Not quite in the workshop... #4: Attic insulation complete, outlets installed, curcuit just needs final connection.

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 02-01-2010 03:21 AM 1455 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I spent a few quality hours in my attic today finishing up some shop related, but not quite workshop projects…

#1. The 1/4” plywood decking by the attic door has been stripped out and replaced with 5/8” OSB.

#2. The last two rolls of R30 have been rolled into place, and it was just barely enough to insulate the attic over the shop. I used a grand total of 9 rolls of pink fiberglass insulation in there.

#3. As you may recall, I am setting up my shop lights in 2 columns, 3 rows, from the common wall to the garage door wall. The common wall outlet is pre-existing, the center outlet, which is a double gang box with two sockets for a total of 4 outlets there (the additional to power an air cleaner) which is new, and will be tied into the existing circuit in the existing single bulb box next to it. I am going to replace the single bulb fixture with a blank cover plate and use that box as a simple junction box. Then lastly the outlet by the garage doors, which has the GFCI in it. The new boxes are wired, and waiting to be tied into the soon to be junction box. (Probably have to wait until next weekend…

I now remember why I don’t do construction or home remodeling for a living, while I enjoy it, it sure hurts after a day of doing this…

While I wait for my opportunity to connect tot he circuit, and test, I will move my shop light fixtures into their proper places, and mount them up, so that I can be ready when the time comes, to get it all plugged in, and the cords carefully bracketed to the ceiling and out of the way. I am looking forward to having more, and better placed light in my shop.

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#1 posted 02-02-2010 06:36 AM

Good progress

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#2 posted 02-02-2010 06:46 AM

Good going!!!! How about some pictures???

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#3 posted 02-02-2010 04:37 PM

Getting there… Right now it’s a messy shop (I had to move everything out of the way) with stuff mounted to a ceiling that needs paint… I was hoping to get the wiring installed, and the paint slapped up there before snapping some shots of it…

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