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Swinging "Partition Door" Closes Off Room Inside Shop
Mark Musser, Beecher City, Ill., needed a tall work space in his shop building where he could work on big machinery during the winter. But he didn't want to heat his entire shop. So he built a large swinging "partition door" out of lightweight, 3-in. thick, insulated siding taken from a refrigerated semi trailer.
  The door measures 20 ft. wide by 15 ft. high and hinges on three large steel pins. When closed it forms a 20-ft. wide by 30-ft. long room, with an overhead door at the opposite end.
  For access into the area when it's closed off, Musser built a "walk-through" door made up of 6-in. wide strips of hanging and overlapping carpet.
  "The partition creates a small space where I can work on machinery. It's like having a shed inside a shed," says Musser. "I got the reefer siding free from a friend who does demolition work at a truck salvage yard, so it didn't cost much to build.
  "I use four 500-watt spotlights and a small propane heater to heat the area. The partition folds back against one of the building's walls when not in use."
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Mark Musser, 2361 E. 1950 Ave., Beecher City, Ill. 62414 (ph 618 487-5837).

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2009 - Volume #33, Issue #3