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Myron Wooley

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#1 posted 05-18-2009 06:15 AM

When I rebuilt my shop, I went a little silly with the lighting and power. I wanted to get 100 ft candles of light everywhere, so I put three rows of three 4-tube commercial fixtures on the ceiling. They are on two separate circuits, so I can control the amount of light. One circuit is the corners and center, and the other powers the remaining fixtures.
For power, I have 5 20A circuits of 110v and 5 of 220v. I also have a dedicated 220v circuit for my Clearvue dust collector, and another one in the crawlspace under the shop for my compressor if I ever get one that big. There’s also an outlet in the ceiling for a cord reel.
Haven’t blown a breaker yet!

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