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Online b.lindsey

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Re: Monitor Steam Engine
« Reply #1125 on: January 10, 2017, 01:15:48 AM »
Hi Zee, good to see you. Hope things go well with the remodel and that you may have more time to pop in now that the wedding is behind you.

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Re: Monitor Steam Engine
« Reply #1126 on: January 10, 2017, 04:56:16 AM »
Oh my! You're back :cartwheel:
Cletus has been in withdrawal with no one to abuse.
If you need any help with the heavy digging or lifting...PM dreeves. He's just around the corner. :lolb:
Any chance we'll see you for a fleeting moment at CF?
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Re: Monitor Steam Engine
« Reply #1127 on: January 10, 2017, 04:57:15 AM »
It's great to hear from you Zee! Sounds like things are going well. I don't envy you your remodel project,having been there, but it will be worth it in the end. Especially getting a dedicated shop.

Speaking of "dedicated shop", how about starting a "Zee's New Workshop" in "My Workspace"? Even if it's just a hole in the ground right now.  It'd be great to see this project evolve.

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Re: Monitor Steam Engine
« Reply #1128 on: January 10, 2017, 09:53:40 AM »

Zee,

Just remember that however many outlets you put in, it won't be enough - or they will be in the wrong place. So, just put in lots and lots.
... Also some 220 V circuits.
... And a big door to the outside. Otherwise how will you get big tools in and out.
... And lots of lights.
... And ...


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Re: Monitor Steam Engine
« Reply #1129 on: January 10, 2017, 08:32:36 AM »
Hi Carl,
good to hear (read) you are fine.
Your plans and actions to have a comfortable future in your house sounds very wise and well planed.
Good luck with the doing now.
Kind Regards
Achim

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Re: Monitor Steam Engine
« Reply #1130 on: January 10, 2017, 03:26:03 PM »
I have two daughters of marriageable age, but neither has shown any inclination for giving up the comforts and free food of the parental home.  Wife would like to keep them here forever.

Good move with the build out.  We'll need pics of the new shop.

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Re: Monitor Steam Engine
« Reply #1131 on: January 10, 2017, 06:56:22 PM »
Hi Zee
I can relate to the excitement of having a workshop to yourself. We moved from a large house to condo when I retired. Tried that for 8 long years but we realized a house is what we both needed. Now have a 12' by 15' shop in basement (with 2 windows and a door outside) as well as half the garage. Filling up with tools for retirement heaven!

Enjoy the anticipation, doodle up layouts etc.

For outlets I put them in the shop in square boxes, so 4 plugs per unit. As someone else indicated, you can never have too many.

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Re: Monitor Steam Engine
« Reply #1132 on: January 10, 2017, 05:21:51 PM »
Glad to see you back, Zee.The prospect of having a shop/cave of your own must be thrilling.

Remember what I said about...

Shop doors opening outwards so you can have storage next to door.
Fire extinguishers placed next to exit doors.
Door chime (not bell or buzzer) to announce people entering shop so you're not startled while working.

As long as you'll have carpenters there, think about a built-in stock rack made with leftovers from remodel.  Maybe workbenches too.,
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Re: Monitor Steam Engine
« Reply #1133 on: January 10, 2017, 05:30:10 PM »
Zee buddy glad to see your starting on the new shop. Man we thought you disappeared off the map there buddy. I want to see some of those photos of you doing the waltz with the misses. You know I love to dance.  :cartwheel:

Don