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    It's difficult to see anyway due to the shelves and the linbin racking, and as long as it works I'm not bothered about it. Plus, I can spend the money on more sockets. On a related note, at some point I need to run 3 phase from the front of the house to the GoP, which will be in SWA, then shielded cable to a couple of red sockets.
    Run the SWA to the first socket and then just use more SWA to the other, be simpler and easier with glands, connections and the like. Or are you pit a 3ph CB in and then to the sockets. I did one a little while ago, the all in one units are great.

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    Anyway, my question was about the sockets (comment was tongue in cheek), the why was why paint the shed?

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    ... the why was why paint the shed?
    To make best use of the light, surely?

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    Default Re: Recommend me a shed

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    To make best use of the light, surely?
    FFS don’t call him Shirley, not after the last time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by go_slow View Post
    Run the SWA to the first socket and then just use more SWA to the other, be simpler and easier with glands, connections and the like. Or are you pit a 3ph CB in and then to the sockets. I did one a little while ago, the all in one units are great.

    s-l300.jpg

    Anyway, my question was about the sockets (comment was tongue in cheek), the why was why paint the shed?
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutin View Post
    To make best use of the light, surely?
    This ^^^ even the relatively light ply absorbs more light than you would think. a cheap tub of white matt is worth throwing at the walls and ceiling. The HS&E website has quite a good guide to light levels for various tasks, IIRC 250 lumens/metre^2 for detailed workshop work, which is what I've aimed for in the GoP. Not quite there in all areas, but it is where it maters, and getting close in the rest.
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    To make best use of the light, surely?
    Quote Originally Posted by Big Pete View Post
    This ^^^ even the relatively light ply absorbs more light than you would think. a cheap tub of white matt is worth throwing at the walls and ceiling. The HS&E website has quite a good guide to light levels for various tasks, IIRC 250 lumens/metre^2 for detailed workshop work, which is what I've aimed for in the GoP. Not quite there in all areas, but it is where it waters, and getting close in the rest.
    I do happen to have some cheap Matt paint, I'll get some splashed on the walls. Need to throw some varnish or something at the floor too (might just pva/water it) to make spills easier to deal with cause that's just ply too.

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    it's worth doing. Lino is good for floors if you aren't planning hot work.

    excellent document here btw on how to do lighting

    http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/hsg38.pdf

    it's a bit different from the basic table I looked at before, give much better design guidance. I'm aiming for 2-300 lux (lumens /m^2) for the whole shop, plus task lighting in various areas like on the lathe and other big tools.

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