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This is a list of things we need to do to the warehouse so we can use it. First up is just a list so we can keep track. We can divide out the larger projects in their own sections if desired.

  • Walls for office/clean room area
  • Electrical - at least three 220v outlets, plus more 110v outlets around the space.
  • Lighting - we need more fluorescent lighting, what is in there is ok but not enough
  • AC would be nice, our first month in the warehouse will be in August. Otherwise if we can hold out this first month without it that gives us the coming winter to save up for a proper AC system.
  • physical security - spend an hour or two reinforcing the doors with simple but effective security upgrades (security strikes, 3" screws, reinforcement plates, etc.)


Contents

Walls

We need to section the warehouse into at least 2 or more rooms so we can have a quiet/clean room area and the noisy/messy workshop area.

Supplies we need:


Electrical

We need to decide how many and where outlets should be placed. Allyn's floor plan will help with this.

Supplies we need:

  • 30A 12/3 Romex (3 conductor copper cable plus ground wire)
  • Two more 3 conductor 30A 220v wall outlets
  • 20A 12/2 Romex (2 conductor copper cable plus ground wire) a LOT of this
  • outlet boxes (steel) with faceplates
  • conduit pipe - enough to match all of the romex wire we install
    • conduit box fittings
    • conduit hangers
  • conduit splice connectors


Electrical projects

  • 220v outlets for mill, welder, and PCB reflow oven.
  • Not a requirement but would be nice to make lighting operate off of two 3-way switches, one at each door.
  • Outlets in walls we build


Lighting

The light in the space is barely adequate. We need to scare up more florescent lighting fixtures from craigslist as cheap as possible. There are two light switches next to the garage door, one only controls the amber emergency light in the ceiling. We should repurpose this switch to enable more real lighting. Then we can have a switch for lights in the workshop and a separate switch for lights in the office/clean room.


Air Conditioning

By the numbers it looks like we need a 100k BTU AC unit (8 tons) to cool the entire space. Since that is getting pretty pricey, we might consider just cooling the office/clean room areas. This would get us down to potentially a 4 ton AC unit. More info on AC sizing here.

Based on the formula from the link above,

Square footage: 1500
multiplyer	: 25
Number of people: 30
Number of windows: 2
Min BTU's: 51500 ~ 4.5 Tons
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