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Getting my tools ready #4: Need some help for the next step /220 single phase GFI?

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Blog entry by DocSavage45 posted 02-22-2013 06:55 PM 1620 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I will have to put new wiring in for my 220 single phase 1023sl grizzly bear. Thats the next step so I can make hardwood rails for my “too short ” dollies.

I have GFI’s in line on all 110 circuits. It appears that I can only get a 220 GFI cuircut breaker?

Will be going to my second home..My favorite “Box Store” to pick up some electrical hardware.

Will I have to mount a 220 single phase gfi in the panel?

Thanks

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher



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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 02-22-2013 07:45 PM

Should fit in the place of a normal breaker. Not sure you need one for that though. If you haven’t already, check the code.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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grizzman

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#2 posted 02-22-2013 09:11 PM

cant wait to see your shop…good luck with your wiring.., well its a bit more then luck..make sure you wire it right. dont want to see a cloud over your way…or any bright flashes…what will be your next project doc…are you going to surprise us with a masterpiece..yes…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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LittlePaw

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#3 posted 02-22-2013 11:47 PM

Good luck, Doc…hope everything works out for ya! I probably need to do that as well! :D

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#4 posted 02-22-2013 11:59 PM

I used 220 GFCIs for the general outlets my shop because I used Edison (shared neutral) circuits, and you can’t do that with sockets. Dayumn those suckers were pricey. And I had to special-order them.

However, I believe that code says that if you only have a single dedicated outlet you don’t need a GFCI. This is for things like freezers and other single-purpose appliances (where nuisance trips could be hugely expensive), but it suggests that you should be able to get away with a standard 220 breaker. Check with your local building department, but I’d just go with a single outlet and a regular breaker.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 02-23-2013 01:35 AM

Thanks,

I have a call in. Have a permit that I have to keep renewing because I asked for an inspection after the electricial broughtthe wiring to the shop.. He and I finished the outlets. The inspector wanted some things done differently, and that was a couple of years ago. Grizzly manual for the old bear suggests a dedicated 20 amp. But that was a awhile ago.

The COST of ground faults for the 110 are about 6 for one GFI 220! Don’t want to have to redo it?

Gizzman! I’m a pretty good carpenter/contactor/electrician. I have lots of information/ but my experience at fine woodworking is minimal. Lots of practice on prototypes?

You can see some of the shop in blog #2

LittlePaw, if it doesn’t work the first time…that’s normal! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Bigrock

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#6 posted 02-23-2013 02:58 AM

Hi:
Something dose not make since Doc.
I have 220 circuits in my shop and none are Ground Fault. I bought a 20 Amp & 30 Amp breaker a couple weeks ago and they were not G F. Take another look in the Big Box Store. The only thing of is where you live they have a special Code for out buildings. All my 110 Volt circuits are G F protected.

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 03-01-2013 01:42 AM

Checked with local electrician. Going with straight 220 circuit breaker …which I have. Thanks for input.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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