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by akjason
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Shop build
Replies: 40
Views: 2991

Re: Shop build

My shop is all ran in EMT. I can take some pics if you wanted to see how it looks. I don’t have any drywall or plywood though. My shop is a steel frame with the white backed insulation on all the walls and roof. Sorry, missed your reply. Thanks for the offer, but I've convinced myself to just wire ...
by akjason
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Shop build
Replies: 40
Views: 2991

Re: Shop build

I think if I do anything with conduit, I'd do the hybrid method. I'd be pulling wire through ~10ft of conduit, with maybe a single 45deg bend in the attic to get it above the insulation and pointed along the roof. Hmm, still more research to do.
by akjason
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Shop build
Replies: 40
Views: 2991

Re: Shop build

Does anyone have experience/opinions on wiring with surface-mounted conduit (haven't looked too much into PVC vs EMT) vs drilling studs for romex in the walls? Walls are going to be 2x4 16" on center. Air lines will be surface mounted eventually as well (not PVC though), so it wouldn't be visually o...
by akjason
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Shop build
Replies: 40
Views: 2991

Re: Shop build

There's also the option of hanging drywall but not taping/mudding it. I've not been able to find anything about the fire resistance of drywall that's taped/mudded vs not. But I could apply paintable fire resistant caulk in the joints pretty easily, and live with the "finished" seams, which would be ...
by akjason
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Shop build
Replies: 40
Views: 2991

Re: Shop build

I keep going back and forth on this. Just the panels alone, plywood is twice as expensive than drywall. Like $750 more. I need to get some bids to hire out the drywall, because to do it myself I'd have to rent a drywall lift, rent a scissor lift, and still end up with a crappy tape/mud job. I'd pain...
by akjason
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Shop build
Replies: 40
Views: 2991

Re: Shop build

You mentioned a right angle drill for wiring. When I wired my house back in the spring we did most of the drilling with a Dewalt impact and wood drill bits like these https://www.grainger.com/product/1PMT8?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2rOX9-nH3gIVgh-GCh1faQYPEAQYAyABEgKK0vD_BwE&cm_mmc=PPC:+Google+PLA&ef_id=EA...
by akjason
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Shop build
Replies: 40
Views: 2991

Re: Shop build

One think to keep in mind is drywall mud doesn’t like large temperature swings. My garage at home is finished out and I have cracks on a lot of the sheet joints. Good point, because if I bother keeping it heated all the time during winter it'll be like 40deg during the week, then bump up to 65-ish ...
by akjason
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Shop build
Replies: 40
Views: 2991

Re: Shop build

I've got updates! We've since moved into the new house, mostly settled in, life happens. I've been planning/designing/consulting/bidding for this garage the whole time, but didn't bother updating this thread with boring details. We just signed a contract to build the shell, then I'll be responsible ...
by akjason
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Krawler Discussion
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 6
Views: 811

Re: New to the forum

Welcome. Take a look at the event schedule for open rides to join:
http://www.kentuckykrawlers.org/forum/v ... 385#p72385

Membership requirements are here:
http://www.kentuckykrawlers.org/forum/v ... f=3&t=2424
by akjason
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Competition and Events
Topic: Dixie Run 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Dixie Run 2018

I guess this wasn't a big surprise. Any indication for future venues?
by akjason
Fri May 11, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Krawler Discussion
Topic: Sub-contractors
Replies: 4
Views: 1075

Re: Sub-contractors

Thanks Darrall.
by akjason
Mon May 07, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Shop build
Replies: 40
Views: 2991

Re: Shop build

Huh, ok. I thought it was a slang term or something. I actually have one of those out where the pool was, near the third shed.
by akjason
Mon May 07, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Shop build
Replies: 40
Views: 2991

Re: Shop build

So what are you guys calling a hydrant?
by akjason
Mon May 07, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Shop build
Replies: 40
Views: 2991

Re: Shop build

Personally I would use black iron pipe with forged fittings for my main supply line. Thanks, a hybrid system isn't out of the question. I think at this point its a matter of doing the layout and figuring out actual prices. Since that won't happen at least until after i send the plans out for bid, I...
by akjason
Mon May 07, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Shop build
Replies: 40
Views: 2991

Re: Shop build

What i'm reading for compressor sheds is that it's pretty common to use an off-the-shelf length of hydraulic hose from somewhere like tractor supply (cheap and readily available) to go from the compressor, through conduit connecting the shed to the garage, and then to a T on the garage plumbing. Bot...