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Old 10-06-2016, 05:51 PM
KevinF KevinF is offline
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Default Shop Expansion - at last

I moved out to my acreage about 5 years ago. The shop lies in a 48x52 pole barn and had a finished heated area of 30x40. I talked to the fellow who built it and he said he always wished he had gone the full width of the building. I quickly had the 30x40 area really filled up with a 4 post hoist, lots of benches and tools, etc. I thought it would be awesome to have the full width of the shop to get the welding bench and metal working tools away from the vehicle bays. I had been gathering things like a washer dryer, etc to eventually build a bathroom out in the shop. Wife ended up asking for a doggy wash out there too.

There was a small room off to the side of the shop where the compressor sat. He ran a water line to the shop, but ran the water line straight up into the exterior wall so it would freeze every winter. I cut a hole in the wall and put in a duct blower to put some heat in there so the water line fittings wouldn't break (which would ultimately result in a mid winter thaw which would cause the water line to go full flow and pump a bunch of water into that room until my pressure system couldn't keep up and cut out).

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Last edited by KevinF; 10-06-2016 at 06:09 PM.
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