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RE: Temporary Insulation

To: "Derek Harling" <>, <>,
Subject: RE: Temporary Insulation
From: "Gene Merritt" <>
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 23:28:46 -0500
I don't want to over-dramatize this, but you need to be careful with your
plan.  You'll need fresh air intake and exhaust for the kerosene heater, so
that will require having the door open, which will probably let gusts of
cold air through to your work area.  And, be sure to use unfaced insulation
because the facing will burn even if the insulation will not.

You could use electric heat to avoid the ventilation problems, but this
would be expensive and the generator would still need to be outside.

Good luck and don't do anything foolish.

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Derek Harling
Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2000 8:55 PM
Subject: Temporary Insulation

I need to do some serious race car fiberglass work but since my "shop"
(garage) is integral with the house the smell and dust would be totally

To my surprise the local "Stor-It" place does not frown on such work in
any of their units - but of course there is no heat, light, power, water
etc and no insulation - I'm talking Detroit area so winters are quite
cold. I can solve the heat and light with a portable kerosene heater and
a sizable generator I guess but what about insulation? Existing walls
and roof are just galvanized steel paneling. Does the list recommend I
try to install some temporary insulation or what? If so how? I'm
thinking not only off getting working temperature up to 65F for the
actual lay-up process but of keeping it at least 55F for the full resin

Help please.


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