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Can I install a new 30A breaker in an empty slot in 125A panel?

I got one of these Wen #3403 Dust Collectors as a Christmas gift and I'm wondering if hooking it up is a matter of installing a new breaker and running a 10/2 line to the garage. I have air ...
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Where do the hinge knuckles go on these fold down table legs?

https://youtu.be/e9GSTO-4Txo?t=119 is a This Old House fold down workbench (among other things). The knuckle of the leg hinge (at 1:59) appears to be pointed into the 2x4 of the table top frame. If so,...
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Build workbench against wall or free standing [closed]

I am building a large workbench (10' x 3') and my original plan was to build it against the wall of the basement. However, I have no width constraint, so I was thinking maybe it would be better to ...
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Removing a surface-mounted shop light

In my garage, I have some surface-mounted (or flush-mounted) fluorescent shop lights. I would like to replace them with LED shop lights, instead. They are just plug-in lights, so the electrical part ...
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Electrical - 50A to 20A Adapter for heater?

I am currently in the process of remodeling my detached garage and have run into a snag with the electrical. The previous owner ran 6-2 wiring out to the garage into a 50A outlet but then pigtailed a ...
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How much power should I run to my workshop?

I have a work shop currently powered with a 20 amp breaker coming from my main panel. I want to dedicate that to a small hot water heater, and run more power for other appliances. I was thinking of ...
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What is/are the advantages of leaf/book type storage over drawers

The book page/leaf idea looks appealing to me, but they don't seem very space efficient. My intuition is that when they are collapsed against the wall, there is quite a bit of space in there between ...
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House and Shop on 100 AMP Service

I'm looking at buying a home that only has a 100 AMP service. I would like to have a small woodworking shop in the basement, but am worried that this will be too much for the service. While upgrading ...
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Insulation of an unheated workshop

I have a small workshop in my backyard. The previous owner of has installed an insulation with mineral wool behind paneling on the walls and the ceiling. Now I have to replace the electric ...
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Is an electrical lockout a good way to protect children in a workshop?

I have a small work shop in my basement with the usual power tools: table saw, miter saw, etc. I also have a kid that is more and more curious about what is in that room every day. While she (...
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Looking to setup a 100Amp panel in my attached garage and have ideas/questions

I want to install a 100 Amp panel to my attached garage. The location is about 50-60' from my service panel, which is 200 amp utility service. The purpose of this circuit is for a small pottery kiln ...
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Can a Solartube be installed in a garden shed?

Can a Solar tube be installed in a "Tuff Shed" , used as a workshop? There is no drywall ceiling- just a plywood roof covered with shingles, tar paper, etc. The height of the shed is about 10 ft.
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Looking for quick attach and release options for a table top attached to a metal frame

Below is what I have. There are small pre drilled holes but I can add more or make the existing one larger. What is not shown in the picture is the fact that the legs are foldable. My plan is to ...
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double power point with extra switch

How do I wire a Deta double power point with extra switch. I am replacing the double power point and putting in the Deta double power point with extra switch. Thanks in advance TMac.
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Support header sizing for a large garage workbench

I'm building a workbench for my garage that folds up against the wall. The workbench will be 13 feet wide and 3 feet deep. Both ends of the workbench will be supported directly. The back of the ...
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How should I insulate my shed to avoid mold and mildew?

I'm having a 16 by 12' shed built on-site because of difficulties getting down my driveway. It's to be a woodworking shop to build small furniture in. I live in Beaufort SC. It will have cement lap ...
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Does either capacity or body type contribute to a less noisy wet/dry vacuum?

I'm looking at buying a wet/dry vacuum. So far I favor the plastic-body variety, because I'll be able to bang it a little while dragging it around through its wheels, without constantly worrying that ...
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How to fix this bench vise that has a missing handle

I have a bench vise that is missing the piece that you grab onto to tighten it up. Is it possible to replace this part?
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Simplify the shop, reduce storage space… use hand powered tools [closed]

Sometime ago, I read something online, magazine, somewhere. It was the story of somebody who ran a chair making shop at Williamsburg (or similar venue). The shop owner went to use a hand held ...
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What size circuit breaker do I need?

I am wiring a workshop in my backyard. I ran 4 gauge wire from the main panel to a pull out fused panel then wire goes inside to a subpanel. The sub panel has 2 - 20 amp circuit breakers for the shop ...
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Cleanest way to empty shop vac?

I've been cutting a lot of MDF and using my shop vac on the dust collection port of my table saw. I've never been a fan of emptying my shop vac but this definitely makes it worse. You can't place ...
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Can you help save re-staining project please

So, I embarked on this re-staining project a while ago and I made certain to Sand, Pre-condition, stain, wait for first coat to try, before applying second coat. Problem is it came out a disaster. I ...
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Wood Working in Basement with Furnace

I'm thinking about setting up a woodworking workshop for hobby projects in my basement. However, my basement is small and my woodworking would take place close to my furnace / hot water heater. Is ...
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Can I use LED lighting sources to illuminate my workbench and desk?

I have a home-based business and recently moved to a house with a detached garage. I plan to remodel a part of the garage for my new workshop. I've been looking for lighting options in LED. I need ...
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How to install a electrical outlet box in a workbench?

I'm building a workbench for hobby electronics. I have have my basic blue prints for the bench. I want to install outlets(3-4) along the back of the bench, embedded into the workbench. I want to ...
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What is a good finish for a plywood benchtop?

I just completed a simple workbench using dimensional lumber. The top is 3/4" plywood. What is a good—preferably clear—finish that would harden it and protect it from dings and scratches? I found an ...
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How to determine the correct capacity for a sub-panel for a shop?

I plan to install a sub-panel for my woodworking shop, and would like to determine the total capacity that should supply that sub-panel. These are the main items that will likely be running in the ...
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Can I use a shop-vac for dust collection in a workshop?

I have a small workshop with a palm sander and a table saw. Both have dust collection ports and I'd like to take advantage of that. I've only seen short glimpses of dust collection systems on ...
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How can I add 100 amp electrical service to a shop?

I am going to wire my shop and want ot run #2 copper to a 100amp breaker panel. I really do not have the space in the 200 amp panel in the house, my question - is there a way to pull this wire off the ...
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Does it make sense to try mounting the jigsaw onto the table?

I'm trying to get my shop completed for hobbyist woodworking. I own a jigsaw that's very useful, but I'd like to be able to attach it to a table-like surface (still don't got a pro-table, I'm using a ...
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Building a Work Area in the Basement - Requesting Feedback

I am a new homeowner of about 2 months now. I have not done much in the way of home repair before now, but I do find that I am quite capable so far. My largest project so far was the re-tiling of my ...
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Should pegboard be part of the workbench or attached to the wall behind the workbench?

Is it better to buy a workbench with the pegboard back included or to buy an inexpensive workbench and install the pegboard back on the wall?
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Would running a band saw or cnc machine in my basement be safe?

I'd like to get a band saw and drill press but I don't have room in my garage so I'd like to put it in my basement. The problem is I don't have any ventilation to remove sawdust so would having it in ...
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Is there a thermostat-controlled corn heater sized for a shop/garage?

I'm looking for a way to heat my 4-car garage. Two bays are for cars, one is for the mower and other items, one is my workshop. I live in Minnesota, with very cold winters, so a heater is necessary ...
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What would be the best configuration for casters for a workbench?

I'm planning to build a movable workbench and I was curious what the best setup for casters would be. I was thinking 1 locking at each corner, but that looks a bit overkill. Are two locking casters ...
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Can I plug a workbench mounted double gang outlet into a single gang wall outlet?

I'm thinking about building a workbench on one side of my garage, but I need more outlets for all of my tools. I'm not planning on running everything at once, I just don't want to keep unplugging ...
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Where can I find garage building plans?

If I wanted to build a detached garage/workshop, where can I find complete, detailed plans? I'd like to be able to estimate building cost from a materials list. I'm not certain what style I'd want, ...