|Forum topic by pete79||posted 975 days ago||832 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
975 days ago
I’m starting with the task of insulating my garage workshop and have a few questions before I get too far:
1. I’m planning to put up a vapor barrier and insulation, covered by plywood or OSB on the walls. I’m not sure what to do with the ceiling. I currently have your typical vaulted garage roof, with no ceiling. Do I put in joists and a ceiling, or do I just insulate the existing roof and leave it vaulted? Puting in a ceiling would leave me with about a 8 foot ceiling. Also, should I use drywall or plywood/OSB for the ceiling?
2. Wiring – I haven’t updated my electrical service yet…but that’s coming in the future. I want to wire the garage to accomodate for that. I will likely run a 50amp subpanel to the garage when I do it. That being said, should I just run all lights on 14/3, 15amp lines, and do all the plugs on 12/3, 20 amp lines? Or is there a better method to follow? Not really knowing what tools will go on which outlets, I’d like to at least have the proper load capacity in the wires in the walls. I’d also like the flexibility to have at least one or two lines on 240v if I choose to go that route.
Just looking for opinions or lessons learned from others here.
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