However, it would be hard to maintain that his in-floor dust-collection system is anything but practical. Randy took several months to plan it. "That was the first thing I did when F decided to build the shop," he says. "Look around and you'll see there's plenty of room that isn't bein taken up by ducts and hoses. A 3-hp Penn State four-bag unit commands the system.
Another area where he didn't skimp was electricity. Randy had 200-amp service installed, assuring that his tools would have plenty of current without him worrying about overloading. Me plugs each of the suspended fluorescents into dedicated 120-voit circuits.
Those fluorescents complement the ample natural light from two 4' windows along the 42' east wall. "When I wired the shop, 1 figured that if a light fixture went bad, I could just unplug it and plug in a new one," explains Randy, who keeps a tew spares on hand for emergencies.
Was this article helpful?
THIS book is one of the series of Handbooks on industrial subjects being published by the Popular Mechanics Company. Like Popular Mechanics Magazine, and like the other books in this series, it is written so you can understand it. The purpose of Popular Mechanics Handbooks is to supply a growing demand for high-class, up-to-date and accurate text-books, suitable for home study as well as for class use, on all mechanical subjects. The textand illustrations, in each instance, have been prepared expressly for this series by well known experts, and revised by the editor of Popular Mechanics.