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Posted May 01, 2014 - 08:00 PM

This is a step up from going outside. I can wash after now. PS, The great outdoors is still the primary, the funnel is when it is pouring or freezing.



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Posted May 01, 2014 - 08:02 PM

Nice shop. Those split heat pump units make a really nice addition to a shop. If you know anyone who installs them they may have older units that they take on trade and can sell for a good price. You get heat or A/C out of them and it is a permanent install so no messing with installing and removing them every year.

I've never seen or heard of those here in Texas, until now.



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Posted May 02, 2014 - 05:22 AM

I've never seen or heard of those here in Texas, until now.

They are very popular up here, mostly for heat but you also get the AC for the month or so that we need it. My Father and Brother sell and install these units. Because you mostly do AC in Texas it's a different market and they may not be popular there.



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Posted May 12, 2014 - 08:43 PM

Worked on moving some stuff in last weekend. Man, I think I under thunk the peg board. I have only cleared 1/3 from the old shop and I am struggling with where to put it all. Go figure, the stuff I have packed in a 12 X 24 won't all fit in a 18 X 24. I am thinking of some additional storage such as a box store 12 X 14 pre fab. Weather isn't helping but we need the rain. PS No leaks in the new shop and it is still pouring out there.  

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Posted May 17, 2014 - 10:28 PM

5/17/14 update. Been moving more out of the old shop. Had some left over lumber and needed more bench space. so I built this 6' bench. I think I will make two 10' benches like this for the other side. Moved all the tractors in, plenty of room to get to the fridge, and they all have individual litter pans.

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Posted May 17, 2014 - 10:41 PM

Looking good Larry, that's a nice setup you have there.


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Posted May 17, 2014 - 11:25 PM

I think you need to start calling it your man cave with gts....can't be any better than that. Looking good....& dry :)
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Posted May 18, 2014 - 05:28 AM

That looks real good, Larry!


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Posted May 18, 2014 - 06:11 AM

Larry wheres the bathroom?? You have a fridge and tv and computer out there LOL.
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Posted May 18, 2014 - 09:21 AM

Just caught up on this thread , looks good. Tom
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Posted May 18, 2014 - 07:57 PM

Larry wheres the bathroom?? You have a fridge and tv and computer out there LOL.

 

Outside around the corner is still primary, but working on an emergency setup incase of rain / cold weather.

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Posted May 19, 2014 - 02:58 AM

Now thays thinking !!

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Posted June 07, 2014 - 09:14 AM

Here are a couple updates, sorry for the poor pictures, I have to resort to a back up camera for now. I filled in the overhead truss and made it more comfortable which I'll describe in my next post.

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Posted June 07, 2014 - 09:16 AM

I reviewed a lot of A/C's and found none that would fit my 21" window openings. I do NOT want to cut another wall opening so I looked at the Home Depot 12,000 and Lowes 12,000 btu portable units. Lowes had the 2 yr warranty so I upgraded to the 13,000 btu unit.

Unit claims to cool 5,500 cf and I calculated the 18' X 24' is 4,500 cf.

http://www.lowes.com....llow&cId=PDIO1

This is day 2 (evening use only) and here is my review.
Back wall outside temp is 111 deg. Inside was at 92 when I turned the unit on.

Fan output seems weak (I augmented with a small fan on top).
Install was easy
I also installed the permanent drain tube. It does a good job of removing humidity. (Steady stream from the drain tube outside).
Definitely makes a difference seeing I have never had A/C in either shop.

Electricity use is still to be determined.

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Posted June 07, 2014 - 09:22 AM

Thats a nice shop you have. I would love a/c in mine

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