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#1 posted 04-27-2009 09:45 PM

My shop is 22 X 22, its a garage under my car garage. I put in a separate breaker box with 60 amp service coming from the main box in the garage upstairs. I installed two rows of 5 florescent light fixures in each row. They have two 48” bulbs in each fixture. I also have outlets on the walls about 6 ft apart. The outlets for 120 V are quads and I have a couple of double outlets with 220 V, one on each of the side walls. This has worked great. I also have work lights mounted on the drill press and bandsaw with a 60 watt bulb in them. I have put a retractable power cord in the ceiling so I can hook up hand tools in the middle of the shop without having power cords draped across the stationary equipment.

The shop lights are off of a breaker in the main box upstairs. No lights blink or dim when running the largest of the stationary equipment.

I like a bright shop, and I have been very happy with the way it turned out…its bright just like an operating room.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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