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#1 posted 01-30-2017 02:21 PM

Running a sub panel would be smart. My electrician tried to talk me into doing this with my latest basement shop build but I declined (the breaker panel is only 45 feet away was my thinking…..). Now I wish I had done it.

I Also agree that running lots of 120V receptacles in 4 gang boxes is the way to go. I personally like mine to be mounted about 48” off the floor. this allow me to run my dust collection piping low along the wall and not interfere and it has the secondary benefit of keeping the power chords off the floor which makes it a bit easier when its time to clean up.

Personally I’m very picky about the location of the receptacle drops from the ceiling, especially around the TS, so I’d wait on the final location of those until you have the equipment in place exactly where you want it. Since you are in a garage I’m assuming you have a fully drywalled space so you want to be really certain of your receptacle placement before you start cutting through that double layer of sheetrock. Since I’m in a basement and still have open ceilings, I have my electrician leave a little extra wire so I can move the boxes if needed. Sometime 6” makes a big difference!

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