This post will bring the thread up to date on where I am with my project. I would say it took about 16 hours to do all the electrical work. That was partially due to some people stopping by to see my friend and slowing him down, and partially because we had no light for 4 of those hours. The fuse box, 60 amps from the house. I think right now there is 2 20 amp breakers (maybe!,) 1 30 amp breaker (again, maybe?) and there is a 220 in there in case I someday get a tool that requires that. Three switches. One controls one-half of 3 outlets on the ceiling, another controls another one-half of three outlets on the ceiling (these are for lights.) and honestly I can't remember what the other switch is for. Either for the motion light outside or for the air conditioner/heating outlet. My job Sunday morning was to pound an 8-foot grounding rod. This was not enjoyable. Three GFCI outlets, per code, to start each run out of the box. Actually, I think the rightmost is the A/C outlet and doesn't continue past this. Only need one outlet on that breaker. Since there are 15 outlets, didn't take pics of all of them. This is an example of how they are laid out on the ceiling. Since one side of each of these is turned on/off via switch, when I hang the lights, they will plug into that side. The others are always live. There are a total of seven ceiling outlets, and I'm going to try to find a way to run my table saw up to one of those as it will sit in the center of the garage and I don't want any extension cords to get in my way. I will still need to go use the wire staples to clean up stuff, though he didn't have a lot of slack. I also have to patch some holes as we had to skip some outlets on the back wall because it was too hard to fish because of how I did some things when I was putting up drywall. And since those outlets were in the clamp/wood rack area I thought it unlikely I'd have any tools there anyway. To save time we just removed them from the plan and added one right in the center next to the garage door opener so I could have my current light plugged in while I work on the other lighting. Speaking of.. next steps: 1. I have six lights. 4 are free from my wife's dad who used to be a salesman and got "stuck" with 15 office building lights. I will have to put plugs on each of those plus one of the ones that currently hang in my garage. They I will be hanging these lights. 2. Finish insulation and drywall. This is being held back by financial considerations. I just pretty much buy a roll of insulation every paycheck. 3. My floor is remarkably broken and unlevel. We're talking a 2 inch drop from one side of my workbench to the other. That is across 23 inches. The right thing to do is repour. Unfortunately that is not an argument I can win with my wife, who rightly points out that to pour a new floor would be spending $2000 that we need to use to waterproof the basement or start remodeling the kitchen. So my solution - build a floating floor. For about $250-300 I can have a flat and level floor. I'll need to raise the side garage door about 2 inches though. And this will bring my garage floor nearly level with the driveway. 4. After the floor is done - built-in cabinets on the back wall. 5. Ceiling. Because the rafters are at different heights, and are more than 24" oc, AND we just ran wire where I would install new rafters - we're going to have to do something besides drywall. I'm thinking 1/2" plywood painted white, then blow insulation into the top. I will update this thread once I get more done but it's a pretty long timeline.
You know, that's pretty accurate from my time on FOG. There's one guy who bought every single tool (or nearly) and didn't use them for the longest time. I can think of better ways to spend six figures, but that's not my money I suppose. For some, systainers are a status symbol.