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New HVAC will allow complete renovation of my workshop YIPPEE!

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  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
New HVAC will allow complete renovation of my workshop YIPPEE!
Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 8:48 AM

I have been on a list for about two years to get my HVAC replaced.  My workshop has been like working in a boiler room next to our 1957 Homart furnace.  Its was noisy, dirty, rusty, and dangerous.  As of today, the contractors will be at my house and it will be replaced with a new system. In the meantime, I have gutted my basement workshop in anticipation of making a whole new arrangement.  Starting this weekend, the entire basement will be stripped and re-sealed, then a top coat of fresh paint on the walls and a good sealant and coating will be put on the floor.  

This is why I havn't been doing any building.  

Here are some before pictures and present pictures.  

This was an older pic

Last week, doing a lot of sorting of 20 years of accumulation.

Behind all the junk is my old furnace

And now, today, my workshop is an empty shell ready for a new life.  

The building inspector just finished his inspection.

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 8:49 AM

About to say goodby to this old gal.

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 9:54 AM

Nice!

Yeah, my bench is next to my oil burner, too.  The burner's a little newer, though, and it does keep it relatively warm in the winter.

Have fun getting yourself (re)settled in!

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 10:02 AM

Ah yes,an old Homart,I used to try to coax a few more years of life out of them for customers in my old job.Good your replacing,you should notice a cheaper utility bill unless it gets swallowed up by inflation.

Try to get some sort of insurance as parts are more sophisticated and costly on the new stuff.

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 10:12 AM

You are gonna love the new enviroment and climate not to mention a refreshed workspace. Congrats.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 10:14 AM

Exciting stuff. Congrats!

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    July 2009
  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Back to the bench on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 10:31 AM

Congrats on the new HVAC and the opportunity to revamp the workspace. Sounds like a huge win/win. Enjoy!

Gil

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 11:05 AM

Nice, now you can revamp the bench and stash area.

Sounds like the first build should be the old P-38 racer "YIPPEE", to hang over the new unit.  Goes along with the post title.Big Smile

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 4:17 PM

Congrats on the new heater!!!!!Toast I'm willing to bet this is going to be one great workshop. 

Good luck.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.  Oh, almost forgot. Be careful with those tools you're about to use. They're larger than the ones you've been used to working with.Wink

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Thursday, December 2, 2021 11:51 AM

Thank you all for the nice replies.  The new unit is going in today.  It is so much smaller.  I am looking forward to a lot lower engergy bill.  I need money to build up my stash LOL.

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, December 4, 2021 5:07 PM

Awesome Scott! A really exiting time for you, and just think, if you are saving money with the new system, perhaps you will be able to add to the stash!

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Friday, December 17, 2021 10:15 AM

Glad you gota new unit. I have to get one installed into my garage to. Then I can start building models again. But first I have to build a painf booth then practice using airbrushes. I am truely looking forward to that.

  • Member since
    March 2020
  • From: South Florida
Posted by Having-fun on Sunday, December 19, 2021 9:38 AM

 

Nice! Now you will have plenty of space for your work. We here in our neck of the woods (South Florida ) do not have the luxury of a basement, on the other hand, we do not have to suffer with the cold weather ( My house does not even have a heather system, we simply do not need it ). My workbench is a 2 x 4 table that I build myself, I have added a rolling cart with 8 drawers and that is the entire setup, so my space is limited.

Enjoy your new work area!

Joe

  • Member since
    May 2020
Posted by Keyserj on Sunday, December 19, 2021 2:55 PM

Congrats on the new HVAC Scott! Can't wait to see what you have planned for the new workspace.

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

On the bench:

 

                     

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Thursday, December 30, 2021 11:03 AM

Thanks Keyserj.

Got an empty pallet to work with now.  Just laid the base coats for the floor sealant.  Still really don't have a clue as to how I am going to lay my workspaces out.  It's going slow with all the holiday activity and not having any time off from work.  It feels and smells so clean, like a newly finished model.  Man, I am missing my bench time.  

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, January 1, 2022 12:56 PM

scottrc

Thanks Keyserj.

Got an empty pallet to work with now.  Just laid the base coats for the floor sealant.  Still really don't have a clue as to how I am going to lay my workspaces out.  It's going slow with all the holiday activity and not having any time off from work.  It feels and smells so clean, like a newly finished model.  Man, I am missing my bench time.  

 

 

I know how you feel. It really feels super good when you get it done and sit down with a kit and awe at what you have now vs what you had before.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 2:25 PM

Update time,

Moving in the furniture, set up the power tool station, a really cool airbrush station my wife got me, and now sorting all my brushes and paints and wondering how to organize them.  I can't wait to clutter the place up with projects.

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 2:35 PM

Looking good!!!

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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