Ah.... my favorite BS stuff. Throw some fear, uncertainty and doubt into
something when proper knowledge fails.
It's a purpose device. Who cares what may go in there in 5 years? Wire
that in at that time. Unless it's a clothes dryer it won't likely need a
And... who is liable for damages if there is a house fire? Here it comes...
THE INSURANCE COMPANY. Please explain how the home owner is going to liable
for wiring a saw with 10/2 with a ground? He's not. Even if he wires it
wrong and sells the house, he's not liable. Geeze...
Better you should ask a contingency-fee attorney. Of course its not the
"norm," but if you re-work your home's electrical service and sell it to
someone who dies in a fire blamed on your wiring, you can bet the attorney's
will be looking at the depth of your pockets.
And don't take legal advice from a real estate broker - they aren't even
allowed to write purchase and sale contracts!
All we (those of us urging prudence, code compliance and completeness) are
doing istryng to give OP the best advice possible. we are talking the
difference of less than twenty-cents per foot for a host of reasons the
least of which might well be his eventual liability exposure.
I grant you that the device will operate if he only pulls two blue twelve
gauge conductors across the room and staple them to the floor joists rather
than enclose them in EMT or the equivalent.
But I wouldn't do it that way nor advise another to take that minimalist
route to wire shop or home.
Nope, not liable just like you are not liable if you sell your car and the
new owner wrecks it. The owner is making the decision to buy your house and
has every opportunity to inspect or have it inspected before closing.
Unless stipulations are noted, houses are sold "as is".
I know that to be the case in Ontario, and I'm pretty sure in all of
New houses have warranties as well. But ifyou have a 1000 sq-ft house
and decide to add 4000 sq-ft, you're on your own with the contractor.
(Still needs to meet code though.)
Anyone can install wiring. That's why there are inspectors. Same with
Natural Gas fitters are a different story, for all the obvious reasons.
You need a 3-phase power if your cutterhead on your jointer has 3
Oh what to do! I'm currently wrestling with my used right tilt Unisaw
that I recently upgraded to, but my black leads are going to the left
side screws on the 240volt receptacles. I'm afraid they must go to the
right side screw terminals, so I guess I have to get rid of it and get a
left tilt saw to match my wiring. By the way which is better left or
right tilt saws.
And now Rob says I need 3 phase power. The DJ-20 that BARRY made me aware
of says it is single phase on the motor, but it has three cutter heads.
If I upgrade to three phase power what happens if I then upgrade to a
spiral cutter head, will I need 60K power for all those multiple cutters?
And now I'm going to do my dust collection. So I have heavy walled
spiral pipe and fittings along with blast proof Kevlar hoses (yes I'm not
kidding .... but they were a freebie)but do I need to ground the bags on
the collector itself; after all they are only fabric and the dust in them
is not grounded. The complexity and danger of it all, good thing I read
the Wreck daily :)
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