In this part I document the installation of the siding, heat pump, insulation, steps and deck. Everything went fine and since a picture is worth a 1000 words no commentary should be necessary.
In the picture above you can see the electrical service. It is a 200 amp, 230 V, 1PH service.
I chose to put a heat pump in the shop. I will have both heat and air. However, I am planning on setting the thermostat to come on at the high and low point of 80 and 60. In other words if the temperature is above 80 then the air will come on and when it gets below 60 the heat will come on. If this proves too costly then I will expand the range to 82 and 58. I know that air and heat is a luxury sometimes in a shop. I’ve worked over 40 years in manufacturing plants without the benefit of heat or air and I could go without if necessary. However, I’m 63 years old and going on 80 so I’m hoping that I can afford the luxury of heat and air. Besides it should make me a little more productive.
We had to put a number of steps on this door and we had to have at least a 4’ x 4’ landing. We made it 4’ x 8’ and it will be a nice place to take a break.
I appreciate you reading my blog about the construction of my shop. Thanks.
-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau