Cabs in Sheds/Garages

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Cabs in Sheds/Garages

Post by Soundwave » January 24th, 2019, 4:51 pm

Hi All,

Quick question which has probably been covered before but for those of you who keep their cabs in their shed/garage what do you do about the freezing weather?

Do you do anything to protect them at all?
Does the cold affect them?

Only asking as the new house has a brick out building which is getting electric in a few weeks & I finally might be able to build it into a gaming den so a cab is on the cards but obviously in weather like we have now it's freezing in there & if a cab is likely to get ruined by standing in the cold then I'll just not bother & do something else with it


Thanks in advance

Neil

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Re: Cabs in Sheds/Garages

Post by Jughead » January 24th, 2019, 5:38 pm

I would have though it’s the moisture that you have to avoid not the temperature, maybe a dehumidifier in there and you will be fine.

Someone more knowledgeable than me will give you the correct answer.

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Re: Cabs in Sheds/Garages

Post by yosai » January 25th, 2019, 9:03 am

Ideally not damp. If you can convert and insulate before installing the cab(s). If you've putting a space heater in there let the cabs acclimatise for an hour or so before powering on in cold conditions.

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Re: Cabs in Sheds/Garages

Post by garrz32 » January 25th, 2019, 9:18 am

Jughead is right, your biggest problem would be moisture , I have no experience with cabs in out buildings but can testify that anything metal will start to rust.

I use a desiccant dehumidifier for my garage as I noticed my tool kit was starting to get affected with moisture.

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Post by matt5cott » January 25th, 2019, 1:24 pm

I've a heater in mine and try and keep it at around 14c minimum (ie it kicks in if it drops below) I read somewhere that the temperature itself isn't that much of an issue to a degree, it's the wild variances in temperature leading to condensation etc that really is.
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Re: Cabs in Sheds/Garages

Post by Soundwave » January 28th, 2019, 4:09 pm

Thanks for all the advise guys.

Once I can get it all sorted, I'll see what options I have to try & add some insulation to the walls etc. & then go from there & decide on the best plan of attack.
It will probably end up being a pipe dream but I'd love to try & finally get a cab

Neil

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