I have thought about that and I am not sure yet. There is one wall that has not gone up and won't for a while. We will just use 3.7 mill plastic for now, For the walls I will put in 4X9' sheet rock (because the ceiling is 9') using screws and not yet taping and toping. This way if I need to get behind a wall I will just remove that sheet.
One reason I am doing it that way is we are going so fast with all this and the money is short. So if we need to make changes down the line we can and then make it more permanent.
Ya the 220V will probable mean setting anouther panel next to the main panel. The important thing to watch there is "taping in before the main". The proper way this is too be done is setting in a 50amp breaker and then running a circuit off of that breaker. This also will require redoing the 200 amp main to make room. What I will probably do is leave enouth wire out side the box so I can re-run the basement circuits to the new breaker box.
Before I hurt my shoulder I was an ICC certified building inspector for one and two family dwellings. However to be sure of all this I would have to get my code book on electrical and review what the codes says but I think I am right. I do remember that you cannot "tap" before the main breaker at the 200 amp main panel. I am sure some electrician will comment here and I will applicate the input. I also know in the second panel the neutral/ground buss must be removed and in the second panel you cannot put a neutral wire in a ground bus nor a ground on the neutral bus. In the main usually they don't but you can with out it violating Code (unless that changed with the 2006 revisions).
Man thanks for the question, You got me thinking some more. Oh yes one more nice feature of the house is the floor trusses for the up stairs are open web 18" trusses so there will be plenty of room up there to do things.
Man you know what I just thought? I can put in a dust abatement system one day totally above ceiling with just the drop downs. I may look into one where the main blower could be out side the house in a protected enclosure thus reducing the noise in the house!! Maybe that will not be good because you could not see any obstruction in the lines. What do y'all think?
This is why I like the forum, you can get suggestions from so many experienced people and as long as I am willing to listen, and I will stay willing, others can get involved and I can even incorporate their advice.
This way you guys out there really do get to have an active roll in my shop. If you have an idea out there suggest away.
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"We are all one decision away from Stupid!!"
"How often we sacrifice the permanent plans of God on the altar of immediate solutions"
I have a very good memory, just short is all.
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