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    Default Air conditioning

    Just put a portable AC unit in the garage
    I'm not a pussy but I'm on the cusp

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    Nothing wrong with being comfortable when you're working!

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    I have a 12000 btu window unit in mine. Got it on craigslist last summer for 40 bucks on a hundred degree day.

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    air conditioning is great. heres my problem tho. its cold as fuck in my house, which eventually gets my garage nice and cold, then i open my garage door, heat rushes in and everything gets condensation (sp?) literally water dripping and running down my newly polished fork lowers and cases and shit. little white aluminum oxide spots. not to mention everything else in a garage that isnt supposed to get wet. maybe ill try opening it a little at a time, balance it out slower.

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    My dads always said that "its been the ruin of many a good man", bc they'd rather sit in the ac then work, hahaha....i quite like it though

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    last summer I ran a vent from my a/c unit to the garage, it has a motorized damper that is controlled by an on/off switch in the garage. As long as the house a/c is running the garage stays about 76-78 on a 100 degree day, just got to adjust the house thermostat down to keep the a/c dumping into the garage. Works great, and there is enough "leakage" of air through the damper in the closed or off position that it keeps the humidity out of my garage and i dont have to worry about bare metal flash rusting over night! And, my beer stays colder too while I'm working!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5akers View Post
    Just put a portable AC unit in the garage
    I'm not a pussy but I'm on the cusp
    does it work?

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    Love those portable jobs. I used to rent a storage space in the basement of a warehouse where I kept my workshop and had one of those, just vented into the boiler room. Now that I've moved my shop home to the garage, I need to do some insulation before I bother. For now at least, a big shop fan is doing the job just fine.

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    i have air conditioning in my garage and not at all in my house , shows where my time is spent

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    Works pretty good! When the garage is usually running about 96 - 100 it takes down to 85.

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    Nothing wrong with AC. Proven fact that productivity goes up in a shop when the workers are comfy instead of dead. We had AC in the old small shop and when we would get a 100 degree day we never knew the difference. Now in the new place there's no AC. It gonna be 99-101 degrees over the next 3 days + the humidity. Needless to say we aren't gonna be working much-during the day at least. If you can afford the cost run with it.

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    When I built this garage I insulated the living dog crap out of the first floor, threw a window unit in the wall as well as a 220 v shop heater. I never let the garage get below 40 in the winter or over 100 in the summer.

    I worked as a mechanic in a gas station garage for a summer in Phoenix. Nothing like having a car come in boiling over with a bad water pump on a 105 degree day... I also worked in several factories in my younger days, injection molding is a very hot and dusty business. It is no wonder I taught myself computers just to get out of there, lol.

    I do better work when I am comfortable!

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    Mitsubishi Air/Split Handler

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    If I leave a window open at night then close it in the daytime my adobe shop stays very pleasant. Haven't even turned the ceiling fan on this year. 16"-18" of dirt evens the temp pretty well.
    Dusty

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    One of my top 5 favorite architectural styles, very cool..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoomBuggy View Post
    One of my top 5 favorite architectural styles, very cool..
    Adobe is cool, literally. I love colonial stylee

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    Michigan has its humidity but last month was so bad, I had to buy a 3500sf A/C dehumidifier.I heat my whole shop for about $30 a month with radiant tube heaters and I spray 3 out of 5 days with a 30 inch 4500cfm exhaust fan on. I built my shop and it has 9 inches of insulation on the walls and truly 5 ft in the ceiling(here its called a hot roof) no attic to hold the heat just insulation.But man it was an asscrack for two weeks and I had to spray! So I dumped $1500 just before my Dust collector blew up,and then I was down working on my system for 2 weeks.At least I had a cool dry 2 weeks fixing everything.

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