Warm garage dreams

The garage is ice cold and my car never thaws out.

The garage is ice cold and my car never thaws out.

My thermometer read 10 below Thursday night, the coldest I recall since I’ve moved to Maine. The temperatures for weeks prior haven’t been much warmer than 20, putting a “freeze” on my Rover repair progress.

In lieu of the cold, I decided to take the plunge and begin tearing down shelving the previous owner built and moving my outdoor gear and other things out of the garage and into my basement.

Shelving that needs to be torn down.

Shelving that needs to be torn down.

My plans for the garage are as follows.

– Move everything into the basement and garage attic, with the exception of the tools, and organize. I want the space to work on my cars and other projects.

– Purchase two ceiling mount electric heaters, install the wiring and get them working. Similar to something below. I like these from Northern Tool

 

– Clean up any loose wiring for insulation prep

– Hang more fluorescent lights, my father has one or two extras for me at his home. *Thanks Dad!

– Put in R13 Insulation, my garage is about 700 square feet

– Put up plastic for a moisture barrier

– Start insulating the upstairs

– Replace the garage doors for heat barrier doors

– Install electric baseboard heaters upstairs

- Hang drywall 

– Get new work bench and hanging cabinets to match. I like these Ultra HD Seville sets.

– Eventually epoxy coat the garage floor.

My work bench and shelving that I'd like to replace with a metal work bench, or roller table.

My work bench and shelving that I’d like to replace with a metal work bench, or roller table.

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Brian Feulner

About Brian Feulner

Brian Feulner is the visual editor at the Bangor Daily News and a photographer in the state of Maine. Feulner frequently freelances for a variety of publications and companies and operates Feulner Studio and Gallery in Bangor.