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  • #16
    Originally posted by RobH:
    Cranky,

    Thanks for the input.

    It sounds like using a good mask while working, adding some basic DC to remove the big stuff, and leaving the garage doors open to vent out the light stuff might be a pretty reasonable combination.

    If I add up all of the pieces to do it right, including an Excalibur arm and AF, it easily goes over a $1000. Since I am just getting started, that can buy a lot tools.

    Thanks again,

    Rob
    Yep - sure can buy lots of lil' "goodies" that we want and need.
    It's hard to sometimes seperate the difference between them, isn't it! I'll always "want" but just really don't need much anymore. They like to make me think I do though

    Good luck in purchasing tools. It's an interesting and rewarding hobby or profession. Have fun!

    [ 01-08-2004, 09:41 AM: Message edited by: Cranky ]
    Wish I had the answers ..... even half of \'em

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    • #17
      Here is my experience FWIW. I started out in the garage and tehn built a shop in the basement. There were a few problems with the garage for me.

      1. I spent way too much time moving tools around to make room for the cars.
      2. I spent way too much money trying to heat the garage (moved to basement before warm weather)
      3. Way too difficult to get adequate power to the garage for tools. lights, etc.

      I ended up building out a 16'x18' shop in the basement. I insulated the shop walls and ceilings to control the noise, and I use an 1100cfm dust collector and an air filter to control the dust. I have 2 20A 110v circuits and 1 30A 220v circuit in there for plenty of power. In my case it is a no brainer, and SWMBO agrees even with the construction cost of the build out. YMMV
      -Rob<br /> <a href=\"http://home.comcast.net/~robritch/\" target=\"_blank\">http://home.comcast.net/~robritch/</a> <br />Damn, I hit the wrong nail again. Ouch that hurts

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      • #18
        Rob,

        Is your heating furnace in the basement too?
        Did you take the trouble of building ceiling for your shop too?
        I am working on electric circuits. Still pondering about - enclosures, dust control methods.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Weekender:
          Rob,

          Is your heating furnace in the basement too?
          Did you take the trouble of building ceiling for your shop too?
          I am working on electric circuits. Still pondering about - enclosures, dust control methods.
          Yes the furnace is in the basement. Since my shop has walls enclosing the shop area, dust in the utility room has not been a problem. As far as the ceiling, I have it insulated and plan to put up 1/4" plywood painted white as a ceiling. I don't need it to control dust or sound, but the white ceiling will help keep the shop brighter
          -Rob<br /> <a href=\"http://home.comcast.net/~robritch/\" target=\"_blank\">http://home.comcast.net/~robritch/</a> <br />Damn, I hit the wrong nail again. Ouch that hurts

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          • #20
            RRich

            You need to check out your local building code. They may require you to use sheet rock for its fire resistance ability. Otherwise if something happens your insurance may not cover it.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by VLL:
              RRich

              You need to check out your local building code. They may require you to use sheet rock for its fire resistance ability. Otherwise if something happens your insurance may not cover it.
              Got that covered. In my area a workshop is not considered living space therefore, sheetrock is not required.
              -Rob<br /> <a href=\"http://home.comcast.net/~robritch/\" target=\"_blank\">http://home.comcast.net/~robritch/</a> <br />Damn, I hit the wrong nail again. Ouch that hurts

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