has anyone ACTUALLY worked out of a self-storage unit??

i'm from the Dallas/Fort worth area of Texas and i'm going back to school soon. i'm going to live in an apartment w/out much spare space to work. i was considering working out of a self storage unit. i think most of them don't want you to do any actual work in their unit. certainly nothing w/ paint. has anyone ever handled this problem before? any personal experience with this situation (tips or ideas) you'd like to share? any info would help.
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On 7 Aug 2003 11:46:06 -0700, bc snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (brian schultz) wrote:

I've used them for band rehearsal spaces with no problems. One of them had issues with kerosene heaters, which was understandable.
In some of the units here in CT, folks run air and power tools while restoring boats and cars.
Make sure that you stress right up front that you want to do _hobby_ work there, and don't want to violate any rules. Some will allow it some won't. Most won't allow work if they believe you're doing it as a commercial business.
Barry
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Several craftsmen and service people I know use these self storage sites for warehousing of supplies or equipment. Nobody I know uses them for work because they lack power outlets, have no a/c or heat (except the more expensive units) and no windows. I have had storage space in 3 different locations over the last few years and none of them allowed on-site work (even hobbyists)...they let you access your unit as much as you want to move stuff in and out, but no on-site work. I guess that's just one of the reasons local woodworking co-ops exist....besides borrowing tools :-) I would look to see if there is a co-op in the DFW area.
- Al
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Does anyone know if there is a woodworking co-op in Eastern NC (near Camp Lejuene)? Thanks

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Brian, I worked our of a storage unit for two years. (Making needed repairs on my cars while I was going to school). I lived in a mobil home and the tools from a 3 car garage filled the 12 x 20 storage unit I rented. It is cramped and cold inside if it is cold outside. My best guess is that you are not going to have a bunch of time to spend in the shop if you do your schooling right. Many schools have a shop that is openly or often provisionally open to students. Texas A&M, where I was going to school when I lived in the mobil home had a fully equiped shop in their student center. They also had an even better equiped shop in the Industrial Engineering shop that was available to their IE students. I would check this out before investing in a storage unit unless you need it to store tools, etc. while you go to school. John in SC
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