Workshop Development #57: Spent a sweaty, hard work day ripping out walls. Can't wait for Friday!

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 10-09-2012 04:56 PM 2195 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 56: Getting stuff out of the way... Part 57 of Workshop Development series Part 58: The power is in! »

So yesterday was Columbus Day, which for my job is a paid holiday. I used it well.

As Sunday was spent cleaning up the area, I had everything off the wall, and ready to go. Then yesterday came and whamo!

Yep took the old mallet through the wall board and started yanking…

22.5’ total of wall yanked out rather unceremoniously. Now the western wall in my garage is ready for the electrician to come in Friday…

By Friday evening I should have my inspection done and power back on. Very cool. Dedicated line for Dust Collector / Air compressor, dedicated line to HVAC, and another to misc 110V / 220V tools in the shop.

My next step is to insualte the wall, and button it back up sheet rock wise… making sure that I make the locations of the studs dead apparent. The clamshell cabinet, and tool stacker arrangement will rely on that. Yes I am moving my tool stacker over one wall The reasoning behind this, I want the other wall dedicated to lumber storage, and lawn & garden (until the shed gets build, then lawn & garden goes away…).

I really could use some help hanging this sheet rock… Anyone in the Houston metro area want to give a hand?

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#1 posted 10-10-2012 01:30 AM

Congrats and hope all goes well

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 10-10-2012 03:04 AM

Take photos of the wiring before you rock it back up…. comes in handy later :-)

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#3 posted 10-10-2012 03:10 AM

i posted here earlier
guess it didn’t take
the site was tweaking at the time

new all around
happy for you

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Jim Bertelson

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#4 posted 10-10-2012 01:13 PM

I can give you moral support, but too far away otherwise. In Washington at our vacation home for a couple of weeks. May get some shop time in today. Basically still building the shop, although I have one small project to do this week….....a small shelf type unit that sits on the floor and holds the cable modem, router, and security internet interface. You will never figure out how you put up with an extension cord to run your shop, once the power is in…......


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#5 posted 10-10-2012 04:19 PM

Just talked with the electrician, I am going to have to wait another week due to scheduling problems… Yuck.

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#6 posted 10-11-2012 01:45 PM

Speaking of electricity, this mornings project at the vacation home is to put in a 240 V circuit for a space heater. I need something to take the chill off, especially in the winter, in the garage. The hotwater heater and the furnace are in the garage, and they help the heating some. Also, there is living space overhead and against one wall. But when it gets too cold out, it gets a little too cold for comfort. I am really spoiled by the Anchorage garage, which sits at 68 to 70 degrees all year round, with no heating elements running. It gets its heat from the hotwater baseboard piping as it wends its way to the house from the furnace. It is just serendipity, that the temperature ends up around 70.

Fortunately, the panel is in the garage right beside the shop, so I just run a few feet wire to the next stud space over. I put a permanent access panel in last year just above the electric panel to make this an easy project.

Hope that electrician gets there soon, you need some juice!!

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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