This weekend was a big weekend. I was lucky enough to have a very good friend whos grandfather is a retired master electrician and part time teacher of electrical at a local technical school who was willing to help me out. Saturday morning we put on a pot of coffee and got to work wiring up the new shop. We hooked up the new subpanel and ran 7 new circuits for the shop. 350’ of romex, 300’ of thhn,17 outlets and 5 hours later we have this:
Outlets From L to R: 110/110, 110/220, 220, 110/220, dedicated 110
Both runs here are all 110.
100 amp subpanel, 6 20A single pole breakers, 1 20A double pole all fed from a 40A breaker in the main panel.
There’s a couple of things that Mr. Parker did that i thought were important as well. One of which is to keep all the lights on the main panel and not in the sub panel. Having a young son who will certainly be into everything shortly ill be able to kill all of the outlets in the shop by throwing the breaker in the main while keeping the lights on. He also suggested that i buy a panel with plenty of room for expansion and 3/4” conduit instead of 1/2”. Ive got enough room to run 1 more circuit inside the conduit if the need ever arises.
On to machine tune up!
-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty