Re: John Dewey's Workshop
Day 26, May 18th (4 weeks & 3 days since breaking grond): Not much work today. The brick mason called to say he had not finished his last job and would have to postpone starting mine until Monday. The plumber ran the water line to the shop and had to use a rock saw (all of the white powder is rock dust). He can't connect the water line until it is inspected. I did have him include a separate cut-off valve between the house main line and the shop take-off line. They mounted the exhaust fan (48", 6-blade, 21,500 cfm) today. I have the septic inspector coming next Thursday (I have to have a septic release from the county before the electric company is allowed to install the meter.) Electrician is scheduled to come in on Weds. to put in the meter loop and the panel boxes (outside & inside). I haven't finalized the layout inside enough for that wiring to be done, except for the fan, 2 doors and 2 lifts. I may have him run the lines for those (they are all 230V) and a single 110V quad box just so I can get things running.
Alan: I have some hand sketches that I did to determine the layout & spacing. I will scan the floor plan and post it so you can see. Basically, the shop will have 2 lifts (2 & 4-post); a 16 x 20 office; stairs to the storage area over the office; space for a mill, workbench & welders, storage for shop equipment, racks for my reference book collection, plus room for cars & painting.
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