A Studio Workshop

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Janne

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Looks truly fantastic.
What I am most impressed with is the order.

My own looks like a blockbuster went off inside.

Test the overflow function, I bought a dehumifier with a faulty one and it made a mess the first night of use.
Heat up the room properly for a couple of weeks, 22 C or so, together with the dehumifier that will speed up the drying a lot.
 

Wayland

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It will be standing on a concrete floor so overflows shouldn't be a drama. Morning and night checks should do the job.

In fairness it is early days yet, I doubt if it will stay that tidy forever. I am naturally a chaotic organiser but I will try to keep it tidy for Debs sake.
 
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Toddy

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"chaotic organiser" :D
Brilliant description, really it is :)

I really like your new workshop space, it's lovely with loads of light and full of interesting potential. I wish you both a great deal of contented time in it :)

M
 
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Paul_B

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Space? It's one of the reasons I'm putting off trying stuff out. No sheds, no possibility of a dedicated room or space. The only space to do anything is the dining room table. Won't go down well saw cuts and vice clamping marks on that.

Saving up to move to somewhere with garden and garage I think. I have to say, your photographs really show what to aim for in a workspace.
 

Wayland

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Have you tried a de-humidifier? I've used the cheap ones as well as rentals from tool hire companies and they certainly do the job. It would be a great shame if all you kit and materials absorbed the moisture and went mouldy.
Left the dehumidifier on overnight and emptied two litres of water from the tank this morning...

I think this thing is going to earn it's keep.
 
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Toddy

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Our Meaco ones are worth every penny we paid for them, they really are.
It's a win/win for us. They take in moisture and they give out heat :D

M
 

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When Carlisle had the floods we had large dehumidifiers and some fairly serious fans blowing air about the houses I worked in.
Obviously this was after the homes had several feet of water in em so more that you would need but the principle is the same.

The studio looks a good space though, plus its important to have somewhere you both feel comfortable in.
I have a shed thats more of a shipping container and realistically its too cold, a condensation trap and just grim to work in. Not nice.
 
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Wayland

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Seems to be taking about a gallon of water out of the air over a 24 hour period. This is at temperatures hovering around 10°c when the air shouldn't hold as much moisture as room temperature ( 20°c )

No wonder I've been noticing problems.

Very impressed with the dehumidifier though.
 

Roger

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Left the dehumidifier on overnight and emptied two litres of water from the tank this morning...

I think this thing is going to earn it's keep.
Glad its working out and drawing out the moisture rather than your stock acting like blotting paper as there's nothing harder to get out than the smell of mould on your kit.
 
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