don.bowen at earthlink.net
Sun Nov 20 17:26:52 EST 2011
I thought I would give a brief update on what I have been doing. This
is only part, it has been crazy year.
I have completed the shop structural.I started a year and a half ago
with a typical pole barn. I built false walls between the poles,
insulated with R-13, then covered with OSB. Then a few weeks ago I
installed a tin ceiling and blew in 6" of insulation. I am now
installing lights and air. I have two air drops in the center and an
air hose reel with 5' of hose near the front. I put four hanging power
outlets near the center. Down the center are four switched outlets for
task lighting and I am installing strip lights for overhead lighting.
My dream shop is coming together.
In the picture above you can see the strip lights. One on the far is
not working but I think I know why. In the near foreground you can the
hanging hose reel and behind that and to the left is the drop light on a
reel. Further back are the hanging power and air.
On the sewing room front I finished the toilet install. This was a long
term project as first I had to get water to the sewing room and pay a
sewer pipe away. Then I built up a platform, tiled it, and installed
the toilet. Since we have water I installed a sink and under sink water
heater plus a cabinet over the sink.
Another part of the sewing room was adding electrical outlets. I added
seven outlets on two circuits and a motion detector light by the door.
Since we installed a wood stove I needed to get some firewood laid by.
Over the last week I have dropped a couple of trees and split them up.
About half of this wet wood will be traded with a friend for dry.
Don Bowen KI6DIU
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