Wiring your new workshop is an important step in completing the space; otherwise, you will have no lighting or outlets for all your tool needs. There are a number of choices that go into wiring a space, especially one in which you will need use of the electrical outlets on a regular basis.
To ensure that your shop is set up safely and follows the standard electrical code, you should wire your shop following a few key mandates.
The quality of the wiring that you use is paramount. Cheap, or otherwise subpar materials, can lead to electrical faults. This, in turn, can cause a fire. You must consider the needs of your wiring if it is for domestic use or commercial properties, whether or not it will have a high voltage usage or low. It is also a good idea to have more wire than you think you may need. After all, coming up short at the last hurdle is a frustrating position to find yourself in. Good quality and a high quantity are the sure ways to success with wiring.
You should plan out where you want your outlets and lighting to be before you attempt any sort of wiring. Knowing the layout of the electronic outlets you wish to place, having a rough idea of the length of wire it will need to reach between them all, is advisable as it means you know the end goal of your wiring project. Making it up as you go along? Not a good idea if you want to wire your shop well.
Safety is paramount in electrical work. This cannot be stressed enough. An electric shock may seem like a small thing in day to day life, but when working with electrical outlets and wiring a space it can be a very dangerous thing if done wrong. A number of safety precautions you should take include:
- Avoid water at all times
- Never use damaged tools
- Use insulated tools
- Use insulated gloves
- Wear goggles
- Never work with a live wire
Of course, you may want to leave the wiring of your shop to the professionals. Here at B&D Electrical we can help with all of your domestic and commercial electrical installation needs, so contact us today and our friendly team will be happy to help with any enquiries you may have.