Glad you are staying warm.
The New Shop
Posted November 17, 2014 - 08:32 AM
Posted November 17, 2014 - 10:22 AM
That heats up nice.
Posted November 17, 2014 - 09:32 PM
Way better than last year. The propane tank has lasted 8 days so far, backup tank is on the grill still full.
- Alc said thank you
Posted December 27, 2014 - 11:52 PM
Just an update, we have a cold snap here in Central TX. I have found if I set the electric heater to 70 and adjust the propane heater between low and medium I can keep it around 79 in here. Way different from the old shop.
- Alc and EricR have said thanks
Posted April 03, 2015 - 09:58 PM
Well after a summer of cooling, and a winter of heating I decided to take the portable A/C out and blow it out. With some small paint jobs inside on Old Girl The filter was completely white with overspray and the upper coil was pretty nasty. As I was taking care of these I noticed a lower coil that the only way to get to it was to take the !@%~ thing apart. Well it is all back together blown out, and is working fine. I will be adding a small window unit for A/C as this had trouble keeping the shop comfortable in 110 Texas heat. Thought you might like to see what the inside of one of these look like.
- KennyP, HDWildBill and toomanytoys84 have said thanks
Posted April 04, 2015 - 07:09 PM
- KennyP and toomanytoys84 have said thanks
Posted April 04, 2015 - 08:40 PM
Funny around here I can keep my shop cool ish with a couple box fans. Now winter time would take a wood stove or large heating unit.
We have opposite problems
Edited by toomanytoys84, April 04, 2015 - 08:41 PM.
Posted April 04, 2015 - 10:05 PM
Yea, the winter heat was well covered even on the coldest days, now I have to augment the A/C. I think a little 5K window unit in the other window should work. We (Grandson and I) are camping out here again tonight. Listening to the rain, and watching movies on the projector.
Posted April 04, 2015 - 11:30 PM
Sleeping with the Grandson and GT's in the Man Cave (Priceless) Shop is dark so the flash was used.
- KennyP said thank you
Posted June 29, 2015 - 09:38 PM
The Texas Summer has arrived Upper 90's and 70+ Humidity. I added a small 5K window unit to augment the 12K inside unit. It made a world of difference! I can stay comfortable when the outside temp will cause a sweat as soon as you walk out the door. Will see what the electric bill impact will be. May upgrade to a 8K unit (biggest that will fit the window) next year. Enough to fog your glassed when you walk inside or out.
- Alc, KennyP and oldedeeres have said thanks
Posted June 30, 2015 - 05:42 AM
I thought Texas was dry !!!! 70% humidity is like Pa lol
Posted October 30, 2015 - 09:22 PM
Toying around with a secondary back-up system. Not sure if I'll go solar but that may be an option. For now I have mounted a couple large LED lights. These seem to work good off of 15-18 VDC. I tried them off the GT battery and only got a dim glow. I have a 18VDC 1A wall wart that I am power them from now, the volts drop to 13VDC and the current is 3/4A well within the warts capacity. I want to make these battery backup, (I have a circuit in mind). for now I was just testing how well they lit the shop. Pretty good so far.
- Alc and oldedeeres have said thanks
Posted October 31, 2015 - 09:42 AM
Leds are the way to go because of the high efficiency. Too bad they won't run on 12Vdc. If you have generator backup then it's not an issue.
Posted October 31, 2015 - 05:56 PM
I am looking into a voltage doubbler or a DC to DC inverter to allow me to run these off the GT. Funny, If I have less than a foot of wire they will light up off 12V, I have about 30' of wire on each and it takes 18V now, but the amperage is the same at 3/4 amp for both. I guess if I run #10 AWG wire they would work off 12V. I am running #24 AWG as I had plenty of it.
- KennyP said thank you
Posted October 31, 2015 - 06:40 PM