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tiptop
02-15-2009, 06:55 PM
Hi All,
I have not posted anything for a while, been kind of busy working around the house and then putting up wireway and conduit in my spare time. I liked the looks of the way John Stevenson had his place wired so I looked around and found this stuff in the following pictures.

This is some wireway and a 10" X 10" pull/splice box

http://photos.imageevent.com/aatiptop/treeandshopaddittion/electricalconstruction/websize/Electrical%20construction%20002.jpg

Here is some wireway, a 6" X 6" pull box and a little conduit.

http://photos.imageevent.com/aatiptop/treeandshopaddittion/electricalconstruction/websize/Electrical%20construction%20012.jpg

Here is a mess for you all. Good thing I have everything tagged.

http://photos.imageevent.com/aatiptop/treeandshopaddittion/electricalconstruction/websize/Electrical%20construction%20015.jpg

More of the same.

http://photos.imageevent.com/aatiptop/treeandshopaddittion/electricalconstruction/websize/Electrical%20construction%20016.jpg

See next post for a little more.

tiptop
02-15-2009, 07:00 PM
Here is some conduit runs for lights, plugs and switches.

http://photos.imageevent.com/aatiptop/treeandshopaddittion/electricalconstruction/websize/Electrical%20construction%20017.jpg

More wireway and conduit.

http://photos.imageevent.com/aatiptop/treeandshopaddittion/electricalconstruction/websize/Electrical%20construction%20018.jpg

I need to thank my friend Lugnut (Mel) for giving me a lot of help on this project. It has been kind of a slow go, but I believe I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now. I just have to make up all my connections and add the switches and plugs and such.

Jay

lane
02-15-2009, 07:02 PM
One thing for sure .You did it the right way. I always thought if I ever have the chance to build a new and bigger shop That is what I was going to do. We had it that way at a shop I worked in for years and if you need to add a new circuit it was very easy to add more wire. Looks real good. you will be very happy with that.

Bob Ford
02-15-2009, 07:44 PM
Very nice! I think that as time passes you will be glad you have the raceway. Easy to add or change circuits. From the pictures I think you should have a good ground path. If in doubt of good ground/bond pull a ground wire. A proper ground is the most important connection as it keeps someone from getting hurt.

Bob

JoeFin
02-15-2009, 08:03 PM
That is how we used to wire botteling lines in the wine country. Best thing about wire-way, its so easy to make changes for new machines

Nice Job

tiptop
02-15-2009, 08:18 PM
Thanks Lane, that means a lot coming from you.

Bob, thanks for looking. The ease of changes down the road is what sold me on this system. I ran a ground / bond all the way around, as I don't trust just connectors.

Glad you approve Joe, how have you been doing?

I got very lucky price wise, otherwise I could not have afforded this system. I was quoted $15 per ft for the raceway new, and I have installed about 110' of it so far. I found it used, and so its on it's second time around.

Jay

JoeFin
02-15-2009, 09:12 PM
Glad you approve Joe, how have you been doing?

I got very lucky price wise, otherwise I could not have afforded this system. I was quoted $15 per ft for the raceway new, and I have used about 110' of it so far. Mine is used once and on to its second time around.

Jay

Jay - Coming from you I know its nothin but quality!

Wire-Way at $15 a ft - you are so way ahead of the game it is not funny.

We had a foreman take a "Verbal" change order for all Stainless Steel Wire-Way and conduit on a botteling line once. Then the engineer developed amnishia - over $240K in the hole

lugnut
02-16-2009, 09:17 PM
Wow Jay, your photos turned out pretty good. Looks like you've been busy and that I had better pay a visit for some inspection work.
Looks good Jay:)
Mel

J Tiers
02-16-2009, 09:37 PM
Just don't forget the current derating for multiple wires/circuits in one raceway, and you'll be fine. Just say no to hot wireway!

That's the quality way to go...... no doubt about that.