Heathly Heritage and Freight - the garage

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Heathly Heritage and Freight - the garage

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Being past mid-seventies in age the loft was a no no. We do have two spare rooms but now and then they get occupied. So the garage it was. I was advised to insulate it and to get a timed and temperature controlled heater. This is a pictorial view of the progress, some images may have been on the old site. Progress has been intermittent because SWMBO and I have had hospital spells/visits to contend with.
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Base-boards were made, members suggested moving the legs away from the front and sides.
Base-boards were made, members suggested moving the legs away from the front and sides.
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This had gaps all around which would let in the cold and damp
This had gaps all around which would let in the cold and damp
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So this was the answer-and it works a treat.
So this was the answer-and it works a treat.
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SWMBO's daughter and S.I.L. having cleared the clutter from the garage my sons rallied around to insulate, paint and carpet it. One of my lads fitted tube LEDs that although giving terrific light, only consume 4.75 Watts. He also checked the insulation by running the noisy electric tools with the door shut - I heard nothing (we do have double glazing fitted). The underlay and carpet were ex-lounge and saved for that eventuality. The white paint was only just enough but the brown stain would have done a thousand base-boards.
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The insulation was a bespoke fitting around the obstacles.
The insulation was a bespoke fitting around the obstacles.
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Battons were fitted such that the celetex (12mm stuff) was cut to fit with 12mm 4ft X 8ft of the O.S.B. used to line the garage walls /ceiling.
Battons were fitted such that the celetex (12mm stuff) was cut to fit with 12mm 4ft X 8ft of the O.S.B. used to line the garage walls /ceiling.
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As the floor had to support what ever was in the garage, 25mm ply was used lifted off the floor with 25x 50mm batons.
As the floor had to support what ever was in the garage, 25mm ply was used lifted off the floor with 25x 50mm batons.
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Should be nice and cosy Jim, well done.
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On the previous site I asked which would be the best make of model to have in the garage. The garage as it was then it would have been damp, cold and expensive to heat. Not conducive to use at certain times of the year and not what I would want to expose rail models to. I did obtain some card, resin and wood models to experiment with but I feel that card-board can easily withstand garage use. I'll report when I have gone through a 12month use :) .
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Brian 1951 said
Should be nice and cosy Jim, well done.


Thanks Brian. It has taken awhile but that matters not. I am retired :lol: . It is great to see the kids so eager to help though :) .
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Greater expertise was on my sons side here - that makes me feel good.
Greater expertise was on my sons side here - that makes me feel good.
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I added a foot to the 4ft on the LHS, 2ft to the RHS and a 5ftx2ft in the middle to join the two halves of ply together to form an upside down "U" (it will be a bit lopsided with one side a foot longer)
I added a foot to the 4ft on the LHS, 2ft to the RHS and a 5ftx2ft in the middle to join the two halves of ply together to form an upside down "U" (it will be a bit lopsided with one side a foot longer)
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I can still paint-not to high and not too low.
I can still paint-not to high and not too low.
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Very nice. :)
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mijj wrote: Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:54 pm 12-carpeted.jpg14-baseboard completion and installation.jpg
Super job Jim, not sure about FenceLife indoors though?
All the best for the festive season.
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Very nice mjj. Interesting thing about Celotex insulation. My son is renovating his house and put Celotex in just about every gap. Trouble is it is faced with foil and blocks wireless technolgy beautifully. He says all new house are fitted with data wires. Wireless technology room to room or building to building is a dead art.
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Nicely done.. I put one of these along the floor where my electric roller doors come down as it gives a really good seal along the bottom... Link to floor seal

Couldn't help but notice you don't appear have any overhead lighting on the ceiling? Are you fitting this later? As you will certainly need a good amount of overhead lighting. :D
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