my boss and took advantage of “liberal leave.” I snuck some shop time in during nap time and got some light work in.
Originally, the shop was lit by a single 60W bulb. After a recent trip to Lowe’s I came home with six 4’ dual T12 fixtures and a box of 24 bulbs for $50. I know a lot of folk rave about T8s, but the same setup would’ve run $150 so I took the gamble.
There is a 30 Amp fuse box with one fuse feeding the lights and the other going to outlets. I am installing an additional 40 Amp subpanel to feed my hungry 240V tools which also protects me in case I pop that breaker back at the main panel I won’t be plunged into darkness (another good option I’ve used with good results in my house is the Power Failure Light/Outlet )
Here is the proof I actually got the work done.
Working on a 2’ step ladder around a door opener, a lot of floor debris and a huge locker doesn’t make for ideal install conditions. If the uneven install bugs me enough I might go back and properly space them, but so long as it work I think I can live with that over my old bare bulb.
Here’s hoping they all work!
I have two cheap drafting lights I can install as needed (one in my finishing area, haven’t determined second yet).
My next dilemma is how to light underneath my loft. Right now my plan is to put a lumber rack on that backwall and hopefully eventually build something like the Ultimate Tool Stand . Until I build that tho it’ll just be my Miter saw on portable legs and some simple stand for my Rigid spindle sander. I’ve thought about building some shop built fluorescent reflectors as Jim O’Dell showed but that’d just be another non-critical project at the end of a long list.
Here’s a pic of the space, I’m open to suggestions.
I still need to connect the 8/3 to the main panel and subpanel, run my 240V wiring, and insulate the open studs/rafters. Also creeping up my list is fench cleat system and the modular clamp rack and tool holders that’ll ride on it. Waiting for more funds is my lumber rack (probably the Grizzly's) and some PVC ductwork/cyclone.
Most likely I’ll just move some of my tools around to see where I like them best.