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Posted on My 1st Bill Since New AC Installed - WAS:100% Positive Flow AC in the Shop

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#1 posted 06-22-2017 12:14 AM

I have an HF DC-System with a Wynn filter. I move the 20’ intake hose from tool-to-tool as needed. Things like lathe and 1/4-sheet sanders don’t get the DC (sweep and suck). Here in South Texas Summer, the heat is high and dry for the most part. My biggest problem is dripping sweat on all my cast iron, literally. If it is only 80-90F then I can often get away with opening the 16’ x 8’ garage door and running 5 x fans in a circular in/out pattern.

The fans actually create a bigger dust mess in the long run. I am trying to find a more “pleasant” way to spend time in the shop during these really hot months. In the Winter, I can usually get by with a 1500W base-board heater. BTW, insulation is R10 roof, R7.5 walls, using Solar Guard on my metal building. IMO, spending more on upgrading insulation would be too tedious since the shop is already “full” of stuff.

So bottom line is trying to make things comfortable for the few hours, at a time, that I spend in the shop. The more comfortable it is, the more I can spend time there… ;-) A dry 80F would be nice…

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