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New Hangar Build

I am putting it down smooth with no grit added, other than what blew in when we started getting asphyxiated by the fumes. We have a little texture from the roller.
 
Curious what you think of the Airtech coating, I assume you are putting down a clear coat too?

We were gonna put the second coat of color on today but my daughter got sick. Will do it tomorrow and the clear Hard Deck on Friday. None too soon.
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Enjoying the AC yet? Holy krap it’s hot and muggy here.

Just did daughter and SIL’s new garage with Rexthane (Sherwin Williams 1-part urethane) and shark grip additive in the second coat. I like it a lot. Mine’s next but it’ll have to cool down for me to do it. I may hire a pro who’s used to these temps.
 
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Curious what you think of the Airtech coating, I assume you are putting down a clear coat too?
The gray epoxy went down good but we got what looks like fish eyes in the second half of the clear. I ran the AC all night to cool the slab and we worked in the AC till we couldn't stand the fumes and opened the door. Once we were done we closed the door most of the way and turned the AC on. We have had way more humidity than usual. Robbie couldn't figure it out after do some test areas with the same batches. He sent me some more clear and we will try it come Fall. It is doing it's job at the moment, I can wipe oil and stuff right up. Easy to keep clean, I ended up buying a dust mop.
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Enjoying the AC yet? Holy krap it’s hot and muggy here.

Just did daughter and SIL’s new garage with Rexthane (Sherwin Williams 1-part urethane) and shark grip additive in the second coat. I like it a lot. Mine’s next but it’ll have to cool down for me to do it. I may hire a pro who’s used to these temps.
For sure, been well over 100, highest was 111, for several weeks and our lows have been 80-82. I run the AC at 74 degrees all night and then down to 68 when I get up. It will get up to 84 on bad days. We are a 5 ton unit where the computer model called for 6.8 on the 110 degree days. We started putting the t on mini split in on Friday and I started wiring it today. Had a Stearman come in early the other morning and between letting it in and out and a friend in a wheel chair we opened the door 4 times before lunch it still stayed below 83. I priced 8" of fiberglass for the whole hangar for $7k but will wait to fire the mini split up first. been working in the old hangar on a fuselage early in the morning and when I get too hot I go in the new hangar and work on annuals. I can't bring myself to bring the fuselage jig, welder, grinders, sanders and saws in the new hangar yet. We have gotten way more work done because of the AC, I would not want go back now. The older I get the worse I hate summer.
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The new hangar has also been useful for other things. We had Cathy's family reunion there about a month ago and it worked out pretty well. My grand babies are 363 days apart and their birthdays were last week and we are having their birthday party in the hangar tomorrow. My daughter and Cathy pulled out all the stops decorating. Today was overcast and never got out of the 70s. Cathy and I used the hangar to assemble the Littles airplane teeter totter before the decorations went up.
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My 7 year-old grandson has two 4-wheelers in the garage and he’s out doing laps on the zero-steer. He likes the big boy toys. No damage…. so far!
 
I priced 8" of fiberglass for the whole hangar for $7k but will wait to fire the mini split up first.


Mr. Pierce;

I recommend the insulation - any insulation. It will pay for itself in time and is good all year round. You will be amazed how little climate control you need with a well insulated hangar. I've got 2 inches of spray foam on mine and I almost never use the heater I paid big money to have installed. And even in triple digit heat it's very pleasant in there - with no AC. To be fair I did have to put AC in the room where I keep the batteries to keep them within operating temps. We're 100% solar here so I've got to take care of those batteries. But that's just because of the heat all that gear generates.

Insulation also has the advantage of making the place quieter. You don't realize how much fatigue noise adds over a long day of work. Mind you, I try to avoid work, and especially long days of same, but that's just because I'm a lazy ne'er do well - not because of any climate issue in the building.
 
I have an uninsulated metal building in TX. A couple of days ago I stopped in to grab some tools. 102° outside and hotter than Satan’s a-hole inside. I like the heat but I don’t want to work in it.
 
Yep, my other work hanger has that blown in cellulous insulation that falls off daily and the other two are just metal and if left closed up are like ovens. I am really liking the air conditioned hangar. Spoiled already, worked on installing the mini-split on the 4th so it won't get up in the low 80s mid day when it is 110 outside. I'll see how it does and then make the decision if I am going to do the extra insulation now. That is gonna eat into my concrete money for the front ramp.
 
Also, it provides some structural stiffness when applied on sheet metal, like my Hydro hangar door. Eliminates air flow also, unlike other types of insulation. A buddy was in the biz for years, and claims it was invented by the Germans during WW2, for raising sunken subs. It worked, but was too much trouble to clean up afterwards!

Mr. Pierce;

I recommend the insulation - any insulation. It will pay for itself in time and is good all year round. You will be amazed how little climate control you need with a well insulated hangar. I've got 2 inches of spray foam on mine and I almost never use the heater I paid big money to have installed. And even in triple digit heat it's very pleasant in there - with no AC. To be fair I did have to put AC in the room where I keep the batteries to keep them within operating temps. We're 100% solar here so I've got to take care of those batteries. But that's just because of the heat all that gear generates.

Insulation also has the advantage of making the place quieter. You don't realize how much fatigue noise adds over a long day of work. Mind you, I try to avoid work, and especially long days of same, but that's just because I'm a lazy ne'er do well - not because of any climate issue in the building.
 
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