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.