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    Adding a DC Drop to the Shop

    I know we have a few folks doing or re-doing shops right now. I would like to emphasize:
    - Take pictures.
    - Take them sequentially.
    - Name them well.

    Knowing what is behind the wall I am about to set anchors into is great.
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    I had built in this drop for future use. The future is now. I simply removed the cap from the vertical drop, added a 45 degree elbow, 6x6x4 wye, stub of pipe, and a couple of more 45 degree elbows.

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    The shop made blast gate will supply a short piece of 6" hose to a 6x4x4 wye that feeds the upper bandsaw port and an under the table collection point. Sort of like the primary bandsaw shown here in a bit of disarray.
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    The 4" port and gate are for a "temporary service" hose that will connect to tools rolled into that area on demand.
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    The hose coils behind the saw until needed.
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 07-01-2022 at 1:25 PM.
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    Absolutely, take pictures before walls closed in showing all utilities. It has saved me lots of extra work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    I know we have a few folks doing or re-doing shops right now. I would like to emphasize:
    - Take pictures.
    - Take them sequentially.
    - Name them well.
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    And donít drop the phone containing those pictures in the lake. Thatís where most of my 2019 to early 2020 shop pictures are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Wilson View Post
    And don’t drop the phone containing those pictures in the lake. That’s where most of my 2019 to early 2020 shop pictures are.
    I think you're looking at this wrong, this is an opportunity to develop a new hobby: scuba diving!

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    And you had a lake to drop you phone into! (That’s good news)

    Glenn, thanks for the sound wisdom.
    "You can observe a lot just by watching."
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    Why is the fire blocking so high between the studs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Dufour View Post
    Why is the fire blocking so high between the studs?
    Bill D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Becker View Post
    10' wall pre-build panels. That's how Tuff Shed does it.
    Right. That also functions as the top tack point for skins in and out. You could tell that they were really slamming these things out. The sticks are all laid out in alignment forms at the factory and they still managed to miss-nail an unreasonable percentage
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    Right. That also functions as the top tack point for skins in and out. You could tell that they were really slamming these things out. The sticks are all laid out in alignment forms at the factory and they still managed to miss-nail an unreasonable percentage
    {rolls eyes} about the nailing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Frank View Post
    Absolutely, take pictures before walls closed in showing all utilities. It has saved me lots of extra work.
    Don't put any utilities behind the walls, that saves all the problems. I use external trays for all the electrical and compressed air and it has made access and changes so much easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Parks View Post
    Don't put any utilities behind the walls, that saves all the problems. I use external trays for all the electrical and compressed air and it has made access and changes so much easier.
    My smooth, open wall space is too precious. I found working around surface mount stuff too awkward. It's a give and take. Even my HVAC lines are behind the walls. Pick your priority and go with it .
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    My smooth, open wall space is too precious. I found working around surface mount stuff too awkward. It's a give and take. Even my HVAC lines are behind the walls. Pick your priority and go with it .
    well stated
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    My smooth, open wall space is too precious. I found working around surface mount stuff too awkward. It's a give and take. Even my HVAC lines are behind the walls. Pick your priority and go with it .
    I'll likely go with a combination with things skewed toward hidden. Pretty much all 120v electrical will be in the wall. Some 240v will be in the wall and some on the surface in conduit, depending on the situation. I prefer the clean look/feel but there are some times when I've found I need to be flexible over time.
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