Yeah, I do want to do it right the first time--part of the reason for my concern. Wouldn't want to get all the drywall up and then find out the table saw is damnably loud! :p
Sadly, only about 4 ft of headspace at the garage center, with no installed ladder access. I was thinking...
Specifically, it's 24x28 with 10 ft ceilings. That's 3x7 = 21 4x8 panels. Plus walls, per your suggestion, 6+6+7=19. So 40, but would need a few more for the top 2' sections and the front wall. So maybe 40 was a bit of a low-ball estimate :/.
I would like the rest of the shop space to be...
Nothing whack with the construction method---the insulation is whack. Why use an insulated garage door and R4 ish foam boards around the outside, only to leave huge air gaps in the ceiling? It's like they decided to insulate, and gave up halfway.
Totally agree on air sealing. The garage door seals probably need replacing, but otherwise the place looks pretty well air sealed....ignoring the huge gaps in those header boards :eek:.
I admit I'm nervous about putting up drywall on the ceiling. Never mind the physical challenge of getting...
Unfortunately I don't think the ceiling panels are sturdy enough to support fiberglass batts above them, it's really just a 3/4" foam board. Looks like sheetrock, but sure isn't!
I never even thought of plastic sheeting. Probably not a bad idea!
not sure if a Homebrewing forum is the best spot to ask for insulating advice, but I've been surprised before by the depth of knowledge here. And it's for a good homebrew cause!
I'm trying to make my workshop/homebrew space in my detached garage a bit more comfortable for these cold...
Ah yes, here we go:
I have since added the heat trace to both, and copper cooling coils around one of the fermenters. Still need to work on the chiller, too.
Hahahaha...well....the sad truth is that this beast has been gathering dust! I tested all the functions using a light plugged into the sockets, but havent hooked up a chiller unit yet. Life got super busy, and I haven't had a chance to finish up my semi conical SS fermenters; I think I have...
I realize this is a bit stale but we do have a club! Hit up our facebook page for updates:
We meet every second wednesday of the month, 7pm. We usually met at The Livery, but we've gotten friendly with Tapistry and Cravings too, so...
If memory serves, one week of exposure to air is sufficient to re-passivate stainless steel. This can be accelerated with an acid, of which the most commonly available to homebrewers is Star San. Give it a wipe with some mildly diluted Star San and let it sit an hour, if you're in a rush.