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I'm in South Mississippi near the Gulf Coast where the humidity usually equals the temperature, well at least when it's above 90! In my location the humidity is as much of a problem as the temperature.

I had a 12K BTU window unit and my shop is in my detached garage where there is no insulation. It could keep up when I didn't let it get above 80-85 but above that temp, it just couldn't keep up. So I replaced that unit with a 24K BTU unit and it works, but takes a while to cool it down. My next project is to remove the ceiling (floor of attic floored for storage) and install insulation. Ceiling is drywall and almost thinking it would be better to put plywood back up rather than drywall. That would give me a lot more strength for hanging things like dust collection pipes etc.
I put OSB on my shop ceiling but it was because I knew that sooner or later I would be swinging something end for end and smack it into the ceiling. The OSB doesn't mind that and I painted it white so it reflects light almost as well as painted drywall does. With the price of drywall these days I don't think there would be much price difference.
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post #42 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-02-2020, 03:33 PM
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That's a good idea. Any moisture issues?

I've used it in attic, so I guess it would be good to go. I have to be careful with moisture issues here since the humidity if usually very high.

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