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    Default New "Shop" at home...

    For the last few weeks, I've been working on insulating and drywalling my garage. It was definitely worth the trouble of having chaos for that time. The place looks 10 times brighter and cleaner! I managed to spend only $600 in total for this project. Now I can be much more comfortable working on my (and others') cars over the winter months...

    I also added a set of stairs/ladder for the attic. I've always wanted one of these
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    Well done, Adam ! Looks clean now and the white walls reflect much more light. Guess this will enhance your efficiency - on the other hand we know that you are a fast worker anyway, thatīs why Iīm curious about what will follow ... !
    The insulation will save energy for heating - but be careful if you will use a heater which is powered by primery energy b/c you could get way too much carbon dioxide or perhaps carbon monoxide some day if you have not enough ventilation !
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    Looking good Adam, no place like home right!

    I use a heat-fan to warm up my garage btw, I typically put it on a one hour before getting to work.
    With good insulation it's enough to keep warm I think, but its depending on how warm you prefer to have of course.
    If the humidity is low 55*F (13*C) is warm enough for me
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    I will probably end up getting an electric heater like that, since the big kerosene/diesel heater I have now is too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smartin View Post
    I will probably end up getting an electric heater like that, since the big kerosene/diesel heater I have now is too much.
    I was thinking the same thing, besides these electric heat-fans are cheap so you can easily have more than one if you need to.

    In my garage I also have a humidity-eater; it’s a simple device that turns the humidity to water with the help of calcium chloride.
    You can easily make a homemade larger variant with a bucket, a colander and some calcium chloride.
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    Looks good Adam. Nice and clean
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    No brass pole?
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    It's in the basement...
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