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  1. Welcome Sid, look forward to seeing your work.
  2. Happy Easter everyone, enjoy the day.
  3. Your beyond awesome. What is the anticipated drying time & was the wood chosen for any specific reason or just availability?
  4. Whew, I'm glad I'm not the only one that fires up the brain this way.
  5. DuckSoup


    First off the area directly above the panel is dedicated for the panel, the vent has to go. I think the soap dish is too high to meet ADA requirements. Other than that I would say enjoy your one and only shower.
  6. We are sitting in the middle of the Marcellus shale reserve and last month I switched suppliers to purchase my gas from an Ohio co. to a Texas co. because the rates were cheaper for 18 months. Makes no sense. Gas fired electric plants are the boom in this area, and I made money working to build these, but it's just so both companies can regulate the price we pay. The savings doesn't come our way. And the worst part is that most are not even owned by U.S. companies. Dan, do you remember a few years back Ohio Edison would let you charge compact fluorescent bulbs to your bill for only $9.00 a bulb, what a cost saver.
  7. https://businessjournaldaily.com/converting-leds-lighting-not-easy/
  8. Congrats to you and your family Dan!
  9. Never had any luck with the washers (fat finger syndrome). I wrap a piece of scrap wire around my screwdriver and make a coil, then cut it a little proud of the wall and when the screws are tightened it compresses.
  10. Happy Birthday Gene, have a great day! 28,124 days young. Enjoy the next 28,000
  11. I believe this is what @Artie is speaking of. Quick solution to the problem. Measure from the face of the box to the face of the wall and add ¾ for the screw length. You can leave the wires attached to the receptacle, providing they are long enough & slip the box extension right over it.
  12. The is where the word "UL Listed" on the package come into play. You can search a part and find what it is listed or rated for. Plumping couplings will fit PVC conduit but it isn't listed for its use.
  13. Don't know @Cal but the two boards appear to match each other. Like you though I'm curious how @MaDeuce kept everything in place for the epoxy pour. Great looking piece.
  14. Going back to the OP, this is a good reason not to go with a smaller wire as this causes more resistance and generates heat. Having a larger wire that is only using half of its capacity at a minimal cost is a savings in the long run. You can safely rest the soft side of you hand, Do Not remove the dead front, on the face of the breakers in your panel and find the heavies loads in your house or shop just by the heat that you'll feel. The load isn't the only thing that can generate heat, something as simple as a loose screw or wire nut on a receptacle or breaker can do this. If you put an amp meter on a circuit that feeds a motor and turn the motor on you'll see a spike, maybe just for a second. The breakers are made in such a way to ignore that short term spike and lets the motor come up to speed and everything settles down. Years ago when everyone had fuse boxes the fuse would see that spike and blow. All it seen was that the amperage was more than it could handle regardless of time. To solve that issue was to install a Lincoln fuse. That was good until the house burned down.
  15. If you look on the nameplate of a motor they have a Service Factor number (SF). "Service factor is a multiplier that is applied to the motor's normal KW rating to indicate an increase in power output or overload capacity that the motor is capable of providing under certain conditions. Common values of service factor are 1.0, 1.15, and 1.25". A service factor of 1.2 can safely handle intermittent loads of 20% more than it’s defined horsepower. Larger wire causes less resistance , less heat. A good thing. If there is room in your panel and the equipment is rated for 220v I would definitely do it. If you are limited on space in your panel you can always add more than one receptacle on a 220 circuit and just run one piece of equipment at a time. Make sure the devices you install are rated for the circuit. Don't put a 15a receptacle on a 20a circuit, that will be you weak link. Any electrical savings you generate in the shop goes out the window the second you turn on the microwave to warm the coffee.
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