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Old 08-25-2014, 07:43 PM   #11
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Sheet rock the inside, have a local artist paint the walls like your 2nd favorite camping spot.

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Old 08-28-2014, 07:48 AM   #12
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I agree with many of the suggestions above. My question simply is-- why are you feeling the need to heat the building? We have two large buildings here in Iowa that we keep our RV's in and they are not heated. We simply winterize the RV's and de-winterize them when we want to use them. I'd hate to think what would happen to your RV if for any reason you lost your ability to temporally heat your building for a few days in the middle of winter @ 7000 feet!
X2. I would agree to insulate, but think of the cost to heat it. If you needed to tinker with it in the cold months, look into a propane fired torpedo heater. That would take the chill off in a short period of time. Also, place the windows in the normal position, the asthetics really do matter, over and sun issue. IMO
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:30 PM   #13
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I've got a garage most of the way through construction. It's an insulated steel building, 20x45 with a 14x14 door - should hold everything up to 40'.

I live in Tucson, so heat isn't much of an issue - but cooling can be. I've come up with a fan based system for heating and cooling, relying on Tucson's relatively large outside temperature changes and exhaust fans to bring cool air in at night in the summer and warm air in during the day in the winter.

Not sure how effective this system will be...but it's a whole lot cheaper than real heating and AC!
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Old 10-12-2014, 08:15 PM   #14
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Check out garage journal for some great ideas/ garage builds. You can spend as much time there as here.
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