We have moved and building dream shop #9: Electrical, insulation & walls 95%

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Blog entry by Ken90712 posted 07-18-2019 06:50 PM 754 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey guys been a while since last post. Crazy busy, we added a 1/2 bath to the house. Added 2 sump pumps and encapsulation under the house. Blondie and I have also manage to get away for a few weeks so were not only working on the house. I flew Dad up and he helped me for a week on the shop, who is a fellow woodworker as well.

Here is what’s new, I finished all the electrical. 28- 110 volt outlets and 15- 220 volt outlets. We built up all the walls and decided to add another layer of insulation R19 on top of the thermal foil bringing walls and attic up too R30. I wired in 18 – 7500 lumen commercial LED 4 foot lights on 4 switches. I built a finish room and a welding room in the back side of the shop approx. 12×10. I ruffed in opening for the two 36” indoors.

This weekend do some cleaning up and seal the floor then debating on staining the header or painting it white like the walls will be. We will then start building the cedar cabinets and do the trim.

had first estimate for the heating and cooling as well.

As always thanks for looking and look fwd to finishing.

cheers ya’ll.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 07-18-2019 07:06 PM

man ken that shop is looking incredible,your starting to tempt me to leave socal too.but hey go easy on dad he looks a little beat-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 07-18-2019 07:36 PM

WOW, that’s beautiful. I wouldn’t be able to sleep thinking about a shop like that! Very nice !!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#3 posted 07-18-2019 07:57 PM

Absolutely beautiful. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 07-18-2019 08:13 PM

I’m officially jealous!

Gonna be an awesome shop!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 07-18-2019 08:46 PM

WOW, Ken That is a dream shop!!!!!!!!!!!!
You could hold woodworker guild meeting in there!

Well thought out and executed!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 07-18-2019 11:36 PM

Thanks Ya’ll, yep pops was taking a nap. We worked hard everyday he was a huge help. Woodworkers meetings any time.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 07-19-2019 10:35 PM

Ken & Blondie, you’re doing a Fantastic job..

I love seeing your progress as it happens…

Thank you for the update!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#8 posted 08-08-2019 11:43 PM

How lovely, it comes along fine and pops came to join.
Looks like it is going to be a place for dreams.
And a wee woodworking. ;-)
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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