Shop Wiring, Finally Complete!

mrhemi

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It has taken me awhile, because of one thing or another, but my shop wiring is now completed to my satisfaction, including the A/C. Next project is the air lines.

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You're going to wire up the air lines next? :)

That looks neater than some of the wiring I saw on vacation last winter!

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Sure, I am going to do them in copper.
I did mine in copper in the last two garages I worked in. Put a flex at the compressor connection. I made a loop of the whole shop with 3/4" all pitched to one corner with a drain/blow off and took all taps (1/2")
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off the top. Install service valves (ball) at each drop for the future. Solder everything.
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How I did my plastic plant in the late '80's and the next one in the 90's.. 1" HEAVY wall copper, with 3/4 and 1/2 in drops. Sure wouldn't wanna buy that pipe today and can you even get it, or is it all just the light residential stuff these days.

That's a LOT of lights mrhemi....
 

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Light residential stuff is rated somewhere around 1200 psi !! I've been dragging the same copper from shop to shop for the past 35 years.
 

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How I did my plastic plant in the late '80's and the next one in the 90's.. 1" HEAVY wall copper, with 3/4 and 1/2 in drops. Sure wouldn't wanna buy that pipe today and can you even get it, or is it all just the light residential stuff these days.

That's a LOT of lights mrhemi....

The vintage incandescent barn / gas station fixtures are to take the edge off of the florescents. They are not on all of the time, only when working on one of the benches or the power tool areas. I find my vision is better for close up work with incandescent light. Some of those are nearing 100 years old.
 

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How I did my plastic plant in the late '80's and the next one in the 90's.. 1" HEAVY wall copper, with 3/4 and 1/2 in drops. Sure wouldn't wanna buy that pipe today and can you even get it, or is it all just the light residential stuff these days.

That's a LOT of lights mrhemi....
Copper is available in K,L, and M grades. M is what you will find in the big box stores and is heavy enough for normal shop line pressure. I used L in my shop as I was in the pipe trades and got a discount through my employer. K is usually found in annealed condition and used under ground for water service (safer than lead!).
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I plumbed my shop with Pet tubing 10 years ago.
 
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