Workshop project #4: Insulation, Drywall and our best decision

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Blog entry by Ebro posted 09-12-2015 03:22 PM 1456 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Our awesome electrician let us borrow his scaffolding, which was a HUGE help in getting the insulation and drywall up but that didn’t make it fun for everyone…

Putting up the venting in the ceiling before drywalling.

Insulation went up easy but drywalling was another story. Putting 5/8” drywall on a 10’ ceiling was only slightly more fun than mudding and sanding it.

At the time we hated all those ceiling outlets, light wiring and ceiling fans but it was worth it. We will definitely not be going into the drywalling business.

This picture says it all about my feelings on sanding drywall. Ahh, the memories.

All the insulation in the walls, ceiling along with the vapor barier and dozens of cans of Great Stuff made the shop pretty comfortable, but the best decision we made was putting in the furnace. I did a lot of research and found a ton of differing opinions. For our budget and needs, gas forced air made the most sense. It was great all winter. We kept the shop at 55 degrees when we weren’t out there and kicked it up to 60-65 quickly when we were working and really didn’t notice a big change in our propane usage. No regrets.

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