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Wiring a Shop for Outlets and Lights

Electrical Wiring Methods for a Shop and Light Fixtures: I’m building a shop and have questions about electrical wiring.

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Electrical Question: I’m building an auto shop and have questions about electrical wiring.

I am in the process of building a 30 x 50 auto shop and have a couple questions:

  1. What are the pro’s and cons to running the electrical surface mount in conduit verses in the wall, other than cost? Walls will be finished with OSB plywood.
  2. How would can lighting compare to florescent lighting in energy efficiency and light output in a  10′ 4″ metal ceiling?

This electrical wiring question came from Damien, in Continental, Ohio.

Additional Comments: Very helpful website!

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Damien.

Wiring Shop Outlets and Lights

Application: Wiring for a Workshop.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, electric drill, auger bits and extension cord.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and install electrical circuit wiring.
Notice: Installing additional outlet wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

Electrical Wiring Methods for a Shop and Light Fixtures

NOTE: Careful planing for electrical circuits is essential when building and wiring a new shop. The initial installation cost is much lower than having to add electrical circuits in the future.

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