Yes, there is news, indeed. His name is Charles (Charlie) Michael Logman
and he was born on 8/21 at 5:01 PM, 9 lb. 0.4 oz. and 20.5" long (that's
just under 1' 23/32" hehe). He's doing great (and I haven't been in the
shop in a week and a half and am not sure when I will get back!).
I see what you mean about the heat loss as I'm in the exact same type of
situation as you. Even with that 80,000 BTU propane heater I got this last
winter, I don't know how much heat was being held in the shop. But, I guess
if I start pulling 1200 cfm of hot air out of the room, it won't be any
My problem is that the garage has a dormer roof (I'm not really sure on the
terminology, but I think that's what it is). Basically the front of the
roof has a different pitch than the back adn the back slope comes very low
to the ground (something like 5 feet or so at teh outside edge). So, I
don't think I can really build anything attached to that wall without ending
up with something pretty bizarre looking. I was really thinking of pouring
some kind of concrete slab for the DC and AC to sit on and then building
some kind of "temporary" enclosure so if/when we move it won't be tough to
just take the thing down and bury the concrete slab hehe.
I'm not sure if the compressor will do too well in an uninsulated area,
though, as some of the responders pointed out. The main thing for me is to
get the DC outside so I have more room and then it should be easier to run
some PVC and improve my dust collection. At present, after 2 or 3 weeks of
working my shop is throughly covered with dust, even though I use the DC all
Anyway, I don't think I'll get to this project until next spring either,
unless something very miraculous occurs and SWMBO decides I can leave the
baby's bodily function maintenance entirely up to her hehe.
Let us know how things go when you get to this project, maybe I can adapt
some of what you learn or vice versa.
There are no stupid questions.
There are a LOT of inquisitive idiots.
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