Wiring a garage requires adding in circuits into the panel to account for the extra power necessary to add outlets in the garage. Wire a garage safely, consulting a licensed electrician to do the circuit panel work, with advice from a licensed remodeling contractor in this free video on home maintenance.
Hi, I'm Tim Gipson, and I'm going to talk to you about how to wire a garage. Now, typically one thing you'll run into in your home is maybe a shortage of power in your garage, when it's built. Particularly if you happen to have power tools or any kind of wood working tools, table saws, band saws, different things, you'll find that most homes are just wired minimally for their garage surface. So, in this case, I had three twenty amp circuits added to the garage just to provide some extra power for all of the power tools that are run in here. Now, one thing when you're adding wiring to your garage, or adding outlets to your garage, you're going to usually have to go in and add circuits into your panel. Now, one thing I highly recommend is that you contract with a licensed and bonded, insured electrician to do that. Typically if you have a circuit ruin, it can run anywhere from about a hundred and twenty five dollars to a hundred and seventy five dollars per circuit to have that added into your panel. Now, if you go to your panel and you see that all of the open slots are filled, you don't have to be concerned about that, that was the case here, but as you can see they have these double breakers that they can put in so actually, took a couple of the single breakers out, put a double breaker in so, there's actually two fifteen amp circuit breakers now occupying what used to be one fifteen amp circuit. And, what that did was freed up a couple of spaces here to add in a couple of twenty amp circuits into this garage. Now, as far as getting the wiring down to this point, again having a licensed electrician do all of the work in the circuit panel, but you can have them just leave your stubs out for the wiring here, and then it's perfectly fine and very easy to do, as far as installing the electrical outlets and finishing the wiring. And, running your wiring in conduit and surface mounted boxes is an easy way to handle adding additional outlets. I'm Tim Gipson with some tips on wiring your garage.
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