Garage Makeover #1: My garage makeover

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Blog entry by Dave posted 02-14-2012 06:48 PM 10561 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I live in central Florida and the garage can be unbearable in the summer to work in. Especially if your garage takes the afternoon sun and is not insulated as many of the garages are in my area.

I decided to stud the exterior wall and insulate it while also adding some much needed electrical recepticles. I added a 20 amp breaker and some benchtop level outlets and one below the bench that will house my shopvac. I will be putting up sheetrock and painting it gloss white for better lighting and gloss so the dust doesn’t stick. I plan on building a mitre saw station with cabinets below and some cabinets above possibly on a french cleat system.

I will post updates once I make some more progress. Any comments or pointers would be greatly appreciated.

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#1 posted 02-14-2012 07:30 PM

Nice start, looking forward to the journey…

-- Be safe.

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David Kennedy

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#2 posted 02-14-2012 07:52 PM

Have lots of fun on your makeover. I think I would frame out and drywall Water heater closet, Looks like a gas model. Flame and Dust not a good combination. Just saying. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave, W.V.

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#3 posted 02-14-2012 08:03 PM

That insulation will be a lot of improvement and nothing is worse than not having enough receptacles. I hope that it all goes well.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 02-14-2012 10:54 PM

Looking forward to following your progress.

I’m also in the process of setting up my shop. Like you, I have a blog going!

Good luck, thanks for sharing!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#5 posted 02-15-2012 07:13 AM

I wonder how effective that foil backed insulation is down there. I would imagine that it reflects a lot of the heat back out, especially if you have a cinderblock wall that acts as a radiating thermal mass. You might still be able to tack some kind of foil up before the drywall.

The garage doors are also a good candidate for insulation.

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#6 posted 02-17-2012 03:08 PM

The garage door and ceiling are also going to get some insulation. I need to get some drywall up first. I need to start making dust soon!

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