Workshop Development #59: Installing the insulation.

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 10-27-2012 01:33 AM 1940 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I spent the better part of the afternoon trimming up insulation, and installing it in some odd wall cavities… To say the least, my wall studs aren’t right. I am marking the ceiling where the studs are as well…

The good part is it’s getting cold here so I won’t be sweating through the install… The better thing, with the power in, and the insulation going in, I won’t be sweating out there next summer…

Yeah this is a bit of a gloat…

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#1 posted 10-27-2012 02:03 AM

i’m jealous.wish when i bought my house i’d pulled the walls board down and insulated it.hope you enjoy.

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#2 posted 10-27-2012 02:15 AM

just in time too

i always mark the floor at the studs too
with a magic marker
for later when you go to hang cabs and things

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#3 posted 10-27-2012 02:37 AM

Hadn’t thought of that… Good idea.

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#4 posted 10-27-2012 06:29 PM


The wiring / insulation / rerock of my garage workshop is all part of a much larger whole house remodel we are working on a piece at a time. I made a deal with my wife that if she let me get the wiring I wanted and redo the insulation in the shop, which to do right requires yanking the years of water damaged sheetrock (the original roof leaked), in turn once I get the walls done, the Freezer goes out there. It’s a small price to pay, and I get the bonus of keeping my Fudgecicles out by me (my wife hates them…) Longer term, we are going to build a shed in the back yard to move the rest of the non shop stuff, and even flamable shop stuff like finishes, out to.

This might not be a big deal to most of y’all, but something odd happened after I did the insulation install. Fellow Texans, actually anyone in the Gulf Coast area can symptathize. Yesterday it was 80 degrees, and the AC was running in the shop while I was working. I was keeping a nice steady 73 deg in there for comfort sake. I finished with my work, shut down the AC, and shut down the shop for the night….

Yesterday evening, a cold front came through here, so far today we haven’t gone over 50 degrees. I know you folks up north are laughing, but for us this is certainly cold… The center post between the doors is still uninsulated, and the opposing wall is still undone. But for now, I have the common wall, the doors, and the longest wall in the shop insulated, as well as the ceiling. gaps were filled with spray foam before insulating so air leakage is at a minimum where the task is done. And so far so good.

This morning, I checked in the shop while my outside air was 46 deg F, and the thermometer in the shop still read 72. The sun has been up and beating on the shop wall, just checked still 72. No heat, no AC, just holding what was there…

If you have to do it, do it right, and do it all the way… I am sure this is gonna be fantastic when I am totally done…

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#5 posted 10-28-2012 03:43 PM

The fruits of a lotta labor and planning… deserve it.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#6 posted 10-28-2012 07:17 PM

Thanks. This is also the result of having a great wife…

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#7 posted 10-28-2012 09:54 PM

Sorry about my last short reply, I was on my phone…

You are right this is the result of literally years of effort and planning. I am getting so much closer to complete or as complete as any workshop ever is…

Mind you, the shop is a complete and utter mess right now, but that is to be expected…

My next couple of steps include sheet rock, drywall mud and tape, and then the drill / driver to re-mount the cabinets custom mount / side flip the HF DC (I am doing away with the stand, mostly because due to the location we put the dust collector / air compressor circuit, everything had to move a little bit, and the gaps were anything but generous previously…

This is honestly an excuse to pretty much permanently build in the area for a cyclone…

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