[Build] Next: Dirty Shop
jim at well.com
Mon Jun 28 17:33:18 UTC 2010
i bought electrical stuff for the dirty shop,
some of which (i hope) is sitting on the top of
the dedicated sub-panel, some of which is in the
the idea is to power all shop lights and
outlets from the sub-panel:
* run conduit from the sub-panel around the
perimeter of the interior, probably up near the
tops of the walls, dropping pipe down at
various locations to provide outlets and
* outlets would be of two types: general
purpose and dedicated. general purpose are
duplexes for light-load hand tools. dedicated
are single receptacles for higher amperage,
in-place tools (e.g. radial arm saw...).
* lights should be reconfigured, maybe use
some of the existing flourescents but re-hang
them in best locations, maybe install some
fixtures to provide spot lighting for work
* switches can be distributed so's to
control work area as well as general lights.
* there's the idea of having an emergency
shutoff switch, too, possibly one for each
dedicated receptacle and one for each general
* probably good to redo the power track
so's to drop receptacles on cords for use
at the table(s) in the center of the room.
this might entail rehanging one or more
tracks and certainly rewiring so's to power
the tracks from the dedicated sub-panel
rather than from the primary sub-panels that
are currently powering them.
* note policy is to use "black" circuits
for all receptacles and "red" circuits for
lights and built-in appliances. the point is
to keep lights separate, as the likelihood
of short-circuits is with receptacles: if
there's a short-circuit, it's good that the
lights will still be on.
* i'm willing to help, including consider
alternate ideas. i don't want to do all the
work; i hope for help. probably i'm the one
to install the conduit and junction boxes
and others are the ones to pull wires,
install receptacles and switches, hang
lights.... this division of labor worked
pretty well with the darkroom (biggest
problem there was coordinating differing
On Sun, 2010-06-27 at 22:23 -0700, Ben Kochie wrote:
> Nice work on the floors. Next up I would like to lead a party to complete
> some stuff on the dirty shop.
> * Single door install
> * Double door install
> * Dust collector/filter
> I would like to find some heavy/noise dampening double doors that don't
> need a threshold. This way we can wheel large items in/out of the shop.
> Dust collector:
> Even an old furnace blower with a air filter would be good to help keep
> the dust levels down in the shop/space.
> I'd also like to finish cleanup the lighting/electrical around the celing
> in the shop space.
> I also think it would be good to layer the inside walls of the shop with
> plywood. This would make for easier hanging of tool organization. I also
> got a very good suggestion to make a tool layout/storage map like they use
> at the bike kitchen. This way if we find a tool sitting on a bench we can
> easily clasify and put it away.
> "UNIX is user-friendly, it's just picky about its friends."
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