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#1 posted 02-07-2018 01:04 PM

Thanks Everyone for your feedback!
I do have a cyclone and part of the shop design is determining where to put it. initially I was thinking I would put it above the new lowered ceiling, but going with a 12’ ceiling and mounting the cyclone on the wall in the shop may be a good option as well.

Regarding posts in the shop, the current roof trussed span the width of the shop (40’) without any posts, and are every 2 feed on center.
I could hang a suspended ceiling from these rafters, but if I want any storage capacity, or to put equipment like the cyclone above the new ceiling, then I believe I would need at least one post, a main beam, and floor joists. I was hoping to get away with not having the post, but sounds like that’s not in the cards.

I will also look in to ceiling fans and possibly just insulating the existing 16’ ceiling, but that is a lot of additional space to heat. Financially, I was hoping if the cost of lowered ceiling will be offset by lower heating bills and save me some money long term.


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