The Rebuild #3: on a cold day

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Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 142 days ago 932 reads 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Temporary work space Part 3 of The Rebuild series Part 4: The weekends accomplishments »

I have the heater going in my attached garage trying to bring it to a manageable level. We’re at -8F outside. Trying to get it up to 55-60 range. I don’t want to sound like a whimp, but it is just a lot nicer to work in. Today I want to get my 220 circuits run and start setting up the machines. I will show pictures of the machines as I get set up. I am setting up temporarily in my attached garage. It’s 20×20. I know many of you would love that much space. I just need to get it functional for me. Hopefully the weekend will bring many advancements in there.

Hope you all stay warm this weekend.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#1 posted 142 days ago

Good morning Monte, we have -8 here also, and about 8 ” of fresh snow. Good luck with rigging up garage.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#2 posted 142 days ago

To Monte, who nerver misses a beat…

...have a Safe and Productive weekend. :-)

Best Regards. – Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#3 posted 142 days ago

One step at a time Monte.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 142 days ago

Monte I feel bad for you – -8 sucks. It’s almost 70 here today, love Louisiana this time of year, but not so much during Hurricane season :-)

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 142 days ago


If the garage is not insulated in walls and sealed well around doors it’s going to take until spring? I remember working on my shop with two little electric heaters at each end when I was pulling wires. Only 12×26 ft room. Just warm enough to not be freezing. LOL! I am more of a whimp/woosie now. Hands get frost bit easily now.

Post a few pictures? Gives us woosies something to talk about in our heated shops LOL!

Be safe pulling the wires.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 142 days ago

-8…Wow, I have heard rumors about cold weather that low…Rather hear about it than be in it.
Glad to hear you are getting set up in the garage temporarily… Hope you insulate it good. What are your plans for a permanent shop? I know you want bigger than 20×20…

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#7 posted 142 days ago

Good luck with the start up. That weather is a beach. We finally got above freezing today but another 4-6’’ of snow in a couple hours. Come on already it’s March.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#8 posted 142 days ago

Monte you are a tougher bird than I … My new shop has heat and air and I admit it that I am a Woosie, but a very comfortable Woosie.
I recall the days that I would go to the shop and turn on the space heaters, go back into the house for coffee and breakfast and then head to the shop with down vest under the Carharts … So glad those days are behind me …
Stay warm and dream of that new shop.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it.

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#9 posted 142 days ago

I picked up on the concept of a shop in the basement from my father. It has its many disadvantages but heat and air conditioning are taken care of.

Hope to see some pics soon,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 142 days ago

Even a cold shop is better than no shop at all. Keep plugging along, Monte. Out here on Puget Sound we are fortunate. A small space heater is enough for my 13 X 32 shop, and it never gets hot enough to need air conditioning. Post pictures when you can. We’d love to see your progress.

-- Dave K.

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#11 posted 142 days ago

-8 degree. I feel I am freezing just thinking about it.

hopefully you get setup quickly Monte.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#12 posted 142 days ago

Warmer weather is on its way. Just another 5 or 6 months.


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#13 posted 142 days ago

Is this guy tough or what? Neither fire, snow, ice, or sub-zero temperatures deter him!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#14 posted 142 days ago

Snakes deter really me.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#15 posted 142 days ago

At -9, snakes won’t be a problem!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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