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Re: Building shop help
Reply #15 - Oct 19th, 2014 at 11:03am
 
My shop is  a connected garage with one door to the house. The amount of dust that migrates into the house is negligible. We have a much greater problem with dog hair than wood dust.
You mentioned bringing in  220 volt service. I have 110 volt and do fine with that.
Keep the AC vent, you will want it in the summer.
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Reply #16 - Oct 19th, 2014 at 11:47am
 
Here's another thought. As I'm building my shop, I decided to run all of the electrical outside the interior walls at the top of the wall in conduit into junction boxes every so often so I can drop down and set an outlet wherever I want.

Just run some conduit on the walls and ceiling to where ever you need it. No need to trash any sheet rock.

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Reply #17 - Oct 19th, 2014 at 12:24pm
 
Dwight--I have to have 220 service because my lathe, the dust collector, and the bandsaw all require it.

Ralph--  I considered using conduit as well and will likely go that rout.  The one thing I was thinking was that it would be much easier for me to run a sub panel from the main.  I was just thinking of going this way because of the amount of 220 and 110 outlets I would like to have /need.

I'm going downstairs with the wife in about an hour (I had to make an appointment LOL) to see if she will let me have that piece of real estate, if she douse I will start construction today  Smiley
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Reply #18 - Oct 19th, 2014 at 3:53pm
 
For  the Electrical I am going to run a sub panel in the basement from our main box. Keep the ac vent so long as it isn't a fresh air intake you will be fine. plus during the summer you will like it a lot. also Running conduit is a good Idea, I will be doing the same Smiley

Good Luck and remember to make the Argument that it will be far cheaper and faster, to build the shop in the existing space, which means you can get her those finished Items that much sooner Wink
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Reply #19 - Oct 19th, 2014 at 10:13pm
 
I had my appointment with Jess (the boss) and she said I could have the basement space.  As a matter of fact, she decided it would be better for the rest of the house if the were 2 doors between my dust and her house, so she actually said I could bump the wall out another foot or so.  Shocked  The added room will bump me to 14'7"x10'10" (~158 square feet) Thumbs Up

I'm starting construction tomorrow, oh and one of the cool things, my Father owned a huge scrap metal business and has already told me he has enough wire to rewire my house 1000 times over, so that is one cost I will not have to worry about.  The other cool thing is my brother-in law owned an electrical company and has already said he would come down and knock everything out in a day.  Family is such a great thing, now if I just had someone else that could do sheet rock...
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Reply #20 - Oct 20th, 2014 at 8:30am
 
Shane,  That will be great space.  Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
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Reply #21 - Oct 22nd, 2014 at 10:10pm
 
Thanks Len, I can't wait.
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Reply #22 - Oct 26th, 2014 at 6:56pm
 
I think the 9 square extra space is actually a lot in relation to the overall size.  That's a place for another tool.  I think all folks with a small shop would very much like that extra elbow room at the least.  I would hook up the basement.
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Reply #23 - Oct 26th, 2014 at 6:57pm
 
Whoops... Looks like I'm a day late again.  I should have kept reading.
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Reply #24 - Nov 9th, 2014 at 3:23am
 
So I have been hard at work getting this shop up and going.  I have the walls studded, electrical nearly complete, and almost all the sheetrock is done (it will be done tomorrow).  I have been working on it almost every night.  I took some advice about the electrical and actually got a licensed electrician to come out and put a blessing on what I did and have to do.  I'll post some pictures tomorrow.  The toughest part is having to deal with the 12' ceiling.  The issue is that in a couple of places I can't get a ladder close enough to the wall to do much of anything...  I sort of solved this problem by borrowing my Father's Little Giant ladder.  The next big hurdle will be texturing the walls (all the walls in my house are textured and have round corners).  I've watched several videos on the topic and I bought the hopper gun to do it, so I'll practice a bit the go to town.
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Re: Building shop help
Reply #25 - Nov 9th, 2014 at 9:50am
 
Textured walls sound like a great way to trap dust. 

I understand that the rest of the house has textured walls, but I don't think that's ideal for a turning shop.
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Reply #26 - Nov 9th, 2014 at 11:59am
 
I agree with Louie. Re-think the textured walls.
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Reply #27 - Nov 9th, 2014 at 1:08pm
 
+1 on the texture being a dust trap.  Maybe just put on an extra layer of paint to help hide any imperfections and leave a smooth surface for the shop.  Texturing will not be expected by a future buyer in what is obviously set up as a work area.
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Reply #28 - Nov 10th, 2014 at 1:52am
 
So here's where I'm at.  The outside (hall) walls have to have to be textured to match the basement, inside the shop I'm going to mud and tape the drywall and put a coat of primer on it.  I can't do anything about the 3 walls that are textured... guess I'll just have to live with the dust.

Here are the pics I promised (please excuse my crappy sheetrock work).

This it the newly created hall.
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This is from the door.
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Bonus space 1 (I'll probably put shelves up)
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Bonus space 2, the air compressor will go here but I'll still have about 4' leftover space behind the compressor.  I thought about putting shelves behind it, or moving the compressor all the way back and put my grinder in front of it... Any help here would be appreciated.
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Lathe will go on this wall.
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Reply #29 - Nov 10th, 2014 at 9:46am
 
I vote for a beer cooler in that space!! Thumbs Up
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