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Posted October 31, 2017 - 09:44 AM

I have attic space that I will be blowing in insulation when I get enough money.  Insulation is a lot more expensive then I thought!

It will pay for itself in short order in energy savings!


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Posted October 31, 2017 - 02:42 PM

You may be surprised how well your shop maintains the heat now sealed up and real walls.

I burn wood but just tossing a couple sticks in daily when I'm not using garage keeps temps from dropping below 40F even when it stinking cold outside so garage will always warm up reasonably quick.  


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Posted October 31, 2017 - 02:45 PM

You may be surprised how well your shop maintains the heat now sealed up and real walls.

I burn wood but just tossing a couple sticks in daily when I'm not using garage keeps temps from dropping below 40F even when it stinking cold outside so garage will always warm up reasonably quick.  

That's not a bad idea!  I'll have to try that out when I get the pellet stove installed.


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Posted November 05, 2017 - 09:53 PM

I did some more work on the shop over the past couple of days.  It's hard putting in insulation when the shop is full of stuff!  I've had to clean and move things around to make more room so I haven't had a lot of time to actually install much insulation. Sense the last time I posted I've sprayed in low expanding insulation around the windows and doors.  Installed more insulation and plywood underneath the window on the right and put more insulation around the door and installed vapor barrier.  I also attached the hose reel for my compressor and moved it back against the wall making more space for working.  

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Here are some pictures of the pellet stove the I bought on CL.  

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The great thing about pellet stove is they don't need a lot of clearance around them.  This one only needs 3 inches of space in the backside.  It also vents directly out the side of the shop saving a lot of money on a chimney.

I need to try and get the rest done in the next couple of weeks because we had our first snow of the year this Sunday morning.  Luckily is didn't stick around.  


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Posted November 06, 2017 - 11:29 PM

I had a little time so I put up 4 half sheets of plywood tonight.  I had a fair bit of cutting to fit around the window and two electrical boxes.  

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Once I get done with around the door and pool filter and motor, I will attack the right end of the shop starting just to the right of the left window.

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Posted November 12, 2017 - 08:00 PM

Finally got some time this weekend to do some more work on the shop.  I insulated several bays and put up some more plywood.  I also installed a different cabinet above the pool motor and put together another shelf to get stuff off of the floor and out of the way.  

The person who built the shop (PO) did not take the time to make sure the studs were blocked before he nailed the 1" thick osb on the outside of the wall.  Some of the bays are 22" or 25".  This means I have to trim the insulation to make it fit properly.  Added to the difficultly is the fact that very little is square or plumb and the plywood was not cut square (Bought it that way off of CL for $2 per sheet).  As a result, some of the plywood has no nail spot on the edge.  This make me very frustrated!   It is not difficult or very time consuming to make a wall true!!  

 

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Edited by Mark 149 J., November 12, 2017 - 08:02 PM.

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Posted November 13, 2017 - 01:22 PM

Getting there, Mark.........looks great. That's going to make a huge difference :thumbs:


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Posted November 13, 2017 - 02:26 PM

Thanks!

It already has made a difference!  I can run my 220 volt space heater and the heat sticks around for awhile!


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Posted November 13, 2017 - 08:12 PM

Very nice Mark, when we get the end wall done on our shed/shop, we are going to start doing the same thing.

I cant wait as I think we can have it finished by the end of next year!!!


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Posted November 13, 2017 - 08:16 PM

Very nice Mark, when we get the end wall done on our shed/shop, we are going to start doing the same thing.

I cant wait as I think we can have it finished by the end of next year!!!

Wow!  I think I might finish before you! :thumbs:


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Posted November 13, 2017 - 08:22 PM

Oh I do think you are right, LOL... Right now with the short days and the work overload at work and hunting seasons and working with a 76 year old father things tend to go slower than planed LOL!!!!!


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Posted November 13, 2017 - 09:11 PM

Coming along nicely. I have to do the same thing. I'm figuring like you a section at a time, then put things back.
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Posted November 14, 2017 - 06:08 PM

Just found this thread, nice job so far. Looking good.  Might I adda suggestion for the ceiling? Foil faced insulation sheets. They come in varying thickness' = R value differences but usually all come in 4'x8' sizes . I used the 1/2" thick ( lowest R value ) to do my ceiling. It reflects both the heat back into the space and light as well. In my case my garage was built poorly and wouldn't support sheetrock without sagging worse. Although it was a bit more expensive than conventional insulation, it did a great job keeping the heat inadvertently brightening the room. I see you have OSB for a ceiling already so it will be easy to fasten. 

 

Here's a pic of my ceiling to show what I'm talking about.IMG_1796.JPG


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Posted November 14, 2017 - 07:27 PM

Just found this thread, nice job so far. Looking good.  Might I adda suggestion for the ceiling? Foil faced insulation sheets. They come in varying thickness' = R value differences but usually all come in 4'x8' sizes . I used the 1/2" thick ( lowest R value ) to do my ceiling. It reflects both the heat back into the space and light as well. In my case my garage was built poorly and wouldn't support sheetrock without sagging worse. Although it was a bit more expensive than conventional insulation, it did a great job keeping the heat inadvertently brightening the room. I see you have OSB for a ceiling already so it will be easy to fasten. 

 

Here's a pic of my ceiling to show what I'm talking about.attachicon.gifIMG_1796.JPG

thanks!

I hadn't thought of using the foil faced insulation.  I'll have to look into that and see what the cost is.  I have easy access to my attic space so I figured I would just blow in insulation.


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Posted November 15, 2017 - 07:18 PM

Very light , doesn't make a big mess like blown and still get to use storage space up in attic.  Price wasn't outrageous, but savings really comes in installation time. 


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