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Old 13-11-2017, 05:35 PM   #21
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Hi Mijj

Just caught up with your thread, that's a nice job you have done there kitting out your garage into a railway room.

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Old 13-11-2017, 08:25 PM   #22
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Hi Mijj

Just caught up with your thread, that's a nice job you have done there kitting out your garage into a railway room.

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Thank you Richard, it is nearly finished. I do need to finish the painting this week as my lads are coming to fit the ex-dining room underlay and carpet to the now ply'ed floor. That reminds me I need to get some tack and some door strips. Also need to get some kneepads. I've got some more wood to complete the skirting today. I also need to decide on how to heat it as it is cold in there .
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Old 13-11-2017, 10:30 PM   #23
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I also need to decide on how to heat it as it is cold in there .
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I use a cheap oil radiator. I leave it on the frost setting when I'm not using the room and crank it up to setting 1, of 6, for 20minutes when I want to use the room. It's toasty at that point for several hours.
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I use a cheap oil radiator. I leave it on the frost setting when I'm not using the room and crank it up to setting 1, of 6, for 20minutes when I want to use the room. It's toasty at that point for several hours.
Thanks for that GTH. I used one of those before - at least I think it was one of those. It kept that room as you say toasty all the time. It was left on permanent during the winter as we had no central heating then. I will have to look them up online and see what is about .
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I use a cheap oil radiator. I leave it on the frost setting when I'm not using the room and crank it up to setting 1, of 6, for 20minutes when I want to use the room. It's toasty at that point for several hours.
How do you find the cost of heating your railway room Ginger. I must say it is a bit of a concern as electric heating despite being the dearest is the only practical solution for me. Fortunetly, it's only the railway room portion of the garage that needs any intense heat but it is keeping it above the dew point when not in use that is the concern.
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Thanks for that GTH. I used one of those before - at least I think it was one of those. It kept that room as you say toasty all the time. It was left on permanent during the winter as we had no central heating then. I will have to look them up online and see what is about .
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Yep. I switched mine onto the frost setting a week ago.

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How do you find the cost of heating your railway room Ginger. I must say it is a bit of a concern as electric heating despite being the dearest is the only practical solution for me. Fortunetly, it's only the railway room portion of the garage that needs any intense heat but it is keeping it above the dew point when not in use that is the concern.
That's a bit of a difficult question to answer really. I'll explain why.

I live in a somewhat larger than average house. It's 3 proper bedrooms and 2 pokey no room to swing a cat box rooms.

Since we moved in (January of 2015), we've dumped ~300mm of Rock Wool insulation across the entire loft space.

The Hut has 25mm of Celotex on the exterior walls, with 12mm of plasterboard and then a 5mm Polystyrene insulation lining paper. There's 25mm of Celotex and 150mm of Rock Wool between each of the ceiling joists, with an 11mm OSB board and the same 5mm polystyrene insulated lining paper.

Our combined gas and electric bill when we first moved in, was ~300 for the winter quarter, if I recall correctly (and that doesn't include the use of the radiator as the railway Hut wasn't properly in use at that point). For the 2016/2017 winter (which was our 2nd winter in the house), it was 200 (and that will include my leaving the aforementioned radiator on the frost free setting all winter & turning it up to the first proper heating setting for the first 20 minutes of room use).

So really, I don't know what the radiators impact on my heating bill is, as each year we keep throwing insulation at the house and the bill generally keeps dropping.

Comparatively, our railway rooms are of similar nature. Both are outside buildings, that (I assume you'll be insulating well) are pretty well insulated. I wouldn't expect the dent to your bill to be significant.
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My workshop measures 25' X 16' its constructed of Celcon blocks 9" x 9" x 18" with 1" of insulation on the walls then sterling board on top the the roof is a apex type, concrete tiles, felt, 3/4" ply, 4" fibre glass then 1/4" ply as a internal roof, there are footings and a concrete floor, i did all the work building it and cost in 2000 came to 5k for materials, heating is a log burner it gets one load of off cuts and then burns out, the temperature goes up to around 65f if i need it warmer just top up the log burner and end up 70+, the coldest winter days if i don't go out there is has never dropped below 40f and chisels ect live is open racks have never shown signs of rust it never gets damp. your be surprised how cosy yours will stay....

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What a lovely garden Ray.
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What a lovely garden Ray.
You must come and visit, its changed a bit since then, more mature, is what they call it....
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................ more mature, is what they call it....
Bit like yourself then . Yes I will come and visit soon.
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