|Forum topic by Mike||posted 05-14-2011 06:05 AM||798 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
05-14-2011 06:05 AM
So I think that we have all run out of plugs in the woodshop or just needed to add a circuit breaker. I ran into this myself, but here is my deal, I rent! So I can run allot of extension cords and cause major no nos in electrical safety, second ask the land lord to pay for the electrician to come in and install boxes and a breaker and charge the landlord allot of money, or I can do it.
I bring this topic up because it may seem like making dove tails is easier than doing the electrical work yourself. Trust me, I haven’t done this kind of work in years, but a quick trip to the big blue box and a quick conversation with the electrical department guy, and I was all set. One thing that allot of people overlook in hardware stores is the book section. I picked up one for $10 that gives detailed photos and explinations of how to wire allot of different circuits that can be really useful in projects.
With all my parts on the workbench and the book open, within an hour I had all the boxes and outlets wired. The wires are run and the circuit breakers are ready to be installed. Total time to add a total of 8 outlets; about 2 hours. Not too bad to add safety and power availability.
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