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Tom Megow
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Jun 20th, 2017 at 2:56pm
 
Our new place came with a nice sized shop. I have never had more than a very small shop.
Is there a group or program to help me layout this new shop.
It is just four walls, 110 outlets on the perimeter,a concrete floor and a roll up door on each end.
Pretty much a blank canvas. I'd hate to put it together only to find out the layout is all wrong
Thanks
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Re: Shop Layout
Reply #1 - Jun 20th, 2017 at 3:03pm
 
The Grizzly website has a free shop layout planner that is helpful.
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Reply #2 - Jun 20th, 2017 at 3:19pm
 
Measure all of the heavy equipment you have that would need a major footprint as well as any workbenches you will want and make cutouts of them as well as a scale of the floor plan of the shop.

Then lay out those machine cutouts and workbenches. This allows you move things around till it fits. Remember to place thing near outlets and plan to run in more than a few 220 outlets... on the face of the walls... not inside. 
It's FAR easier to add power if you don't have to try to chase everything inside the walls.

Some people like their lathe against the wall while I prefer mine to be angled out from the corner of my room so I can freely get to the other side for cleaning as well as  turning from that side of the lathe.

Whatever outlets are already there, plan to double them as you can always use more outlets but it really (edited out) when the only open one is on the other side of the room.

Don't forget a space for the dorm fridge!! Smiley

You might also want to think about either getting rid of the roll up doors or at least one of them. Major heat loss!!
Instead of the roll up doors fram in a 4' wide door as pretty much everything you need can go thru that size door.
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Re: Shop Layout
Reply #3 - Jun 20th, 2017 at 3:42pm
 
I will do one better than Ralph said. He brings up a VERY GOOD POINT:

Whatever outlets are already there, plan to double them as you can always use more outlets but it really (edited out) when the only open one is on the other side of the room.

I would put continuous strips of 110V outlets and add 220V outlets spaced no more than 6 feet along the perimeter.

This is easy to have done BEFORE the tools arrive. Also, paint your floor (non-skid gloss) and walls (glossy bright white) for easy washing and cleanup and to keep the place bright.

Oh, add lights (LEDs) Add these in rows probably no more than 6 feet apart.

Congrats on the new shop! Smiley Smiley Smiley
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Reply #4 - Jun 20th, 2017 at 5:00pm
 
Here's a shot of mine before filling it up with "stuff":

4 outlet boxes of 110 and a 2 outlet 220 alternating around the shop....4' between boxes.



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Reply #5 - Jun 20th, 2017 at 5:02pm
 
Apparently, the software hates the word: sukks, except for when it is misspelled. Shocked
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