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Old 07-24-2011, 09:32 AM
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I have been busy insulating the shop roof. I was debating on putting batting insulation then I remembered seeing a ice box room with styrofoam insulation, so I went to my private contractor supply dealer and asked if they can get 3" styrofoam insulation. @ 18.00 per sheet not to bad to me... my shop is 25 x 40 so it took 40 sheets that are on the trailer pic shots. I had to rip them down to 34" to fit between the steel purlins and held them in place with strips of simpson straping. the sheets only weigh in a less than 5lb. I did the first half of the shop in two weekends then the other half in one weekend, The first half I was cutting the sheets down with a hacksaw blade, (time consuming) the other half I used my Dewalt recerp with a long blade and a double track to run it down.... (SWEET).

Last yr at this time of 100 deg the shop would be 105 - 110. this yr after pitting the 3" up, it has not went past 99 when it is 100 out side...

I also had a pair of 10' vent ridge caps installed.... Not sure if they work worth a crap or not... (FREE, 400.00 value for the pair).

Still looking for better ventilation to draw out the heat without running a evap cooler, to humid using an evap cooler.
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:37 AM
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a few more...

I sorta makes the shop look bigger with the insulation installed,,, Trust me,, I did not ...
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:53 PM
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what about the flammability issue? as far as i know foam is supposed to be covered with sheetrock etc since in is of course flammable, but maybe the codes are different in different areas
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:26 PM
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it'll brighten your shop up alot.... friend of mine insulated his doors and used white pvc sheet as an outer skin, looked real nice and will be easy to wipe clean..
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:43 PM
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Looking mighty good to me. Sure does brighten up the place.
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