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Old 01-16-2009, 08:44 AM
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Cutter , once the concrete floor is in and cured , but before the equipment goes back in it will get painted . Satin white walls and a bright white ceiling . Since everything will be out of there all I will have to do is to tarp the floor and cover the boiler up while I am painting above it . Chimney does not get painted . Dan
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:48 AM
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:00 AM
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Yesterday , it got up to a whopping 11 degrees F. here . Since i took the back hoe off the tractor I had to air up the front tires on the tractor to better support the weight of the loader frame . While airing up the tires , the air hose was holding the door open slightly . After airing up the tires I discovered that the boiler had run continuously while the door was open . So today I started the new shop air lines . For now I ran the 3/4" main across the ceiling picking up one drop next to the door then making a 90 degree turn and traveling above the bench about six feet . This leg has a cap sweated on it and is the end of the line so far .
I figured since this will be a loop system and I will want at least two drops there , one for the workbench and one for the drill press I will cut in a tee and continue on from there .
The drop by the door is 1/2" copper pipe with a pressure gauge and a drip leg on it . The drip leg is twelve inches long with an offset of 2" and another 4" stub with a cap sweated on to the end . Above the drip is a tee for the outside air chuck and a valve to shut off the air so no mischief can happen there . Then above the valve is the pressure gauge tee , with a 1-1/8" stub and a ninety facing up with another stub and a 1/2" C X 1/4" NPT adapter to screw the gauge into . The gauge fittings set parallel to the wall . Before installing the air chuck I blew the new lines out to rid the lines of anything that would be detrimental to the air tools . I have a regulator set up with quick connects so it can easily be moved from air line to air line .
This cures the open door policy when airing up tires or using air tools outside . Dan
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:54 AM
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Why white? i know it will make it brighter but wont you just it dirty right Away?
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Dan I just ate so I think I will wait for the after pictures...
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Dylan , why white .... Hmmmm ..... Three reasons ,
1.) White cuts down on the light loss , as it is highly reflective .
2.) This will be a dedicated machine area , once the walls and ceiling are ready for paint there won't be anymore welding or grinding going on in there . So that should keep the dirt at bay .
3.) From my checking on prices for a two part epoxy paint or a urethane paint white is the cheapest .
Why epoxy or urethane paint over latex or oil , easier clean up and moisture resistance . Once the floor is cured out it will get coated and flaked .
Moe .
And one more reason for white , I hate caves . A couple of buddies have dark colored garages , and they suck to work in . Dan
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you will have more room than you know what to do with. It doesnt take long to get away from you. thanks for the pictures. It sure puts your pain in perspective. Try to stay positive. Good luck
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Is to remove enough snow to make a path to where the cabinets have been stored . There is about three feet of snow in that area and I do not know what is laying on the ground in there . The path will have to be wide enough to get the cabinet out . This is the last part of the initial clean and organize phase of the REDO . Once the cabinets are in I can start on putting stuff away where it belongs . There are a lot of parts and pieces that I cannot find because of the shop being disorganized . I am going to assign similar materials to the same shelves and write their location in a composition book so they can be quickly located .
J bar J , I agree with the out of hand part .
Well it is time to head out into the 18 degree F. weather and start shoveling snow . Dan
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:11 PM
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LU47Dan, another thing you can do is color code your shelf for different item. Example: red for electrical. blue for plumbing, green for nut and bolts, and etc.
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good point I should paint my garage to its to dark in there and yes i dont like working in dark to.
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