Wood Shop Construction #8: Running Electricity

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Blog entry by SemperSailor posted 11-30-2018 03:01 AM 844 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was / is a potentially tricky task, although all phases have been a great learning experience for me. I rented a trencher, which was the easy part, although I cut my lawn sprinkler system in 4 separate places…not so good.

Digging the remaining connecting distance to the house and barn by hand was a chore…and I vowed to never do that again!

I had an electrician run a 60amp service from my house system to the barn. He installed a breaker box inside and also put in one outlet below the box inside. At that point I could stop running the extension cord from the house…Yeah!

The box has three 20amp circuits, which should be plenty to run any of the equipment I plan to use in there.

Should even cover the television and refrigerator… :)

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#1 posted 11-30-2018 03:09 AM

Conflagrations and happy sawing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 11-30-2018 02:07 PM

Really looking nice

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#3 posted 12-14-2018 03:39 AM

Great beginnings often lead to greater endings! You knock yourself out in that storage shed of yours now that the power is all yours. It is time to keep the projects coming without any disturbance in the form of power trips.

-- Cameron Robertson, Manager of storage Dee Why -

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