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    Default Re: Root Cellar Remodel, Split Level Storage, Shop, Shed Pole Building on a Foundatio

    You could add, 2x4s flat on wall as spacers for your track mounts, to allow the addition of 1.5" more foam. I wolud go for the added R-value.

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    Do you know the ratings for the torsion springs you want to use? The reason I'm asking is that when I built the overhead door for the garage/shop I built years ago when I lived in Winnipeg, it turned out really well - but shockingly heavy. The springs I had scrounged (remember, I'm a proud cheapskate!) were off a much lighter door. It had been a 9'x11' aluminum overhead. What I built was a 9'x16' wood with Styrofoam inserts. I don't know what the aluminum door weighed but not nearly the 600 or so pounds that wooden one did! You wanna guess how fast I found out how much I didn't know what I was doing?

    Knowing how thoroughly you plan things, you probably have made allowance for this...but just in case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NormL View Post
    Do you know the ratings for the torsion springs you want to use? The reason I'm asking is that when I built the overhead door for the garage/shop I built years ago when I lived in Winnipeg, it turned out really well - but shockingly heavy. The springs I had scrounged (remember, I'm a proud cheapskate!) were off a much lighter door. It had been a 9'x11' aluminum overhead. What I built was a 9'x16' wood with Styrofoam inserts. I don't know what the aluminum door weighed but not nearly the 600 or so pounds that wooden one did! You wanna guess how fast I found out how much I didn't know what I was doing?

    Knowing how thoroughly you plan things, you probably have made allowance for this...but just in case.
    I calculated the weight based on lumber weight tables. Then I had a garage door guy help me with all the hardware. He gave me two sizes of springs so that I'm more likely to have one that works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iplayfarmer View Post
    I calculated the weight based on lumber weight tables. Then I had a garage door guy help me with all the hardware. He gave me two sizes of springs so that I'm more likely to have one that works.
    Ahh! I was right about how you plan carefully. That shop is looking better all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NormL

    Ahh! I was right about how you plan carefully. That shop is looking better all the time.
    Thanks.
    From now on I will only buy cars that are a silver/grey color. Then I can make all body repairs with Duct Tape.

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    I cut out the frame for my garage door. I've decided to go with 1.5" for now. If I find that the area around the door is too cold I can make a thicker door later.
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    Here's the foam core.


    Does anyone have any suggestion on how to cut styrofoam? I've tried a few things and ended up with a serrated kitchen knife.
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    I like to use a regular hand saw to cut styrofoam.

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    Thanks, Eddie. I may try that. The kitchen knife cuts okay, it just leaves a rough edge and gets fluff all over the place.

    Here's a picture of the top panel done.
    From now on I will only buy cars that are a silver/grey color. Then I can make all body repairs with Duct Tape.

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    Oops... Here's the picture.
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