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The worlshop journey #1: Electricity

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Blog entry by willwall posted 2295 days ago 701 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi everyLJs,

Yes, first thing to change: electricity!!!

Here you see the house unit. It’s built like a commercial circuit panel( this is what the electrician told me).

Old entry

This is the garage’s panel:

Breakers

As you can see, there wasn’t enough breakers.

And here is the mew panel !!!

New Panel

Bigger is better ! Yeah :)

Fran├žois

-- Enjoy life !!



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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 2295 days ago

In the case of electricity you are absolutely correct. Now you have plenty of power for your tools.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 2295 days ago

Fran├žois;

Your electrician is right. It looks like many commercial projects I’ve worked on.

The new panel looks much better!

I remember the feeling of getting a panel installed in my shop. It opens a whole world of options.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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GaryK

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#3 posted 2295 days ago

Yea, now that’s a man sized panel!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Betsy

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#4 posted 2295 days ago

Shouldn’t be tripping any breakers for sure.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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fredf

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#5 posted 2295 days ago

I hope that that both the FPE (Federal Pacific Electric) panels in the first two pictures were replaced, those breakers are bad news, guts made out of steel. They corrode and they DON’T trip when they are supposed to. they were cheap though! FPE went belly up a number of years ago. – - – I used to have a pair of linesman pliers with a large “stripping” notch. (and no, the breaker didn’t trip) I was on a 10’ stepladder in the middle of a store, just to make it interesting.

a heads up to any lumberjocks that still have them . . .

fred

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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Dustmite97

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#6 posted 1652 days ago

great set up. I did the same thing.

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