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Old May 5th, 2016, 09:14 AM
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If your house layout allows for it, put the compressor outside in a shed or something. That's what I was able to do, so I hardly hear it kick on.
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Old May 5th, 2016, 09:20 AM
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That is in the long term plan.
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Old May 5th, 2016, 09:32 AM
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I second the recommendation for a mini-split AC. The mitsubishi units usually have heat included and they are far more efficient than a large window unit. Plus you keep the window for the shoulder seasons.

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Old May 5th, 2016, 10:34 AM
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I second the recommendation for a mini-split AC. The mitsubishi units usually have heat included and they are far more efficient than a large window unit. Plus you keep the window for the shoulder seasons. Build on!
I will take a look. I dabble in the construction industry so I can reach out to some suppliers.
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Started tinkering this weekend.

I put up a sub panel for the following circuits.
1. Dedicated 20 amp for A/C window unit
2. 20 amp outlets
3. 15 amp lighting circuit
4. 240 for the compressor
5. 15 amp garage door and misc task lighting

My good neighbor gave me 3 industrial LED's, he is working on getting me LED task lighting.



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Old May 30th, 2016, 10:47 AM
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Old May 30th, 2016, 06:54 PM
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Nice! I love the lights - they look like they are bright but probably do not give off the heat of a flourensent.
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Nice! I love the lights - they look like they are bright but probably do not give off the heat of a flourensent.
exactly. I wanted lights that wouldn't cook me. He is getting me task lights in the next week or two.
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What's with the butterfly? It's not a diarama...

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Old May 31st, 2016, 07:59 AM
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I will start patching up the outside over the next month. I want to make sure I am sealed up right before I close up the walls on the inside. I am going with plywood on the walls, and painting them white.
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When I lack motivation I read some of the build threads here for inspiration.
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Lots of great ideas gleaned from others projects.
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When I lack motivation I read some of the build threads here for inspiration.
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Lots of great ideas gleaned from others projects.
Doug,

I started reading some of those pages and poached some ideas. The reason I posted here is because this group is usually more reasonable than some of the other forums. I also value the opinions of people here. In the end I hope to have a garage that leaky Land Rovers/Owners can come to be tinkered on as a group.
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Started tinkering this weekend.

I put up a sub panel for the following circuits.
1. Dedicated 20 amp for A/C window unit
2. 20 amp outlets
3. 15 amp lighting circuit
4. 240 for the compressor
5. 15 amp garage door and misc task lighting

My good neighbor gave me 3 industrial LED's, he is working on getting me LED task lighting.



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If its not too late i'd add 3 more 220 circuits. When I built my garage I installed 2 220s and I'm constantly unplugging and replugging stuff. I wish I had installed 4 220 circuits.
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I better get garage cleaned up....a new toy is going to be getting shipped home soon...

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Old June 4th, 2016, 03:39 PM
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I better get garage cleaned up....a new toy is going to be getting shipped home soon...
Very nice! Mid 60's 'Bu?
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Curious what folks here have done with their concrete garage floors. Was thinking about painting them but not sure.
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I better get garage cleaned up....a new toy is going to be getting shipped home soon...

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Curious what folks here have done with their concrete garage floors. Was thinking about painting them but not sure.
I prefer to have them bare. Paint needs maintenance and can lift when you park warm tires on it. It also scratches off with jacks, jackstands etc.

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