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#1 posted 08-20-2018 04:36 AM

My biggest headache is all my wall outlets. My good friend, the electrician, told to put the boxes with the top at 48” off the floor. Since then I’ve told him more than once I ought to kick his butt up between his hair so he has to part it to take a dump!!! The problem is if you lean a sheet of plywood up against the wall you cover the outlet.
I’ve got 2-3 outlets I can’t use because of storing sheet stock.

My advice. Lots of outlets, lots of light, and lots of insulation, If you do a concrete floor, put a light colored epoxy finish on it. It will reduce humidity and the light color will help dramatically. I have never regretted the money I spent. In you neck of the woods you might need a dehumidifier. My climate is somewhat drier. For me I heat my garage with plug in heaters. I’ve got 3 milk house heaters and a 220 radiant heater. After I get the shop warmed up I will shut them down as needed. I have a concrete floor and in the real serious part of winter mid January to the end of February there’s just no way to get the shop warm. Once that concrete gets cold, below zero,
I’m screwed. That’s when I go ice fishing or do some reloading in the Man Cave.

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