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rwe2156

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06-22-2015 09:07 PM

Temp in my shop is only a couple degrees cooler.

Its been 97+ degree’s for over a week and no end in sight.

I lasted about 45 mins the other day till I had to quit.

I work till about 3 every day so no mornings available.

I’ve got 3 projects on the boards…....

I can only do so much carving.

Thanks I feel better just talking about it.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!


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Richard

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#1 posted 06-22-2015 09:32 PM

Big Fans and Work at Night.

Good Luck

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#2 posted 06-22-2015 09:35 PM

I hear ya. It’s been in the 115s or so and I do have AC but it’s a pretty large area to cool in my shop so I have been laying low lately.

Sadly, I have some projects I do have to get done and I’m putting in 15 to 20 hours a day at work so I’m having problems getting my creativity going.

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changeoffocus

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#3 posted 06-22-2015 10:25 PM

I have a vested interest in suggesting air conditioning or maybe a swamp cooler for AZ.
For the most part It’s less expensive to cool a building than heat it.

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#4 posted 06-22-2015 10:31 PM

I had the same problem. Just couldn’t work, so…
I insulated my garage/shop and installed a 11K mini split AC unit w/heat pump. 72-74 deg F. no problem when it is 95 outside.

I know, it was a little costly. But, I don’t have the HOA complaining about an AC unit sticking through the wall.

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#5 posted 06-22-2015 11:14 PM

It hasn’t been terribly hot here, but it has been incredibly wet. We have had feet of rain in the last few months, no joke. I cant get the shop humidity below 75%. My shop is climate controlled, but it is really difficult to control with all of this rain. Nice and cool in there, just wet. Thats no good for thin pieces of wood trying to stay flat. And then there is the rust on all my tools. It is a different problem, I know, but I can relate in not being able to work.

-- Jesse, West Lafayette, Indiana

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#6 posted 06-22-2015 11:22 PM

That’s rough, I hate working at anything over 80 deg in the shop. I recently drywalled my ceiling and will soon blow in insulation. I’m debating installing an AC unit too, but I can open the door to my house and let my evaporative cooler blow through the garage which helps a bit.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#7 posted 06-22-2015 11:22 PM



I have a vested interest in suggesting air conditioning or maybe a swamp cooler for AZ.
For the most part It s less expensive to cool a building than heat it.

- Bob Current

I don’t know if I would do a swamp cooler as the added humidity might be a problem for the lumber.
Also, a swamp cooler is only good when the humidity is already very low. Around here, we can get humidity along with the heat. We can get 30-40% humidity in the middle of summer easily along with the high temperatures and it’s miserable.

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#8 posted 06-23-2015 01:15 AM



Around here, we can get humidity along with the heat. We can get 30-40% humidity in the middle of summer easily along with the high temperatures and it s miserable.
- AZWoody

Are you serious?
Try 75% to 90% humidity and 98 degrees like we are used to in Tennessee.

-- Michael: Hillary has a long list of accomplishments, though most DAs would refer to them as felonies.

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Redoak49

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#9 posted 06-23-2015 01:16 AM

Sounds like weather is tough a lot of places. We have had so much rain and the humidity it bad..currently 84%...wet.

On top of that the mosquitoes are huge and hungry….glad my shop inside with AC.

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#10 posted 06-23-2015 02:07 AM

I been hanging OSB for a ceiling in my garage for the last month and can only stand the heat for 6 hours! Just can’t work like I use to when I was 25 !!!

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#11 posted 06-23-2015 03:02 AM

Mini-split with heat pump is the only way to go! :o) Was 101 in Albuquerque, and my shop is a nice cool 74.

-- BOVILEXIA: The urge to moo at cows from a moving vehicle.

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AZWoody

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#12 posted 06-23-2015 03:06 AM


Around here, we can get humidity along with the heat. We can get 30-40% humidity in the middle of summer easily along with the high temperatures and it s miserable.
- AZWoody

Are you serious?
Try 75% to 90% humidity and 98 degrees like we are used to in Tennessee.

- crank49

Yes, but when the temperature is 115-120, that 30-40 percent turns into 170 heat index really quick, no different than any other place that has high humidity but lower temperature.
Then try walking a field and the humidity rises up to 80% or so instantly.

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#13 posted 06-23-2015 04:43 AM

Gotta be prepared to work in the heat. Trade the denim jeans in for some thin khakis. Maybe even khaki shorts. Get away from cotton tighty whities. Consider some boxers, or maybe even go commando. Be extra careful when zipping up, though. If you have lots of window light, think about blocking it off and going LED. Paint the shop exterior white/light colors. Put up some overhead fans that allow a circular motion so that the whole workspace has circulation, not just where the fan is pointing. If 45 minutes is your breaking point, do a 30-on-30-off type thing so you can keep it going.

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#14 posted 06-23-2015 07:51 AM

Alaska weather is great.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#15 posted 06-23-2015 09:30 AM

I have to agree with AZ Woody as a former resident of Chandler they were starting to go out of popularity when I retired a few years back Now as I am living on the Akron Ohio area it’s like living in one big swamp cooler most of the summer swamp cooled air is just way to hard on your tools when cast iron surfaces come in to play

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