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Blog entry by Bob #2 posted 06-18-2008 01:19 AM 910 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to the efforts of my framer and his boys we are now enjoying the benefit of a new laminated 14” x 24 foot beam completely encapsulating the previous error at my lumberyard.
Today the guys got the insulation in and the inside poly sheeted . Tommorrow we can begin sheet the iinside with 3/8” OSB and we are nearly done.
I’m am about ready to call in the electrician and gas fitter and the place is mine to put the finish on etc.
Not too bad so far -May 26 to Jun 17.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner



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#1 posted 06-18-2008 02:16 AM

Looking good Bob!

Lee

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#2 posted 06-18-2008 02:24 AM

Woohoo!!!

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#3 posted 06-18-2008 02:31 AM

Bob, I’ve been following your progress with a bit of envy mixed with sympathy. I can appreciate some of your frustrations during this project, but I wish I had the opportunity and resources to design and build my own shop. It’s been great following your blog and I’m looking forward to seeing the finished product. Good for you, guy. Good for you.

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#4 posted 06-18-2008 03:02 AM

Did I hear you say you are going to sheet the interior walls then call an electrician? I hope I didn’t hear that.

Please do the electrical and pipe fitting then sheet the interior walls.You will be glad you did. I wish you the best either way.

Thanks for the post.. P.S. Great looking shop.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#5 posted 06-18-2008 03:20 AM

Kip thats what I thought as well…...But then thought maybe he is going to surface mount everything.
Looking good Bob!
Jim

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#6 posted 06-18-2008 04:08 AM

Thanks for the update.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#7 posted 06-18-2008 04:09 AM

does your wife still like you?

after 50 years, maybe even 60 years you truly deserve a home away from home Bob and that is looking like a very sweet ol dog house <g>

congrats Bob, ..........sweet

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#8 posted 06-18-2008 04:21 AM

Thanks agian for the erncouragement all.
As tfor the electrical, it is going on the wall in conduit (EMT).
Flush mounting with the wall surfaces brings with it it’s own set of problems and is quite difficult to add to and re route.
As this is a shop the surface mount electrical will be quite O.K. for me.

Cheers Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#9 posted 06-18-2008 04:42 AM

Flush mounting with the wall surfaces brings with it it’s own set of problems and is quite difficult to add to and re route..................please explain?

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#10 posted 06-18-2008 04:44 AM

It’s about time. Good grief.

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#11 posted 06-18-2008 06:03 AM

Roman:
Basically I am running conduit around the space at 48” height I can run several lines in a single 3/4” tube to get to a destination and route each line from there to a specific job.
I can run 220 volt and 110 in the same channel and drop each out where I need them without pulling separate circuits around the room. ( I will hear some comments here but I mean within limits)
Should I decide to re route a circuit, I can simply add on to the junction boxes and extend the service without digging in the insulation or removing either benches or wall panels.
BTW my walls are 6” thick and filled to the brim with acoustical insulation. You can’t hear yourself whistle in there. <g>

Am I making any sense?

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#12 posted 06-18-2008 06:06 AM

”It’s about time. Good grief.”

Mot, You are right about that.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#13 posted 06-18-2008 07:48 AM

Getting better all the time!

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#14 posted 06-18-2008 08:28 AM

I told you it would stop raining when the place was watertight! You and your team are making wonderful progress – keep up the good work.

I know its late in the design, but you are not going to get too much insulation on the roof section – I have 400mm in the roof and 150mm in the walls and it still gets cold in the shop. and I am guessing we have simular conditions in the winter months.

The 14” beam is massive – do you get a lot of snow build-up on the roofs in the winter? I am just thinking of my design and maybe I should rethink it?

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#15 posted 06-18-2008 12:01 PM

Bob,

I am excited for you as I am sure you are. You have moved this along pretty well. I like the idea of running your electrical through conduit. It does add flexibility to your electrical system. It is a minor inconvenience when painting as opposed to running your wire behind the wall sheeting but the versatility it offers more than offsets this.

I am sure that you are ready for the subs to go home so you can have some fun.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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