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    Insulating gaps in detached garage

    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 For sure. Sadly, only about 4 ft of headspace at the garage center, with no installed ladder access. I was thinking...
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    Insulating gaps in detached garage

    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...
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    Insulating gaps in detached garage

    ran the math, probably looking at 40 4x8 boards to cover the ceiling and walls. That's $1200 just on the foam boards--ouch!
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    Insulating gaps in detached garage

    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.
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    Insulating gaps in detached garage

    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...
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    Insulating gaps in detached garage

    Hey 4of7--How good is that reflectix working for you? I sure like the idea of unroll and glue! But I've heard that reflective type insulation isn't always ideal for building insulation.
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    Insulating gaps in detached garage

    It's weird. The building has a lot of insulated 'features' (like the doors, walls, etc) but the ceiling appears to be just acoustical insulation to cut down on shop noise. Looks a lot like this...
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    Insulating gaps in detached garage

    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!
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    Insulating gaps in detached garage

    Hi all-- 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...
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    Fancy Schmancy Dual Fermenter Controller

    Ah yes, here we go: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=438548 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.
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    Fancy Schmancy Dual Fermenter Controller

    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...
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    Any interest in starting homebrew club in SW Michigan?

    Hey fellas-- I realize this is a bit stale but we do have a club! Hit up our facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/groups/swmbc/ 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...
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    DIY brew stand-- "No Kill Like Overkill" (pic heavy)

    It's.....ALLLLIIIIIIVVEEEEEE! The project, that is :p Teaser pic: I admit, wiring is yet to come. But it shore looks purdy!
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    PicoBrew Zymatic

    Saw these guys at NHC and they had some decent beer on tap, which was brewed on the machine. Not a hint of DMS, which was of course my largest concern.
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    How to add permanent volume markings to a kettle (illustrated)

    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.
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    How to add permanent volume markings to a kettle (illustrated)

    A new use for my portable battery powered jump-starter comes to mind...massive terminal clamp included! :D :eek:
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    Advice on Armaflex insulating for fermenters?

    It's definitely not brittle, but the 1.5" stuff I have is NOT a fan of bending! Triangles is an interesting concept! :)
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    Advice on Armaflex insulating for fermenters?

    I'm at the point of insulating my fermenters.....but when I look at my rather stiff, rectangular sheets of insulation, I'm having a hard time envisioning them wrapped around my fermenters. Is there any advice you can offer to an insulating newbie?
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    Bottle cap coasters

    Well done, sir.
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    Zeus's rebirth. Non typical, all steam brew stand.

    I'd go for the 6/3, and install a dryer/range plug and/or some 120V receptacles on your wall. You can never have too many receptacles! And then use a dryer/range cord to hook up the panel. I wouldn't hardwire the panel straight to the system; like you alluded to, explaining that to the...
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