Larry Ciesla Woodworking

Shop construction interior

These pictures show some of the details of the interior construction of the shop

Here is the floor just before the concrete pour.  It took quite a bit of work to get to this point.  Notice that the foam insulation completely covers the floor and has been taped together with duck tape.  On top of the insulation sits the concrete mesh and attached to the mesh with wire ties is 900 feet of 5/8" PEX tubing.  The tubing is laid out in three 300 foot loops that will come together at the  manifold in the next picture.
Here is the manifold that connects all the PEX tubing.  Notice the pressure gauge which happens to be reading 50PSI.  At this point the PEX and manifold form a completely closed sytem that I've pressurized to test for any leaks.  I left the tubing pressurized over the weekend to be sure all was well.  Some change in pressure will normally occur as the temprature changes and must be taken into account. (Top of page)
Another view of the floor waiting for the concrete.  The PVC pipe and electrical conduit are near where I will be placing my new table saw.  Also notice the vapor barrier covering the walls. (Top of page)
The concrete has been poured and its too late to change anything now! (Top of page)
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Here my son and a friend are helping me uncrate my new Powermatic Model 66 table saw.  We placed it just in front of the PVC vacuum pipe and electrical box.  The saw remains within a few inches of this initial placement to this very day! (Top of page)
Here I've starfted to install the "box car" siding on the walls.  I've always loved the look of this type of siding and was determined to never have a piece of pegboard in my shop again! (Top of page)