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04-25-2020 03:49 PM

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I got AC in my shop! I got AC in my shop! I got AC in my shop! I got AC in my shop! I got AC in my shop! I got AC in my shop! I got AC in my shop! I got AC in my shop! I got AC in my shop! I got AC in my shop! I got AC in my shop! I got AC in my shop! I got AC in my shop! I got AC in my shop! I got AC in my shop! I got AC in my shop!

Nyah, nyah, ne, nan nyah!

(Sorry, just had to brag.)

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#1 posted 04-25-2020 04:17 PM

you know the story, Mark.
show us photos or all we know is you opened a window LOL.

it won’t be long before that AC will be struggling to keep you cool.
congrats !!


-- I am a painter: that's what I do, I like to paint things. --

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#2 posted 04-25-2020 04:25 PM

Dammit! Now I’m gonna have to put my leg on and take a pic of that little window shaker. LOL

Near Ft Myers, Fl here – plenty of heat already and just getting started.

Next: Garage door insulation!

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#3 posted 04-25-2020 04:43 PM

I have two AC’s. 110V and 220V AC.


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#4 posted 04-25-2020 04:44 PM

Nothing like being comfortable in the shop. I have a steady temperature year around. One advantage to central air and a basement shop. Even with air filtration in the shop, I’ve scheduled Stanley Steamer to come out next month to do duct work cleaning. This will be the second time in three years.

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#5 posted 04-25-2020 04:53 PM

I built a box to put a set of MERV 11 filters in front of the intake. Otherwise, it will load up real fast!

Running a “split system” Works great all year.

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#6 posted 04-25-2020 04:58 PM

Better add some additional filters in front of the unit or you will quickly clog up the cooling fins with wood dust. Once it get in to the deep fins it is just about impossible to get out. I use a two cut to fit 1” filters in front (held in place with wire across them from to to bottom) with the manufactures filter still in place. I can then just vacuum out the cut to fit filters and wash out the factory filter. Unit has been running fine for about 15 years but is on it’s last leg – rust on steel parts and aluminum fins are breaking down. Not a bad run for a 5000BTU unit.

-- Bob, FL Keys

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#7 posted 04-25-2020 06:08 PM

I was thinking about going to pickup my AC today but you beat me to it! I hate the heat and dust is bad enough without a fan blowing it around. Maybe I should insulate the roof first though.

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#8 posted 05-03-2020 04:42 AM

That’s how I felt when I put heat in my garage.

-- When questioned about using glue on a garbage bin I responded, "Wood working is about good technique and lots of glue........I have the glue part down."

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#9 posted 05-03-2020 04:49 AM

Just insulated the garage door. Cost me $80 for four 4×8 x 2” foam panels. Very thinly foil skinned on the front side and an equally thin film logo printed back.

Cut the foil side first, snap, fold, and cut the back film.

I cut a partial row off the short side of a sheet. Eack 4’ wide piece is cut to length to fill two adjacent spaces in the door. The lengths are cut by placing the factory edge to the left of the space with the film up. Scoring the film with a line by eye about 1/2” in from the right end. Recutting deeply makes the piece easy to snap and fold. Then cutting the back film is simple as long as your blade is sharp.

The support grid for the 16’ x 8’ (two car) door is in the center of each of the four horizontal panels forming the roll up door. The insulation panels were inserted foil side out behind the horizontal stiffeners and are held firmly in place without tape or glue.

Use a knife with a blade long enough to go completely thru the foam for trimming panels that were cut oversize and got stuck. (DAMHIKT)

Precision, although generally desired, is not needed here. Better to cut 2” undersize than 1/2” oversize.

The project was easy, took the hump with the stump about two hours, needed only a rule, knife and straight edge to install. Oh yes, a stepstool is needed to get the top row installed.

The cutting, installing, and trimming makes a lot of styrofoam mess. It looked like someone had tried to murder a beanbag chair afterwards. The static on the styrofoam beads makes them cling and a chore to clean, but an air hose helps.

I ran the door down, kicked on the window shaker and was down what felt like 10° in an hour. SUCCESS!

One side benefit is that the shop is now a lot quieter with the door up or down. With the door down street noise is essentially eliminated in both directions.

Here in Florida this is going to really help the shop this summer.

I’ll post a couple of pics mañana.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#10 posted 05-03-2020 11:23 AM

Mine is on the workbench. I need to cut a hole in the wall today.

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#11 posted 05-03-2020 01:54 PM


I know the feeling, as I didn’t add AC to the shop for ~12+yr here in south Texas. Finally, in 2017 I managed to afford to get a 20-SEER Mini-split H/AC heat pump and never looked back. Wow, what a difference. Enjoy your “NEW” lifestyle… 8-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#12 posted 05-26-2020 02:19 PM

Mike, looks like a good idea to get that unit up off the ground, away from grass clippings etc. How is your electric bill? Does not look like a DIY project?

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#13 posted 05-26-2020 02:50 PM

I can’t wait for 2021, last daughter off to college and upgrading the shop to heat and AC.. I am envious of y’all.

-- Change begins somewhere, let it begin with me.

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#14 posted 05-26-2020 04:11 PM

I’ve had air sinse 1999. Nothing better than an acclimated shop when building furniture. Rain, sleet or snow the furniture man delivers…..

For a few dollars more a month…

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#15 posted 05-26-2020 04:36 PM

I sure hope it wasn’t made by LG

Fire Hazard Prompts Air Conditioner Recall

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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