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Forum topic by Steve posted 07-21-2013 02:12 AM 1091 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-21-2013 02:12 AM

Finally the building is complete on the outside, now tomorrow I start with the wiring rough in. Not to sure if I will put in a independent circuit for every tool as I priced out 150 meters of 3#8 cable and it was over $700.00. So I think I will have two 220 – 30 amp and two 220 – 20 amp circuits. All other receptacles will be 20 amp and the general lighting will be 15 amp.!!

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#1 posted 07-21-2013 02:28 AM

Very happy for you. Congratulations. Makes me even more anxious to build our shop.

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#2 posted 07-21-2013 02:30 AM

wow very nice shop, I am in the process of building a new one myself, but nothing as nice as yours. It looks more like a house.

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#3 posted 07-21-2013 02:39 AM

great lookin shop and very big have fun

-- Work in the city woodshop in tha country

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#4 posted 07-21-2013 02:50 AM

very nice,thats a big shop.keep us updated on your progress and more pics to so we can drool!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 07-21-2013 02:57 AM

Beautiful building. I am sure it will serve you well for many years to come.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#6 posted 07-21-2013 03:06 AM

great looking building. now for the inside!

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#7 posted 07-21-2013 10:28 AM

Fantastic…. I’d never go back into the house!

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#8 posted 07-21-2013 07:26 PM

Why are you using #8 wire? #10 is adequate for both 110 and 220. I use #12 for lighting circuits.

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#9 posted 07-21-2013 07:31 PM

That is a great shop building. I can’t wait to see the inside after you get it completed.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 07-21-2013 09:08 PM

Are you using aluminum wire? #10×3 copper is fine unless you plan on running more than one heavy tool at a time. I’ve found that I can supply my shop with one 20 110v and one 15 100v line and just make sure to use one tool at a time. The DC is on an independent circuit because it runs in conjunction with other tools. You may find out after several years that you don’t need all those outlets after all and they are pretty easy to add later.

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#11 posted 07-22-2013 05:48 PM

What an awesome shop….finishing the inside should be a lot of fun….thanks for the update

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