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Old 12-20-2012, 10:58 AM   #16
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Your advice has been helpful and I appreciate it. Hopefully a sparky will come along and see this.

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Also, I think you might need a service disconnect as close as is practicable near the conduit entrance on the second shed? I've heard of a 4-way light switch (each pole switching one leg of the MWBC) being used for this purpose though, so, not expensive.
A double pole switch, but not a 4-way. They look identical but do different things! A 4-way switch would not disconnect power, but just swap the hot legs when you flip it. A simple double pole switch would be fine, and Lowes/HD carries them.

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As for GFCI, yes, GFCI is totally compatible with MWBC. You can put GCFI on just one leg or both if you wish. However, after the GCFI, the neutrals need to remain independent. I.e., don't tie the line side and load side neutrals together.
Since he was asking about using a GFCI breaker rather than receptacles, it really doesn't work with a MWBC. Since the neutral downstream of the GFCI cannot be shared, there's now ay to use a single pole GFCI breaker on a MWBC. You can get double pole GFCIs, and those are fine on a MWBC, but they are very expensive. Better to just use GFCI receptacles, unless you need the protection for a shallow-buried UF cable feeder.
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A double pole switch, but not a 4-way. They look identical but do different things!
D'oh, thanks for the correction!
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Thanks mpoulton. Any comments on the wiring diagram in post #8?

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Love to see a shot of the whole thing!

Is there an info plate on the motor?
Here you go. Not the best of pictures...

http://s1311.beta.photobucket.com/us...%20Table%20Saw

http://s1311.beta.photobucket.com/us...y/Old%20Planer

I found an online community for old wood working machinery. I'm going to post on there to get some advice on cleaning these up before I use them. Will be nice to be able to use these guys but won't get full use of them until the workshop is built!

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If you paste the IMG code from photobucket, the pictures will show here.
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If you paste the IMG code from photobucket, the pictures will show here.
I'm aware; but those are links to two albums containing 16 photos. I'd rather not embed 16 slightly off-topic photos in this thread :-)

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