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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 656 days ago 1289 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 656 days ago

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 656 days ago

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

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#3 posted 656 days ago

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.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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twoblacklabs

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#4 posted 656 days ago

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 656 days ago

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 656 days ago

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 655 days ago

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 655 days ago

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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