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Offline JBag09

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Re: Finally have my own Workshop
« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2018, 09:00 AM »
Well D.B.Russell, I’ll admit I did the wiring. And maybe it’s not up to your standards or looks professional enough for you, but it is all labeled on both ends and stapled accordingly. And on top of that, it is MY building!
I can take constructive criticism just fine, but I think that was a little to far. I remember a teacher from high school once said “Don’t make others feel inferior, to make yourself feel superior” I still remember that and I still use that quote quite often. Maybe you should think about that one for awhile. Now kindly move on sir.


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Offline neilc

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Re: Finally have my own Workshop
« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2018, 09:28 AM »
You have a great building!  Share photos as you finish out and fill the interior! 

Are you planning on LED lights?  I did a 50x75 shop a couple of years ago on our farm and the lights made a huge difference!

Offline RustE

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« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2018, 10:26 AM »
@JBag09  Glad to see you vented the roof and put in the chutes before the insulation.  Far too many people miss this step.  But how does this structure meet snow loads with trusses 48-inches on center?

Offline RussellS

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Re: Finally have my own Workshop
« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2018, 05:39 PM »
Well D.B.Russell, I’ll admit I did the wiring. And maybe it’s not up to your standards or looks professional enough for you, but it is all labeled on both ends and stapled accordingly. And on top of that, it is MY building!
I can take constructive criticism just fine, but I think that was a little to far. I remember a teacher from high school once said “Don’t make others feel inferior, to make yourself feel superior” I still remember that and I still use that quote quite often. Maybe you should think about that one for awhile. Now kindly move on sir.

Your wiring job is what makes you feel inferior because it was poorly done.  It is inferior.  No competent electrician would ever wire a building like that.  It is inferior.  Learn to wire correctly before you wire the walls in the shop.  If anyone were to buy your place, and they saw the wiring in your shop, they would instantly reduce the price by $20 grand because they would know it was wired incorrectly.  And the building will burn down if they do not replace all the wiring immediately.  They could never ever trust the wiring.  Now granted you have hidden and covered up the poor wiring job by blowing insulation over it.  So any unsuspecting buyer may never know about the faulty wiring until after the shop burns down.  But its better to do it right, correctly, from the start.

Offline JBag09

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Re: Finally have my own Workshop
« Reply #34 on: April 08, 2018, 09:00 PM »
@JBag09  Glad to see you vented the roof and put in the chutes before the insulation.  Far too many people miss this step.  But how does this structure meet snow loads with trusses 48-inches on center?
Wish I could tell you exactly. I know these buildings are all engineered and I saw on the plans about snow load. So they apparently meet whatever the requirements are.



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Offline JBag09

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Re: Finally have my own Workshop
« Reply #35 on: April 08, 2018, 09:05 PM »
You have a great building!  Share photos as you finish out and fill the interior! 

Are you planning on LED lights?  I did a 50x75 shop a couple of years ago on our farm and the lights made a huge difference!
Yes, just hung the LEDs today. Mainly because I got tired of moving them around, and now at least they won’t get broken sitting around on the floor. Can’t wait to see how much light they give off.


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Re: Finally have my own Workshop
« Reply #36 on: April 08, 2018, 09:32 PM »
@JBag09 hurry up with some more posts.  Progress has to have been made.  We are waiting to steal ideas.

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Offline JBag09

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Re: Finally have my own Workshop
« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2018, 10:06 PM »
@JBag09 hurry up with some more posts.  Progress has to have been made.  We are waiting to steal ideas.

Peter
[laughing] Peter,  I will take some more pictures tomorrow. Needed to clean up some stuff today.  I have all the framing done on the walls, the spray room, and I had enough lumber left that I framed out a room for the air compressor. Have to wait on the materials for all the filters so I know exactly how to frame that out.
 But here at some point it will actually turn into spring outside, then I have to get all that straightened up, filled in etc...and go back to mowing the lawn [big eye roll]


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Offline JBag09

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Re: Finally have my own Workshop
« Reply #38 on: April 09, 2018, 06:57 PM »
Here are the latest pictures. Waiting on some help and supplies to move forward.
Need to order a second fan for the spray room so I have the CFM requirements for everything. Was going to make my own door for it, nothing fancy. I was thinking just some a/c plywood, since I want to have most of the door basically full of air filters. My thought is I can close the door while things are drying and still work in the shop.
All 18 LED lights are hung, was just waiting to see exactly how much room I need above them for my DC pipe, I can always drop them a little. And they need to be connected together yet.


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Offline Rob Z

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Re: Finally have my own Workshop
« Reply #39 on: April 09, 2018, 10:05 PM »
JBag, nice progress so far.   

Russell did jump on you with both feet, and maybe more harshly than I would have done.  But the point is a good one that you should make double sure that all the rest of the wiring is done as closely to the NEC as possible. I have worked with dozens of electricians on hundreds of jobs--both remodel and new construction--and one thing I can say is that neat and tidy runs of wiring  certainly look professional and many times the rest of the work IS professional (and safe). Often times, a tradesman who takes the time to make his/her wiring, piping, ductwork etc all line up straight, square and neat is the type of tradesman who pays attention to the details where it counts (safety, code compliance).

But I can also think of many, many occasions where professional-looking electrical work was in fact UNSAFE and lacking in many, many critical areas once it came time for the inspector to walk the job.

I don't see the pictures that Russell saw, so I can't comment on anything specific that might have been unsafe.    From this point forward, maybe you can hire a local  electrician to come in a go over your work at various steps along the way . That will provide an element of safety, piece of mind, and greater chances of success when it comes time for your inspections.

Good luck with the shop project and enjoy the progress you are making.

Offline Neal W

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Re: Finally have my own Workshop
« Reply #40 on: April 10, 2018, 04:26 PM »
Internet slap fights are the best kinds of slap fights.  Entertainment better than the WWF or E or whatever.
Turning perfectly good lumber into scrap and sawdust for more than 20 years!

Offline Alanbach

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Re: Finally have my own Workshop
« Reply #41 on: April 15, 2018, 11:31 PM »
I am sorry but there are aspects of this thread that are really irritating me. This gentleman is nice and generous enough to share his hard earned efforts with this group and show us his shop build step by step. It is one thing to rather rudely criticize his electrical work but then once he owned it and asked you all to let it go you just couldn’t do it and more of you then just piled on even more and the original criticizers got even more offensive. You should be ashamed of yourselves. If you don’t have anything positive to say just go away and be quiet.

Offline JBag09

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Re: Finally have my own Workshop
« Reply #42 on: May 09, 2018, 04:48 PM »
Finally had some time to get back to working on the shop. I got the beginning stages of my spray booth done. All framed out and used some of the leftover foil insulation board to go over everything. Hoping that should make the airflow smooth. Also since everything is water base that should hopefully keep any mold away. Made sure to foil tape all the seems as well. Managed to find the grids, 20x20, and the filters and everything online. I have the fans, won’t put them up till everything is sheetrocked up above where they get mounted. Still need to figure out exactly how I will attach those.



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Offline JBag09

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Re: Finally have my own Workshop
« Reply #43 on: May 13, 2018, 06:16 PM »


Lights and all of the insulation have been installed, except for a few pieces of Roxul. Have a few bags of fiberglass insulation to return, and then it’s on to the Sheetrock!

Better order the dust collector this week so that’s definitely in when I’m ready for it.

And now that I’m at this point, I have a big job I have to finish up that I’ve been waiting on some other trades so I can get in there. So it looks like the shop will kinda take a back seat. Hoping to be finished with all this by first week of July! [fingers crossed]


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