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New Home Workshop #7: Getting Electrified

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Blog entry by builtinbkyn posted 01-02-2018 05:42 PM 1532 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Shop Setup Underway Part 7 of New Home Workshop series Part 8: New Outfeed Table for the Unisaw - Well Sort Of »

OK now that all of the holiday stuff is out of the way, I have the time to get power distribution for my machines installed. This morning I removed an outdated telephone system that I’m still scratching my head about. I’ll post a pic of it later, but it looks like it would be suitable for handling a decent size hotel or office building. Every system in this house is commercial grade, from the 400amp service via a Siemans distribution panel to the existing Sylvania sub panels.

I have the new panel mounted and the drops located. The furring on the walls run horizontally so I’ll need to pick up some raceway to run the drops down on the outside of the walls, which is fine as it doesn’t need to look pretty. I also need to pick up the devices for each power point and the service wire to tie in the new sub panel. Hopefully I’ll be up and running over the next day or so.

Here’s the existing main distribution panel. It services four sub panels – one of which I’ll have to tie into for the shop sub panel.

And what I’ve accomplished so far.

The third outlet is located in the other room where the DC is going to be located.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)



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bearkatwood

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#1 posted 01-02-2018 05:54 PM

Looking nice. That drop ceiling makes things nice even though I like high ceilings I could see that would have benefits.

-- Brian Noel

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#2 posted 01-02-2018 07:30 PM

Read your prior blogs Bill. What a wonderful shop! Most of us can only dream about a shop like this, but it’s great that you have actually realized it and I hope you get a lot of enjoyment working in it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 01-02-2018 10:35 PM

“Hopefully I’ll be up and running over the next day or so.” This must be a very exciting time for you. Let there be power!

-- Art

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#4 posted 01-02-2018 11:11 PM

Bill, the new shop seems to right on track. I bought a few of those Borg Bins you recommended and started packing things up, long way to go!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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builtinbkyn

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#5 posted 01-03-2018 12:20 AM


Looking nice. That drop ceiling makes things nice even though I like high ceilings I could see that would have benefits.

- bearkatwood


Thanks Brian. Yeah I would much prefer a higher ceiling too. However the suspended ceiling is nice for running the wire. Unfortunately I don’t think I’ll have room for the DC ducts, though I haven’t really taken a hard look at that yet. It may work, but require a work-around.


Read your prior blogs Bill. What a wonderful shop! Most of us can only dream about a shop like this, but it s great that you have actually realized it and I hope you get a lot of enjoyment working in it.

- stefang


Thank you Mike. I hope I can do it justice ;) Glad to see you post and up and around!


“Hopefully I’ll be up and running over the next day or so.” This must be a very exciting time for you. Let there be power!

- AandCstyle

Hey Art. Yup I’m itching to make some sawdust lol I still have some work to do before that happens. I have to get the new DC assembled and the ducts run. But at least I’ll be operational once that’s complete.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#6 posted 01-03-2018 12:23 AM



Bill, the new shop seems to right on track. I bought a few of those Borg Bins you recommended and started packing things up, long way to go!

- theoldfart


Hey Kevin. Thanks. I don’t envy what you need to do for the move, but do envy your future locale :) Glad the bins are working for you.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#7 posted 01-03-2018 06:11 PM

It’s getting sooo close Bill. You lucky dawg ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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builtinbkyn

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#8 posted 01-03-2018 07:59 PM



It s getting sooo close Bill. You lucky dawg ;-)

- HokieKen


Closer :) Still need to assemble the Oneida DC and install the ducts, but I’m now fully powered! I have my HF DC available for now, but I’m looking forward to having a central system that located out of earshot.

Power for the Delta. Would have liked a floor outlet, but that wasn’t possible.

Bandsaw ready to rock.

Wired up a new cord for the bandsaw. The one it came with was pretty ragged. That baby purrs like a kitten.

I need to order a few blades. Just have the 1” it came with.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#9 posted 01-03-2018 08:10 PM

Nice Bill. That is one big, sexy bandsaw! It does kind of suck to have to run the table saw cord across the floor. I suppose I could learn to live with it though if I had to… ;-p

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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