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New 30 Amp Shed Sub Panel underground electrical feed. - Should I use 10/3 UF-B or 10/2 UF-B and is

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by Don2222, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hi BeGreen

    Thanks for all the advise on the 10/3 you really got me going on the right track! I did not need the beer frige in the winter but I may be looking for one for the summer. Now that the paneling is in I can mount it in a good spot.

    I made a nice wood box for the Electric Panel and wires. After that I moved the T-Stat to the outside front top of the wood box. It works a little better that way!

    Also have a plastic folder on the inside of the wood door that holds the SIGNED town permit!

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  2. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    Bench Electrical part of the shed Electrical is finally done! Next week the Interior lighting is coming in!

    Two Electrical outlets from 2 different 20 amp circuit breakers on wall on each side of bench.
    1. AC 3 prong Power bench strip
    2. 18 VDC lithium ion Drill/Driver charger
    3. 0-18 VDC 10 AMP heavy duty variable Lab power supply
    4. 12 VDC fixed Regulated Power Supply
    5. 12 VDC cigarette lighter jack and bananna jack connectors
    6. 12 VDC Coffee warmer mug with LCD Temperature control



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    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    The interior shed lighting is almost complete. I just have to install an electrical outlet in the ceiling for the LED spotlight to shine on the work!

    Warm White in ceiling (behind 5x1" pine trim board and Loft light along LVL. (Laminated Veneer Lumber - No colar ties needed!)
    Cool white LED spotlight to shine down on hearth work
    Amber LED rope light for hearth glow


    Pic 1 - Shows new strings in box
    Pic 2 - Shows Warm White in ceiling and Loft
    Pic 3 - Shows Even effects of all lighting!

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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Is your car as pimped up as the shed?
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    You know, thems got to be fighting words, I sense a food fight or something coming up :p.
  6. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello BG

    Does this answer your question?

    New England Dragway Class Winner. Sunday! drum roll ! ! !

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    Thought so. Congratulations.
  8. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Thanks BeGreen

    Well, here is the final Electrical Outlet. Now that I have the proper lighting with the LED warm white rope light lighting up the shelves, I still could not see the stove on the hearth for cleaning and working on. So like I have in the main house, a cleaning work light would be nice here. I found the best location is low on the ceiling in the front of the shed so it will shine on the hearth and the front on the stove I am working on.

    The LED spot light works well but, there is no outlet to plug the light into!

    Therefore, I founds some left over 12-3 wire and did the following:
    1. Using a romex connector, I wired the 12-3 into the electrical workbox where the interior light switch is connected.
    2. Then I drilled out holes in the ceiling 2x6s to run the wire to the middle of the front of the shed ceiling to a new work box.
    3. Then I found a small piece of scrap 1x2 piece of pine that I cut to size and nailed it between the studs to mount the LED spotlight.
    4. Using AC tester, test for proper wire connections before final assembly
    5. Plug in spot and using a wire tie bundle the slack to make the wires neat!

    Since I used a piece of scrap 12-3
    Total cost of 20 Amp outlet and box was less than $10.00!

    LED spotlight was only $24.95 at Lowes!

    Now I just have to install a ship lap ceiling!

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    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hi BeGreen
    I finally got this on this rainy night.
    I kid in town had 2 for sale $20 and $50, I choose the newer one (Only 1 yr old) and got it for $45
    Not bad, this is it
    It is the 4.5 Cu Ft model according to the model # so the ad is incorrect.
    http://www.target.com/p/emerson-4-4..._0004de358cd999ff0ae056896a004548&LNM=Primary

    Emerson 4.5 Cu Ft model CR519b - has a nice rack for cans in the door!

    It can be made into a Kegerator with only a few mods. :)
    Looks like the coolant lines in the top have to be moved also!

    See
    http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/emerson-4-6-kegerator-189961/index4.html

    Is this what you are talking about BeGreen?
    Show me your Kegerator Conversion! ! ! LOL
    http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/show-us-your-upright-refrigerator-kegerator-conversion-337942/

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