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Date Posted: 06/22/08 14:24:09
Author: Gary
Subject: Re: Cooling off workshops
In reply to: Steve Dittrich 's message, "Cooling off workshops" on 06/ 9/08 21:23:11

I wonder if a really beeeg fan would move enough air to help you feel cooler??? I am talking about those monsters that sit on the floor. I think sail boats use them to get that extra "push" from the dock.....uh..well...maybe not....

>It's that time of year with the temperatures (and
>humidity) in the 90's. My workshop is in a two-car
>garage attached to my house, and except for a fan or
>two, it is stifling in there, even at night when I do
>a lot of what little I do in the workshop (pens and
>small stuff mostly).
>Does any one have any ideas about cooling things off?
>I've thought about an air conditioner, but my house
>has brick veneer and I don't want to do anything too
>permanent to the one outside wall, like punching a big
>hole through the brick. The garage doors face to the
>west into the setting sun, so keeping them open when
>I'm working isn't much help, not to mention the
>security issues. I don't want my neighbors looking in
>there at my machinery. I've looked at one of those
>portable coolers at Northern Tools, but they are very
>expensive. I have also thought about somehow hanging
>a small air conditioner from the ceiling, but it would
>have to vent into the attic, which is even hotter than
>the garage below. And I don't have a lot of extra
>electrical capacity anyway.
>Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in
>Steve Dittrich

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