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Blog entry by FJPetruso posted 12-29-2008 05:23 AM 7165 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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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 12-29-2008 05:42 AM

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, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Karson

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#2 posted 12-29-2008 05:46 AM

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 12-29-2008 05:49 AM

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, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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John Gray

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#4 posted 12-29-2008 06:33 AM

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 12-29-2008 08:00 AM

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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ND2ELK

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#6 posted 12-29-2008 12:32 PM

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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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jackd942

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#7 posted 01-16-2009 05:46 AM

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

-- --Jack D - Southeast Missouri -- http://deltawoodworks.com

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gaaslaj

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#8 posted 12-10-2009 07:36 PM

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

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FJPetruso

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#9 posted 12-11-2009 06:15 AM

Hi John… They were made by “American Flourescent”

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

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