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New Workshop #2: slow insulation

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Blog entry by JuniorJoiner posted 01-16-2012 02:56 AM 980 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: New workshop 7,138 km away Part 2 of New Workshop series Part 3: Thats all for now »

well, i am definitely not off to the speedy start I envisioned when I started this workshop blog. There have been some roadblocks. Entirely to do with winter, and isolation.

to start things off, I wanted to use roxul soundproof insulation for the shop. So, I went looking at the three local building supply stores. Turns out, everyone here still uses fiberglass batt insulation. So that was a special order.
oh, and twice the price of what I was used to paying for it.
so I got it, installed it,and was short by two pieces, and had to order one more package.

So, I got the insulation and vapor barrier on the walls. meanwhile, I had been trying to find a sprayfoam contractor for the attic. no luck, the one guy around doesn’t work in the winter. So I would have to wait till April. I understand, but I need heat before then. so it looks like I will be doing blown in insulation myself.

I was going to use a woodstove for heat, backed up with electric. But after much consideration, I decided it would be introducing too much moisture into the shop regularly, plus would require space for itself and stacking fuel, space I do not want to lose.
the solution I think I have settled on is propane. a bit pricey to get installed, but should meet my needs without costing space, or amperage from the panel. I just need to get the insulation finished and the ceiling drywalled before I have it installed.

I am still hoping to be working on furniture soon, it just may have to be in my basement.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.



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#1 posted 01-16-2012 03:00 AM

Some of what I wrote never showed up with the preview, nor when I submitted. even though it was in the text box. Weird. just more rant for the next entry i guess.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#2 posted 01-16-2012 03:40 AM

Looks good, but it needs cleaning up! :)

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 01-17-2012 05:06 AM

Is roxul like rock wool? Good to see the ply on the walls, it males for a strong building and for mounting anything. Deer heads, old truck grills ect but for me it’s projects not done! Yer close to up & running. Like that screw vice too.

-- $tudie

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#4 posted 01-29-2012 07:46 PM

Nice to see it coming along, I’m sure you can’t wait to have your shop functional again, I know when I moved (only two doors down, not 7000 km ;) I was getting really frustrated not having my shop in a usable state. Cheers, from the west coast!

-- If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

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