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Old 06-02-2020, 05:37 PM   #271 (permalink)
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Old 06-02-2020, 05:43 PM   #272 (permalink)
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Old 06-02-2020, 06:16 PM   #273 (permalink)
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Once again my plans and schemes were foiled. I posted the pictures and one word from my phone, then went to expand on my laptop.

D'oh! I was thinking south-facing!

The north-facing side was the easiest to access and closest to where I sit. It was 1306 when I took these pictures. South side:

west:


Is targetting the south and then west sides thinking outside of the box? That seems like common sense, not that it is necessarily common practice.

My first thought was that the fence that I built would provide shade, but clearly not when I need it most. What is left of the fence on the other side doesn't, either. The small eaves provide a surprising amount of shade, but if I wanted to spend money on eave implants, would that be better spent on insulation?
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Old 06-02-2020, 08:50 PM   #274 (permalink)
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I put the pegboard back. I guess that I should have marked where the screws went. On top of my several trips to my Civic to take pictures for California Civic I went back to grab my flashlight to find screw holes. I put everything back and wanted to empty the metal shelves, move the metal shelves, and install my remaining insulation, but my brother asked me to buy him a newspaper, and I try to follow through expeditiously when he expresses his wants and needs.
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If you aren't going to insulate all the walls, start with the north, then the east. In some parts of the year, the south and west can provide valuable heat.

Rig an awning on the south side: cloth from the eave to the fence. You don't need to insulate against the heat, you simply need to keep sunlight off the southern wall. In the winter, allowing sun to hit the wall can be helpful, especially if you knock together an air heater like at builditsolar.com.
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Old 06-02-2020, 10:23 PM   #276 (permalink)
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Oh great! You guys are contradicting each other again!
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Depends; are you looking for heat or cooling?

I agree about the awning. I was going to suggest stuffing the gap with hay bales, so listen to Fat Charlie.
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Old 06-03-2020, 04:17 AM   #278 (permalink)
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I put everything back and wanted to empty the metal shelves, move the metal shelves, and install my remaining insulation, but my brother asked me to buy him a newspaper, and I try to follow through expeditiously when he expresses his wants and needs. Wait, he wants a newspaper, that means this is Tuesday. What time is it? I need to ask my brother to wait about an hour, I need to get ready to see a client.
That is what I should have said.

When I came home from the store I realized that I had missed our appointment, apologized profusely, and asked if we could still do therapy, but perhaps another day and time.

She responded that they would make time, she just did not know when.

I am only seeing three clients this week! In the past seven days I messed up the day and time for all of them!

I am struggling greatly to tell the days apart.

I emptied one of the sets of metal shelves, took it outside, and swept out decades of debris. I completely filled the dust pan!

All of that junk was behind and under one set of shelves!

I want to hose them off before I put them back, but every single shelf is bent. I have long thought that I could bolt something like this to the back of each shelf and reinforce it:

It would cost $48.68 per set of shelves, plus the fasteners.

This would cost $70.46:

I am not buying insulation, at least for now, so spending money on shelves is right out, but when I fixed our garage door I climbed on chrome shelves like this, while the existing shelves do not seem to be able to support anything heavier than teddy bears.

I keep grabbing my tape measurer, setting it down, getting out to the shed, and deciding to improvise.

It is annoying, I have a straight 1x4, I cut the foam on the straight floor, and I put my weight on the board to keep it from moving, but none of my cuts are ever straight, although I finally did pretty well with the two boards that I installed tonight. I did not use the staple gun at night, that is surprisingly loud. I am going to use my decibel meter app at some point, just out of curiosity.

The two pieces of foam pressure-fit, while one of the ceiling panels came loose from the staple.

I will take care of the other set of shelves tomorrow.

It rarely gets over 90 here, so I guess that I am more concerned with keeping the heat inside. I will need to come up with a way to close the doors without enabling my brother to lock me in again.
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Old 06-03-2020, 11:40 AM   #279 (permalink)
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HASP system? Then lock the hasp open through the staple, The part the lock fits into. Generally if the lock impedes the closing, you cant operate it.

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I was going to suggest stuffing the gap with hay bales
I'd rather use those self-adhesive aluminium-faced asphalt blankets

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