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Workshop recovery (South LA Flood 2016) #8: Electrical wiring run and insulation

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Blog entry by FreddieMac posted 08-07-2017 02:03 PM 670 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Gonna dig myself a hole Part 8 of Workshop recovery (South LA Flood 2016) series Part 9: Electricity is done »

Another entry in the saga that is my woodshop recovery from the flood of 2016. I managed to get up all the insulation and electrical wiring this weekend. I have an electrician coming out Saturday to connect up the panel to the house. I cannot wait to get electricity back in my shed. I can go from working in the heat to working in the A/C. I mounted all my electrical boxes at 44”, a bit higher than normal, because I wanted all countertop outlets for my bench top tools. I am confident my future back with thank me for this adjustment.

My last woodshop did not have any insulation. I decided to give this Reflectx product a try. I am not sure how well it will help insulate the shed, but I figured it couldn’t hurt. I also decided to add multiple windows because my last shop did not have much in the way of light. I had one small window and it was taken up with the AC.

I decided to try and create a “attic” space between the insulation and the roof. I added vented soffits and what I hope is that this space will allow enough airflow to reduce the heat and extend the life of the roof a bit.

I went to the orange big box store and purchased 18 sheets of hardboard. I started putting up the walls with this board. I wanted hardboard instead of pegboard this time because I wanted to be able to hang stuff on the walls without worrying about studs to much.

Next step will be to start putting up the interior hardboard walls and painting.



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#1 posted 08-07-2017 09:00 PM

ah shucks you mean your gonna hide them pretty pink studs …. hey idea for ya ….you could paint hardboard pink ….LMAO …...NICE TO SEE IT COMING ALONG :<))

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