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-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 2069 days ago

Some of those heaters can be vented outside. If you can do this it will solve your problem.

I would not bring any cast iron into the shop until you solve the humidity issue. I see that you are in Missouri, I did some military training there and I recall that it was humid in the summer. So a dehumidifier may be something that you use year round anyway. If you can hook it up to a hose that will drain constantly would be a good way to go.

Before I got the ceiling furnace in my shop I used a propane heater. Any heater that burns fuel and does not exhaust to the outside dumps moisture in the room. About the 3rd time that I had to scrub the rust off of my tools I had enough and got the HotDawg heater which vents to the outside.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 2069 days ago

Nice shop. Looking great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 2069 days ago

I had to come back because I forgot to say that I thought it was looking pretty good.

It has been fun watching this come together. I can’t wait to see this full of tools and to see what projects come out of it.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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John Gray

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#4 posted 2069 days ago

Like Todd says above I’ve got an outside vented HotDawg heater now in its second year and it solved the humidity problems in conjunction with a 10,000BTU AC for the hot humid Summers here in Southern Illinois.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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Mark Shymanski

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#5 posted 2069 days ago

A great shop, it looks very bright in there.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#6 posted 2068 days ago

Looking sharp! It is almost too pretty to get dirty. Notice I said Almost! Got my cyclone put together and hung this weekend. When I get the duct work up I will post some more pictures. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 2051 days ago

Wow Frank, that’s a good looking shop. Can’t wait to see it on the other side.

-- --Jack D - Southeast Missouri --

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#8 posted 1722 days ago

I really like those reflectors but can’t seem to find any. Do you have a brand name? Thanks, John.

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#9 posted 1722 days ago

Hi John… They were made by “American Flourescent”

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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