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12-11-2017 01:42 PM

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How Cold is Your  Shop?
 

 


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#1 posted 12-11-2017 01:50 PM

here in balmy phoenix, its around 55 degrees, and will warm to around 70 later in day

my daughter lives in murrietta (spelling) and hates the snow they got on friday, saturday, lol, shes a transplant from new port beach ca.

lol.

gotta love the sun.
Rj

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#2 posted 12-11-2017 01:57 PM



here in balmy phoenix, its around 55 degrees, and will warm to around 70 later in day

my daughter lives in murrietta (spelling) and hates the snow they got on friday, saturday, lol, shes a transplant from new port beach ca.

lol.

gotta love the sun.
Rj

- Knockonit

Yes … the “blizzard” was pretty while it lasted. Most of the snow is gone in Lilburn … just a little ice. Cobb county (Marietta) got the brunt of the storm … lots of closed roads!

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#3 posted 12-11-2017 02:01 PM

My shop is 57F at the moment. It’s 30F outside, and the shop thermostat is set to just below 60. I have electric heat in the shop, with radiant panels in the ceiling. Keeps it pretty nice in there all through the Minnesota winter.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#4 posted 12-11-2017 02:02 PM


My shop is 57F at the moment. It s 30F outside, and the shop thermostat is set to just below 60. I have electric heat in the shop, with radiant panels in the ceiling. Keeps it pretty nice in there all through the Minnesota winter.

- Dave Polaschek

Show off! LOL.

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#5 posted 12-11-2017 02:27 PM

Thanks to the arrival of baby #5 a little over a year ago, I wasn’t able to work on putting together my shop this past summer. As such, I’m still working outside when I can steal away a little time. 25 degrees on our back deck at 9:00 am, with a projected low of 8 degrees tonight. Someday I’ll have an indoor space to heat.

-- Elroy

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#6 posted 12-11-2017 02:28 PM

Show off! LOL.

Yeah, that’s me. ;-)

Normally I turn the thermostat down to 45 during the work week (just warm enough to keep the melt from the truck from freezing on the floor), then back up to about 60 on Friday night when I get home from work so it’ll be nice over the weekend. But I’ve had various things finished in BLO curing in there lately, so I’ve left it warm.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#7 posted 12-11-2017 02:57 PM



Thanks to the arrival of baby #5 a little over a year ago, I wasn’t able to work on putting together my shop this past summer. As such, I’m still working outside when I can steal away a little time. 25 degrees on our back deck at 9:00 am, with a projected low of 8 degrees tonight. Someday I’ll have an indoor space to heat.

- ElroyD

WOW, Elroy … you just might win! Congrats on number 5 … guess that explains why you haven’t been on here lately. Boy or girl?

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#8 posted 12-11-2017 03:00 PM



... had various things finished in BLO curing in there lately, so I’ve left it warm.
- Dave Polaschek

Hmmm … boiled linseed oil and warmth … that explains why this stuff is so sticky … LOL!!
 

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#9 posted 12-11-2017 03:29 PM

I worry more about Summer personally. That is why I installed a 24KW Mini-Spilt Heat Pump in the shop this past Summer… Winters only freeze for about 2-3 weeks or so. The heat pump takes care of that too… ;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#10 posted 12-11-2017 03:34 PM



I worry more about Summer personally. That is why I installed a 24KW Mini-Spilt Heat Pump in the shop this past Summer… Winters only freeze for about 2-3 weeks or so. The heat pump takes care of that too… ;-)

- HorizontalMike

That looks like my summer temps, too! Hopefully my new skylight will let out some of that heat once opened.

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#11 posted 12-11-2017 03:38 PM

Mine is in the basement of the house, along with the furnace. Clothes dryer as well…...

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#12 posted 12-11-2017 03:44 PM

32 outside – 53 in the shop. The space heater will get it up to 60 in a couple hours

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#13 posted 12-11-2017 04:05 PM

I have an integral garage as my shop, but due to code it has no furnace heat, open duct work not permitted due to possible fumes.
Radient heat however, keeps it at about 50 deg. on the coldest days, which I find us great for hand planing boards and getting a good upper body workout. Still break a sweat though, but happy to do so.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#14 posted 12-11-2017 04:55 PM

I’ve thought about a putting in a Franking stove, but it doesn’t stay cold enough … maybe for just a couple of months. I’m afraid the stove will take up too much room.

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#15 posted 12-11-2017 07:35 PM

35 outside 57F in side

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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