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Forum topic by Big_T posted 09-18-2014 08:33 PM 881 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-18-2014 08:33 PM

Hi everyone I wanted to convert my 2-car garage into a full time work shop but marriage has turned this idea into a temporary and portable workspace in my garage – that’s compromise! So today I am researching a temporary wall to put in my garage that can maintain good sealing for air conditioning and not take up a lot of space while in storage.
Also is there such a thing as insulated plastic barriers, or maybe 2 layers of plastic that might work best to insulate the work area. The temp wall will be in place 6-8 months a year for winter and spring which is ~85 degrees in the garage, summer and fall it’s 95-110. Thanks for your help and suggestions.

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#1 posted 09-18-2014 09:16 PM

I’ve split mine in half with a temporary wall built of 2×4’s with plastic stapled to it. I remove it in the summer and remove the screws from the studs. Plastic on each side would probably be even better.

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#2 posted 09-18-2014 10:29 PM

4 ft. x 8 ft. x 2 in. extruded foam insulation sheets would likely get the job done and be fairly durable. Tape the seams with package tape.

At $35.48 each, an 8ft. by 20 ft. wall would cost right at $200.00 and would take a storage space of 4 ft. x 8 ft. x 10 in.

...just a thought.

Best Regards, Grandpa Len.
Work safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#3 posted 09-18-2014 11:54 PM

What? You didn’t put the shop requirement in the pre-neptuals?

Man, you’re screwed.

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#4 posted 09-19-2014 04:45 AM

What? You didn t put the shop requirement in the pre-neptuals?

Man, you re screwed.

- crank49

Been married a looooooong time, so it’s not worth fighting for…
By now she knows where it hurts if I try to put up a fight – LOL

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