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Old 11-24-2011, 10:28 AM   #1
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Cool Projects that take away from other projects

Moved into my newly built home (my first home) in April and the projects just never stop. List's a mile long at least. I did however get some things knocked off the list that benefit me and my love for all things automotive.

As the cold of winter starts to set in here in Ontario, I find it necessary to have a work space that is warm. My car and a half garage has three walls and the ceiling insulated, but the garage door is an el-cheapo metal door. I have been looking at ways to insulate the door to keep my precious heat in. There are many kits and types of insulation but all seem to be near or around the $80 mark.

Trip to the local hardware store and I found the money saver! 4x8 sheets of foam board (Styrofoam) that are inch and a half thick. $18 each and I needed 2 plus, one 2x8 sheet ($9). Total cost of $51 and about 2 hours of my time to install.

Here is the finished insulated door



No glue or adhesive required, just cut for a friction fit. Went from a R value of Zip/Nadda to about 5.5!

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Old 11-26-2011, 06:35 AM   #2
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I did the same foam insullation to my garage door and it is about 20 degrees cooler in the summer. Nice.

I just drove by Cambridge yesterday, I saw the exit sign off the 403. I was at my parents house in Burlington and had a family gathering at my cousins in Carlisle. Too bad I didn't have any S10 time. Sigh... Was rolling in my Honda Odyssey with rooftop cargo carrier. Lol
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Old 11-26-2011, 12:36 PM   #3
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Nice, congrats on the home ownership!

Curious... what are you doing for heat?

Here's what keeps my 3 stalls toasty:
http://www.spaceray.com/garage-residential.php

Next garage I build will have in-floor heat, but this (radiant) is definitely the next best thing IMO.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:28 AM   #4
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I just drove by Cambridge yesterday, I saw the exit sign off the 403. Too bad I didn't have any S10 time. Sigh... Was rolling in my Honda Odyssey with rooftop cargo carrier. Lol
It is too bad that there wasnít any S-10 time, would have been killer to meet! Sounds like you had a long trip. You drive from Texas to Burlington? Then down to PA?

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Curious... what are you doing for heat?

Here's what keeps my 3 stalls toasty:
http://www.spaceray.com/garage-residential.php
Currently I am using a 1500W electric inferred heater. It works well now, but once the extreme cold sets in, I'm not sure it will be able to keep up. Time will tell.

I want to install exactly what you linked to. I'm just afraid that, that type of heater is overkill for my little 1.5 car garage.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:39 AM   #5
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Update

Did some more work on the garage. Installed my free cabinets that I acquired from the father in-law. Also mounted my mega power bar.



Also replaced the two 60w incandescent bulbs with two 63w floro's. Itís much brighter now! You can also see my inferred heater and some other nick nacks I put up. By far my favorite is the can crusher!

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Old 12-22-2011, 10:43 AM   #6
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Some more stuff on the go other then my S-10

Re-surfacing the dinning room table. It's solid white pine and in the picture you can see the color it used to be stained. The color doesn't match our new furniture etc, so I got volin - told to sand it down and re-stain it.



Also been working on the bathroom. New paint, new lights, new mirror molding. Just have to finishing one of the lights and replace the faucets with nicer ones.

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Old 12-22-2011, 01:36 PM   #7
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I need to insulate the garage doors here ... hmmmm
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:07 AM   #8
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Small update. The dinning room table and the bathroom have booth been complete for a while now. Finished them both just before the new year's eve party we hosted. Here is a picture of the table.

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Old 01-12-2012, 02:14 PM   #9
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I just finished building a loft bed for my oldest.

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Old 01-18-2012, 04:34 PM   #10
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Cool Idea, I wish I had a sweet bed like that when I was a kid.
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