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Garage to Work Shop Conversion #7: Umm. It's pretty hot in there.

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Blog entry by twoblacklabs posted 07-05-2012 06:21 PM 1417 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Before trying to solve the heat problems, I wanted to document how hot it really was. So I picked an $8 indoor/outdoor remote thermometer. I placed one sensor in the shop at ceiling level. No desire to climb the ladder and place it at peak height. The plan is record temps today (and stay out of the oven), cut the roof tomorrow morning before it’s too stinking hot and install ridge venting and see how much it helps.

Forecast for the today and tomorrow are similar. HOT.

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Tomorrow will be even hotter.

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Current readings from the remote thermometer. “Out” is actually the shop sensor.

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Hopefully I will see a significant change. Once that happens, I will record how the window a/c effects it.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?



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knotheadswoodshed

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#1 posted 07-05-2012 06:31 PM

LOL,
same temps here in MN…my shop is in an attached garage that just happens to have a window into the house.
I put a fan in the window and sucked all the air-conditioning out of the house, blowing it into the garage. Worked great, but it really pissed off Mama, as it really warmed up the upstairs bedroom and she couldnt sleep.

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities" www.knotheadswoodshed.com

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Richard

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#2 posted 07-05-2012 08:10 PM

Randy , you better be careful about “pissing of Mama ” you might endup sleeping in the shop. :)

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#3 posted 07-05-2012 08:25 PM

It is 97 today….and also around the same for the past couple of weeks. My shop temperature is 82 and I don’t even have the window A/C on. The spray foam insulation makes such an unbelievable difference. Worth every penny.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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twoblacklabs

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#4 posted 07-05-2012 09:11 PM

Randy, that was pretty funny.

102.6 and climbing in the shop.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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WhoMe

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#5 posted 07-05-2012 10:33 PM

Look forward to seeing the results.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies and the wall gets in the way.. - Mike -

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knotheadswoodshed

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#6 posted 07-05-2012 11:26 PM

well, it seemed like a good idea at the time….. which is usually a good indicator that I am about to do something terribly wrong

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities" www.knotheadswoodshed.com

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twoblacklabs

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#7 posted 07-06-2012 08:48 PM

Ran into a delay. Can’t install it yet but delay has nothing to do with the shop. This will allow me to gather better data as to temps. (always look for the bright side I guess).

But is still REALLY hot. Ugh.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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WoodworkingGeek

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#8 posted 07-06-2012 10:13 PM

I know what you mean more than I like to!! My shop probably got over 100 this week! Thankfully I have just bought a 10,000 BTU window air conditioner on Tuesday.
-Matthew

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