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My Garage/Work Shop Makeover #16: Mo Power!

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Blog entry by MT_Stringer posted 09-16-2013 02:44 PM 1128 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Yea! The electricians have arrived. They are going to run a dedicated 20 amp circuit for my 2HP HF Dust Collector. Last week I fired up my new Grizzly 18 inch drum sander and tripped the breaker.

So, I decided to call out the experts. Now the drum sander will be on one circuit and the DC on a completely separate circuit.

AND…they are also going to run a new 15 amp circuit to the dining room and kitchen. We have had problems in the past tripping the breaker in the kitchen especially during the holidays when the microwave, toaster oven and one other appliance is being used. Now the new circuit will solve that problem. Also, I am fixin’ to start building a new set of cabinets in the dining room so two outlets will serve the counter area for them. That will make my wife a very happy girl…and me too.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas



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Handtooler

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#1 posted 09-16-2013 02:51 PM

I’m sure you will enjoy the extra power availability, as will she. Congrats on you new addition of the sander. You’ll likewise enjoy that.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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Fresch

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#2 posted 09-16-2013 03:10 PM

“AND…they are also going to run a new 15 amp circuit to the dining room and kitchen. We have had problems in the past tripping the breaker in the kitchen especially during the holidays when the microwave, toaster oven and one other appliance is being used.” Kitchen and dining room both must be 20 amp. Circuits by code! The refrig could be on a 15 amp. By itself.

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 09-16-2013 04:44 PM

More power is a good thing. And safer!!! We had the same problem in our home when we bought it. Had to install 2 more circuits in the kitchen.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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MT_Stringer

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#4 posted 09-16-2013 08:56 PM

“Kitchen and dining room both must be 20 amp. Circuits by code!” and that is exactly what they did. And a GFCI 20 amp circuit dedicated to the dust collector in the garage.

It is a good clean installation.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Roger

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#5 posted 09-19-2013 11:25 AM

“Mo Power” is always good.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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