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    My teenage son and his friend were doing...

    My teenage son and his friend were doing 'something' in my shop recently that involved diesel fuel. It went all over the top of my workbench and the floor and various fixtures stored underneath the...
  2. I have a couple cases where one shelf is rigidly...

    I have a couple cases where one shelf is rigidly fixed part way down (or up ;) ), and the remaining shelves are on pins. Similar to what Derek points out, pulling in something rigid shortens the...
  3. This is real. Some of the epoxy floor paints add...

    This is real. Some of the epoxy floor paints add sand (or something like that) to create texture. I put a vinyl tile in my last shop and I loved how durable and easy it was to clean, but EVERYTHING...
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    My town has a fine for work done without a...

    My town has a fine for work done without a permit. It is not a lot (maybe $50). May seen counter intuitive if wanting people to fess up. Just a heads up is all, do not let it deter you from...
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    Double check with your electrician. My...

    Double check with your electrician. My understanding of the 2020 code is that ALL 120 circuits require BOTH GF and AF, if they are in a garage or basement or within 6ft of a sink (most dishwashers,...
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    Nope- Strike 1 I tried a 60a GFI to feed the...

    Nope- Strike 1

    I tried a 60a GFI to feed the entire subpanel. (inspector says I need GFI on the 220v circuits but not AF). Was hoping I could GFI the entire panel.

    Interesting enough all the...
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    Thanks I think it is a change in the 2020 code...

    Thanks

    I think it is a change in the 2020 code - both GF/AF on all basements garages etc. But I 'believe' that does not apply to 220v circuits.

    The EV outlet is fed by a 50a breaker. Seems ok...
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    We will see what the inspector says. No GF/AF on...

    We will see what the inspector says. No GF/AF on the 220 circuits, although I have a 60A GFCI breaker I am going to try and put on the entire box. If it behaves it is a good thing to have GF. ...
  9. I look forward to hearing experience of the...

    I look forward to hearing experience of the professionals here. I am a hobby guy. Where I use the shaper:

    Edge dado with the groover. In fact, I had a thumb surgery many years ago putting a...
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    For some reason acid brushes never really clicked...

    For some reason acid brushes never really clicked for me (always seemed messy and getting glue around the edges I didnt want). I have some longer wooden 'q-tip' type swabs I use. Often I break the...
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    Did get the 3phase breaker installed post RPC. ...

    Did get the 3phase breaker installed post RPC. That seems adequate now.

    BUT: A question of how to do dual function GF/AF. It is a garage. Regular 110 receptacles need to be GF/AF. Ok, there...
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    yes. He didnt like the fuse (I didnt challenge,...

    yes. He didnt like the fuse (I didnt challenge, but had read other places one fuse can go and still have other legs hot - which still seems ok if it protects the wire). But there is a path forward,...
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    aiyai. I have done a few projects with less than...

    aiyai. I have done a few projects with less than perfect lumber to begin with. Usually after I live with the finished piece for a while it doesnt bother me. You can still make a great project out...
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    In my prior shop I used vinyl tile over concrete....

    In my prior shop I used vinyl tile over concrete. It was easy to clean, but was way to slick.

    Currently I have 1/4" cork underlayment (rolls off amazon) which I then sealed. It has a great feel...
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    In general, this is backwards from my advice on...

    In general, this is backwards from my advice on testing out a business idea. IF the market demands plays out and sales take off - it is then straightforward to implement manufacturing cost...
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    I like the foldable screwdriver type designs. ...

    I like the foldable screwdriver type designs. For years I used a Milwaukee at work. When it came time to replace it I went with a Makita. Highly recommend the format - not everything needs a large...
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    This is going to be all over the map depending on...

    This is going to be all over the map depending on where you live. When I built my last shop in Massachusetts - a 20x24, I had two quotes: One was $52k and the second was $54k (in 2008). That...
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    This is my interpretation. A VFD - but simply...

    This is my interpretation. A VFD - but simply fixed output. This is attractive because it simplifies hookup and no programming required - when none is needed.

    Price point seems no different than...
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    I dont know if it applies to your rollers or not,...

    I dont know if it applies to your rollers or not, but many rubbers 'bloom', where excipients migrate to the surface over time, and also the exposed surface degrades over time.

    My recommendation is...
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    If I go with a single breaker, that primary...

    If I go with a single breaker, that primary breaker needs to be both GFI/arc fault protected (as I understand latest code). 60 amp. That covers everything. Else the individual breakers (4 30amp...
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    Wow now that is spelling it out for me, love it!...

    Wow now that is spelling it out for me, love it!

    I can get into something like this for reasonable $ and have a fully inspected and approved install. Cant beat that.

    Next is decision on the...
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    The inspector says: need a breaker on the output...

    The inspector says: need a breaker on the output of the RPC. So that means a box and a 3 phase breaker.

    Its not obvious they make single breaker boxes, and the larger boxes seem quite large and...
  23. I use this style as well. Leftover from my...

    I use this style as well. Leftover from my machine shop days. Buy a good quality and they cut quite nice (and do not have the chatter issue you are finding)

    For screws I mostly use the tapered...
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    I have exactly this and like it a lot. It is my...

    I have exactly this and like it a lot. It is my first choice for routing operations that are not on the router table. I only go up to the larger units if a larger bit, that can not be run on the...
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    I have always had an old radio of one type or...

    I have always had an old radio of one type or another in the shop, and do experience static at times. It can even change from day to day, and also where I stand. Sometimes it gets better if I am...
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