rewiring a garage

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Old 11-14-02, 08:07 AM
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rewiring a garage

I have a two car garage that I want to rewire. I am no electrician, but am too cheap to hire it done. What I have is a rusty old steel box on the studded wall with two 30AMP fuses in it. There is a handle on the right side of aforementioned box that seems to cut power to two outlets when pulled down. The outlets are just tacked to the studs in various locations inside the garage and the white electrical wire that connects them all is just hanging all over and tacked here and there to the studs as well. I plan on drywalling this garage, so will be drilling thru the studs to run the wiring so the drywall with fit tight against studs. How/what should I upgrade to? I plan on having at least three outlets on each wall, 2 to 4 overhead flourecent lights and two overhead ceiling fans. I may also install a motion light on outside of garage as well. The power coming into the box seems to run underground from the house somehow. Farm and Fleet is just 1/2 mile down the street, and Im sure they have all I need. I just dont know what I need. Perhaps a diagram of wiring would help. Thanks
 
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Old 11-14-02, 08:50 AM
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my first suggestion on what to buy is a couple of good DIYer books on the subgect of wiring. Read them first then if you feel confident tackle the job. The book s will not only give you an idea on what to do also help you on how to do it. There are many things to consider in running new wiring as you described the books will help you make the determination if you are running enough power for everything you want in there.
 
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Old 11-14-02, 07:27 PM
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That's a good idea about the DIY book. The best I found was one I got at Lowes. It is "Black & Decker Advanced Home Wiring". It has lots of easy to understand diagrams & photos. I used it to wire our entire house when we built it. Whe nI bought it in 1994, it was $12.95.
 
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