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#4951 Craig. OFFLINE  

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Posted February 11, 2015 - 07:13 PM

NICE! With white walls and ceiling, it ain't going to take much to brighten that place up. At least in the beginning lol
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Posted February 11, 2015 - 08:55 PM

Beautiful blue sky there today, Can't wait to see it up here. Shop looks good, metal on the walls/ceiling is a nice touch; buildings always look huge when empty.


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Posted February 11, 2015 - 09:25 PM

These are sandhill cranes, not geese as I had said.  But, they are sill headed north.


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Posted February 11, 2015 - 09:56 PM

Boy, that metal is really looking good and bright. Hopefully your lighting will be able to use all that reflecting off the metal. Very nice Daniel. :thumbs:


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Posted February 12, 2015 - 05:19 AM

These are sandhill cranes, not geese as I had said.  But, they are sill headed north.

 

Yep, they tend to do a lot of gliding, then circle in a thermal to get more altitude and then glide some more.

 

Here are a some of pics of some that I took in a campground we were staying in when we were in FL last year.

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Posted February 12, 2015 - 06:50 AM

Not likely to get much done today. With the cold front coming through, arthritis bad in my lower back and hands...well all joints, but those are the worst. Buy since doc took my arthritis meds away, I now climb ladders without dizziness, so a decent tradeoff. Pain will subside.
BTW, was my Uncle Russell who corrected me on the cranes. Another of my family battling health issues, but he's tough as nails and will be back on his motorcycle when spring returns. Great hearing from him!
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Posted February 12, 2015 - 07:02 AM

I've noticed a few more aches and pains with the swing in our temps here. Getting cooler again and Monday we could have ice or sleet!


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Posted February 12, 2015 - 07:35 AM

The shop looks big Daniel. It's also going to be nice and bright with the white metal walls/ceiling. I know that having a lot of light is essential for doing any precision work. I don't like fluorescent tubes either. Although the latest generation of ballasts are more reliable I still find that the bulbs just don't last like they should and you end up replacing them more often than the incandescent ones. With maybe 30 or more of them in your shop you would be replacing them at a high rate in my experience. Led bulbs will be the answer and lets hope it's soon. Those CFLs are not working out and LEDs are too expensive for most applications right now. Prices are already on the way down. 


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Posted February 12, 2015 - 07:48 AM

If going cfl, there would have been 27 to 33 bulbs, 3 per fixture. Too much hassle IMO.
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Posted February 12, 2015 - 09:39 AM

My back worked out the hurt pretty well, so went to turn the heater on in the shop to warm it while I eat breakfast.  The shop was 8 degrees warmer, or should I say "less cold" than outside.  Once we replace the old roofing on the 12' open arch section & get double bubble under that section of roof, it will be even more insulated from outside.  That is if we can afford that this summer.  May have to wait till milk prices improve.  Just oatmeal this morning, but I like oatmeal.


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Posted February 12, 2015 - 09:52 AM

Glad the building is 'warming' up. As you enclose it more on the inside, it will hold heat better. Especially if you are doing something and get that floor warmed. It will hold heat for a while. I just hope it isn't too warm this summer with no air flow through it.


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Posted February 12, 2015 - 10:03 AM

  I just hope it isn't too warm this summer with no air flow through it.

 

That is my concern as well, with doors only on the one side.  If it ends up needing flow, I'll add a big exhaust fan in the gable.


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Posted February 12, 2015 - 10:25 AM

Uncle Russell is the one who came on his bike to the plow year before last? We will include him in Our PRAYERS. Hopefully you can go easy today and get a little rest.
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Posted February 12, 2015 - 11:25 AM

We had geese fly over so low I could have lassoed one. Drove the dogs nuts.


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Posted February 12, 2015 - 12:17 PM

Uncle Russell is the one who came on his bike to the plow year before last? We will include him in Our PRAYERS. Hopefully you can go easy today and get a little rest.

 

  Yes, Uncle Russell made the 2nd plow day video for me.  It was Cousin Larry Skaggs that drove Dad & Uncle Russell around on his UTV.  Thanks for the added prayers.  Our family has been through a lot & it continues.

  I loosened up nicely and been working in the shop.  I have half the back wall sheet metal hung.  Doing it by myself is a little harder & I have some lean started, so I'll start pulling the top side a bit at a time to get it straight.  It won't show, and if someone wants to put a level to it, more power to em!  I will finish the end wall today, then that will leave the inside gables & ceiling.  

  I was going to run conduit on the ceiling, but now I think I'll run the light wiring above the ceiling, still inside Cantex conduit.  Will give the ceiling a much cleaner look.  I'm no perfectionist by a longshot, but it's no more trouble running it up there & the ceiling will look lots better.


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