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Old 09-04-2016, 12:26 PM
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Old 09-05-2016, 09:01 AM
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This is like the finish line on a build, so exciting to see a project come together, Looks Great!
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Old 09-10-2016, 08:20 AM
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And then there are times when things move right along.

Last weekend we pulled the big service entry wire. That was an adventure. Actually it wasn't nearly as hard as I imagined. It is two 4/0, one 2/0 and an equipment ground. We made up a pull head and lubed it up real good. Everybody into the 2.5" conduit with one team pushing and another pulling. In about 30min we had it pulled the 100' from the pole to the shop.


Then, this week we miraculously got wall insulation and soffit baffles. Two dudes and about 3hrs one evening. Oh boy, oh boy, it is getting exciting! That panel on the far wall is where my 3-phase equipment is going to mount.



Also this week I finished making up the sub panel. Let's see, how to eat an elephant? All you grounds, over here. All you neutrals over here...


But wait, there's more. Ta da! Sheetrock! Four guys and barely four hours. Wow, that was worth paying someone else to do. That would have taken Tanya and I weeks. They'll be back to tape and float tomorrow. Then Tanya and I are setting up to spray paint. The space feels a little bigger with sheetrock.
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Old 09-10-2016, 08:42 AM
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Scott,

What happened to the Cutler-Hammer three phase panel?

Looks like you went single phase now?

No three phase power available down the street?

Usually that is the case.

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Old 09-10-2016, 05:54 PM
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Scott,

What happened to the Cutler-Hammer three phase panel?

Looks like you went single phase now?

No three phase power available down the street?

Usually that is the case.

CJ
CJ,
This is basic single phase 200A service entry for the building. From here I take 50A across to the opposite wall to a rotary phase converter to make the "manufactured" third leg with three phase out to the CH 3-phase panel. All of the 3-phase service equipment will be surface mount, so I haven't set it yet until drywall and paint is done. Boy, that drywall crew is like a bull in the china shop!
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Old 09-11-2016, 06:53 AM
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Ahhhh, I see...

To be accurate, you don't have three phase service equipment. It is just a branch circuit from your single phase panel.

Very cool! What three phase loads do you have? I looked back in this thread but couldn't find any clues.

Nice job!

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Old 09-11-2016, 08:11 AM
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Ahhhh, I see...

To be accurate, you don't have three phase service equipment. It is just a branch circuit from your single phase panel.

Very cool! What three phase loads do you have? I looked back in this thread but couldn't find any clues.

Nice job!

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CJ,
Thanks for the comments. I hesitated posting a picture of my sub-panel work, knowing that you would be looking .

So far, my only 3-phase loads are my Bridgeport knee mill and 10" Southbend lathe. But it is a growing collection. I'm currently on the prowl for a surface grinder, a small hardinge turret lathe, and a few other pieces. I'll have this new 1200sqft filled up in no time.

(picture from the old shop)


After the RV8 project is done, I intend to spend some time rebuilding machinery and scratch building some other machines and tooling before starting the next airplane. Wow, did I just say that? I'm going to build yet another airplane? Well, gee, I guess. Isn't it just what we do? We'll see.
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Old 09-11-2016, 07:19 PM
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Scott,

Nice!

We never stop building, do we?

I think that I have another airplane in me too!

Keep it up!

See you next year at Osh!

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Old 09-20-2016, 09:51 AM
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We're continuing to make progress. With all of the drywall complete, I was on a mission this weekend to get the interior painted. My current goal is to get the A/C going. It is hot out there. Working backwards from that, we need electricity done. For that we need to finish terminating all of our branch circuits. Before that, we need paint. So, that is where we're at.

I spent a bunch of quality time with a paint sprayer on my lift. On Saturday, before and after our airport fly-in, I sprayed a high-build primer on the walls and ceiling. On Sunday I popped out of bed at 6am and had the whole place painted before noon. What color you ask? WHITE! No, really, the paint was just base with no tint. The reason is for maximum light reflectivity.

We got the floor cleaned up from the over spray and I got to work installing the 35 electrical receptacles. This was the first time that I actually counted them. Do I have enough? Surely not. At the end of Sunday, with my back screaming, I sat in a chair on the porch with some music and a beer for the first time, just watching the world go by. It was awesome! I think this is going to work just fine.

I'm hoping the A/C will go in next week.

I think I'm going to need a new pair of shoes.


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Old 09-22-2016, 05:50 AM
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Scott,
A couple of points:
1.) You're supposed to paint the walls, not yourself...
2.) There's no such thing as having too many electrical outlets. Until you have a short somewhere...

The shop looks great! It's not even finished and I'm jealous already.
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