The worlshop journey #1: Electricity

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Blog entry by willwall posted 04-11-2008 02:51 AM 1176 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:


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

And here is the mew panel !!!

New Panel

Bigger is better ! Yeah :)


-- Enjoy life !!

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 04-11-2008 03:09 AM

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 04-11-2008 03:11 AM


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.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 04-11-2008 04:29 AM

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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#4 posted 04-11-2008 04:43 AM

Shouldn’t be tripping any breakers for sure.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#5 posted 04-11-2008 04:55 AM

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, Springfield, Ma

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#6 posted 01-14-2010 12:17 AM

great set up. I did the same thing.

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