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Posted on My New Shop's Electrical System - What do you think?

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#1 posted 02-06-2013 06:33 PM

Charles, just remember to keep outlets at least 18” above the floor and run that EMT either low or high so you can mount shelving. If you plan to have a wood storage rack on your wall, don’t drywall that area, just plywood over the studs and make sure they are in good shape. In fact it’s a good idea to replace any studs that are not in good shape. Also it’s a good time to add studs and or bracing for future needs. One piece of advice, don’t over do the outlets, you’ll find a 20A retractable cord at Rockler that works great. I use it for machines on the other end of my shop where the garage doors are and if I need to work outside on a nice day. I like to keep as many plugs on the ceiling as possible so I can see the cords and not trip or get them tangled up.

By exposed, I mean not inside the wall.

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