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Posted on New house, new shop, need some ideas

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#1 posted 06-17-2019 03:50 PM

Square D QO type breakers, not Square D Homline. The reason for nothing on the lighting circuts is safety…if anything trips you won t lose lights and be stumbling around in the dark. Which grizzly store are you near? That would be handy. I made my own Y s using a spot welder from Harbor Freight, and 26 guage snap Lok duct. Paid for the welder and then some. Use long radius 90 s from Oneida or any other supplier. I don t have a cyclone, and I vent back into the shop due to heating and cooling.

- ibewjon

Took a look at the differences between Square D QO and Homeline. Definitely going with the QO series. I may put in an Eaton surge protector as well. I don’t have any experience with them but I have a lot of electronics…i mean a lot. Like 3 servers and a house full of automation equipment.

I like the idea of the lights on a separate circuit. Could an air cleaner be put on this same circuit? Even the big one grizzly sells is only a 3A load. For the safety reasons you mentioned I was thinking 2 circuits for the lights. An outer ring of lights on one and another for a couple big LEDs in the center of the space. Those big LEDs would be on their very own “safety” circuit since they will be over top the table saw which in my view is the most dangerous tool in the shop. I would put the air cleaner in with the outer ring of lights.

I’m close to the Grizzly showroom in Springfield MO. I think its 3 hrs and 4 min according to Google to get there. For all my duct work I’m going to try and bribe my cousin who is an HVAC installer to come up for a weekend. He has 5 teenage daughters so I’m sure he won’t mind the 2hr drive to escape that for a weekend.

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