I have been applying myself to getting the wiring installed in the shop,
so far the only part completed is the 120V for outlets.
All ran in emt, with 2 gang handy box every ten feet around the perimeter,
making it impossible to get more than 5 feet from 2 duplex outlets.
They are even closer in some areas where high usage is likely.
Making a total of 40 duplex outlets.
I may put a row of drops down the center of the roofline in
addition to wall outlets, they would be handy but also possibly in the
way at times.
I despise having to look for a place to plug something up.
One 2 circuit 10ga 240v line is complete along the back wall
to provide power to the bandsaw and planer, neither of which
is in place or hooked up presently. They are currently living on
my back porch, should be in their new home shortly.
I will run another double 240V circuit along part of the front wall
one to provide power to a new table saw ( if I ever decide what to buy)
and another just for future use.
I have ran many tens of thousands of feet of conduit in the distant past,
but it took me a while to get back in the swing of bending conduit.
Kinda like riding a bike, you never forget but it's a little shaky at
also left to do is two runs for 3 phase, presently I have 6 pieces of 3
phase equipment that will be powered by a rotary
I've tried to stick with the rules on the wiring with the exception
of GFI breakers, so it would fail inspection on that point.
Which brings us to lighting, I'm still using a strip of carnival lights
for temporary lighting, which cosist of 25, 100 watt equivalent CFL
bulbs, this works and is a lot of light but it looks like and is shit,
time for permanent lighting.
I've pretty much settled on 6
low bay 400 watt metal halide. I considered 400 watt equiv
led lights but just can't bear the expense right now,
pay me now or pay me later. They are making mogul base
leds that will screw in metal halide fixtures after bypassing
the ballast, so hopefully the price of leds will come down
by the time the metal halide fixtures fail. If all that happens
I can replace them one at the time.