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#271 Sawdust OFFLINE  

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Posted November 09, 2013 - 10:20 PM

I talked with an electrtian today. I will install a 100A breaker box in the shop, go underground with 4/0-4/0-2/0 Aluminum URD Service Entrance Cable to the pole and install a 100A fused disconnect box below the main service. He will then tap the existing service cables and connect to the 100A disconnect.

Meter--> 200A Breaker-->1.5' cable--> 100A Disconnect--> 39' cable--> 100A breaker panel.


Sounds like a good plan.

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Posted November 16, 2013 - 06:32 PM

Got my part done "finally" Had to widen the ditch, couldn't figure out why the wire wouldn't go through the conduit (Doh.... Screwed the shed tin to it) and droped one of the wire screws down the conduit and had to run to Home Depot and pick up another netrual lug. 

 

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Posted November 16, 2013 - 06:59 PM

That looks like easy digging.

 

Not.



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Posted November 16, 2013 - 07:16 PM

I wish we had dirt like that. Here we have red clay that is like going through cement.


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Posted November 16, 2013 - 07:22 PM

It took me two weeks just to go 24 feet and 10-12" deep. Rock bar and pick all the way.


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Posted November 16, 2013 - 07:26 PM

But think of the workout you got.



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Posted November 16, 2013 - 07:44 PM

That I did! I seem to stay persistently sore sence beginning the Shop project. 



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Posted November 16, 2013 - 07:54 PM

Looks nice...take your time planning.

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Posted November 16, 2013 - 08:04 PM

Thanks Larry for all the pictures of your progress, your shop is looking great. How many tractors are you planning on putting in there.

 

 

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Posted November 16, 2013 - 08:04 PM

Looks good Larry.  When I ran the feed to my shop I had to run a 4 cable (2 grounds) new codes what I was told.  Now you can sit back and think about what and how you want in the shop.  Thanks for sharing your project with us.


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Posted November 16, 2013 - 08:05 PM

The plan was mostly in my head. For the electrical it took several returns at Lowes, and several trips to other electrical stores before I had all the parts that would fit together. Square D, Simens, Murry, and a few others. Then I had an issue with fitting the first conduit, I couldn't bend it enough to slip over the one comming out of the shop, so I had to widen the trench. Then I couldn't get the wire to go into the conduit even after I blew a string through. Come to find out I had a screw in the bottom of the wall through the conduit. Then I droped a connection screw off the $35.00 100A breaker into said conduit. being alumion there was no chance for reterval so I used the screw off the Netrual connector and replace it with another $3.50 connector. Now I need the electriction to tap the main 200A circuit.


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Posted November 16, 2013 - 08:12 PM

Thanks Larry for all the pictures of your progress, your shop is looking great. How many tractors are you planning on putting in there.

 

 

Dick

They are already in there, It has freed up tons of space in my old 12X24 shop.

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Posted November 16, 2013 - 08:37 PM

Then I droped a connection screw off the $35.00 100A breaker into said conduit. being alumion there was no chance for reterval

 

If that happens to anyone again, tape up one end of the conduit tight with duct tape and duct tape the other end to your shop vac. Your shop vac will heat up quick, but it will suck a golf ball through a garden hose. (or the equivalent thereof)


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Posted November 16, 2013 - 09:14 PM

If that happens to anyone again, tape up one end of the conduit tight with duct tape and duct tape the other end to your shop vac. Your shop vac will heat up quick, but it will suck a golf ball through a garden hose. (or the equivalent thereof)

I will remember that the next time I get a golf ball stuck in my garden hose.


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Posted November 16, 2013 - 09:18 PM

I'll try that tomorrow and let you know what I retreve.






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