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Garage Door Makes Great Shop Partition
When George "Bing" Ribble put up an insulated 40 by 40-ft. addition to his shop a few years ago, he wanted a low-cost way to partition it off so he could heat the smaller area. He decided to use a garage door.
The Hettick, Ill., farmer found some dam-aged aluminum roll-up garage door panels to seal off the 11-ft. tall by 12-ft. high opening.
Ribble built a bottom door frame out of strap iron, a top frame out of a 2 by 6 for the door to hang from, and side frames out of 2 by 4's nailed flush to the walls. He fitted top and bottom frames with steel track and rollers for the door to slide in.
Using the sliding door, Ribble can quickly partition off the working area in his shop, keeping him comfortable and saving money on heat.
"It works excellent," he says. "It slides easy and does the job it's supposed to." Biggest expense, about $50, was for new steel door track.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, George "Bing" Ribble, R.R. 2, Hettick, Ill. 62649 (ph 618 778-5752).

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1998 - Volume #22, Issue #5