Say Dan, don't you ever stop so some poor shumck can catch up?? Goodness you've run me out of time, money and now ideas!!!
I sure admire your enthusiasm; if I had half your energy (the joy of being young) I would have been done two months ago with my shop!!
BTW would love to have all the stuff you have in the back ground of you shop, there is a gold mine there!! You said the garage is 24X20, that is a nice size shop, and will the cars stay out all the time? I would assume you have block heaters on them for the winter months. Too bad we don't live closer, I could give you encouragement and you could give me production!!
Noticed how the previous owner put up the particle board, (Under The Joists??) that was brilliant!! Sure is hard to find good help these days!!
On a more serious note, how will you lay the shop out, to sort of make it a flow through the various tools as the wood comes in? I kind of tried that but in the final analyses, it is what it is. I did try to keep the Jet behind all the real dust makers. All but the joiner and planer are more or less on the input side of the collector. Don't know if that makes any difference but it sure doesn't hurt is what I figure. I would like to sheet rock, but I need to have access to the open web trusses for fixing problems to the upstairs plumbing or wiring.
Say guy will CYO
I took the plunge today and decided to fix my garage and make it into a well lit shop. I wanted to insulate the attic space so I used the "blue poly" we all know how that happen
as a vapour vapour. I had to remove the existing OSB plywood the previous owner had put up because he failed to install a vapour barrier or insulate.
I want the entire floor space to be lit properly. The garage is 20' x 24'. I plan on using 8 low wattage fluorescent fixtures (2' x 4") The problem is the garage door when it opens will interfere with the lights if I install them on the ceiling over top the drywall.
To rectify this problem I have decided to install the lights in between the rafters. The garage is stick framed with 2 x 6 lumber. I will build boxes for all 8 fixtures to allow me to slide them up in between the rafters so I can mount the lights afterwords. I will make sure to allow for some air circulation due to heat build up but my research on the new thinner fluorescent bulbs give off hardly any heat so it should not be a concern.
So now I will have to buy (8) 2' x 4' fluorescent fixtures with new 14/2 wire. Once I get the boxes built I can then run the wire and then insulate the ceiling complete with vapour barrier
I plan on using drywall and doing a rough mud and tape. Not sure if I want to paint the ceiling or spray or leave it as is. Time will tell I guess.
Anyway here are a few shots of what I did today.