Reply by Roy Turbett

  • Advertise with us

Posted on lowering my shop ceiling

View Roy Turbett's profile

Roy Turbett

177 posts in 4492 days

#1 posted 02-13-2018 04:00 AM

I would keep the 16’ height. This will allow you to build a loft(s) on either end of the building for wood storage. The number of support posts you need will depend on the size of the beam.

I built my 30×40 shop with scissor trusses that have an 8/12 pitch on the outside roof and 5/12 pitch on the inside ceiling. Inside the shop they are 8’ at the outside wall and 16’ at the peak. I insulated with R32 batt insulation covered with drywall and heat the shop with a 20’ long natural gas radiant heat tube suspended about 3’ down from the middle peak. Combustion air is drawn in one gable end of the building and exhausted out the other.

I live in central Michigan and love the system. I also ran 4” PVC for dust collection and conduit for electric in the floor before I poured the concrete floor.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics