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Doing some remodeling. Adding air conditioning in my shop.

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Project by Dudley posted 08-01-2010 11:19 PM 1982 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got to put the plywood in the cealing yet. Added a Jet lathe & 10,000 BTU AC unit.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.





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Gator

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#1 posted 08-02-2010 12:55 AM

Dudley,
If I could add a suggestion.. I also have a 10,000 BTU sleeve air conditioner in my shop. I found if you don’t put a filter over the front of the air intake the coils will fill up with dust right away. I took a 12X24 hepa filter and wrapped it in filter cloth, and fastened it over the front of the lower grill. Works great, and once a month I take it off and change the outer filter cloth, and vacum off the hepa filter.
It is nice to work in an air conditioned shop, not to mention easier to contol humidity.

Gator

-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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#2 posted 08-02-2010 01:08 AM

Nicely organized. I’m envious over the air conditioning – for many reasons. Although I’m in the northern parts, it still gets hot and muggy up here too. Congratulations and great job.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#3 posted 08-02-2010 04:00 AM

I work in my garage,,no AC,,it’s hot all the time this time of year. Congrats on the remodel, nice walls..I still have stud walls to look at.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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#4 posted 08-02-2010 06:17 AM

Could have used some air in the shop today! Nice job dudley.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 08-02-2010 02:30 PM

Gator, did you insulate the walls? The inside of my shop is OSB and I didn’t insulate before putting up the OSB. And with a 10 foot ceiling (exposed now) It would take a commercial unit to do any good in my shop. Your shop looks very nice.

Anybody have any suggestions on insulating the shop without tearing down the OSB and doing it inexpensively? with the 100 degree temps we are experiencing I roast every time I go to my shop.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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aschmidy2003

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#6 posted 08-02-2010 02:48 PM

Must be nice. I get tired of wiping sweat drips off of my projects.

thelt—You could do blown in if you cut a hole in the top of stud cavity.

-- Psalm19:1

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#7 posted 08-02-2010 06:04 PM

I’m jealous. I’ve been sweating all over my project this week. This winter, I’ll be shivering, makes sanding easier. Enjoy the cool breezes.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#8 posted 08-02-2010 06:20 PM

Anybody have any suggestions on insulating the shop without tearing down the OSB and doing it inexpensively?

It seems the easiest, cheapest, and best way probably WOULD be to tear out the OSB.

Is it screwed/nailed up ? Should be a bit of work, but nothing too difficult.

Fiberglass batting is cheap, efficient, and easy to install.

My $0.02….

-- -- Neil

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#9 posted 08-04-2010 03:16 AM

Thelt.. my shop was bare stud walls when I started, so I was able to start from scratch.. wiring, insulation, etc..
I agree with NBeener.. if you can strip the walls it would be your best way to insulate and get the proper vapor barrier installed to ensure you can stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter.. depending on what part of the hemisphere you live in. Nasty job, but well worth the effort in the long run.

Gator

-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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Dudley

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#10 posted 08-04-2010 03:20 AM

Thelt: Yes I did insulate the walls. The walls that the sun hits are insulated with 1” foil covered styrofoam and the rest is R19 fiberglass. Where there was pegboard, I just fed it down behind it from the top.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#11 posted 08-04-2010 03:22 AM

Gator: I have small vac’s at the lathe and drill press. Not much dust because all the saws are in the outer shop.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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Gator

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#12 posted 08-05-2010 12:47 AM

Dudley,
You are way ahead of me… great looking work area.. I don’t have the benefit of an outer shop.. I crap where I eat if you know what I mean..:)

Enjoy yourself…

Gator

-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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#13 posted 08-08-2010 03:54 AM

Nice work on the shop… A/C around here is an almost must have… I bet if the Amish lived here they would insist on air conditioning…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#14 posted 08-17-2010 07:23 AM

little fancy with that new jet lathe!!!! :)

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#15 posted 08-18-2010 03:47 AM

Love to see an organized shop. Very nicely done. I would not be without my AC.Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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