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The New Shop #3: All juiced up

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Blog entry by chrisstef posted 01-07-2015 01:00 AM 2090 reads 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Ready for Power Part 3 of The New Shop series Part 4: Shaping Up »

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!

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk



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#1 posted 01-07-2015 01:06 AM

Looking good Stef. I bet it felt good to tick off that milestone.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#2 posted 01-07-2015 01:16 AM

I’m excited for you! The thought about killing the power from the main without killing the lights is something that could easily have gone overlooked. It’s a very nice feature.

I’d enter a work bench blast here, but my productivity is nothing to brag about. I’ll leave that one for the next guy. :-)

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#3 posted 01-07-2015 01:26 AM

Excellent progress, Stef, on critical infrastructure. Not missing a trick yet, and that’s good. Keep moving, enjoy the journey!

Oh, here’s an inspiration pic for my next shop:

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#4 posted 01-07-2015 01:28 AM

That’s a dream shop Smitty. Wow!

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#5 posted 01-07-2015 01:35 AM

looking good there smitty
almost ready to rock and roll

getting my shop wired still too
finally warmed up enough to work out there
at least today it was

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 01-07-2015 01:37 AM

Stef soon the saw dust and shavings will come. Congrats on the new shop.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#7 posted 01-07-2015 01:41 AM

Looking good Stef.

Smitty, shouldn’t that be in the shop of your dreams ?

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#8 posted 01-07-2015 01:44 AM

We need a “Shop of our Dreams” thread… Shall I start one?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#9 posted 01-07-2015 01:52 AM



We need a “Shop of our Dreams” thread… Shall I start one?

- Smitty_Cabinetshop

Why not?

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#10 posted 01-07-2015 02:12 AM

Smitty, I don’t think i could take the pressure,

Stef, just fricken awesome buddy. I’m glad for ya.

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

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#11 posted 01-07-2015 02:41 AM

Looking real good Stef. I just did some rewiring on my dinky garage subpanel (6 breakers max) to accommodate the new dust collector I got for Xmas. Keep posting as you keep making progress. One of these days I’ll be posting a similar thread to this one I hope. Good luck w the new house.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#12 posted 01-07-2015 02:49 AM

So workbench is next?

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#13 posted 01-07-2015 04:11 AM

Sweet. Nothing like some good electrical. I got that done last year to.

Alright! Machine tune up and then the workbench!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#14 posted 01-07-2015 04:17 AM

Sweet! It is looking less and less like an interrogation/torture chamber every day. Spread some saw dust around and you will have achieved 90%…going past that would be the stuff of legend.

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#15 posted 01-07-2015 04:27 AM

Congrats to all

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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