Insulating a Tin Shed Booth??

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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2021 2:21 pm
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Looking for ideas for insulating our 8x10 tin shed booth. Styrofoam board, spray foam, or fiberglass batting covered with plastic sheeting? I think spray foam would be the best but also the most expensive. Thoughts? Ideally , I would like to be able to maintain heat in it in the winter with a couple of space heaters once I get it up to 75 or so with a torpedo heater. Am I crazy??

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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2021 9:28 pm
8'x10' isn't big enough to turn around in.
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'68 Coronet R/T wrote:8'x10' isn't big enough to turn around in.
LOL!! I hear you.........all I got though. Couple of fenders and a fairing or tank is about it. Tight but it works.

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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 8:39 am
I would go with batts (R-19) if it will fit and plastic sheeting on walls and ceiling. Covering that with 1/2" drywall would be even better.

The tin will let heat out and cold in much faster than wood.
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'68 Coronet R/T wrote:I would go with batts (R-19) if it will fit and plastic sheeting on walls and ceiling. Covering that with 1/2" drywall would be even better.

I like that idea, I'd have to frame it though so that would add to the $$. I'll need to add the costs up with the price of wood now.

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 9:58 am
To give you an idea. Here in Arizona a single 8' 2x4 is over $10.00 at Home Depot.
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'68 Coronet R/T wrote:To give you an idea. Here in Arizona a single 8' 2x4 is over $10.00 at Home Depot.
Last year we were at under $3 but I have been told about the same as you. Making a foam job more reasonable AND, I can trade off most of the price in paint work. Thinking......

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