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New Shop #4: Insulation and drywall

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Blog entry by Devin posted 1849 days ago 3138 reads 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, it’s been a while since I added to this blog and lots has been done.

I spent a day and a few evenings insulating the ceilings and walls. I used Roxul’s Safe ‘n Sound, double layer on the ceiling and double layer on any 6” walls. Even though it’s not fiberglass, it’s still disgusting. I wore a good dust mask, eye protection, gloves and a disposable full painters suit. My ceiling joists in half the room were 12” on center so I had to cut the insulation in half. The air was thick with little bits of insulation for hours at a time and because it’s summer and because of all the gear I was wearing, it was hot, sweaty work. I didn’t like this job, can you tell? Just kept focusing on the shop. Short term annoyance, long term reward.

Ceiling and one of the walls
Ceiling and one of the walls


All the equipment and tools crammed into one half of the shop, so that I can hang the ceiling gyproc.

At some point, someone ran hot and cold water into this corner of the basement, but there's no drain...strange.
At some point, someone ran hot and cold water into this corner of the basement, but there’s no drain…strange

More South side walls that needed insulating, ready for drywall.
More South side walls that needed insulating, ready for drywall.

Bathroom wall needed it too, I took this opportunity to remove the disgusting carpet from the bathroom
Bathroom wall needed it too, I took this opportunity to remove the disgusting carpet from the bathroom

Once the insulation was up, it was time to hang the drywall. I just used 1/2 standard stuff, ten footers. Without anyone helping me, renting the lift was a no-brainer decision. $34 from HD for 24 hours…worth every single penny.

Some of the strategically located 10 footers...I'm still giddy that my shop is big enough to load 10 foot anything into
Some of the strategically located 10 footers…I’m still giddy that my shop is big enough to load 10 foot anything into it

The back saver, even if I'd had help, hanging drywall on a ceiling is no fun...this little device let me do it solo and it cost a tiny $34 for 24 hours
The back saver, even if I’d had help, hanging drywall on a ceiling is no fun…this little device let me do it solo and it cost a tiny $34 for 24 hours

I mean really, how cool is that...I just measure, cut, crank the wheel and then screw it to the joists
I mean really, how cool is that…I just measure, cut, crank the wheel and then screw it to the joists

Half the ceiling done, had to move all the shop stuff over to this side so that I can work on the other. I think that took as much time as hanging the drywall.
Half the ceiling done, had to move all the shop stuff over to this side so that I can work on the other. I think that took as much time as hanging the drywall.

The lift, ready to be loaded for the second half of the room.
The lift, ready to be loaded for the second half of the room.

All done...I hope one layer is enough of a sound barrier
All done…I hope one layer is enough of a sound barrier

That “should” be the worst of the ugly work. From here on out it’s benches, shelves, lighting, cabinets, electrical…relatively clean stuff, and certainly more enjoyable for me. I’ve been checking the used goods websites for a prehung solid core door 32”...nothing quite right in the last few weeks…I may end up making one, give me an excuse to make a solid fir frame and panel door right?

Thanks for reading…

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



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ND2ELK

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#1 posted 1849 days ago

Your shop is really coming along. Isn’t insullating fun! You should look at my Blog “Progress on the new shop” and see the fun I had. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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grizzman

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#2 posted 1849 days ago

your up pretty late there tom…im hurtin tonight and sleep isnt coming easy…....hope the new shop is coming along….this shop is coming along really well….......

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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woodworm

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#3 posted 1849 days ago

Great effort. Looks very nice and comfortable.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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patron

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#4 posted 1849 days ago

well done !
now for the fun stuff .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Craftsman on the lake

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#5 posted 1849 days ago

Coming along nicely. Can I make a suggestion for after you prepare your walls for painting? Make some sawdust. Go to the paint store and buy some paint the same color. It’s usually an off white sort of light tan color. The walls, even with good dust collection will always have a thin film of dust on them especially behind tools like a table saw or miter saw. With the right paint it doesn’t show till you go right up close to it. I did this in my shop. It definitely brightened the place up and made it look cleaner over time compared to the green it previously was.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#6 posted 1849 days ago

The “birth” of another shop. It always brings a tear to my eye.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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PurpLev

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#7 posted 1849 days ago

looks like you’ve overcome the issues, and getting some great progress!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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FrankoManini

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#8 posted 1707 days ago

I happen to know that you are REALLY far behind on this topic!

-- - If my wife asks, I got ALL of my tools on sale.

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#9 posted 1648 days ago

Going to be a nice shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 1648 days ago

Great progress

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#11 posted 1611 days ago

Hey Devin

I haven’t heard from you in a bit and the last you mentioned was the flood in your basement (after all that work, yikes!!). So where is the shop at now? Did you get it back together?

John

-- John ..."Measure twice, cut once and always do a finger count right after that..."

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JohnnyVee

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#12 posted 826 days ago

Devin

What happened to all the pictures you had up?

John

-- John ..."Measure twice, cut once and always do a finger count right after that..."

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