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Old 16th June 2003, 07:01 PM   #1
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I moved to an older house about 5 months ago and noticed that my house was poorly wired being on a farm I did have the advantage of having a large service (200 Amp & 100 Amp)....so my design goal was the following:

1/ A good clean 15 amp circuit for my main computer

2/ Another 15 amp circuit for my wifes computer in her office

3/ A 220 Vac 30 amp circuit for my Lab

4/ The most impotant was 2 15 amp circuits for my living room where I have most of my audio and vidieo equipment

Wiring was not a big Deal because I get it cheap through my wholesaler....but I wanted some good filtered lines for protection and for noise immunity. I had alot of the parts in my magic storage cases..haha....so I started laying out what I wanted.
Because most of my design work is automation control I wanted to something a little crazy.....so I asked my self what would be practical...ahhh...some nice digital meters for the 100 amp panel that was not being used....so i built a 51/2 digit volt and amp meter to monitor the panel.....I then ran all appropriate wiring to the different rooms and I ran my cat 5 and RG6 also at the same time..(I`m a satellite nut with 4 dishes)....I had a new Potter 30 amp line filter to utilise and 4 Hubbel 15 amp filters along with quite a few IEC filters to utilise...oh and i forgot to mention I installed a new ground rod off the 100 amp panel....here are some pics of some of the parts:
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Old 16th June 2003, 07:02 PM   #2
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the filters and control parts.......and you`ll notice the infrared board for controlling the outlets

and that in the background is my Heintzman piano....never move that AGAIN!!!!!! it was Damn heavy..LOL
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Old 16th June 2003, 07:05 PM   #3
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another pic
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Old 16th June 2003, 07:14 PM   #4
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The Frost 300va isolation transformer is for the Lab.....here is the distribution amp and filter that I built to distribute my satellite feed to 4 tvs and 2 computers
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Old 17th June 2003, 02:08 AM   #5
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Interesting ideas, and it looks like it's coming together well, but of course you have checked that your mods are within your local wiring code of course?
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hmm so thats y my light dim every nite. its joe dirt turning on the stereo
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Old 17th June 2003, 03:33 AM   #7
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you bet Karma.....I think Caledonia gets its power from Hamilton!!!hahaha

and Pinkmouse...all the wiring is done beyond code specs

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Joe,

That aluminum box looks like it’s dieing to be a gainclone chassis. Perhaps a 12x12 pull box could be used for the power project.

I know where Hamilton gets it power from:
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cool pic!!!! Da5id4Vz.....I have a abundance of that aluminim profile in many sizes....got it from arisio in Italy.....I made some HVAC equipment frames with it....nice stuff to work with
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I assume your referring to control systems for HVAC? Either way thats too cool.

The left side of the photo is Ontario Hydro. The right side of the photo is NY power authority. I had a cool summer job while in college painting transmission towers in the substation. Four inch continuous corona discharge as you approached some of the towers was not uncommon.

The summer I was there they ran the transmission lines between the two dams allowing for international power sales.

The aluminum is great; I can see chassis, equipment racks, jigs, fixtures, furniture, transportation, housing... Its like metal tinker toys! Must be expensive too.
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