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Kelly

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#1 posted 01-13-2019 02:22 PM

If I could afford it, I’d build with 2×10 walls for the insulation potential. I’m that much of a fan of insulation.

My shop 30×60, but I put a wall up for material and equipment storage (sprayers, ladders, wood, etc.) and parking a car, leaving me about 30×35. It was all uninsulated until the winter before last. With our hot summers and cool to cold winters, it wasn’t always comfortable working in it.

I added six inch to the walls and a first layer of 3-1/2 to the ceiling (until the wiring is the way I like it and more will be added). What a night and day difference that made. So much so, I suspect getting the sheet of rock on the other three walls and ceiling will be another HUGE jump.

As it is, I spend my days in the shop year around. A ceiling hung 5000/7000 watt heater makes it very comfortable out there when it’s cold. Once the rest of the attic insulation is in and all the rock on, I’ll probably just heat and cool it 24/7.


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