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« Reply #150 on: February 06, 2019, 01:17:21 AM »
I hope someone has been documenting all the utilities before they get buried with rock-wool.  Nasty when those nails and screws get driven into an electric line.   :-[
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« Reply #151 on: February 06, 2019, 03:46:36 AM »
Great work guys!  Sorry I couldn't be there to help...

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« Reply #152 on: February 06, 2019, 03:57:45 AM »
I don't know about you guys, but I feel warmer already.
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« Reply #153 on: February 15, 2019, 02:39:19 AM »
All three walls of the shop extension are insulated and the entire ceiling of bay 3 is insulated. The old ceiling portion of bay 2 is insulated and a start has been made on the extension ceiling of bay 2. We started putting interior sheathing up on the bay 3 wall in the extension. The plan is to get the interior wall sheathing completed in the shop extension so shelving and storage can be put up and things organized to make the machine shop functional again. Once everything is off the floor we will go back to working on the ceilings.

Bay 3 ceiling done in the old part of the shop. A flat ceiling had to be framed into the upper portion of the bay to allow for ventilation of the dead space above bay 4.



South and east walls of the shop extension insulated.





Interior sheathing going up on the west wall of the shop extension.

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« Reply #154 on: February 15, 2019, 03:02:32 AM »
Great work, all! Thanks for the great photos, Brendan.

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« Reply #155 on: February 15, 2019, 04:00:43 AM »
Boy, nothing like a few snowy days to make things go fast inside the shop to help keep it warm.  Great progress all.
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« Reply #156 on: February 15, 2019, 10:55:15 AM »
Good job of work you all did . You are soon going to have the nice and warm place to work you need given the wintry temps in Maine  . If only we could do the same in the AMTP Pithiviers workshop and enginehouse. Thanks for the pics Brendan.

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« Reply #157 on: February 15, 2019, 01:16:08 PM »
Great job. Could someone refresh my memory, how is the shop heated?

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« Reply #158 on: February 15, 2019, 02:23:15 PM »
Could someone refresh my memory, how is the shop heated?

One of the wood stoves can be seen in this photo from earlier in this thread:
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« Reply #159 on: February 15, 2019, 02:52:56 PM »
You guys are moving right along.

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« Reply #160 on: February 15, 2019, 03:01:51 PM »
There will be a second, identical stove placed near the south end of the shop. It is on-site but not yet set up. The stoves burn wood or coal.
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« Reply #161 on: February 15, 2019, 03:43:06 PM »
I'd say burn the wood.  We have lots of it and more to take down on the mountain extension.  That and the always present blowdowns and storm damage should keep us stocked.  I assume we are going to bring loads of wood down to Sheepscot to cut up and split during SWW.
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« Reply #162 on: February 15, 2019, 03:47:22 PM »
Unfortunately most of the wood is soft wood and would require constant attention. We already have a supply of anthracite for the stoves. Any hardwood that we can save we will use for firing up the steam engine(s).
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Re: Shop Building Improvements - Official Work Thread
« Reply #163 on: February 15, 2019, 03:55:44 PM »
Well I certainly hope it's Pennsylvania anthracite!  If needed I'm sure I can work with Wayne and find a pallet of bagged nut coal to come up on the truck for SWW.
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« Reply #164 on: February 15, 2019, 04:08:26 PM »
Blaschak Coal Corp., Mahanoy City, Pa. bagged or super sacks