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    Just got the inspection results for electrical to the shop. Passed and the lines should be pulled from the transformer within two weeks.
    While waiting for the panel to be powered, the son brought over his 7500W generator so I wired up the 220V shop heater last night. Want to get that running to warm it up enough to get some extra spray can foam shot into the gaps.
    Will also be able to power up some of the tools to get some trim work taken care of, and a couple of the small projects the wife wants done for the new house.
    Then it is just a matter of waiting on the weather to get the spray insulation taken care of and I'll be moving in.
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    Last edited by Stan; 11-22-2022, 09:42 PM.
    From the NW corner of Montana.
    http://www.elksigndesigns.com

  • #2
    Very nice.. I would love to sell this house and find a smaller house on a nice piece of land that I could build one of those on.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by dbhost View Post
      Very nice.. I would love to sell this house and find a smaller house on a nice piece of land that I could build one of those on.
      Took a good number of years, but we finally found a place that met almost all our needs. The only major thing missing was a shop, but building one from scratch has been rewarding.
      Everything was moving right along until about a month ago and then scheduling and supplies became issues. Should have already been in the shop and setting up tools, but now it looks like early spring before that can happen.
      From the NW corner of Montana.
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      • #4
        I am in a developed subdivision that is bordered by older, well, not HOA subdivision neighborhood. The lots those houses are on are typically 3 acres or so. There is one particular house, set back from the road with plenty of land, and it actually has a workshop building. I think the guy that owned it was a race car builder as his hobby. Anyway my wife and I LOVE that property, and the old house. It IS up on the market I beleive as part of an estate liquidatation, but honestly, unless I win the lotto, not gonna happen. The house need lots of TLC, and even as it sits it will probably fetch half a million... Honestly if I could get fiber / high speed cable internet and work remotely, I know where there are similar properties, literally just out in the boonies that I can grab for less than $150K on 5-10 acres... The issue is proximity to jobs...
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        • #5
          Wow, $150K for 5-10 acres, if that includes a house with even a small shop - that would be simply amazing.
          Haven't seen prices like that around here for decades.
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          • dbhost

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            Those properties are almost completely off grid. They have power, water is from a well, and sewer is a septic system. It is more or less middle of nowhereville with a house, shop building would have to be built. Like I said, I love that property by me and that house, but I just can't see myself forking over for a new house without a winning lotto ticket...

        • #6
          Uhhh... we have power, a well and a septic system.
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          • #7
            But you're not in the highly desirable he says sarcastically area of Bedais TX... I think the only employer anywhere near there is the state prison outside of Huntsville.. It's kind of the middle of nowhere's ville and not much agriculture is being done in the area so the land isn't very valuable I mean yeah it's not nothing but it's not super expensive.

            In all fairness I guess it's been a smile and I haven't paid attention to property values a friend of mine had a small house and shop building kind of thing it was actually a very large dog kennel his ex wife was a breeder in 10 acres in bedi In all fairness I guess it's been a smile and I haven't paid attention to property values a friend of mine had a small house and shop building kind of thing it was actually a very large dog kennel his ex wife was a breeder in 10 acres in Bedais guess they sold it home about 8 years ago for a $150000 of course values have gone up since then but 5 to 10 acres without the buildings is going for about that much right now.

            Honestly if I didn't have to go in to town to make a living it would be heaven to me. Fairly isolated I could literally hunt whitetail deer from my back porch and have plenty of space for a shop....

            My friend when he own that property happened to be a high school teacher in Magnolia Texas so he had a fairly long commute over some very bad roads.
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            • #8
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              Last edited by Stan; 12-02-2022, 08:23 PM.
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              • capncarl
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                Do you have an outside the building main?

              • dbhost

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                Love it! Now on to the next steps!

            • #9
              How many and what circuits and breakers will you have ? What will they power?
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              • #10
                Looks like a good start Stan.
                just another brick in the wall...

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                • #11
                  Originally posted by Black walnut View Post
                  Looks like a good start Stan.
                  Thanks! Doesn't look like everything will be done until spring - insulation being the holdup. Figure by April I will be able to start setting up tools.
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                  • #12
                    Originally posted by LCHIEN View Post
                    How many and what circuits and breakers will you have ? What will they power?
                    A lot of that will be determined as I start finalizing the shop layout. But the panel will power everything in the shop plus a few outside circuits. Pretty sure there are plenty of breaker slots for my needs.
                    From the NW corner of Montana.
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                    • #13
                      My little shop is 12 x 20 and I have at present three circuits in there from my garage panel which is adjacent to the shed. When we bought this house we had the old service upgraded from a 100 amp fused panel to a 200 amp circuit breaker and a few years later we took out the overhead wiring to the detached garage and had a 100 amp CB panel installed there and fed underground from the house. When I had the shed put in for the shop I located it immediately to the right side of the garage and I wired it to the garage panel.

                      Since I'm the only one working there, about the only two things running simultaneously are the shop vac and one tool at a time. I have my overhead lights (all LEDs) on one 15-amp circuit and two separate 20 amp circuits for power tools (one circuit along each of the two 20-ft walls (table saw, drill press, RAS, and router table on one circuit and on the other wall where the benches are, outlets for handheld tools and my small band saw. The fourth 20 amp circuit is for the future, perhaps the 3D printer if it ever arrives. I also keep a couple of smaller lights in the tool circuits.

                      The idea is that you want your main lights separate from your tool circuits. You don't want a tool to trip a breaker and find yourself in the dark.

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                      Last edited by cwsmith; 12-05-2022, 07:37 PM. Reason: Redundant statement.
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                      • #14
                        cwsmith, sounds like you have your shop electrical nailed down... excellent.
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                        • #15
                          Looks great! I’m still trying to add to my garage to increase my shop space. 12x12 is cramped.

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