Putting the Sweat into Blood, Sweat, and Sawdust

by Patrick Harper - Blood, Sweat, and Sawdust

Temp Gun

The heat has been unforgiving.  I have a new appreciation for a good rust removal strategy, as I am constantly sweating on my nice hand tools.  I am careful to keep the refrigerator stocked with ice-cold beer.  The sheer amount of cold beer consumed is straining the budget.  I have to find a way to cool my muggy workshop; one that doesn’t break the bank.

I’ve been using my infrared temp gun to track any possible sources of heat infiltration.  Most of the garage is well insulated, but there is a small uninsulated attic space towards the front of the garage.  It happens to face south, so I this is my main suspect.  I plan to buy a few rolls of radiant barrier for the roof and south-facing wall.  I will report back.  Hopefully, this will help someone else suffering a similar situation.

I would love to buy a small mini-split, but I’m not sure how much longer I will be in this house.  What have you done to cool your hot shop down?

Stay tuned.