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heating the shop-paint, oil, solvents, etc.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 84gmcjimmy, Nov 20, 2004.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

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    Right now it's usually around 30 or lower (F) so everything is cold. Out in the shop I have lots of paint, solvents, oil, brake cleaner, stuff like that, but the shop isn't heated right now. Should I be heating it? I wouldn't ask and I would just do it, but I don't think I have enough wood to last me until next march or april when it starts to warm up. I'm mostly worried about the paint because I will be using it next year immediantly. I would just heat it when I am working out there for more than an hour. Otherwise I just go out there with layers of clothes. Thanks.
     
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    Take the paint in the house and don't worry about the other stuff
     
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    alright, that's what I was thinking about the paint. Thanks
     
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    A couple of light bulbs running when its cold should keep the temp above freezing /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    You could find an old electric stove and keep the paint ont he burners with it turned on high

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    A couple of light bulbs running when its cold should keep the temp above freezing /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    That costs a lot of electricity though. We did that with the well though.
    I just brought the 10 pails of paint in /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Don't know what kind of paint your talking about, but if it's oil based (alkyd) you can leave it out there. If it's water based (latex) don't let it freeze or it'll be ruined. I worked at a paint store and we kept all the oil based paints in an unheated gargage.
     
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    okay, most of the paint is water based, so I took them all in.
     

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