In the Beginning, Stu Said

“Let there be POWER

And there was, and it was (very) good!

Shed Subpanel

Shed Subpanel

Here is the shed’s new subpanel.  40A of power directly from the house main switchboard, down to the shed, and out into the circuits I’ve mentioned before (light x 1, 10A x 2, 15A x 2)

I had to put up this board for the electricians to mount the switchboard to – guess the joinery method would look kind of familiar!

I had the saw rewired so that it had the correct rating lead and plug on it (it is a 14.5A machine, but for some strange reason from the machine’s junction box to the plug, it was only 10A cable, and a 10A plug.)  It now has a 15A cable (most likely rated quite a bit higher), and a 15A plug.  For those that don’t know, a 15A plug as an oversized earth pin, so the plug cannot fit into a 10A socket.

Circuits

Circuits

So that is the new box, so power issues are (near to being) resolved. (I still have a little issue of the dust extractor – 2HP, but seems to draw near 15A to start!)

All up, including a couple of motion detectors for elsewhere on the property, and them doing all the work (including digging!), $1000.  Seems a lot when you write it down, but without power, there are no electrons to murder!

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