Who's rewired their house for this hobby?
ggs at shiresoft.com
Fri Nov 21 17:00:28 CST 2014
My wife thinks I'm certifiable too. ;-)
When we were looking for our current house, one of the requirements was
that there was a place for my "stuff". The place that we found has a
1400 sqft shop as a separate building. However, it needed work to be
suitable for all of my classic computer stuff. It needed a significant
power upgrade (now has 200A @ 220v) which required a 400' trench from
the pole and 5ton AC to keep things cool. The electricians put in
*many* 30A 120v and 30A 220v circuits (there are 2 panels that are
*full*). ;-) It wasn't cheap but now all my stuff is close by and can
be run when I get the desire. ;-)
TTFN - Guy
On 11/21/14 11:46 AM, Todd Killingsworth wrote:
> Hi All -
> I'm looking into getting a bigger Sun box (bigger than my E3000) and after
> reading the specs... If I'm really going to do this, I'll need to get some
> 220v outlets wired up. (I'm in the US.) Any advice to pass along for this?
> I'd much rather listen to other people's surprises than have to rediscover
> them on my own.
> How much of what you collect requires 220v? How many big boxes do you keep
> running - 24/7 or just turn it on/off as you want to use it?
> I guess somewhere in the back of my mind, I realized that old machines
> took lots of power. But do the collectors here wire up their homes and
> keep machines there? Or do you have another place (old warehouse or
> somesuch) that already supports multiple 220v hookups? Or do you colo it
> Not yet sure how expensive it would be, but my wife thinks I'm completely
> Todd Killingsworth
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