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#1 posted 11-10-2017 08:05 PM

This may sound crazy…. but what about hanging a tarp horizontally (may need a little bit of framework) at the 8 level or so to hold the heat down? Otherwise, I think your plan sounds pretty decent. It s definitely not an ideal situation. I think you d have to close off the ridge vent. Another thing I ve found too is that wood burning stoves can crank out a LOT of heat. If you got a pretty decent one, and kept it cookin , you may not need to insulate at all…


I thought about not insulating at all and just getting a woodturning stove. Maybe have the wood stove outside, and pipe in the heat? Just didn’t think it’d be worth it, if I didn’t have a way to trap the heat (with insulation). Maybe I should just insulate the back half of it (where my tools will be) and drape some moving blankets down from the rafter to separate the insulated vs non insulated parts. Then I’d only have to heat half the garage while I’m working out there…..

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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