|The huge trusses on the truck are not mine!|
They were for another building site.
The ones for my shop are the smaller ones.
|The walls are up now. I call it|
my Berlin Wall. They are a lot
higher in reality than I thought on my design.
My new trusses are under that stuff somewhere.
The new roof panels (covered by leaves)
have also arrived and are great.
|Just one wall left to finish now|
|The lintels are in and the doors will|
be replaced in the future when
I get some more funding.
Potential design error on the electrical socket locations.I had a look at my original sketchup drawing (this picture is a wide angle lens view) and had a look at the electrical socket locations . They are mounted on the lower chord of the roof trusses. In reality they are really high from ground level now but are reachable on tiptoe. However when I thought about it the majority of these sockets will have machinery plugged into them all the time so it is not an issue.
The ones that are in the main work area (highlighted in blue in the picture) could be mounted on flexible conduit to make them hang down a little lower. I will speak to the electrician about it.
|A view from my Sketchup Design|
The figures are in for scale and
the picture is the view from the access door
shown in the "real" photo above.
Lumber rackI've decided to buy a wood rack now as they are so cheap and I need something immediately the shop is finished to get my existing wood out of the yard and back on the wall. I have chosen what is fast becoming an "industry standard" at least in home wood shops This one is the Triton Wood Rack available from many places. I found it on Amazon here. You can see it, complete with lumber, at the back of my shop design.
Wall paint and epoxy floor paintI have also ordered all the white masonry paint for the internal walls and the two part epoxy floor paint. Application of the paints should be interesting as I have mobility problems due to my hip at the moment. I shall just have take it easy. The epoxy has an 8 hour open time so even I should be able to get it on the floor in that time. I have ordered some paint rollers that work with epoxy (no dissolving in the solvents unlike those available from some home centers) and have an extension handle so I can do it without bending.
The epoxy is a 2 stage process. The 1st coat is the sealer coat goes straight onto the concrete floor and is touch dry within 1.1/2 hours. It can have the second coat applied after 8 hours. The 2nd coat is the top coat with the same curing time. It is safe for vehicular traffic within 24 hours. Looking forward to using it and I have chosen light grey in colour