I'm running a new power feed and two phone lines to my emerging shop. I've settled on running individual #6 power lines with a #12 ground. I'll run all of this through a 1" PVC conduit to get from the existing breaker panel outside to a point where I can bring the wires into the attic and over to the garage shop. I also will have a 4 conductor telephone-type wire. Its cleaner to run the phone line in the same conduit as the power, but I'm concerned about two things - electrical noise pickup and compliance with National electric code. As to the noise, I can always run the cable and if its noisy, just abandon it in place.
If you have any knowledge about NEC with regard to running phone lines and power in the same conduit, please let me know.
Yes, this is related to woodworking. The power will run a complete new set of tools - table saw, dust collector, jointer, drill press, planer, band saw, and coffee pot. The phone line will be used to call my woodworking friends when I get stuck with a problem in the shop.
Thanks in advance for your comments.