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by Patio
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring in the home shop.
Replies: 28
Views: 436

Re: Electrical wiring in the home shop.

Electrical system seem pretty easy on the surface, but are quite complicated in reality. There are a bunch of rules, for everything. When I was going to school to learn electronics, we had a page worth of electrical formulas to learn. Then the teacher got up before the class one day and says “You ca...
by Patio
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring in the home shop.
Replies: 28
Views: 436

Re: Electrical wiring in the home shop.

When running wire to an out building, a 4 wire feeder, minimum of #10 is required to place a panel for distribution. If one just wants some lights and outlets, a 4 wire #12 can be used to create two circuits. Once it reaches the building a disconnect must be installed where it enters, before it spli...
by Patio
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?
Replies: 33
Views: 762

Re: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?

So as to not hijack Steve's post, on how to place machines in a shop, I have started a new thread in the General Discussion forum, about wiring in the home shop. Please to there for further electrical discussions. Here is a link. https://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=108761 The pu...
by Patio
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring in the home shop.
Replies: 28
Views: 436

Electrical wiring in the home shop.

This is the world according to Patio, YMMV. (It is way I see things). About me personally. I went to school to learn electronics. I graduated in 1998 and got a job in a shop that serviced 21 different brands. I did consumer electronics for 5 years, right out of trade school, which was just long enou...
by Patio
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?
Replies: 33
Views: 762

Re: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?

It is early here, and I have to go to work as an electrical contractor today. As the member on the board do not need any false information, to guide them, I can tell you this information is not correct! At least not with what has been posted here. Conduit is only allowed a 40% fill! Not that what BD...
by Patio
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Wrapping Split Bolts: Rocket Science?
Replies: 12
Views: 400

Re: Wrapping Split Bolts: Rocket Science?

I think that a #2/2/4/4 run of aluminium, for 90 to 100A, depending on jurisdiction, is adequate for most home shops. As long as you not running production or large welders and equipment, it should meet your needs.
by Patio
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Wrapping Split Bolts: Rocket Science?
Replies: 12
Views: 400

Re: Wrapping Split Bolts: Rocket Science?

Steve, I understand. As a note for those that have homeline type panels and the reason I don't use them. I have repaired many of them, and HAD to replace many panels, for people who don't really have the means to get them replaced, because of arching at the buss bar to breaker connection. It is usua...
by Patio
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Wrapping Split Bolts: Rocket Science?
Replies: 12
Views: 400

Re: Wrapping Split Bolts: Rocket Science?

As far as taping split bolts...... I use crap tape and put the first couple of layers on, sticky side out. If it is going to be in an indoor space, I will use at least 3 more layers wrapped sticky side in and call it good. If it is going outside, I put a couple layers on, sticky side out, then a cou...
by Patio
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Wrapping Split Bolts: Rocket Science?
Replies: 12
Views: 400

Re: Wrapping Split Bolts: Rocket Science?

I personally won't use quad breakers, in fact I won't use any of the home line style panels. I use Cutler hammer CH series, full sized breakers, or Square D, QO breakers and panels. I would not install any less than a 24 circuit panel, as the cost is pretty close to the same for the smaller panels. ...
by Patio
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Wrapping Split Bolts: Rocket Science?
Replies: 12
Views: 400

Re: Wrapping Split Bolts: Rocket Science?

Split bolts are a pain in the butt, but they are cheap. This is what I use for splicing in panels and J-boxes. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Polaris-1-0-14-AWG-Insulated-Tap-Connector-Black-IT-1-0B/303578418?mtc=Shopping-VF-F_Vendor-G-D27E-27_11_TOOLS_And_ACCESSORIES-Generic-NA-Feed-PLA-NA-NA-TOOLS_AC...
by Patio
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: alloy polishing.
Replies: 11
Views: 1078

Re: alloy polishing.

That is a lot of work you have done, so far! My first bike was a XS650. I may even have a set of decals for that bike. I have a 74 Ironhead that I smoothed and polished, on a 6" bench grinder. Shaved the lowers with a belt sander before polishing them too. When I first bought the Ironhead, it as a r...
by Patio
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Rodents like wiring.
Replies: 21
Views: 4439

Re: Rodents like wiring.

All our cats have been adopted from those that hang around. As they were on the streets to before we started feeding them, they knew how to hunt. We keep them outside most of the time, except for in the cold days of winter, and they have always earned their keep.