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First, Thank All of You for the help I have been offered.
The work being done is a continuation of an older interest,
lapidary. I am forced to use such space as my property constraints
will allow. I stopped while I moved away to attend school and look
for work in the Metroplex ( DFW ).
The rough electrical are in place. I am over wiring the studio as it
will be very difficult for me to go in and change things afterward. I
looked in my catalogs and saw nothing of interest using more than 110
volts and 220 volts / 20 amp service. More expansion is available in
the adjacent enclosed double garage.
A GFI circuit breaker is provided in the new 100 amp. sub panel . I
am installing circuits which may not be used for some time. and also
making provisions for lighting in the same manner. By changing how
the circuits are tied together, I expect to have a high degree of
flexibility . Remember, I worked in industry.
I have laid out several triangle areas in which I do not need to get
out of my chair to switch on lighting, power or ventilation.
I have re wired, re plumbed my house and done other improvements
under home owner permits. I have a licensed electrician to oversee
and inspect my work as well as do the more demanding jobs.
My work will meet or exceed code. I do not cut corners. I just can
not perform heavy work or work long periods. So contractors install
the plywood sheathing and the fire resistant heavy sheetrock. I work
slowly and take breaks frequently and If I hurt, I stop for a while.
I once was a paraplegic for nearly a year. ( very bad accident ) I
learned " First you walk on your will, then You walk on Your legs."
This studio will hold benches, oven, casting machines, buffing area,
sink, and a 3 speed ventilation fan plus external make up air.
How many changes of air / hr. is recommended ? I am planing for 4 to
12 ( via 3 speed vent fan ). This will depend on my activities . Also
a gas and carbon monoxide detector will be provided. The air supply
is entirely independent from my household area.
These are my Golden Years
Retired Old Baby Boomer.