Workshop setup #5: More power!

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Blog entry by FlashG posted 06-17-2012 11:03 AM 1336 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As promised, MUCH better electrics have been installed! Heaps of powerpoints and in all the right places. Got two overhead sockets right in the middle of the garage which should minimise any trailing cables. I went and bought some more paint so that once the back wall is done I can get straight into the finishing process. I won’t say the end is in sight just yet but it’s definitely getting closer.

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#1 posted 06-17-2012 12:05 PM

Cool! how much amp circuit breaker do you have for it?

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#2 posted 06-17-2012 02:43 PM

Please don’t take this as criticism, but why did you run on the outside of the walls when you had the studs exposed?

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#3 posted 06-17-2012 08:11 PM

Hi Jumbojack,

It’s a valid question! The answer is that only the back wall has been exposed since I bought the property. I’m keen to get everything set up and am happy to have the conduit running on the outside walls. While I do like to do things “right”, in this case I’m happy with the tradeoff between the amount of work involved in removing the existing walls and running the cables behind, and the potential difficulty of being slightly limited in where I might want to wall-mount some stuff with the conduit on the outside. I actually thought there would be three lines running vertically (one for each set of sockets) but I think this way is better.

And Alexandre, there’s only a 20-amp circuit breaker. If I want anything more I’ll need to run a new cable to the garage. Maybe one day when I learn how to drill, saw, sand and grind all at the same time :-)

Thanks for looking guys.

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