Just completed shell of new shop. ( 22' X 20" ) Wood frame on slab - vinyl siding on OSB with vapor barrier for exterior. Interior - 10' stud walls. (2) small windows mounted high . . . Double doors to one side in front & one side door near rear. Would have more windows for natural light, but here in Louisiana security is a problem . . .
Shop will be well insulated . . . . .
This will be my first shop, so I'm a little unsure as to what layout will end up being. ( Slab has was poured in 1998 ! ! ! )
I know I need dedicated 220VAC circuits for: Dust Collector, Air Compressor, A/ C unit. Have good idea where these units will reside. .
Beyond the dedicated outlets for the above, my thoughts were to put a 220VAC & a 120VAC outlet next to each other every five foot along all the walls. This way no piece of equip. would ever be more than 3 foot from a power outlet.
Also, at least four 220/120 outlet pairs down the center of the ceiling. This would provide a non-trip way of supplying power to table saw, planer or a unknown piece of "roving" equipment.
Will also add extra number of 120VAC outlets near the "workbench" area.
Think I have lighting covered . . . will use ( 16 ) 4 foot twin tube T-8 fixtures . . . a couple incandescent lights for quick entry without lighting up the world.
Porch lights, flood lights & appropriately switched exterior 120 / 220 VAC pair.
If I have missed anything or any suggestions, please e-mail or post. I enjoy this group very much. It has served as an excellent info source. Even those not related to electrical are more than welcome . . . .
P.S. I have read all the books suggested to others and myself on this site relative to "setting up shop" . . . But a hundred books are no replacement for suggestions from experienced people that have to make a shop work on a realistic budget . . . .