Electrical Wiring for an Attached Garage
How to Plan the Electrical Circuits for Your Garage – Garage electrical wiring diagram and considerations for wiring garage circuits, complete with pictures. Careful planning for your garage with immediate and future equipment considerations will help you understand how to size your electrical circuit requirements.
Planning Circuits for Wiring an Attached Garage
Electrical Question: I Need to run a circuit to the attached garage to accommodate an electric heater of 5000 watts (17,000btu) and it needs a 240 circuit.
- I also am splitting the lights/outlets currently in the garage into at least two breakers to take load off of the single breaker that feeds the garage today (and actually part of the den).
- I was thinking of simply putting a sub panel in the garage to handle two regular voltage circuits, and the needed 240v circuit.
- I’m not sure if I can run a sub-panel to do this, or would just be better off running a straight line back to the main panel and installing a 240v outlet in the garage run off the main panel, and then simply putting a normal voltage sub-panel in for the garage.
This electrical wiring question came from: Jeff, a Handyman from Colts Neck , New Jersey
Additional Comments: Awesome!
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Jeff.
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- Garage electrical wiring diagram and considerations for wiring garage circuits, complete with pictures.
- Careful planning for your garage with immediate and future equipment considerations will help you understand how to size your electrical circuit requirements.
- This information will help as an garage electrical wiring guide.
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