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Old 09-18-2010, 03:19 PM   #2746
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:59 AM   #2747
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My goal in life is to have a heated shop.





I have a 48'x48' shop, uninsulated w/ sliding doors. When the temps drop below 40 she's a miserable bitch inside. $2000 will fix the insulation but the new doors are $14K!
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:09 AM   #2748
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My goal in life is to have a heated shop.





I have a 48'x48' shop, uninsulated w/ sliding doors. When the temps drop below 40 she's a miserable bitch inside. $2000 will fix the insulation but the new doors are $14K!
Do what propforward is and build an insulated section into the existing shell. It might be cheaper than insulating the entire building.

Perhaps you could hang some sort of insulating curtains made of moving blankets in front of the door when your heating it? I have a propane powered heater I run occasionally, but frankly it never gets that cold for that long here, so I don't even bother with the insulating the garage door and only run the heater when I'm out there working on it.

I have another garage with a sliding barn door opening and sealing it off from the weather would be tough to do. If yours is like mine, good luck!
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:15 AM   #2749
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My goal in life is to have a heated shop.

I have a 48'x48' shop, uninsulated w/ sliding doors. When the temps drop below 40 she's a miserable bitch inside. $2000 will fix the insulation but the new doors are $14K!
That's what happens when you go big; everything costs more.

I've got a finished shell, but, that's it. No power, insulation, etc. So, I can relate.
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:33 AM   #2750
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not much but it does the trick.





i spent a good chunk of the winter in there. sure she leans a bit, but still holds in the heat.

I used to live in a turn of the century bungalow down on the island, and I had a garage that very much reminded me of yours. Such a cool room, and it didnt feel like it was built last week.
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:16 AM   #2751
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I used to live in a turn of the century bungalow down on the island, and I had a garage that very much reminded me of yours. Such a cool room, and it didnt feel like it was built last week.
That's what's cool about the Colonial stuff in the northeast. They have character and "feel" that can't be duplicated with modern materials.

BTW, don't forget we turned another century, nearly ten years ago.
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:26 AM   #2752
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That's what's cool about the Colonial stuff in the northeast. They have character and "feel" that can't be duplicated with modern materials.

BTW, don't forget we turned another century, nearly ten years ago.
This is true, so I guesss I live in a "Pre Turn of the century"pad now. :)
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:44 AM   #2753
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MOST important thing for any workshop/garage is BRILLIANT HIGH GLOSS WHITE paint on the walls and ceiling. Complimented by DOUBLE the light you think you need. Tell the paint guy you want the WHITEST white available. There is a difference. Dungeons are for the depressed.
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:53 PM   #2754
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Old 09-24-2010, 03:39 AM   #2755
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That's what happens when you go big; everything costs more.

I've got a finished shell, but, that's it. No power, insulation, etc. So, I can relate.
+1 I'm hoping to be able to afford ins. and heat before the real cold sets in. No place will lend me any more $.
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Old 09-25-2010, 01:32 PM   #2756
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Bought this magazine at the Home Depot Family Handyman.

It has a lot of neat ideas for spiffing out your castle.

I can't find it on the site but the magazine has a holder for your cordless drill.
It works like those wine glass holders at a bar.
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Old 09-25-2010, 04:40 PM   #2757
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OK, now you guys are just pissing me off... I'm still working on my Man Cave, but no room for a lift like that!!
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:58 PM   #2758
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I have been painting, and painting, and then painting some more. Here is an update of my progress. It is a South Bend Heavy 10 that I am restoring. My goal is to have a "mini" machine shop in my garage. I am almost there, I am missing a surface grinder and a mill...hopefully someday!











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Old 09-26-2010, 05:29 PM   #2759
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I have been painting, and painting, and then painting some more. Here is an update of my progress. It is a South Bend Heavy 10 that I am restoring. My goal is to have a "mini" machine shop in my garage. I am almost there, I am missing a surface grinder and a mill...hopefully someday!
What paint did you use? I saw these threads while looking for lathe information.





"Valspar Tractor and Implement paint. Believe it or not I brushed it on. Normally I would have sprayed it, I have all the equipment to do so, but I didn't want the huge mess to deal with and since it's so heavy the lathe is too difficult to move over to the shop with the spray booth. Spraying at home is a no no because of the fumes, my garage is attached and I have an infant at home."

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=28009
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...n+lathe&page=2
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Old 09-26-2010, 05:37 PM   #2760
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It is Sherwin-Williams oil based paint, I believe Gray Street or Wall Street color, something like that. It seems to be a really good paint, I am just a really bad painter!
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