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  1. Definitely don’t want the 52”, just the 36”. Any thoughts on the two overarm dust options? I’m considering doing the router table and lift.

    I’m coming from a small jobsite saw so the PCS would be a luxurious amount of table depth, but I’ll also price out the ICS. 

  2. Not really. In the end, it’s a fairly small job. If prices were back to normal I’d save a few hundred bucks, $1k max on the materials. I’m guessing we’ll finish up in the $10-15k range depending on what else I hire out. Considering that we were quoted nearly $30k for the job last fall, the difference in material cost is not a big deal.



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  3. On 6/1/2021 at 10:05 AM, TomInNC said:

    Ok. I'm guessing our supply prices are pretty similar.

    FWIW, in the fall I had a 120amp subpanel put in my carport for an EV charger and future shop build. The main panel is in our basement on the opposite side of the house. Straight line it’s about 100’ away, but there was about 20’ vertical so they probably ran 150’-175’ to route it cleanly. They ran a circuit to the EV charger and wired that in and added another 120v outlet near the subpanel. 

    Main wire, 120amp breaker, conduit, subpanel, 60amp 240v circuit, 20amp 120v circuit with weatherproof box, misc parts, and labor was around $2k total. 

  4. How much has it “skyrocketed?” Ask the electrician for the breakdown of parts vs labor. Around here, contractors at times add quite a premium to their labor when they get booked up. You can verify the cost of the panel and rough cost of wire. 

    Get a quote from another electrician to see if they are in the same ballpark. We saw more than 5x difference between two contractors for the same job recently. 

  5. Can anyone recommend decent weather resistant storage cabinets? Similar (size/shape, not necessarily color or styling) to the pic below?

    Most options I can find are hideous or have very bad reviews. I don’t want diamond plate or loud colors. Plastic, composite, and metal are fine, as long as they won’t rust or break down outside with some exposure to rain and weather.

    They will be along the outside edge of one of the bays in our carport so they will receive some indirect weather. Just want to be able to store some kids toys/helmets/etc, a few gardening tools, and a few car/tractor related things in them for quick access without having to leave them in the open.

    I have very little desire to make them out of wood, I’d rather just buy something.


  6. 15 minutes ago, Just Bob said:

    It's a great idea.  Do you have any weight in the rear to counter the weight of the water?  My rear tires are liquid filled and I have a ballast box when using my forks for heavy stuff.

    Yep. Loaded tires and 5’ bush hog (500lb) on the 3pt. I’ve carried 2 filled 55gal barrels on a pallet without issue and could definitely handle more. Since I had to keep the loader higher up with this setup, I was cautious driving down our hill and had it in 4wd, but the rear didn’t lighten up as much as I thought it might. 

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  7. It actually worked very well. I was able to water out 14 orchard trees and ~60-70 berry bushes from the seat of the tractor. Since we don’t have running water near any of that, this was significantly faster and I was able to more thoroughly water them. 

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