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Old 01-01-2021, 10:34 PM
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Having seen what rodents will do to fibreglass batts, in your position, I would cough it up and spray it. At the end if the day it’s your choice. I hope to never have to use the stuff again if I ever do any building or renos for myself that involve insulation.


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Old 01-02-2021, 12:03 AM
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Couple thoughts. Maybe right, maybe wrong, someone will correct me if I am wrong.

If you go with spray foam insulation, done right, it will be airtight. That does a lot to stop heat transfer in spots you do not want to to go. That R-15 of spray foam may perform better than the R-39 batt insulation.

Old saying of buy once, cry once comes to mind. Build it right now, it is hard to come back 20 years from now and do it better.

Are you planning any type of storage catwalk above your lathes and mills along the outside walls? I see a lot of potential storage space in those tall ceilings. And the way you are collecting tools, you will need all available space you can get.

Possibly if built right, you could incorporate some sort of lifting beam crane to be able to load bigger shafts into the big lathes, attaching it to the lower ceiling/ floor of storage floor.




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Old 01-02-2021, 07:57 AM
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Having seen what rodents will do to fibreglass batts, in your position, I would cough it up and spray it. At the end if the day it’s your choice. I hope to never have to use the stuff again if I ever do any building or renos for myself that involve insulation.


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Old 01-02-2021, 12:24 PM
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How does spray foam react to roof leaks? Hide it until it's too late?
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Old 01-02-2021, 03:14 PM
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Never seen it happen, so I’m only guessing. Since it more or less bonds to the surface, I can’t see the water wicking between the steel and foam. Not sure if it would eventually come thru or not....I doubt it.

The stuff they use around here is a high density, closed cell foam, similar to styrofoam SM.


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Old 01-02-2021, 08:39 PM
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Too late now but I always put outlets 4' from the floor. Stops all that bending over crap.
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Old 01-03-2021, 08:06 AM
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Too late now but I always put outlets 4' from the floor. Stops all that bending over crap.
I agree with you!
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Too late now but I always put outlets 4' from the floor. Stops all that bending over crap.


I did that in the mud room I built couple years ago. I enjoy the convenience over looks every day.


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Old 01-03-2021, 04:03 PM
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If you ever end up with some rug rats, they will be much safer with the electric 4' off the floor.
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