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Old 12-29-2011, 10:17 AM   #1
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New service panel and shop rewire

Need to add a new service panel and will have the opportunity to rewire the basement workshop. Looking for ideas of what you have or would like to have if you were going to rewire your work space. I'm tired of dragging extension cords from tool to tool, and she's tired of me dimming the lights with the jointer and tablesaw.

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Old 12-29-2011, 05:02 PM   #2
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bigger the better (service/panel)
more the merrier (outlets)
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:23 PM   #3
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too bad since your about to rewire
and your gonna replace the furnace
that you couldn't set up a generator
to kick on automatically in the event of a power failure.

the new electrical service and new furnace isn't going
to be worth a plug nickle without electricity.

it's probably not in your budget but in a perfect world
that's what i would do.
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:00 PM   #4
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bigger the better (service/panel)
more the merrier (outlets)
^^^^^^^^

this plus lots of circuits. I made mine all simple and 20 amp breakers... can be running lots of crap and still plug in and run a shop vac or space heater at any time to keep my toes warm...lol

get the heavier receptacles.. not cheap ones,,

I also used ALL 12 gauge wire... except 1 circuit is 10 gauge.

DO NOT FORGET THE MINI FRIDGE.... lol
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:01 PM   #5
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Need to add a new service panel and will have the opportunity to rewire the basement workshop. Looking for ideas of what you have or would like to have if you were going to rewire your work space. I'm tired of dragging extension cords from tool to tool, and she's tired of me dimming the lights with the jointer and tablesaw.
recepticales ,, everywere id say can never have enuff in any shop ,,, i installed all new lighting above the lathe ,, and were i do my painting ,,, i also installed some pull down extension cords here and there for added ,use!
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:16 PM   #6
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^^^^^^^^

this plus lots of circuits. I made mine all simple and 20 amp breakers... can be running lots of crap and still plug in and run a shop vac or space heater at any time to keep my toes warm...lol

get the heavier receptacles.. not cheap ones,,

I also used ALL 12 gauge wire... except 1 circuit is 10 gauge.

DO NOT FORGET THE MINI FRIDGE.... lol
Where did you use the 10 gauge? Might go with a 30 amp breaker for the tablesaw and or future dust collector. Currently 100 amp service. Going to 200 amp with a 40/40 box replacing current box. Hope I can use some/all of the current breakers in the new box.

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Old 12-29-2011, 06:21 PM   #7
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The 10 gauge was to the dust collector....

I don't have a table saw in my shop.. but when I need one I have a small porter cable portable.. enough for me,,, I don't cut anything to big...
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