Oh if you guys only knew...
My Grandfather, he was an excellent machinist, but when it came to electrical stuff, he was a bit off. When I acquired some of his tools, I found the worst wiring I have ever seen. Most of it was undersized lamp cords with no grounds wired to ½ hp motors and whatnot. It was truly scary. I have since replaced it and everything in my shop is of 12 gauge wire.
That gets expensive too though. A lot of people go through the time and money to put heavy gauge wire in their shops, but then use 14 gauge outlets and switches because the cost is so different. (49 cents for 14 gauge versus $2.50 for 12 gauge). Still to do it right everything should be 12 gauge.
Thanks for the reminder Brad.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"