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#14948 - 10/04/02 02:26 PM This is is interesting from Bob Vila forum
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"I just built a 50' x 100' metal building. I plan on using 60' of this bldg for and metal fab/auto repair shop. I plan to use the other 40' for a wood shop. I have a lot of equip to place in the shop (ie wire welders, metal and wood lathes, planers, jointers, autolifts, sand blaster, forge,metal and wood bandsaws, table saws drill presses, presses, etc.). I just acquired 24 240V 400W Metal Halide lights to install in the shop. I dont plan on running a business out of the shop. Its just going to be a place where I can work on all my projects when I retire in 3 yr. Its located in the country. I want to buy wire to run the electricity. Obviously I will be running both 120 and 220 circuits. Can you explain what the code (like THHN and AWG etc.) means and tell me what I should try to find. Any electricians I talk to say dont worry about it they will get the wire for me. They also indicate that it may cost me as much as $20K to wire my shop. I think I can save substantial $s if I just know what kind of wire to buy and wire it myself. I figure on using #8 or #10 stranded wire for 22O circuits and #12 solid copper for 12O circuits. I think I will have runs as long as 120 ft from the circuit box (200A 40 space Square D box)which will be located on one side of the bldg about 40' from the end. What kind of wire and conduit do you recommnend? and is conduit necessary?."
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#14949 - 10/04/02 02:47 PM Re: This is is interesting from Bob Vila forum
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oh boy....
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#14950 - 10/04/02 02:50 PM Re: This is is interesting from Bob Vila forum
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E~Scott.....Is this a recent post?
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#14951 - 10/04/02 03:35 PM Re: This is is interesting from Bob Vila forum
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This is from today. It is not under the bulletin board. It is in the "Fix it for'em"
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#14952 - 10/04/02 04:18 PM Re: This is is interesting from Bob Vila forum
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#14953 - 10/04/02 04:39 PM Re: This is is interesting from Bob Vila forum
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I, wish I had a work shop like that. (with real wiring)

Roger
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#14954 - 10/04/02 05:53 PM Re: This is is interesting from Bob Vila forum
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I sent the writer an email.He should be made aware of the discussion going on here.



[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 10-06-2002).]
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#14955 - 10/05/02 10:14 PM Re: This is is interesting from Bob Vila forum
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I hope you arent located to far in the country for the fire department can get to you in a timely manner
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#14956 - 10/06/02 07:54 AM Re: This is is interesting from Bob Vila forum
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i predict its gonna take a helluva lot more than a 200a. service to run all of that stuff. unless he's intending on running it only one or two machines at a time.

shocked
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#14957 - 10/06/02 02:02 PM Re: This is is interesting from Bob Vila forum
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I've responded there, hopefully some good will come of it.

gramps,
a great observation there!
codewise we would add up a demand load calc from art 220, no consideration for the diversity of a possible sole proprietor vs. employer.

a thread in itself for sure.......
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