Who's rewired their house for this hobby?

Guy Sotomayor 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
> somewhere?
> Not yet sure how expensive it would be, but my wife thinks I'm completely
> certifiable.
> Todd Killingsworth

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