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Dec 21st, 2017 at 11:38am
 
Im finally going to get my own space and not have to roll everything out to the carport. Ive sold my boat so I get the shop its in. It is 18' X 28' and made of all metal. The problem is, the roof sweats sometimes and drips water on everything inside. Ive been covering my tools in the small space Ive been keeping them in, but now that I can use the whole shop thats going to be a pain. Is there a something I can do to the inside of the roof to keep it from sweating?
It is really tall, so insulation and sheet rock is most likely out.
The carport in front of the big door is where I have been rolling all my tools out to work.
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Reply #1 - Dec 21st, 2017 at 11:41am
 
I wanted to add another pic to show the inside. I originally framed the inside up to 8' and covered it with plywood, no insulation. Everything in the pic is gone except the big ladder and the rack with coolers in the back. Im hoping there is something I can do to the inside roof to keep it from sweating, it doesnt leak when it rains, just the sweating.
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Reply #2 - Dec 21st, 2017 at 12:07pm
 

You need something to get the heat and humidity out of the building.

How's this:  a vent in the top of the wall at one end and a fan at the other end pulling the hot air out.

At a minumum, it will keep it cooler in there.
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Reply #3 - Dec 21st, 2017 at 1:10pm
 
What about raising the framed walls upto the cross braces and putting in a ceiling at that height with insulation.  put a vent or 2 near the ridge and some vents just above the ceiling on the walls to cross ventilate the attic space.
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Reply #4 - Dec 21st, 2017 at 10:51pm
 
I put vents near the top middle on each end today, will see if that helps. I do have the two fans in there, but Id hate to run them all the time. Im also thinking about putting some kind of floor sealant on the cement. I just need to do more research on that.
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Reply #5 - Dec 22nd, 2017 at 7:53am
 
Spray foam. A little pricey, but no sweating, better temperature control, and some sound proofing. Not sure if it has to be covered with a fire retardant in a nonresidential application. I sprayed it on the Wife's dog training metal roof. What a difference.
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Reply #6 - Dec 23rd, 2017 at 9:53am
 
Ken...For what it's worth.  A neighbor I once had installed a roof vent with a solar powered fan.  Good luck...
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Reply #7 - Dec 23rd, 2017 at 12:50pm
 
Thankfully this only happens around winter and we dont have much of one. The vents seemed to have helped as there were no sweat today, I will check it daily.

Now that I dont have to roll everything out, I will need to build cabinets, and come up with a solution for my turning tools. I'll be glad not to have them in a bucket anymore lol
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Reply #8 - Dec 24th, 2017 at 4:39am
 
for your turning tools, a shop tip i recently got from woodsmith is to use rubbermaid wire shelving. the wires are spaced 1" apart and you just hang your tools through. being open, no chips collect. plus you can store stuff right on the shelve or hang it from the front.
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Reply #9 - Dec 24th, 2017 at 2:22pm
 
Looks like a nice shop setup, I can envision Bandsaw and Tablesaw on casters rolling out to to open air to use and maybe even an outside bench to sit on and figure out a project.
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Reply #10 - Dec 24th, 2017 at 7:47pm
 
I really like that idea David, and I have a few of those shelves not being used.

Buck, everything I have has wheels and Im tired of moving it all under the carport to work. But I can see doing it later when the weather is nice.
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Reply #11 - Dec 24th, 2017 at 8:07pm
 
Sounds good Ken, I enjoy use my small planer and contractor table saw in yard while not concerned of mess and a day or 2 or even 3 later running the bagged mower over chips for clean-up.
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Reply #12 - Dec 28th, 2017 at 7:53pm
 
Ken:  It would seem likely the manufacturer would be asked this question a lot - you might check with them, or if out of business a manufacturer or similar metal outbuildings.
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