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Well.... I debated about finishing off the basement area where I will be working and decided I just don't want to. I like the charecter of the basement as is and will be going for a more "bunker" feel.

I already installed 2 racks and began transfering my things from the misc places I had them stored. I iwll also be running 2 work tables, 1 rolling table and 4 other rack systems not as big as the two pictured. Pics here are of the start, getting some power around the work area along with lights. still working on it, but will post pics as work continues.

starting from scratch, you can see the 1st box mounted



conduit added and more boxes:



where the outlets will sit in relationship to the benches:



oulets and 4 gang box on teh right side:



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and all the wiring the right way ( I think!):






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I need to learn to run conduit like that. I have three 20 amp circuits I need to get to the home theater, and two more I need to run around my garage like what you've done.

It looks like nice work!

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Ya know the yellow wire nuts are only supposed to be used on the ground wire dont ya?

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Nice looking job.

The connections all look good, but if it's going to be inspected, make sure that those outlets are an a GFI breaker. Since that part of the basement is unfinished, the outlets are required to have GFCI protection.

I suggest a breaker, since the 2x4 boxes you have used won't hold a GFCI outlet, but if you can't use a GFI breaker, there is a way to add one in-line. PM if you need details.

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Looks good. Seems small for a gun range, but you can probably work something out.

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I need to learn to run conduit like that. I have three 20 amp circuits I need to get to the home theater, and two more I need to run around my garage like what you've done.

It looks like nice work!
Thanks. Never bent pipe. Bought a $30 Klein Bender and wrecked 2 10' sections practicing. Best $3 I ever spent!!! Conduit is less than $1.50 per 10' run of .5"

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Nice looking job.

The connections all look good, but if it's going to be inspected, make sure that those outlets are an a GFI breaker. Since that part of the basement is unfinished, the outlets are required to have GFCI protection.

I suggest a breaker, since the 2x4 boxes you have used won't hold a GFCI outlet, but if you can't use a GFI breaker, there is a way to add one in-line. PM if you need details.

Nice Job!
All the outlets need to be GFI or just the 1st one in the run? I may just make the breaker a GFI then.

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Looks good. Seems small for a gun range, but you can probably work something out.
It's perfect for function testing!!!

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Not answering your question, because I don't know...but when using a single GFI to monitor a whole line, doesn't it need to be the *last* device in the line, not that first?

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Not sure exactly where the GFI needs to be in a run. I know code says any outlet within 18" of water needs to be GFI. Otherwise I don't think it matters where in teh run the GFI is as the wiring will dictate if ittakes out the whole run or just that individual outlet. th eway i wired teh run is that every outlet is independent of each other. So the only way to make every outlet GFI is with a GFI breaker. IOf you did a daisy chain configuration then it would make a diffrence where the GFI went.

But again, this is NOT the area of my expertise!!

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I forget about GFI Breakers...I'm so outdated...I remember helping my Dad swap out his *fuse* panel.

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