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Posted January 25, 2013 - 08:50 AM

I've got one of these: http://www.harborfre...ator-97762.html mounted in the wall right below my reel grinder. I put it in mainly to pull the dust out of the shop while grinding but i also use it for exhaust fumes as well.

 

I attach the flexible vent duct: http://www.harborfre...duct-97763.html to the fan and put it in front of the exhaust on the machine I'm running. Usually just set the vent duct up on a jack stand a few inches away from the muffler or tail pipe and tie it in place. Works like a charm.

 

Kinda hard to see the fan in the pic but it worked very well on the machine I have in the shop right now. Owner pulled the injection pump apart and it has only been running on one or two cylinders ever since. Mosquito control at its finest.

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Posted January 25, 2013 - 09:06 AM

I bought one of these a while back. It'll run you out of a one car garage. I haven't tried it out under the tractor port as yet, but it should help if the wind is fairly calm.



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Posted January 25, 2013 - 07:03 PM

Colder than a witches titty.


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 07:12 AM

I have two options.  The shed can be way to cold to function in, even electric heaters hardly make a dent.  The attached garage is insulated and finished.  I can turn on a few small heaters out there and get it pretty cozy.  Sometimes just leave the door open from the house to the garage to warm it up, wood heat at 75* in here most days anyway so it does not cool the house off too bad.


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 06:00 PM

As part of the whole cold shop thing, what do you guys do to exhaust an engine you're running

in the shop, and not loose all the heat by opening the doors.

 

Exhaust hose to outside.

Lets see some pictures of your setups. What mat'l do you use?

I try to have the wife standing there taking deep breaths to filter the air.  So far it's not working out too well!


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 06:02 PM

My shop is outside, so whatever it is, it is.

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 06:06 PM

I try to have the wife standing there taking deep breaths to filter the air.  So far it's not working out too well!

 

:bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl:

 

And I bet she really has a lot of head aches!!


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 06:10 PM

My shop is well insulated and sealed pretty well.  I shut the furnace off wednesday evening (65-70 degrees) This morning it was 47 degrees. The overnight temps have been 12-18.   this fall i bought a used lennox furnace (65,000 btu) for $35.00. Installed it over the door out of the way and have been happy with it. built a hollow wall to pull air off the floor, and i keep a ceiling fan running all the time.

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 06:11 PM

:bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl:

 

And I bet she really has a lot of head aches!!

not a lot just one in paticular


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 06:12 PM

Rick, That was a great idea installing it up over the door. Sounds like you got the shop sealed up very well.


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 06:16 PM

Rick, That was a great idea installing it up over the door. Sounds like you got the shop sealed up very well.

Yes it was expensive to build but it has paid dividends in heating and cooling. It can be up to 20 degrees cooler in the summer.



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Posted January 26, 2013 - 08:21 PM

Typical winter day in Northern NH, sunny 12 degrees and a steady breeeze, wood stove got the garage/shop up to 30 degrees, spent 2 hrs working on an engine transplant and did fine except my hands.... couldn't feel much and anymore and had to quit.


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 11:53 PM

My shop never ever goes below 50 F. It's insulated better then my house.

Overhead propane heater thermostat is kept on 50 - 55 unless I need it warmer.

The one in the pic is not mine, but it's hung the same way. 100 gallon outside tank will last the entire winter.

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Posted January 27, 2013 - 08:16 AM

I try to have the wife standing there taking deep breaths to filter the air.  So far it's not working out too well!

:bigrofl:  :bigrofl:  :bigrofl:

 

I'd give that a try, but I know her vocal cords will kick in on the exhaust stroke.


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Posted January 27, 2013 - 08:34 AM

:bigrofl:  :bigrofl:  :bigrofl:

 

I'd give that a try, but I know her vocal cords will kick in on the exhaust stroke.

That's the problem with women, if there is air going out, she's talking!






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