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Old 09-30-2020, 10:55 AM
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Way to go Jen!!!!! Looking wonderful. Not going to stay with dirt floor? You go girl!
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Old 09-30-2020, 01:41 PM
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I had kind of figured dirt for the smithing area .
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Old 09-30-2020, 06:30 PM
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Jen now that your facility is 'dried in' with the roof on you can take a minute and ponder this..the time is now to run conduits underground inside the facility from your electrical service area to some opposite wall locations,maybe for an air compressor room or subpanel at the opposite end of the facility?

Originally I had thought about running some conduit in the floor for electrical but decided to keep it all above..

If I can figured it out.. I am going to put receiver tubes in the floor though and hook up a vacuum to these so they can be used for fume extraction..

I have a wood chip collector that I will hook up to it.

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Looking good, Jenn. You da man!

Interesting that the insulation system is also a "fall arrestor." Is this to protect the roofers while installing the sheeting?

Nose bleeds and weak knees, BTDT.

Thanks. On many buildings the workers have to be tied in.. So, this system allows for them to walk freely on the framing without being tied in. I was told it is an OSHA requirement on certain buildings.

It is a crazy installation.. Though it does look nice but really not much of it makes sense.. In the instructions it said to run the side wall bands under the tension bands except ever 5th tension band.. It would have looked nicer going over every band. The side bands can't get tensioned nearly as much so sag some.



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That is a very nice shop you have. And the pride of building it against all odds.
Thanks. it certainly felt that way on many days. Until it is completely finished it will still offer some angst.

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Very nice indeed, Jen! Wish I was closer, I'd sign up. Afraid I'm too far away and too gimpy these days.

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Dave, I can relate to gimply.. So it might still be a good experience. thanks
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Old 09-30-2020, 06:37 PM
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Way to go Jen!!!!! Looking wonderful. Not going to stay with dirt floor? You go girl!
thanks..

No dirt. Years back I had dirt in the shop and while I like the action of it and the ability to move stuff around it was a constant upkeep and the dirt would end up everywhere.

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I had kind of figured dirt for the smithing area .
Because it being a school Cement will have to be the standard.

I guess it's because of taking the easy way out. I honestly don't know how to make it less work.

I imagine setting up a cement floor everywhere else and doing a wood butt end floor would be a great way to go.

you have me thinking now.

What is the dangers as for stability in the concrete with only having 2/3rd the floor vs full?
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If I can figured it out.. I am going to put receiver tubes in the floor though and hook up a vacuum to these so they can be used for fume extraction..

I have a wood chip collector that I will hook up to it.
I would have overhead fume extraction. I don't think in-ground is allowed anymore--you should check your code. In-grounds I've seen over the years (auto shops for exhaust) were always full of crap and didn't work well, IMO. Since you're not doing E-conduit in the floor may as well go for smooth with no protrusions.

The school is coming out great! I am excited for you! Will there be an inside classroom/climate-controlled area?
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Picking at nits, it's not cement, it is concrete.

I would think that a compacted gravel floor using 3/4 minus crushed rock and stone dust would be the cat's meow but you have a point that your structure will be used for teaching.

A foundry casting floor would generally be covered in sand where the melting and pouring are taking place. I assume you don't really have the need to protect the concrete from molten material. How much spalling of concrete have you seen in your travels to other shops?
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Picking at nits, it's not cement, it is concrete.

I would think that a compacted gravel floor using 3/4 minus crushed rock and stone dust would be the cat's meow but you have a point that your structure will be used for teaching.

A foundry casting floor would generally be covered in sand where the melting and pouring are taking place. I assume you don't really have the need to protect the concrete from molten material. How much spalling of concrete have you seen in your travels to other shops?


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