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Larry Matchett
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Aug 1st, 2012 at 11:20am
 
After suffering with heat and humidity in my shop I finally gave up and built a cold room to turn in.  Way too expensive to cool the entire shop.  Today the temp is in the mid 90's and the humidity in the mid 70's.  Trying to turn in these conditions is not only uncomfortable but dangerous with sweat dripping down your face and filling the inside of your glasses.  Even with my Trand airshield pro I could not turn past 10 AM.  Soooo I built this room.  It is 8 X 10 with 8' ceilings.  Insulated with R30 foam board and covered with plywood.  Still trying to get organized with the new space but a joy to be able to turn all day.  I would have made a little bigger but I still need to be able to get my truck in during storms.  Once I build a wood storage building the lost space should hardly be noticed.  Total cost was less then $200.  I already had the peg board and the roll around AC.  I use it during storms to cool our bedroom with a generator.  Comfort to be able to turn PRICELESS.
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Re: Cold Room
Reply #1 - Aug 1st, 2012 at 11:21am
 
two more inside shots
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Reply #2 - Aug 1st, 2012 at 11:33am
 
Cool!  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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Reply #3 - Aug 1st, 2012 at 11:57am
 
Real cool setup, i wonder what you'd do for a cool climate like here.
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Reply #4 - Aug 1st, 2012 at 12:30pm
 
Great idea Larry,
    After seeing yours I can assure you that plans for my cold room are in the works. There is no way I can air condition my 30x40 shop because it has no insulation or inside walls. Living in the same area as you do I have the exact problems with temp and humidity, fans only allow a few hours each morning and I still sweat all over my lathe and tools. With a cold room I will be able to turn the 7 months out of the year that it is way too hot and uncomfortable to turn. Bless you my friend, I really don't know why I never thought of this simple and somewhat inexpensive way to make turning life in the deep south fun again. smilies=bowdown smilies=bowdown smilies=bowdown
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Reply #5 - Aug 1st, 2012 at 2:45pm
 
Donal Cleary wrote on Aug 1st, 2012 at 11:57am:
i wonder what you'd do for a cool climate like here.


We have a magical ACs that are also heaters.
Works really well warming things up.

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Reply #6 - Aug 1st, 2012 at 3:11pm
 
Donal Cleary wrote on Aug 1st, 2012 at 11:57am:
Real cool setup, i wonder what you'd do for a cool climate like here. 

Burn your mistakes.  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Smiley
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Reply #7 - Aug 1st, 2012 at 3:28pm
 
Ron Sardo wrote on Aug 1st, 2012 at 2:45pm:
Donal Cleary wrote on Aug 1st, 2012 at 11:57am:
i wonder what you'd do for a cool climate like here.


We have a magical ACs that are also heaters.
Works really well warming things up.



I meant that as in what would he trade to live in a cool, temperate climate, end of discussion ron, getting a bad tone of voice from that post. i'm not getting into another argument with you.
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Reply #8 - Aug 1st, 2012 at 4:00pm
 
Donal Cleary wrote on Aug 1st, 2012 at 3:28pm:
getting a bad tone of voice from that post

Donal, we pick on everyone here in a fun way.  No offense intended. 

JimQuarles wrote on Aug 1st, 2012 at 3:11pm:
Donal Cleary wrote on Aug 1st, 2012 at 11:57am:
Real cool setup, i wonder what you'd do for a cool climate like here. 

Burn your mistakes.  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Smiley

See above.
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Reply #9 - Aug 1st, 2012 at 4:22pm
 
Donal Cleary wrote on Aug 1st, 2012 at 3:28pm:
i'm not getting into another argument with you. 


Was I there for the first one?
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Reply #10 - Aug 1st, 2012 at 5:09pm
 
great idea Larry smiley=thumbsup.gif smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #11 - Aug 1st, 2012 at 5:58pm
 
I like all the pink!  The cool shop is very nice.
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Reply #12 - Aug 1st, 2012 at 8:15pm
 
I really, really like that idea. smiley=thumbsup.gif  smiley=thumbsup.gif
Thank you.

I don’t have room in my shop for permanent area but a temporary should work for me.  My tools are on the wall behind my lathe and it is short (Nova 1624).  I would have to go outside to the grinder but that is no problem.
I think 8 X 8 will work for me.  Two three-piece sections of 1” insulation (six sheets of 4X8 total).  Both three-piece sections hinged with duct tape to form an L and I have a thirty pound collapsible/foldable 8 X 8 (like Japanese room dividers).
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Reply #13 - Aug 1st, 2012 at 8:20pm
 
Donal - I lived in Montana for 25 years.  Very cold area.  I heated my shop there with a wood stove.  Like Jim said burning mistakes.  I did travel a couple of years ago to your wonderful country.  My father was Irish, he had a picture of his grandmothers grave somewhere in Northern Ireland.
Jenny - the 2 x4's that are pink are what they do to cheap studs  Grin nowadays.  Actually I am very comfortable with my sexuality so the color does  not bother me.  Cool  Since the insulation board is violet, with the pink studs it seems to look OK.

The AC I have is also a heater although I don't anticipate using it.
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Reply #14 - Aug 2nd, 2012 at 7:56pm
 
Cool Shop Larry! Cool Great Idea, mine is the basement and it still gets hot.
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