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Old 01-16-2022, 04:18 PM   #1
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Got my new Shop up, FINALLY

Well Gents, I FINALLY got my shop up!
It was such a struggle to get the concrete work done and the get decent weather for the Building to be installed.
Iíve been using the phrase ďWhen I get my shop upĒ for about FIVE years.
Iím happy to say that I wonít be using that phrase, ever again.
The truck loves her new house. No more staying out in the weather for any of my vehicles.
My Buddy and i are going to get it wired this week, then I have to convince my lovely bride that I need spray foam insulation.
Sheís already agreed to me buying a Lift.
So hereís a picture of the Truck in her new house.
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Old 01-16-2022, 04:22 PM   #2
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Congratulations! Very nice. Insulated would be a good winter hang out.
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Old 01-16-2022, 04:32 PM   #3
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Congratulations! Very nice. Insulated would be a good winter hang out.
Summer time too. The afternoon heat will run ya out of an uninsulated steel building.
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Old 01-16-2022, 04:46 PM   #4
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Very nice. I love that I went with the spray foam in mine. About 15ish years now and worth every penny.
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Old 01-16-2022, 05:19 PM   #5
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What size? I’m in the middle of doing a 24x36 pole barn. I’ve been being told that the foil backed insulation with an air gap is best for insulating a steel sided building. What is making you lean toward spray foam? Good luck with your building! They fill up fast!
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Old 01-16-2022, 05:38 PM   #6
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A contactor friend of mine really likes spray foam. He says it makes the building more sturdy.
The down side to spray foam at least for now is the huge increase in price of the foam itself.
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Old 01-16-2022, 05:47 PM   #7
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If you can afford it, spray foam it!

The benefits will far outweigh the cost down the road.

I have a 30'◊60' with the bubble wrap and trust me, it's just as cold/hot inside as it is outside. Plus the spray foam will help keep the bugs, rodents, spiders to a minimum. They will still get in around the roll up door.
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Old 01-16-2022, 05:47 PM   #8
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Very nice

Remember to put twice as many plugs as you think you need
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Old 01-16-2022, 06:04 PM   #9
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I am very jealous!
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Old 01-16-2022, 06:24 PM   #10
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Looks good, I have an 18x36 stick built shop that I could never get my C10 through the door. Termites got into the door frame and they actually did me a favor. I just recently rebuilt the front wall with a larger 10 ft opening and now my old truck is happy and dry.
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Old 01-16-2022, 06:50 PM   #11
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What size? Iím in the middle of doing a 24x36 pole barn. Iíve been being told that the foil backed insulation with an air gap is best for insulating a steel sided building. What is making you lean toward spray foam? Good luck with your building! They fill up fast!
I ended up with 30x40x14, with a 12x30 Lean-to.
I would have went bigger if I could, but the space wouldnít allow it.
Reason for the insulation?
Of course the thermal aspects, but also sound deadening.
I was working in there today with heavy rain and couldnít here my music playing.p
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Old 01-16-2022, 06:52 PM   #12
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Remember to put twice as many plugs as you think you need
I just told my buddy today, that when we wire it, I donít want to be any more tha 8 feet away from a plug.
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Old 01-16-2022, 07:12 PM   #13
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I do like the view of your trucks new house. Reminds me of home
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I just told my buddy today, that when we wire it, I donít want to be any more tha 8 feet away from a plug.
4 and all 20 amp atleast 4 dedicated
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Old 01-16-2022, 11:40 PM   #15
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Nice, congrats!
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Old 01-17-2022, 09:24 AM   #16
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I just told my buddy today, that when we wire it, I donít want to be any more tha 8 feet away from a plug.
That is basically what I did in my shop. It is 30x40 and I have outlets everywhere. Also, on circuits that are not heavily loaded throw in a junction box at the end or somewhere so later on when you have a bright idea it won't be as much work to get it powered.

Nice work, and I know you are happy as a clam.
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Old 01-17-2022, 11:03 AM   #17
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Old 01-18-2022, 08:22 AM   #18
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Re: Got my new Shop up, FINALLY

Looks good and well braced. One way to better your chances for spray foam is to invite your gal out to the shop during a heavy rain.

On the wiring, end each run in a square box with a quad outlet. Once things get placed in the shop, some outlets will be easier to get at and will attract plugs. A single duplex outlet at those spots won't be enough. Might run a 60A welder plug and an 80A EV charger box. Might not have an EV today but that seems to be where things are going. A lot easier to run stuff before the insulation and any interior siding goes up.
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Old 01-23-2022, 05:55 PM   #19
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Re: Got my new Shop up, FINALLY

When I wired mine is used EMT tube between metal boxes spaced 8 feet apart (every second metal post). All wire was 12 G for 20A capability and all outlets are 20A 4 gang sets.

All outlets are both grounded to the metal building and to a return ground wire in the tube. Dedicated 20A breakers carrying no more than 3 boxes per breaker.

Dedicated 220v for both compressor and welder. 100 A Sub panel for Hoist.

Shed is on a dedicated separate meter, 200A feed from utility pole.

Average power bill over 12 months is around $45 a month. (I use waste oil for heat and ceiling fans for summer air movement.) Build room has air con, but it is only used about three months a year.

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2 suggestions for wiring. Always use the deep boxes and wire so every other receptacle is on the same breaker. Doing this way gives you 40A potential between the 2 outlets when you are working. Saves alot of nuscense trips.
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