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What's in my Shop #18: February 03, 2016 - Workshop Work

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Blog entry by Mosquito posted 02-03-2016 03:26 PM 1227 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH_CYZ9jOMw

I got all the recessed light housings up and wired. I also installed and wired a couple of outlets that will eventually be on a switch for my main strip lights

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#1 posted 02-03-2016 04:33 PM

looking great, Mos. Will the end game be drywall, or are you going to leave it open? I see benefits to both – and would likely be torn if I had a clean slate like you do.

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#2 posted 02-03-2016 05:10 PM

Thanks Todd. Drywall is what I’m planning on (insulation as well). If it were warmer in the winter, and the roof not in direct sun all afternoon in the summer, I’d probably have more strongly considered leaving it open, as I was rolling the idea around of insulating the vaulted section and leaving the rest open. That sounds like more hassle, though.

And having a clean slate to start with is almost bad… too many things to try and decide on lol

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#3 posted 02-03-2016 05:31 PM

Yeah, the heating and cooling was my biggest pro for it. Storage and moving material around would be my biggest against it.

And yes, too many options is nearly as bad.

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#4 posted 02-04-2016 06:30 PM

It is going to make it nice a bright in there. Glad you just about off the ladder for a while.

Brrrrr! I liked the walk back to the house.

Thanks for the update Mos!

-- ~Tony

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#5 posted 02-04-2016 06:50 PM

haha, thanks Tony. I’ll be glad when I don’t have to go up and down the ladder in order to do anything lol

I had more video of outside, specifically going out to the garage, but the audio didn’t work out and I didn’t have the goPro adjusted for the light correctly yet lol

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#6 posted 02-05-2016 01:14 AM

Very nice, Mos. So much space…

Need to borrow the Workshop Style Guide?

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#7 posted 02-05-2016 01:32 AM

Would probably be useful Smitty :p

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#8 posted 02-05-2016 03:12 AM

Great progress

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#9 posted 02-05-2016 03:26 AM

Thanks Norm!

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#10 posted 02-05-2016 03:46 PM

Nice!

I went through last winter with just the drywall ceiling, but even just that makes a considerable difference in heat retention. Insulation got laid down a couple months ago, and it’s another marked improvement, but now you’re making me think that I should wire for quite a bit more lighting before I lay down any more T&G OSB flooring in the storage space above. I don’t know whether I should thank you or shake my fist at you.

-- Practice makes less sucky. (Bill, Minneapolis, MN)

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#11 posted 02-05-2016 04:26 PM

I probably put in more lighting than I needed to, but figured it’s open now so might as well. I really probably could have gotten away with 1/2 as many can lights, since they won’t be my primary light for most of the time, I think. Idea was that way when (most likely) we move, I can keep my LED strip lights but still have decent lighting out there. I don’t plan on using the attic space for anything except maybe the extra siding from the garage might get stored up there

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#12 posted 02-05-2016 04:33 PM

Mos, do you have a link to where you picked up those LED lights with the frosted lenses?

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#13 posted 02-05-2016 04:45 PM

Yup, they were these ones:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Integrated-4FT-24W-5000K-MILKY-48-Fluorescent-Replacement-LED-Tube-Light-Bulb-/301637626735

Seller also has a few different options in the same style too, as far as light color goes.

There’s also several lengths of connector cables available too (they come with a connector to connect 2 end for end with no space). Also, they don’t come with power cables, other than a short plug for direct-wire. They have 2 kinds of power cords, one with a switch in line, and one with out.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/9FT-Power-Cable-With-Switch-For-Integrated-LED-Tube-Light-Replacement-Clover-/291339345612?var=&hash=item43d52d9ecc:m:m6RTRdwaFTlafx2RndHKO3A

http://www.ebay.com/itm/9FT-Power-Cables-For-Integrated-LED-Tubes-Florescent-Replacement-Clover-White-/301444596993?var=&hash=item462f7f8501:m:m9gIVKA8wAG8Wa_mfIZApFg

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#14 posted 02-05-2016 04:50 PM

Cool. Thanks man. Honestly that whole set up is cheaper than replacing bulbs in my T12s

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#15 posted 02-05-2016 04:54 PM

That’s kind of why I went that route too. Not only do I get the 5000k color that I’d prefer for video and pictures, I don’t have to replace 3 of the 4 ballasts in the fluorescent fixtures that were already up there, and also replacing all the light bulbs as well. That and I would have had to remove them to put drywall up, just to replace them again anyway. Not having to deal with the flickering bulbs, humming, etc when they start going out. Basically I hate fluorescent lights lol Also, energy savings, eventually :-)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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