As a suggestion
- move the welding room into the area currently designated for the accessible toilet
we have ventilation / hole in the wall in the cnc room which is right next door to that area
- move the accessible toilet to the green room (re-do that up somehow) with part of the green room being the new metal area (no welding)
and the other part just being a bigger toilet area
That would compensate for the lack 30% of space from the metal area and might require less work since you don’t have to strip out all the plasterboard in the green room.
Loosing overall space in that area might be a problem if we decide to get a metal mill (such as a bridgeport)
Compared to woody dusty which I think is oversided but probably used less due to it being a tip.
in the short term we could do welding in the cnc room since that will have extraction setup in the next week or two (although it does lack space due to tables).
I don’t think we need a separate area for grinding since folks have just been grinding in the general metal area anyway or we could do that in welding.
but welding definitely needs to be separate
For the class room I think there’s an open drain pipe in there at the moment that might need to be sealed or used for the proposed classroom toilet
I think that’s where the mould on the ceiling might be coming from. so whichever option we go for that’s one thing to add to the list to be looked at
If we do decide to move the metal area into the wood / classroom area
then I’d like to see that area fully done up / painted etc before anything was moved there from the metal area
otherwise it may end up becoming just a larger mess / being much worse than the current setup.
We’ve spent a fair bit of time trying to get it looking reasonable in the current place so I wouldn’t want to see it moved some place else if it’s going to end up looking like a tip after the move
such as the current state of the woody dusty area. (especially if it’s full of mould)
Given the state of the woody dusty area I think folks have been using the metal area as a sort of general work area because it’s much more tidy and sorted out
if it ends up in a similar state to current woody dusty I wouldn’t be very happy
Personally I get the feeling the amount of work involved with the original proposal might be a bit too much
since there hasn’t been that many of us (outside of hack the space days) that have been putting up walls / electrics etc.
So reducing the amount of work needed is probably a important point