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My Shop Projects #3: PVC Shop Wall

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Blog entry by jesinfla posted 05-28-2016 05:57 PM 803 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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If you live in Fl, you know temperature control is less than easy.

My small shop is in the garage – there is no A/C or heat in the garage and the cost to insulate for heating and A/C is way beyond what I am willing to spend on a garage!

My garage is actually quite large – it’s a 2 car with an additional 8 feet depth which is where my shop is located

What I opted to do for the summer (it’s unbearable in there in there in summer, and I usually avoid working in it) is create a temporary wall with PVC and enclose it with 3mm plastic sheeting.

The reasons I went with PVC are:

The wall is temporary
Only screwed to one side with 2 braces
And screwed to my setup bench with 1 brace
I can take it down fairly quickly
PVC was very inexpensive as I only had to by the 10’ pipes (I had the angle pieces, crosses, T’s already)

If I had used wood, the frame would not stand up by itself, would need to be attached to the garage and would make it a more permanent structure which I wanted to avoid.

Now, when the A/C is on it cools the area quite well – when the weather cools, I can pull down the frame and store it until the following season!

The sheeting hangs on the pvc with shower curtain hangers – I added grommets to the plastic with some rags we had laying around

Here are the results

Here’s the right side of the frame

Here’s the left side of the frame

Here’s the frame with a door

Right side with sheeting

Left side and dioor

Inside shop

A/C on stand I made – hanging out side door window

Shop towards the house

Shop side A/C

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(



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