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Building the Shop #3: Electric

08-12-2009 04:40 AM by unklegwar | 17 comments »

My panel is full, so I have to put in a subpanel to get any room for shop circuits. I picked up a 100A 2 pole for the main panel to feed a 100A Square-D main lug panel with 6 positions (12 circuits). This is where all those years working with dad as an electrician really pay off. I figure I’ll need: 1 – 220v 20A circuit to cover my saw and any reasonable upgrades.1 – 220v 20A circuit for future dust collection (starting off with Shopvac)2 or 3 120v 20A circuit for general outlets for hand tools and smaller tools like the planer, bandsaw, router, etc. I’m figuring one circuit per usable wall. I can only use so many at once.1 – 15A lighting circuit (th...

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