« Studio construction update: Nov 2 | Main | Mystique Series #17 : Carving underway ... »

Studio construction update: heating test!

Posted by Dave Bull at 2:44 AM, November 4, 2011 [Permalink]

Now that most of the bare wall areas have received their cover of insulation, it's time for the first test! As today was bright and sunny, I had the windows and door open most of the day, but when I headed down to the workshop in the evening, it was a different story. The outside temperature had plunged, and the room had become very chilly!

Here's a snapshot of the thermometer that sits just outside (since Boots-chan left us a year ago, her cat door has been unused ...) It shows just about 13 degrees ...

Here's the little heater that I used for tonight's test:

It's a little unit meant to be placed in a bathroom, to keep the chill off. It puts out 500W ... In this room, it looks ridiculously small!

But here's the result, after about an hour:

I think I'm going to be able to live with this!


Following comment posted by: Barbara Mason on November 5, 2011 12:15 AM

I guess the saying about good thing in small packages is true. How nice for you to actually have heat. You will be spoiled now and a lot more comfortable!

Following comment posted by: Marc Kahn on November 5, 2011 9:40 AM

That's great. I suspect that the downstairs workshop, as the only heated space in your home during the winter, will become the venue for a lot of the activities that you used to do upstairs. When you get to a "certain age", comfort becomes a bit more important than it used to be! Enjoy!

Following comment posted by: Dave on November 5, 2011 1:11 PM

venue for a lot of the activities ...

Very much a consideration. I'll include a snapshot next time I'm taking pictures down there - I made a little change the other day just before I tacked up the final piece of wall insulation in that area where all the cables come down through the hole.

I strung the cable for another electrical outlet - placed so that it would be accessible 'if' we just happen to decide to build a little desk in the triangular area that will come into existence when the stairs are built ...

Add Your Input

Remember Me? (with a cookie ...)

(you may use HTML tags for style)

Back to the Main Page