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#82301 - 11/04/02 03:40 AM best woodshop wiring methods
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I'm about to wire a small woodshop, a retiree is making cabinetry, etc. The place will be open, no sheetrock.
I am questioning wheather to use pvc drops ,pvc boxes,pvc covers or emt drops and w/p boxes & covers here.

any advice appreciated, thanx

~Steve

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#82302 - 11/04/02 09:48 AM Re: best woodshop wiring methods
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I would go for the EMT over the PVC and you should consider enclosures that are dust tight.

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#82303 - 11/04/02 10:30 AM Re: best woodshop wiring methods
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Here we call them Plenum boxes. They have no holes in them and the covers have gasket material glued to one side.

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#82304 - 11/04/02 12:09 PM Re: best woodshop wiring methods
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Plenum boxes
very interesting Pearlfish...... slang aside, is there a proper 'parts' name for these ?

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#82305 - 11/04/02 06:42 PM Re: best woodshop wiring methods
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I've found that PVC boxes and especially the covers are prohibitively expensive for anything but the most understanding agricultural work.

Yes, please more info on the plenum boxes!

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#82306 - 11/05/02 07:43 AM Re: best woodshop wiring methods
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Sparkey, Appleton lists their 4" box as "4SPD Plenum Box" 2 1/8" deep, and the cover as "8465P Plenum box cover". If you need it in 4 11/16" they are "4SP-JD Plenum box" and "8487P cover".

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#82307 - 11/05/02 01:05 PM Re: best woodshop wiring methods
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ok, i'm at the Appleton site, but i'm having trouble locating that exact #'s reference there.....

~PS,
it is my intention to run nm exposed @ 9' on rafters and 'pipe down' , barring any objections here

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#82308 - 11/05/02 05:16 PM Re: best woodshop wiring methods
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Steve, being an amature wood worker, I know in my shop (basement) I lean things up against every wall at times. I would lean towards the metal, and dust tight boxes.

Also, if by some chance you may be asked to run the dust collection pipes, there is some concern over static started fires in PVC systems.

If you are asked, let me know and I will try to find an article for you.

Roger

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#82309 - 11/05/02 07:41 PM Re: best woodshop wiring methods
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...static started fires in PVC systems.




More please!

*fears litigation from future fires from statically charged PVC installations*

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#82310 - 11/06/02 09:25 AM Re: best woodshop wiring methods
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Sparky66, this is not the article I was talking about, but I'm at work and don't have it here. This is one I came across on a forum a while back though. http://www.forums.woodnet.net/ubb/Forum2/HTML/000418.html

Roger

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