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Re: Required outlets in residential garage [Re: sparkync] #218286 03/10/17 12:13 PM
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Good practice, and/or good design, fall into the category of 'who is paying'.

Yes, in a 'custom' SFD, the 'upsell' usually works. However, in the 'spec' SFD the builder usually goes 'Code'.(period)

The SFDs here are mostly on the custom side with a lot of toys. Car chargers are becoming more popular, with Tesla leading the way.

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Re: Required outlets in residential garage [Re: SteveFehr] #218304 03/14/17 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by SteveFehr
There's code, and then there's good practice. One receptacle per bay is AWFUL to live with. Do the homeowners a favor and give them a 120V receptacle every 6' or so the whole way around the garage. You can never have too many receptacles!

Better still, also put in a 240V 30A in every space for the inevitable car chargers.

And do it using 3/4" EMT so that all of the bases are covered, right? That's what I always try to do if budgets will permit. You never know what tomorrow's garage will need, even in a residence.


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Re: Required outlets in residential garage [Re: sparkync] #218307 03/15/17 05:19 AM
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That would certainly be my preference as a buyer but I understand the functional flexibility of pipe. I fear your average homeowner might not.
I seldom run any covered up cable in my own house and haven't for 20 years.

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