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Old 02-01-2009, 07:34 PM
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Finishing Touches on New Workshop

This is the finishing touches to an old thread titled Starting New Work Shop. Move in to the Automotive End is next Tuesday, weather permitting. Here are some of the final pictures involving installing the boiler and pumps for in-floor heat, the finished office and coating the garage floor. A lot of work and expense went into the coating, but there are some good reasons for me to bear this added burden of expense, time and labor. At 70 years young, my eyesight gets dimmer every year and the fingers get stiffer and stiffer, causing lots of dropped nuts, bolts, screws, washers and small parts. I have to spend too much time looking for them on grungy, dark concrete. I am sort of a clean freak, so the dirt and grime shows up readily and this drives me to cleaning more often which is a good thing. And at the end of the day, I know I will have accomplished more and not near as stressed when I call it a day. Notice how light it is in the shop with no lights on. The sky lights have far exceeded my expectations, making the great lights only required for very cloudy days and after the sun is almost set. There is one picture with the overheads on and it was pouring the rain when that was taken.

Here are pics of the Boiler installation. Sorry the Pics are not in sequence. The fourth pic is what I had ready for the heating guys to finish the install (they had laid all the tubes back in early June, just before the pouring of the slab). The first picture is the propane fired boiler that provides the heating. The two PVC tubes are the fresh air inlet and the exhaust. The second picture show the manifolds hooked to the tubes and the 15 gallon hot water heater (electric), all the copper plumbing and the main circulating pump (on the floor next to the water heater). The fifth picture includes the boiler with the gas hooked up. The third picture is the complete system, but the two zone pumps are not hooked up. The red tubes are for hot water and blue tubes are cold water.

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