Never enough power points or lights

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  1. Oct 10, 2009 #1

    tmuir

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    A couple of months back I had 2 twin tube 1.2meter fluorescent lights put into my workshop to add to the 4 single 1meter tubes I had in there and today I had a double otlet installed for my mill so I don't need to use an extension lead.
    So I now have one 4 way and 5 two way outlets in my workshop, and what's the bet in another 6 months I will want another outlet. ::)

    I also have a magnifying lamp on my workbench and still want to get a spot lamp for my mill and one for my lathe too......
     
  2. Oct 10, 2009 #2

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    Here is just what you need. Mount it horizontally on the wall!!




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    Alternatively, mount a strip on the front edge of the workbench. It's a good spot to avoid swarf getting into the outlets.

     
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    tmuir

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    Now there is a thought.
    I have an unused rack at work that has 2 ,14 point rails in it.................

    Wonder if they would mind if I ruined a $7500 rack to improve my workshop? :big:

    I knew when I built my workshop I would need more lights but thought I had power points sorted, but then I bought my mill...
     
  5. Oct 10, 2009 #5

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    Here are some pictures of what I did in my shop. I had three, 20 amp outlets in my garage when I moved in. I have installed 4, 20 amp tripp-lite power strips that just plug into the existing outlets. The power strips were designed to be hard wired but I simply added power cords so they could just be plugged in. Didn't want to have to deal with local permits, etc. These strips each have 12 outlets and are 3 feet long. Altogether now, I have 48 outlets which seems to be enough (for the moment!).



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  6. Oct 10, 2009 #6

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    Wow, thats one tidy workshop.
    I've just cleaned mine up and it still isn't that clean.

     
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    Very nice job. Wish mine were that organized.
     
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    I doesn't matter how many power points you install, give it a month and the extension cords and power boards will be back. I think they get lonely and come looking for company. ;)
     
  9. Oct 10, 2009 #9

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    Tel ........ :noidea: .... but do you have an answer to "odd socks" ....... out of the washing machine 8) ........... cos I don't :eek:

    CC :big:
     
  10. Oct 11, 2009 #10

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    That's cause I been busy getting it organized since we moved in 3 months ago and haven't really done any projects to mess it up!

    Chuck
     

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