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  1. +1 for electric heater to keep the chill off the garage. Also add insulation. I added a wifi equipped honeywell thermostat. They're better than most other thermostats for workshops since the minimum set temp goes down to 40 F. I have mine set at 48 F and I can bump it to 64 F from my phone 15 mins before heading down to the shop. To use a 12v thermostat with the 240v heater you need a relay and transformer. Honeywell makes one called an AUBE. If you're not handy with electricity I suggest hiring an electrician. I found a handy wiring diagram over at the garage journal forum that got me started with all of this. Thermostat 240V Electric Heater AUBE
  2. Thanks everyone. I’ve looked into the GF 450 but can’t seem to find a lot of reviews on it. Thompson’s has definitely become my contingency plan. I’ve also considered Sikkens cetol srd but it has mixed reviews. I spoke with Rocker and now I’m reconsidering a spar varnish of some sort. He suggested spraying it. Any reason this won’t work? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. In a couple days I’m going to receive a new Gorilla swingset/playset for the kids. The instructions recommend staining or finishing within 90 days. I would like to apply something while I build it or soon after. I’m interested in applying something clear or something with very little change in color. And it needs to be easy to apply, I’m thinking something I can spray with my HVLP. It doesn’t need to be a super long lasting finish, so long as it excepts future coats without lots of sanding. I realize my answer might be some type of deck stain, but I have no experience with deck stains beyond Penofin for composite decking (which is awesome stuff btw). I’ve used epiphanes in the past for outdoor furniture and loved it. But these kids need a college fund left intact! Thanks, Matt Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Oh and the Honeywell WiFi thermostat goes as low as 40F as a set point. Most others don’t go this low. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Cliff, which farenheater do you have? The 5000 watt or 7500? I have the 5000 watt one and if you want to use a low voltage (24v) thermostat with it, pick up a Honeywell Aube relay/transformer. It works perfectly with it. It’s small enough that it just mounts inside the heater. http:// I read up on the garage journal forum on how to install. It provides a red, white and common for a 24v thermostat. I bought a WiFi Honeywell thermostat from Amazon for $85 and can control it from anywhere and it also works with Alexa. No alerts though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Thanks everyone. Crewmax it is. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Anyone have a tundra crewmax (or similar bed size, 5.5’) and regret it when loading lumber? I’m looking to buy my first truck this spring and thought the double cab would be enough for two children car seats but it’s kinda tight. Then I read up on bed extenders, which seem to be a good solution for the crewmax. What are your thoughts? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Awesome, thanks guys. I'm going to do something similar to what you did Just Bob. We'll see what happens!
  9. Bought the JET AFS-1000B on amazon on black friday and now that I have it, I'm not sure where to put this beast. From other threads I've read, the consensus is 1/3 the distance of the overalll length of the shop, and not lower than 6' or 2/3 the height, or something along those lines. The bigger problem is the space has bulkheads and other obstacles that leave me no good options. The best I have at the moment is mounting it along the long wall at 1/3 the distance BUT there will be a large concrete pillar 2 feet in front of the inlet. The outlet points right where I'm at most of the time. I also have a smoke stick and have checked to see if this placement will promote good circulation and it will working in conjunction with the heater. So what are your thoughts on an obstacle 2 feet from the inlet? Thanks in advance!
  10. I once saw a news program about how folks will buy those nests, hack them, and return them. The store puts them back in circulation. They get bought by someone else and connected to their network then the hacker has an access point. Not sure if Nest gives them a complete look over when they get refurbished. They are aware of the problem because they were interviewed on the news program. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Got in touch with someone at a supply warehouse and got the dimensions. 18.75"x13.375"x4.5" Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Anyone? It looks to be about 16"x12"x5" but that's just scaling it from a photo. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I'm looking for the dimensions on the adapter box, I figure maybe someone here uses one of these to heat their shop and could pull some dimensions please? I've had no luck with Modine corporate or some online suppliers. Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. It's even in the manual?!? That's awesome. I just remember the guys from either fine woodworking or woodtalk podcast discussing this "problem" with the mk.2 at length. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Is it sitting skewed in the plane or was it honed skewed? If a veritas mk.2 honing jig was used, I'm going with the latter. I don't disagree that it would take a heavier cut if skewed in the plane. But don't go trying to fix it if it's honed skewed, never caused me any problems AND you would be chasing your tail with the mk.2 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk