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Re: Ideal Size For A Workshop
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2007, 01:59:15 PM »

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Re: Ideal Size For A Workshop
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2007, 03:29:23 PM »

Right guys thanks for your input have now ordered 20ft x 12ft pent roof shed which I will section so I have a storage area
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« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2007, 03:49:57 PM »

just a hint can you get roof lights fitted to it , Ive got a velux window in my room and it makes it so much nicer to work in ,also think about plug sockets work out how many then double it at least.try not to use florescent lights ,they can be dangerous in workshops (strobe effect), go for spots .Think about a small consumer unit in it so you can isolate things .Peter
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« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2007, 08:50:55 PM »

After reading this thread I am green with envy, some of you guys have workshops bigger than my living room (15x13). There is no way SWMBO will allow anything that big in our garden. Perhaps I could put her up in the shed 8x8 and then use the bedroom ;) ;)

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Re: Ideal Size For A Workshop
« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2007, 09:05:50 PM »

I only have a small garden so I'm going to go for a 10 x 4 like this

Easy to light and heat and I'm not planning anything too massive in the next few years
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« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2007, 09:13:37 PM »

Sorry Ching  but this is half the garden  :P


The workshop pointed at by a red arrow.
The other half of the garden is the same length but woodland.
Cost new ?
100 cash in 1928 by my grandfather its so big as he had to buy the plot next to it as a condition of sale (shame)
But its gonna cost a fortune in inheritence tax when it becomes mine  :'( :'(
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Re: Ideal Size For A Workshop
« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2007, 11:41:34 PM »

just a hint can you get roof lights fitted to it , Ive got a velux window in my room and it makes it so much nicer to work in ,also think about plug sockets work out how many then double it at least.try not to use florescent lights ,they can be dangerous in workshops (strobe effect), go for spots .Think about a small consumer unit in it so you can isolate things .Peter

If flourescent lamps are used in a workshop environment they must be double tube units.
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« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2007, 06:53:46 AM »

Bunkerbarge,

Can you explain your insistence that fluorescents must be double tubes, please?

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« Reply #33 on: March 27, 2007, 09:12:35 AM »

I'm a bit of a duffer but I think it is to do with the frequency that the tubes flicker. A single tube could flicker at the same frequency as the light reflected from a spinning chuck on a lathe or drill which would then make it look as if it was stationary.
If you have two tubes then I think they flicker at different frequencies and so avoid this issue.

I THINK that is the issue

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« Reply #34 on: March 27, 2007, 09:16:43 AM »

A flourescent tube actually gives a flickering light that is in time with the frequency of the supply i.e. 50 times a second.  Normally this is not noticeable to the human eye so all you see is a consistent light.

If however you use this light to illuminate rotating machinery and the item is rotating at a speed which is exactly divisible by 50 i.e 1000rpm, 1150 rpm, 2500 rpm etc it is possible that a strobe effect can be set up and the rotating object can appear to be stationary.  Obviously a potentially very dangerous situation in a workshop environment.

To counteract this you should always use a twin tube fitting in such a situation, as is a regulatory requirement in a commercial building, whereby the two tubes flicker out of sync with each other and cancel out the strobe effect.
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« Reply #35 on: March 27, 2007, 09:25:00 AM »

That's very interesting Bunkerbarge - I wasn't aware of it but it is obvious when you think about it.
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« Reply #36 on: March 27, 2007, 10:00:44 AM »

Blimey Shane now I am green with envy, that is some garden. If you ever get fed up with model boats, with that much space a garden railway would be ideal.

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« Reply #37 on: March 27, 2007, 10:42:46 AM »

Shane - isn't that an airbrush on the bench - or if it's not no 'airbrush, perhaps a shaving brush in waiting. But all that space, and no motorbikes?

I'm with you there tobyker!
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Re: Ideal Size For A Workshop
« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2007, 04:48:07 PM »

This is my new shed just finnished, it is 16 metres x 8 metres, it should be big enough for me for a few years.....


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« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2007, 05:22:20 PM »

Roy that aint no shed its a bl***ing warehouse !
Wheres the new house, iinside ? ???

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« Reply #40 on: March 27, 2007, 05:39:37 PM »

Reminds me of a certain Australian gent .......................thats not a shed this is a shed..........and that realy is a shed could get all my boats in there and still have room to work ;D ;D

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« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2007, 07:05:20 AM »

Bunkerbarge:

Thanks for the info. re fluorescent tubes. Helpful and informative.

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Re: Ideal Size For A Workshop
« Reply #42 on: March 28, 2007, 07:16:08 AM »

Bunkerbarge,
But dont you have a single fitting over your workbench!!   :)

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Re: Ideal Size For A Workshop
« Reply #43 on: March 29, 2007, 01:39:59 PM »

Richard,  Bob,

This is the new House moved in last week, still sorting things out.....

And YES the House will fit inside the Shed......

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« Reply #44 on: March 29, 2007, 01:50:01 PM »

Roy,

Glad to see you have things prioritised - hobbies first, then all you need is somewhere convenient to eat, sleep and cr*p!

Wish I had that sort of space, but the UK is not that big (or empty).

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« Reply #45 on: March 29, 2007, 02:00:25 PM »

Bunkerbarge,
But dont you have a single fitting over your workbench!!   :)

Bob

Fair point but the picture is a bit misleading the tube is actually over the bikes, on the workbench there are a total of five lamps, non of which are flourescents.
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« Reply #46 on: March 29, 2007, 02:32:30 PM »

That must be why they call this the wide brown land........ ;D ;D ;D




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« Reply #47 on: March 29, 2007, 05:22:59 PM »

That must be why they call this the wide brown land........ ;D ;D ;D




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Not because its a s****y country then Roy ?? ???

Is the shed on your section ?

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« Reply #48 on: March 29, 2007, 05:58:28 PM »

Hi all, I designed my own shed / workshop 10 years ago.  It is 12 feet x 8.  The size was chosen as I had just been thrown out of the small bedroom which was this size.
First it had to be warm.  So it has double glazed window glass.  The bare double glazed window glass is much cheaper than you might expect.  It has 2 inches min. insulation all round and the floor is nice and solid, 3/4 inch ply.
Lots of power points available and permanently warm.

The main worktop came from the kitchen and is about 2 inches thick.  I went to a local bespoke kitchen company and they made two sets of drawers units for me.  Not dear, as I chose a cheap white finish and said I wanted the bare minimum machine work done and I would finish them off and transport them.  That is I put on decorative edging for drawers and the drawer handles. (2 units for the price of 1) They are still the best running drawers we have!
All still nice and solid having moved it all once.
regards to all Roy

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« Reply #49 on: March 30, 2007, 01:49:18 PM »

Richard,

The block of land we have is 900 square metres in size, both fit on well with a small amount left over for her indoors to have her garden.........


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