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mango

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temperature changes 

I have the chance to maybe move my workshop to a nicer place with more space, fresh air and a beautiful surrounding (now it’s in the cellar). The thing is that the new place has only a woodburning oven as a heater, so probably in winter there would be a fast changing temperature (warm during the day with oven, cold in the night...). It can be very cold here in winter... Do you think that would cause serious problems for guitar building? .... At least there is fresh air. Right now in my cellar on the other hand the humidity is a bit high (65-70%). What do you suggest? Move or not move? :-)
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Andy Culpepper

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RE: temperature changes (in reply to mango

If it gets too cold at night, you could always get a small space heater with a thermostat that would keep it above a certain temperature. The more important thing would be the relative humidity, so I would make sure you have a high quality hygrometer and use a dehumidifier or humidifier as needed.
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tri7/5

 

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RE: temperature changes (in reply to mango

Humidity is the main player here to consider as long as the temperatures aren't swinging heavily and rapidly.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 26 2019 14:23:32
 
mango

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RE: temperature changes (in reply to Andy Culpepper

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with a thermostat that would keep it above a certain temperature.

Thanks Andy! Which temperature would you try to hold at minimum?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 26 2019 15:36:58
 
mango

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RE: temperature changes (in reply to tri7/5

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as long as the temperatures aren't swinging heavily and rapidly.

Probably that would be the case :-/ so better stay in the cellar?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 26 2019 15:38:05
 
ernandez R

 

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RE: temperature changes (in reply to mango

Mango,

I use a wood stove as supplemental heat in the winter months up here at latitude 65.

I keep a large sauce pan, about 16” on top of the wood stove and slide it around accordingly to get more or less moisture in the shop. Most use a tea kettle.

Main heat is with a fuel oil Toyo type heater. I keep the same sauce pan next to it with a few feet of parachute cord as a wick in front of the heat outlet to introduce moisture into the shop.

Direct light is nice. Air circulation is critical for ones health. The wood stove actually sucks air into a building as a normal part of its operation.

One could, or rather should, keep a cabinet with tone woods and build assemblies where the temp and moisture are controlled for times of inactivity. I move mine into the house from the shop but only about 30 steps away when i am going out of town for more then a day.


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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 26 2019 22:34:43
 
Andy Culpepper

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RE: temperature changes (in reply to mango

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Thanks Andy! Which temperature would you try to hold at minimum?


Personally I don't let my shop go below 50 degrees fahrenheit at night.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 27 2019 0:31:15
 
JasonM

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RE: temperature changes (in reply to mango

You might have an issue with glue curing in cold temps below 50 degrees F. Sounds like you live in a temperate climate like many of us here. I tired to do my assembly phase when humidity was around 40 percent.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 29 2019 13:13:23
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