Check your receptacle heights over your kitchen counters. I would imagine a
workbench or surface would want to be similar, in height. If you grab a
counter top it may have a backsplash on it too and your receptacle height
may be behind it.
"Ivan Vegvary" wrote in message
Finishing up my 'woodshop' area within my larger shop. Size is about
Will be moving in the following equipment:
Table saw, Radial arm saw, 8" jointer, 5HP Planer moulder, chop saw with
stand, 6' workbench, 12" bandsaw, vacuum dust collector & 14 used kitchen
Want to do some pre-wiring even though I don't know the final layout. All
the walls are 7/16" oriented strandboard, painted white. Will hang 8 4-tube
flourescents. Lights will all be on one switch, however like in my other
shop areas, I install pull (string pull) switches on every fixture so I am
only using light where needed.
Will be doing all my wiring in surface mounted conduit. Got the knack of
bending it and got loads of 12ga stranded wire on the cheap at garage sales.
Anyway, I'm tempted to put 4plex outlets say about every 5 feet along all
the walls. Outlets would be about 36" off the floor thereby being below any
cabinets but above typical counter height. I also plan to pull some 10ga
through some of the conduit, drop off some extra empty 4x4 boxes wired for
220v. The moulder runs better on 220 and I'll probably need 3-5000 watts of
electrical heat. Obviously the table saw will sit somewhere in the middle
of the floor and I will have an extra run couduit along the length of the
ceiling ready for 220v.
Short of doing a detailed layout of all the equipment I'm hoping the above
will leave me with opportunity to change my mind many times.
NOTE: I'm not an avid woodworker but merely trying to make a separation
between my metal machining equipment and this messy 'wood' stuff.
All comments and suggestions appreciated.