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Blog entry by WalnutRidge posted 08-19-2014 07:30 PM 893 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My family and I moved recently, and with the move I lost my shop. (Heartbreaking I know). But the sun is on the horizon. In about 45 days a new shop build will begin. So hopefully I can remember to take pics and updates along the way. I’m having the building put up as well as concrete. But from there I will be doing the wiring (with the supervision of a friend who is way smarter than me. ) insulation, and sheeting. Also plan on having some outlets in the floor for table saw, planer, and jointer.

-- Josh- What you put in determines what you get out.



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Gunslinger

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#1 posted 08-20-2014 01:53 PM

Built new shop about two years ago. The one thing I will say PLAN<PLAN and then Plan some more. In floor outlets require extensive preplanning before the concrete is poured. if you plan on having an aux – electrical panel, run conduit under the slab to the new location which I failed to do.

-- AL, Alabama

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handsawgeek

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#2 posted 08-20-2014 03:56 PM

Look forward to seeing the progress on your new digs. Yes, it is sad to leave an old shop behind, but you can now anticipate the process of creating your new custom space from scratch. G’luck!

-- Ed

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WalnutRidge

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#3 posted 08-20-2014 11:05 PM

@gunslinger- what would I need an auxiliary panel for.

@handsawgeek- I am super pumped. My last shop wad there when we moved in. So getting to design one from scratch to my specs is thrilling!

-- Josh- What you put in determines what you get out.

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ChrisK

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#4 posted 08-22-2014 06:20 PM

You would need an aux or sub panel for the outlets in the new shop if there are not enough breakers in your existing box. Usually all 36 to 48 breaker slots are taken by house stuff. You need say a 60 amp breaker from the main box to feed the sub panel for the new shop. How and where the conduit can be run is up to local codes. Check with local inspector or a local electrician.

-- Chris K

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WalnutRidge

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#5 posted 08-23-2014 06:18 PM

Ahh I see. I’m going to run it’s own service from the meter to a200 amp panel.

-- Josh- What you put in determines what you get out.

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JoeinGa

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#6 posted 08-23-2014 08:54 PM

whatever size you plan on … build it BIGGER !

You’ll thank yourself down the road rather than saying “I wish I had more room”

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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hotncold

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#7 posted 08-24-2014 01:31 AM

There are thousands of shops and none are perfect…yet every one is wonderful!
Electrical, dust collection, lighting, filtration, material flow, entry/exit, storage, and on and on and on…
You are in for a wonderful experience!!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!

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WalnutRidge

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#8 posted 08-24-2014 01:34 AM

Amen Joe. Building 30×42, but it doesn’t matter how big I build I’ll find some way to fill it up. (I inherited from my dad who inherited from his dad the “I could use this someday”syndrome.

-- Josh- What you put in determines what you get out.

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JoeinGa

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#9 posted 08-25-2014 10:41 PM

The “I could use this someday” syndrome.

You’re preachin’ to the choir there, Brother!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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