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post #21 of 27 Old 07-21-2011, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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"Anyway, I have but 5 circuits, one of which is an unusable 220v;"

Hi Jarhead! Welcome aboard from a newbie old ex-squid! I am curious... why is the 220V circuit considered unusable? If it is just because is it 220V, then you can still use it by splitting it in to two 110V circuits. Don't you just have to get 2 single pole breakers, and put one of the 220V hot legs to one and the other hot leg to the other breaker. Then wire a neutral from each one back to your neutral buss. Make sure you don't oversize the amps though. I am just getting started toward wood working, but I have had a little bit of experience with electricity in my time.

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More location than anything on 220. The bigger problem is the whole system in the garage is not up to code, it was all done half-assed.

The contractor who built the house (before our time) lived in the garage while building it, as it was his own home. This guy is no longer in business...gee, wonder why?!

To top that off, the second owner, from whom we bought the house, insulated and covered the walls with OSB. Good thing right? Sort of. He also backed each of the sheets of OSB with contractor glue and siliconed everyone of the joints, to include the electrical panel, every outlet, window, etc., etc. The walls are sealed up for sure. Not a fun retro fit. Not impossible, just not fun...I hate squaring up other people's rounded corners.

Long and short of it is, when I have my neighbor up (electrician), I want to do the whole circuit right, leaving room for expansion and lots of power to run my shop. Hate to have a fire and lose everything.

Appreciate the advice though...thanks.

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post #22 of 27 Old 07-22-2011, 11:51 AM
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Wow! I don't envy your task in tearing out that old OSB!! But I definitely agree that if it is needing to be brought up to code, it is worth the effort considering what you will be doing in that compartment. You are going to have a lot of stuff in there that will be valuable to you. It's worth protecting by doing the job right.

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Sorry...I've been a little focused on my project and trying to locate a new insert for my dado on the TS. Won't really do much with out that...and unfortunately, I need to do some dadoing and moulding. And right now I am at an absolute stand still. Tried making one out of oak, wasn't bad, but I couldn't get it flush and true with the table top. Tried tonight with Sears and their people are a bunch of chuckle heads...kept trying to sell me the standard TS insert. Um..helllooooooo, that's not what I need, nor what I asked for.

Anyway, yeah the OSB will be a bit of a pain...if I have to rip it out. I am going to see if we can "get away" with a conduit enclosed circuit, wall mounted up high as an easy fix to the problem. But you don't typically see that in a residential application. I can be hopeful though!

Thanks though...Take care WB!

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Sorry...I've been a little focused on my project and trying to locate a new insert for my dado on the TS. Won't really do much with out that...and unfortunately, I need to do some dadoing and moulding. And right now I am at an absolute stand still. Tried making one out of oak, wasn't bad, but I couldn't get it flush and true with the table top. Tried tonight with Sears and their people are a bunch of chuckle heads...kept trying to sell me the standard TS insert. Um..helllooooooo, that's not what I need, nor what I asked for.

Anyway, yeah the OSB will be a bit of a pain...if I have to rip it out. I am going to see if we can "get away" with a conduit enclosed circuit, wall mounted up high as an easy fix to the problem. But you don't typically see that in a residential application. I can be hopeful though!

Thanks though...Take care WB!
If you have a way to shape it and cut the blade slot I can send you a chunk of 3/8" lexan for your insert...

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If you have a way to shape it and cut the blade slot I can send you a chunk of 3/8" lexan for your insert...

~tom ...it's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt...
Shaping is where I am most deficient in capability. Thickness sander, edge/belt/oscillating sanders, etc are non-existent as of yet.

I found one on TTrackUSA.com website, which is already shaped, tapped, etc...I just have to cut the opening, hopefully, that is here by the weekend.

Thanks though...just goes to show my inexperience with this site still...should've asked here first! Dang it!

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Welcome,I was born in N.St.Paul,we had a cabin on a lake called Cross Lake.I know there 10,000 lakes there,LOL.Any ways Thanks for uhhh,you know.I hope you enjoy participating in the forum.

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Anyway, yeah the OSB will be a bit of a pain...if I have to rip it out. I am going to see if we can "get away" with a conduit enclosed circuit, wall mounted up high as an easy fix to the problem. But you don't typically see that in a residential application. I can be hopeful though!

Thanks though...Take care WB!
Hey, JarHead! You probably already know this, but I'll pass it along anyway... if you don't mind the conduit being on the surface, instead of "inside" the wall behind the OSB, one of the products we have used a LOT in doing school modernizations where we have to run a circuit without doing a major renovation, is PANDUIT. It's not cheap by any means, and there are other brands out there that are less expensive, but if you visit their website it might give you some simpler solutions. It actually looks reasonably decent too. Good luck, Brother.
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