|Forum topic by Jim Reeves||posted 01-07-2016 05:09 PM||1136 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
01-07-2016 05:09 PM
Hi, my name is James Reeves, from Trenton, Ontario, Canada l have been away for at least a couple of years with health issues etc. About 2 years ago a friend of mine made me a deal, she is turning 76 next month widowed since 1998 her husband a cabinet maker built a 24’ x 40’ shop.
She said l could have 100% use of her shop and her 1 car garage, in return help her around her house painting shopping etc . I could not turn that down, but about 2 years ago preparing to move basement shop to new in town shop heart issues, diabetic issues popped up.
1 – What types are good for cold start ups, what sizes T 5, T8, T 12 and is 32 watts average?
2- The shop 24 ft deep how far apart should fixtures be for good lighting, the same for 40 ft length how far apart should each be, should l have a mixture of 4 ’ and 8 ft lengths?
3 – For wiring, prior renter changed 240 into 110 need to change back, should l have wall plugs on wall 6 ft apart like in a house, putting 3 plugs in ceiling now just one, before any lights and wiring having present wiring inspected.
4 – Last question for now, before l do the above after wiring inspection want to paint the ceilings and walls, i read online ceilings should be white and walls a lighter color to best reflect ceiling lights.
I just want some advice from those who have done this, ceiling is 8 ft high, ceilings and walls are chipboard sheets and main heat is a fair size wood furnace.
Once l get the above done which will be done l hope by spring, then l can start building shelves benches where l want them and relocated present cabinets and 12 ft long benches.