Garage Plan Ideas

PAToyota

Keystone Cruisers
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Figure out how many outlets you want, then double it.
Spread out some 220V outlets as well, they will come in handy
Put at least on outside outlet on each side of the building
Ceiling outlets are handy for future things like fans, drop down lights or cords
Good advice on the electric.
In addition, I put 110V outlets every four feet and alternated them on two circuits. That way I can plug in a dust collector and tool on alternate circuits without worrying about overloading them - or if I happen to overload a circuit, I can plug into the next outlet over and finish my work before a trek to the panel board.
 

thebigredrocker

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Your garage looks awesome. If you have lots of stuff, overhead storage is handy. As you can see from light placement storage was an afterthought for me.:slap:

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Big drains were a must. 40 hubcap for size reference:beer:
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Plastic cover lasted 10 years. Recently sliced up an improved steel cover with a plasma cutter.
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I’ve been slowly picking up the usual garage necessities. I freely admit I love quality equipment but don’t particularly enjoy paying retail. Therefore, one of my unintentional hobbies is buying what I want from someone who is ready to discard it based on something I can likely fix.
Enter the garage frig:

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Quality, California made unit. Cooled just fine but had lots of rust, scratches and was nasty. A couple different grits of scotch brite and citric acid and a day of turd polishing.

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You can see my other find holding up the frig doors. Simple Green parts cleaner. Wasn’t working when I bought it. Pressure washed it inside and out, cleaned up the heater/pump contacts, plugged it in ands reset the GF breakers. Works like it should. Not sure how the aqueous cleanser works compared to mineral spirits but i’ll find out.
 
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