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Forum topic by nordichomey posted 12-24-2009 11:51 PM 2174 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-24-2009 11:51 PM

Topic tags/keywords: heating curtain divider

I do not have a great heating system for my wood shop. Would like to install a curtain divider so I only have to heat the portion I am using. Does anyone have any good advise… design ideas, material to use, etc? I need to span about 23 feet.

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#1 posted 12-25-2009 12:34 AM

Hey there. My shed is about the same width.
I got some second hand “block out” curtains from a friend and strung them up on some wire rope across the shed. I then cut up some spare bits of curtain and stuck them to the rafters so they dropped below the level of the wire rope.
The end result is a pretty good seal between the two areas that stops most of dust and I can move them out of the way when required.
I think this idea would translate well for heating purposes as long as you use curtains designed for heat blocking and you seal them up around the ceiling.
Personally, I don’t run a heater in my workshop because the lovely South Australian climate never really drops below 15 deg C (60 deg F). I really could do with insulation and a big air conditioner for the 45 degree summer days though!
Hope that helps!

-- Blinded by brilliance

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