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Old 05-19-2014, 10:13 AM
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Smile Finishing out the inside of a 5K sqft Morton Building, it has begun, finally !

Got started on Friday.

Im splitting this building into 8ths, not including the vestibule/stairs closet/compressor/after-cooler room that will all be one, so technically 9ths.

4 Bays each 24'x30', 1. 4 post lift, 2. 2 post lift, 3. no lift, just work area (welding fabricating) 4. Body work/painting/homegrown paint booth.

4 small areas 20'x25', office, engine/transmission room/storage/den-glass working room for the better halve's glass hobby. Her room gets windows and its own door, Im keeping all mine windowless.

Having worked in a tin can in the summer, even an insulated one, with A/C, I know how bad radiant heat can kick your butt, so Ive decided to circumvent that issue on this build out.

Basically, I will have a thermal block put in place on all but the north walls for radiant heat. Might even do the north wall, will have to see how supply pans out. The sheets are not cheap.

I set 2 pieces of 2" polyisocyanurate (R15-ish) sheet insulation, that is foil faced on both sides, into the 6" cavity, that runs between he posts, and exterior tin, leaving a 4" gap for radiant heat to rise up into the attic, and not into the conditioned space of the shop.

I sealed the sheets of insulation using low expanding foam out of a can (think gaskets). The polyisocyanurate sits on AC2 treated sill plate, because the insulation will pull moisture. The sill plate is glued on all sides with polyurethane caulk.

Im then framed a 2x6 stud wall against the face of the polyisocyanurate sheets, the wall with get R-19 bats.

The lid (my next step) are trusses 20'. What is coming together here is my office, 17'x20'.

Plan to use a heat pump to heat and cool it, still have not decided on the floor, but going to put something down as a thermal break.

I didnt post the last pic, but basically the office is framed and Im ready for trusses. When Im done, I will have a second floor, with a stair case, that will provide and additional 20x95 in storage (for my ebay garbage).

Im stoked, Ive been waiting 4 years to start this. Ive been busy with the house and other buidings, (which are not done) but I cant stand it any longer.
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:30 AM
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Wow!! that's gonna be one hell of a shop
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Old 05-19-2014, 01:50 PM
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A shop to be envious of, for sure.
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:37 PM
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So my little shop would fit into one of the 4 bays.
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:32 PM
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i'm glad to see you have a helper!
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:59 PM
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i'm glad to see you have a helper!
The guy or the dog ?

Im taking the pictures, I actually do have help. Very good help for a change.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:13 PM
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So my little shop would fit into one of the 4 bays.
My last shop was 1100sqft, so its quite an upgrade for me, prior to that , I had an oversize 3 car.

Keep in mind, we acquired this property not for the house or the address, but for the buildings and barns on it.

It occurred to me one day, it would be easier and much cheaper to change a house to my liking than to build a bunch of buildings, not to mention the legal problems of trying to throw up buildings your neighbors dont want to look at.

The better half likes playing with all kinds of animals, as well, she likes growing things, so it works out for both of us.
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That framing hammer looks entirely too professional.
Those things remind me of tomahawks.
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Old 05-20-2014, 01:29 PM
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Has a professional looking framing hammer, and opts to use the nailer...
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Has a professional looking framing hammer, and opts to use the nailer...
I wonder if he has a chop saw????



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