|Forum topic by endgrainy||posted 61 days ago||788 views||0 times favorited||22 replies|
61 days ago
I’m having a problem with my shop ceiling. My shop is located in an unfinished room under my garage (connected by a stairway without a door.) It sits adjacent to my basement with a door connecting to the finished part of the basement, so the shop is below grade.
I’ve been woodworking a little over a year and a half, and have accumulated three tools with cast iron tables. Since the shop has no HVAC and thus no climate control, I’ve learned how to deal with rust (thanks to this forum) accumulating from condensation.
A bigger problem has developed this summer with it being so hot and humid I’m the Eastern US. My shop ceiling is made of some sort of corrugated metal that seems to be what they poured the concrete slab from the garage into during construction [please forgive my lack of understand of construction practices and terminology.] The slab is supported by I-beams as well.
What’s started to happen is the metal ceiling is corroding and starting to drip rust in a few spots, falling onto my tools and projects. This seems to have happened at some rate over the 10 years the house has been in existence, but it seems to be worse this year.
I’ve temporarily tried rust remover and spray painting the areas in question, but this is obviously not a long term solution. The ceilings are only about 7 feet high, so not a lot of wiggle room.
I’d like to come up with a longer term solution as I see myself continuing woodworking as a hobby for many years to come. I’d love to one day waterproof the shop and finish it, also with heating/cooling outfitted. But feel I need to deal with the rust issue ASAP.
Some options I thought of:
I’ll post some pictures to help explain. Any advice is much appreciated!