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

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RussellAP

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#1 posted 531 days ago

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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