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    Tomcat's New Garage and workshop

    So over the winter I got heat and a 90 amp sub panel in the garage. Last week I started framing the basement shop. Are there any Licensed electricians here? I have some electrical questions as to how many outlets to ruff in. added a drawing.

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    Re: Tomcat's New Garage and workshop

    Dang! You are a busy man.

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    ...looks good Tomcat...hard to see, did you run the pink up to the top?
    Electrical depends on you local regulations...get someone local for a case of beer.
    There are a specs. to the height off the floor and the spacing in between....any how many on one circuit....
    Also a spec that an outlet needs to be "x" amount from the entrance (door)...
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    Re: Tomcat's New Garage and workshop

    My basement had to be all GFI outlets and 48 inches above the floor. Plus i had to pay a $5.00 permit per outlet.

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    this is a half wall foundation. I ran the 1" foam board the height of the foundation glued with the special adhesive for foam board. My builder said I didn't need it as the foundation is water tight and has foam board on the outside. But I wanted it anyways and plus Tommy Silva on this old house recommends it for an added moisture barrier. the wall is tied into the sill plate.

    this is a walkout basement. So outlets will be the standard height from the floor. GFCI and ACFI protected. And I will put 8 outlets on one circuit for the motorcycle shop/family room and 3 on a second one for future outlets when I do the other foundation wall this winter along with the laundry room.

    it'll get drywall for now....but future I want reclaimed barn wood for the walls. I've been looking in the area and lots of half fallen down barns around this area.
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    Re: Tomcat's New Garage and workshop

    Glad to see the important big grey box is in place...
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    Re: Tomcat's New Garage and workshop

    Sean, been looking through pics but can't find what I'm looking for. I did a big shop a couple years back , 3500 sq ft with three sections, 12' ceilings, 5 lifts, etc. It was a block wall like yours. I did a wainscot of mini corrugated steel on the block section over 2" foam with a custom made but simple sill on it. The idea being welding and grinding sparks not able to penetrate. I'll get a picture for you. Great garage!!
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    Re: Tomcat's New Garage and workshop

    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat1 View Post
    this is a half wall foundation. I ran the 1" foam board the height of the foundation glued with the special adhesive for foam board. My builder said I didn't need it as the foundation is water tight and has foam board on the outside. But I wanted it anyways and plus Tommy Silva on this old house recommends it for an added moisture barrier. the wall is tied into the sill plate.

    this is a walkout basement. So outlets will be the standard height from the floor. GFCI and ACFI protected. And I will put 8 outlets on one circuit for the motorcycle shop/family room and 3 on a second one for future outlets when I do the other foundation wall this winter along with the laundry room.

    it'll get drywall for now....but future I want reclaimed barn wood for the walls. I've been looking in the area and lots of half fallen down barns around this area.
    ...awesome...isolate the cool/cold block or concrete from the outside...you did it right with outside foam board...that is your first stop for cold/moisture against the block or concrete...people are starting to realize this...YOU HAVE TO STOP IT FROM THE OTHER SIDE ...not pack insulation from the inside and create moisture/mildew

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    Not to keen vapor barrier on the walls. Changes in temp increase moisture. I believe they nixed it in the 2012 IRC and IBC.

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    I would use two circuits for the shop outlets. Every other outlet on the other circuit, this way if you are working on one side of the shop you know the next outlet over is the alternate circuit and will avoid over loading. If you do two circuits, no worries abut the outlet count. Good luck and nice work.
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