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Blog entry by Blackie_ posted 04-04-2015 12:03 PM 1900 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs



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Roger

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#1 posted 04-04-2015 12:31 PM

Oh yes! It’s gonna be funfunfun!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Blackie_

4531 posts in 1975 days


#2 posted 04-04-2015 12:50 PM

Yep Roger, I’ll keep you entertained with my progress :)

I plan on using OSB for the interior walls on the addition instead of sheet rock, sure wish I had done that to begin with on the building.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Sodabowski

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#3 posted 04-04-2015 01:37 PM

Quite an extension for sure.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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longgone

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#4 posted 04-04-2015 02:19 PM

How you gonna’ act with all that nice shop expansion Randy? Adding on to your shop has to be fun doing it and it will be even more fun when completed and that moment arrives when you can say “all done”...

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 04-04-2015 04:03 PM

Wow!

Good to see you’re started! Very different from what I have had to do here. We have issues of frost lines and heaving. eg. Farmers have to check fields for stones that eventually get heaved to the surface.

An independent shed can be put on a pad that is anchored together with rebar. Called a floating pad. We can pour forms for support, but I have to go down 4 ft. Concrete has steadily risen in price.

What is the width between studs? Oh yeah you don’t have to worry about snow loads. LOL!

Have a great time making that “big box!”

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Blackie_

4531 posts in 1975 days


#6 posted 04-04-2015 05:17 PM

Hey Tom, I’m going with 24 centers along with wind racing

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 04-04-2015 05:23 PM

Is it plywood or osb walls?

If you go with osb thinl about cutting in diagnal corner bracing as it is only 2 more 2×4’s for each corner but it gives a lot of strength?

Gotta go see a client.

Later

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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robscastle

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#8 posted 04-04-2015 11:08 PM

OK OK where did the tree go?...and what is that on the left of your storage shed a R/C helo Pad?

Oh yes the new shed…. looking good !!

-- Regards Robert

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Randy_ATX

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#9 posted 04-05-2015 02:09 AM

You’re off to a great start! It’s an exciting time for you. I’m going to try and make the woodworkers meeting next Tuesday – will you be there?

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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Blackie_

4531 posts in 1975 days


#10 posted 04-05-2015 10:44 AM

Robert, that was a Mesquite tree and it is now being used for my projects, I’ve already made a coffee table and end table from it, the rest of it is in my shop.

Randy, I’m going to try as well.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Tooch

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#11 posted 04-05-2015 10:28 PM

looks like a lot of fun, wish I could come down and help.

I like the idea of upgrading to a 50A service, but what is the difference in cost between 50 Amp and 100 Amp? I’m just curious… I think of electricity like its storage- you can never have “too much”.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Blackie_

4531 posts in 1975 days


#12 posted 04-06-2015 09:09 AM

Thanks Tooch, I’d sure welcome your help :)

My shop is currently supplied with two 30 amp breakers at the main on the house each breaker is feeding two different sides of a double pole breaker box in the shop, the two breakers at the main aren’t tied together which could potentially be a safety issue, I’m not even sure it’s to code, I own the house and put them in and so I know that both breakers have to be thrown in order to perform any work on the shop, someone else working wouldn’t know that, they make devices or clips that you can tie them together I just haven’t done that but by removing both 30 amp breakers and putting a single 50 amp that would make it safe and would also drop the amperage from 60 to 50 while still providing adequate coverage.

I’m not an electrician but I’ll try and answer your question the best I can Tooch, breaker boxes are rated to the wire size feeding them so you have to be careful you’re not over loading the breaker box with more amperage than it’s rated for, most of shop equipment aren’t pulling that much amperage but when you have several running at the same time then amperage adds up and you want the breaker to be able to handle the load but in the same it’s there for your protection as well, you’d want it to trip if over loaded, wire size is another contributing factor it’s has to be large enough to carry the load that the breaker provides.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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