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New Shop Project #2: Let There Be Light!

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Blog entry by TheDane posted 05-14-2012 04:32 PM 1492 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Week One - Progress! Part 2 of New Shop Project series Part 3: Moving along ... slowly! »

Once the walls were up, the new shop area (with only a single 100-watt light bulb in the ceiling) was literally a black hole.

No more! We installed a 100-amp sub panel, 4 four-tube overhead fixtures, and a total of 10 120-volt outlets (9 of them 44 inches from the floor and 1 in the ceiling). Though my machines are all wired for 120-volt, several are convertible to 240vac, so we can to easily add 240-volt where needed.

The contractor will be back this week to frame in the service doors, insulate, and sheath the walls outside the shop.

Stay tuned …

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"



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b2rtch

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#1 posted 05-14-2012 04:47 PM

Very nice.

-- Bert

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 05-14-2012 04:53 PM

Yes, VERY N I C E !!

Sure filled up FAST didn’t it?

... you won’t have to walk very far to get where you want to go… which is NICE…
... I have to move a lot OUT of my garage to get to all of it… LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#3 posted 05-14-2012 09:57 PM

I like your light and your paneling….................

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 05-14-2012 10:06 PM

Gerry, how exciting to be in a new house and now a new shop taking shape!!

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#5 posted 05-15-2012 03:24 AM

Congrats and keep em coming

-- Norman

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#6 posted 05-15-2012 08:59 AM

It looks like things move in the right direction, what a wonderful place you got there.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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EEngineer

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#7 posted 05-15-2012 02:45 PM

…9 of them 44 inches from the floor…

First thought… that’s an odd height! I would have put them a little more than 48” off the floor so I could lean 4X8 sheets of plywood against the walls without obscuring the sockets. I am rewiring my garage shop this summer and going through some of the same processes.

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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Cato

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#8 posted 05-15-2012 08:42 PM

Nope I think the Dane was smart to put em 44 inches off the floor so that he wouldn’t be able to deal with 48” plywood.

I know I have had my share of dealing with that bulky stock!!

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#9 posted 05-16-2012 01:32 AM

Actually, any sheet goods will be broken down either out on the driveway (in good weather) or in the back end of the garage (in cold weather) ... big sheets will never come into the shop.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 05-16-2012 03:39 AM

... and when it was done,

He said…
“That is good!”

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#11 posted 05-17-2012 08:07 PM

Gerry, this is really going to be a nice shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck
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