and a partridge in a what ever. Since I could operate around the poured concrete while its curing, I did the rough wiring and conduit to put five of these things around the shop.
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At first I was pleased. The subpanel was fully operational and the first thing I hooked up was the heater. It was working nicely and then it prematurely shut off – the heater was working but the room didnt get warm.
“Why?” one might ask oneself – hm. Let me think…. could it be that the freaking heater was pointing directly at the frickin thermostat!?
sheesh. I have many strengths, thermodynamic equilibrium is not one of them.
Got the new breaker, installed into old panel. Werent much to look at I know. To install I followed the directions from this and the NEC coloring book. Powered up the new panel, nothing caught fire, took some measurements and powered it off. Can begin major wiring in shop now – I started with hooking up thermostat and heater.
Need to provision for:
- Power supplies, laptop, computer etc near laser
- Nest area
- Storage room
- Big screen tv
- …the rest of the studio
Whoa man: what if you have to add customized lighting for particular areas?
Whack another item off the task list. The upstairs front room of my row house once was a beauty salon. There were stations set up with 20 amp plugs. I removed this and consolidated a couple of circuits which allowed me to remove a few breakers. There was also a lot of landline phone lines and I tugged a lotta that crap out.
GOD! My main panel is really gross. Its mounted on particle board, and the wall is wet to the touch. Hoo boy. Another interesting item, I encountered some of the old style wiring that uses fabric covered wiring a wooden raceways. [pic]. The existing wiring going to the furnace still has fabric on it too. A scary hallows eve indeed.
I had some time at the airport and I worked up an initial plot of breakers, switches, plugs and appliances. I realized that what would make far more sense is to put a subpanel in the studio. I assume if I have a licensed electrician install this, getting this done will require removing some breakers out of the main box, because the total number of circuit breakers will exceed 200 amps.