The Workshop #2: A tiny bit of progress

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Blog entry by Eric Moon posted 06-23-2017 11:30 PM 1803 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Not much shop time in the past week, and I won’t have any time next week, so I made only a few steps towards full functionality.

I drilled the joists above the garage and ran 6 awg wire through. I only technically need 10 awg for the 30A / 240V circuit I have going there, but since this run is going to get covered up by drywall, figured I should do a little future-proofing.

Also, finally installed the Jack Colliflower ZCI into the table saw. Fits and works absolutely perfectly.

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#1 posted 06-24-2017 01:48 PM

Back when I worked as an electrician it was a problem if you drilled holes in ceiling joists to run wire. Seems the holes tend to weaken the joist… Inspectors, engineers and architects tended to get excited.

Good Luck!

Be Careful!


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#2 posted 06-24-2017 04:26 PM

The ceiling joists are actually the floor joists to the kitchen above. Inspector is good with it as long as you follow some guidelines (holes 2in away from any edge, holes less than 3in large, etc)

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