Setting Up Shop #1: Introduction

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Blog entry by stidrvr posted 06-09-2009 11:23 PM 677 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello everyone!

As my first attempt to contribute to, I figured I’d start of with my shop setup, or lack there of. Curently I reside in the basement, although nice in the winter, the stairs do not play well with others. Some people may think I’m crazy going from a basement shop to a garage shop in Wisconsin. Like I said the stairs are the biggest problem.

Right now the garage in question currently holds most of the outdoor stuff. Since the garage is a 3 car, and we only have one car, all of that can go to the 2 car part. This will leave me with a 12×28 space. When I get larger tools I can reclaim some of that 2 car part as well.

The first order of buisness is power. Right now there is just the standard out there, 2 wall outlet, 2 garage door opened outlets, and 3 single bulb light fixtures. I did install 4ft shoplights shortly after we moved in, 10 to be exact, although they will be rewired to the garage panel. The next task is insulation and drywall. Only the interior house walls are insulated and drywalled.

As far as heat, I’ll worry about that more towards winter but I have a few ideas on the burner simmering. For A/C, I’ll most likely install a service door in the rear for the breeze to pass.

I hope to getsome pics posted tonight or tomorrow.

That’s all for now.

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 06-09-2009 11:35 PM

I will be looking forward to seeing pictures. A blog, as you are doing, detailing a shop’s evolution is nice since it enables the rest of us to follow along.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 06-10-2009 12:06 AM

Before you hang sheet rock you better think about putting in a 200 amp service if you do not have one. Then you need to figure out what equipment you are going to have needing 220 and wire for them. You can never have enough outlets. You can look at my workshop and blogs I posted when putting in my new shop. It might give you some ideas what is invoved. Good luck on the new shop.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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