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Post  Dave Maxwell on March 23rd 2013, 11:15 pm

I was told my floor would be like a Menards store. This shop has been a long time coming.

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Post  Dave C. on March 23rd 2013, 11:17 pm

Not sure what a Menards floor looks like, but i bet it's shiny and smooth.

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Post  Dave Maxwell on March 23rd 2013, 11:20 pm

Lowes. Home depot. Same thing. Wanted bigger shop. Couldn't do it

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Post  Dave C. on March 23rd 2013, 11:30 pm

Never big enough....Too much stuff.

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Post  Dave Maxwell on March 23rd 2013, 11:38 pm

Puting second floor up for storage. Was going to have 4,000 s/f floor. Ended up at 3000. Be close to 5,000 with partial second floor. Going to build rack to store my cars on. Stack em. Until I have time to work in them

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Post  Dave C. on March 23rd 2013, 11:47 pm

Good idea....I built mine tall enough to put a lift in. The neighbors live me!!!

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Post  Dave Maxwell on March 23rd 2013, 11:51 pm

My neighbor hates me. Even though he signed an approval petition before I bought the house. Had to have lot rezoned

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Post  richter69 on March 24th 2013, 12:00 am

I sure wish I had a bigger shop but when its cold out or hot as hell Im glad I can heat and cool it lol.
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Post  Dave C. on March 24th 2013, 12:02 am

He will change his tune when u change his oil...I empty my 8 gallon drain bucket every 3 weeks...its full of everybody elses oil! It works out though..

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Post  Dave Maxwell on March 24th 2013, 12:13 am

Nope no general repair. Its my hot rod Fab shop. Still will do little stuff at house garage. .I hope the in floor heat is as good as they say Richter.

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Post  DILLIGASDAVE on March 24th 2013, 12:22 am

Dave Maxwell wrote:The foamboard was pricey. 3,000 just for it
Are you looking at the conventional blue/pink foam board, or the radiant barrier foam board with the foil facing?
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Post  Dave Maxwell on March 24th 2013, 12:28 am

Foamular foamboard for radiant floors. 2 inch thick. 25 psi rated. No foil. Researched for over a year. Foil was always low in the ratings. Ownings corning. I would buy it when it was on sale. 24 bucks a sheet compared to 27. The 15 psi stuff I used around base. I went two feet down vertically along perimeter of walls. It was 23

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Post  DILLIGASDAVE on March 24th 2013, 12:35 am

Dave Maxwell wrote:Nope no general repair. Its my hot rod Fab shop. Still will do little stuff at house garage. .I hope the in floor heat is as good as they say Richter.
The taller the roof/ceiling, the harder it will be to keep the warmed air close to ground level. My shop is about 20ft tall at the peak and I would swear there is at least a 15-20 degree difference in the winter between ground level & up on the office storage area.

Adding a large second floor storage area inside an existing tall shop should theoretically make the ground level area a little easier to heat in the winter by reducing the height (and cubic foot area) of the work area.
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Post  DFI429 on March 24th 2013, 12:56 am

Dave Maxwell wrote:I hope the in floor heat is as good as they say Richter.

We have the radiant floor heat in our main hangar currently.. cat's ass as far as recovery in an often open/closed door situation. Although on a larger scale, everything's relative.. we have room for six fighters, and it doesn't take long at all to warm up after multiple aircraft movements Very Happy

A shot with one of our former A-10s

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Post  Mike R on March 24th 2013, 12:59 am

Some ceiling fans will help push the heat back down. With the heat in the slab you will feel a noticeable difference over radiant or unit heaters.

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Post  Dave Maxwell on March 24th 2013, 1:01 am

Sweet pic. My initial worry before build was the farmers telling me that after they took there equipment out. It took forever to recover. Said they have a forced air unit to help. Then I read and find out that radiant is the best for recovery

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Post  Dave C. on March 24th 2013, 1:03 am

Infrared heaters will also heat the floor...Dad and I had a couple in our old shop.

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Post  Dave Maxwell on March 24th 2013, 1:04 am

On the sites about in floor. They say no fans. Which seems odd. I plan to put second floor up except for an area by the front door for my lift height. Will have a wall on that end of the second floor.

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Post  Dave C. on March 24th 2013, 1:07 am

With a cot upstairs too! Perfect.

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Post  DFI429 on March 24th 2013, 1:08 am

Dave Maxwell wrote:Sweet pic. My initial worry before build was the farmers telling me that after they took there equipment out. It took forever to recover. Said they have a forced air unit to help. Then I read and find out that radiant is the best for recovery

The mass in the floor is primary, and yes, any other mass (cars, etc.) remaining will greatly contribute to recovery time. I can honestly say I don't have any experience with the system on a smaller scale, but understand the principles that make it great Very Happy
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Post  Dave Maxwell on March 24th 2013, 1:10 am

Upstairs will have AC and cable. Trophy and man cave area. Area for parts storage also. Anybody have experience grinding concrete.

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Post  Dave C. on March 24th 2013, 1:12 am

I know a guy but he couldnt find his way up there I'm sure....Is the floor rough?

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Post  Dave Maxwell on March 24th 2013, 1:13 am

I'm not worried about recovery now after all the research. Not sure what the farmers issue was. Said when took combine out. The time it took to open door and move then close. Took forever to recover. Everything I have red says with the floor heated it recovers fast. Like your experience.

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Post  Dave Maxwell on March 24th 2013, 1:14 am

Yes the floor is rough in spots. The contractor is suppose to hire somebody. He is off work. He does it on the side. I am tired of waiting for him to get it done. Thinking about doing it myself

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