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  1. Insulation
    Hi. In Toronto, ON and I'm finishing my attached double garage (20x20) in hopes of setting up a woodworking shop. It's not currently heated or cooled but I plan on using it year-round so heating is definitely coming and I may get a portable AC too in the future. Replaced the 2 garage doors with...
  2. Project Showcase
    Hi Guys to save space in my garage and use more often I used this solution for my Makita table saw. And a small solution but for my small garage / workshop is a goal. I hope it's the right section. What do you think?
  3. Electrical
    Hello all, I have recently moved to a property with a garage a fair distance from the main flat (apartment) with no power and/or lighting. I have recently bought some battery operated lights to fix to the wall, but was wondering if it would be possible to plug a 4 gang extension lead into a...
  4. Building & Construction
    I have a two car garage with the door being on the wall that runs parallel with the gutters (I'm sure there's a better way to say that...) and I want to finish out the ceiling so I can store stuff above it. We just bought the house and previous owner put some random boards and crap up there...
  5. New Member Introductions
    I'm a newbie and appreciate the community forum where we share experiences, ideas, tips, etc. Thanks for the welcome note and suggestion to share a bit about me. Retired and energetic at 62 yrs, I like to build, repair, and grow things. I get a particular thrill if it involves recycling...
  6. Electrical
    Hi-I enjoy this site very much. I'm writing for the first time because I'm going to wire a workshop at my house that's 130 feet away. I run a kiln and multiple heavy equipment at the same time; I need 100 amp service. My house gets 300 amp from the drop down, 100 goes into the house and 200 goes...
  7. Flooring
    Hello, I'm looking for some suggestions. I'm renovating a basement workshop that currently has asbestos floor tiles. The tiles are mostly intact and I would prefer to cover them as opposed to removal. I'm also trying to avoid drilling into these tiles since I'm pretty sure they're made of...
  8. Roofing/Siding
    Greetings all. First time posting and relatively new woodworker. We have recently moved into a home with a 25x30 detached garage in back. As a woodworker, I am in hog heaven except for one thing I can only manage to work in there a few hours a day if at all - even in our moderate climate...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    I've finally worked all the kinks out of air compressor rebuild. I have my compressor as for from my general work area as possible mainly because I don't want to listen to it run, with pvc air line ran everywhere for convenience. Is there a control valve that I can install at tank an control...
  10. General DIY Discussions
    I am beginning to dabble in woodworking and am trying to build a workshop out of a storage space under my carport. Whomever built it used 2X4 framing (8' x 12') with tar paper and 1/4" plywood siding on exterior. It's bare on inside and I am putting insulation and plywood covering on inside. A...
  11. General DIY Discussions
    I found this simple idea for nesting metal frame work tables from the mythbuster guys. I don't own any welding gear right now, and I don't have any plans for future welding projects. Any idea how much it would cost someone to weld the metal legs/frame of the table together? How is the best way...
  12. Drywall & Plaster
    I want to hang drywall in my basement, but leave existing HVAC duct twisting in and out of holes in the new drywall. I can cut holes in the drywall and run the duct through the holes but I am also trying to achieve an air-tight seal. This project is a basement workshop I want to build in one...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hi All I am Andy Millergren from Tarpon Springs, Fl... I am in the starting phases of a complete overhaul of my home and yard so I will be here quit often seeking advice and direction. Below is the list of my projects in the order I want to attack and complete them. 1. Add a second floor...
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