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Blog entry by Bob #2 posted 06-06-2008 01:05 AM 1530 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It rained plenty last night plus we had some springing in the floor that require retrofitting to more posts. fun fun!
Today I started a new sketch for the electrician to put in the sub panel and let me run EMT around to service the machines.
I borrowed several sketchup 3D renderings to figure the best location for the outlets.

I plan on running EMT at 48” above the floor and dropping my outlet boxes from that. The lights of course will be on a separate circuit as will be the infrared heater.

Tomorrow we raise the walls , weather permitting.


Bob

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#1 posted 06-06-2008 01:27 AM

Where’s my chair going to go?

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#2 posted 06-06-2008 01:42 AM

In the corner nearer to your hat.

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#3 posted 06-06-2008 01:48 AM

Very nice. I love your sketchup work. I defy my generation and have been resisting learning this tool. Maybe once the oppressive heat and humidity show up and I am hiding in the AC.

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#4 posted 06-06-2008 02:38 AM

Looks great Bob.

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#5 posted 06-06-2008 03:13 AM

Looking good!

Are you going to run power under the floor for your table saw? It really keeps the cord out of the way. If you do that add a 110V also. It sure beats having extension cords running across the floor.

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#6 posted 06-06-2008 04:53 AM

Good thought Gary, I missed the 110 v on my layout. I was thinking that when I was musing over a jointer but it slipped away on me.

Bob

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#7 posted 06-06-2008 05:55 AM

Looks good Bob.

You could consider running dust collection under the floor as well.

Along the ceiling works as well, in which the wiring can be on drops from the ceiling as well and wire tied to the ducts.

A floor inlet for sweeping sawdust into is pretty handy too, especially around the saw and jointer.

Lots of options to consider.

Lee

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#8 posted 06-06-2008 06:06 AM

Hi Lee:

I’m going to run a 6” pvc pipe to the saw station under the floor.
I will run the rest of the line along the open side of the floor to the DC and use drops from the wall to the main trunk. It shouldn’t be too hard to put on a floor inlet at the same time.

Bob

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#9 posted 06-06-2008 09:52 AM

Never mind Tom’s chair, where is my bed going to be?

Couple of thoughts. Run a 110V and 220V sockets outside near the door, maybe also a compressed air outlet as well, so you can work outside with the shop door closed.

You may want to consider moving your dust collector outside in the future after the inspection (a small lean-too maybe). The noise reduction inside the shop is incredible, plus you get a little more valuable space. I have also noticed that I get less very fine dust lingering everywhere and when emptying the bags-container, no mess in the shop. So now is a good time to run the power outside and make that hole for the 6” pipe (small cost now, compared to modifying later)

have you thought about putting double sockets at each of the machine postions, just in case you change the layout in the future – it cheaper now than later (you can never have enough powe routlets) and no/less extension cords)

By the way the sketch-up is fantastic – a real time saver

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#10 posted 06-06-2008 01:50 PM

Comment author: Tony
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Never mind Tom’s chair, where is my bed going to be?

Tony, I have roughly 13 feet of ceiling clearance so your hammock can go just about anywhere. <g>

Couple of thoughts. Run a 110V and 220V sockets outside near the door, maybe also a compressed air outlet as well, so you can work outside with the shop door closed.

Good idea I will add those to the space beside my door.

You may want to consider moving your dust collector outside in the future after the inspection (a small lean-too maybe). The noise reduction inside the shop is incredible, plus you get a little more valuable space. I have also noticed that I get less very fine dust lingering everywhere and when emptying the bags-container, no mess in the shop. So now is a good time to run the power outside and make that hole for the 6” pipe (small cost now, compared to modifying later)

I have a sketchup modification once we pass inspecion of the main building to place a “temporary” shed along one side some thing like this:

Have you thought about putting double sockets at each of the machine postions, just in case you change the layout in the future – it cheaper now than later (you can never have enough power outlets) and no/less extension cords)

Right now I have lots of outlets from several renovations in my warehouse that I intend to press into service. you are right about not having too many outlets.

By the way the sketch-up is fantastic – a real time saver Now that I have figured out a bit of sketchup I am a bit more comfortable with it.

I didn’t realize that if you zoom in and out that adjustments to the objects becomes a lot easier.

Some of the folks here were most helpful and encouraging . Mostly , I had to take the time to review the tuturials and sit down for a few hours and practice.
It will be a handy skill set to have in the future.

bob

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