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Forum topic by Jim Finn posted 12-09-2012 01:57 PM 1043 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Finn

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12-09-2012 01:57 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tip finishing spray gun

I have set up my workshop at our new house and realized I did not have a good finishing room any more so I purchased a steel metal building/shed at Lowes. It is 12’ x 10’ and big enough for my needs. I assembled it ,alone, in one long day. I put four new fold up tables in it. I now have a clean place to do my finish work. I put the shed on an existing concrete pad and put 4’x4”s under the perimeter to raise the whole thing and give me more head room. I also have my air compressor in there for my spraying and then ran an air line to my workshop for compressed air there. It is a nice set up for just over $500 , including the tables. Love that veterans discount at Lowes.

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#1 posted 12-09-2012 02:11 PM

My only concern with the compressor in there, when you are spraying the compressor could take in particles from your spray. May damage the compressor. Might think about a filter on intake. You also must live where it is warm, it’s 5 degrees here now. Not good to be in my shop right now :’(

Congratulations on finish room. Too many don’t put enough effort into that part.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-09-2012 03:34 PM

Jim, you being a Sheetmetal guy, have you considered cross ventilation, filtered air intake and spray booth exhaust? I would be interested in seeing what you come up with to handle clean air turnover, your real world sheetmetal experience will an invaluable asset with that type of design.

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Jim Finn

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#3 posted 12-10-2012 12:11 AM

Here in West Texas it hits 60 degrees most days so I do not plan to heat this shed. I will just go in there on nice days which we have most any week of the year. I had not thought of ventilation of it…...yet.

-- Website is No PHD just a DD214 and a GED

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#4 posted 12-10-2012 01:06 AM

Sounds like a plan!

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

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#5 posted 12-10-2012 01:09 AM

Hope you’re spraying waterbased stuff. If that stuff was to explode, you’d either be here with me in East Texas, or with Mike in South Central…

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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