Shop Update #17: MORE POWER!!!!

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Blog entry by TheKingInYellow posted 06-27-2011 06:34 PM 3640 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Okay, so way back when I said that I planned on adding a sub-panel to the garage, and I’ve now hit a point where I need a second circuit so I can run a large tool (like my TS) along with my dust collector. Well, I decided that for this year I really only need one more circuit since I don’t have addition lights or heat to run.

As such, I found another circuit running near the garage that was unused, and spliced it into a pair of outlets on either side of the shop. Everything works good, and I can now saw and suck dust at the same time. What a concept!

My other issue this week is RUST which I can’t say I am too happy about. The humidity has been high and the garage is closed up during the day, but even so I’m getting rust on my table saw already, despite sealing with T-9. Plans are afoot to clean up the table and try some new sealing products.

Next step is to build my DC cart, and then it’s on to the router table!

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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#1 posted 06-29-2011 01:36 AM

Glad to hear the electrical is picking up so you can suck and cut at the same time. I have had to clean up rust on my tools after getting them out of storage. After getting them cleaned up I just gave them a good waxing with paraffin. I also am running a dehumidifier till I can get the shop insulated and run the A/C. I empty it every morning, its surprising how much water it sucks out of the air in a 24 hr. period.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#2 posted 06-29-2011 03:12 AM

Not much point in running a dehumidifier since the garage is not vapour sealed :(

Man, I really need to insulate and seal that garage. It’s causing more trouble than I anticipated.

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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