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How to Add More Outlets to your Garage

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Most garages only have one or two outlets at most. But let’s be serious now. Why would a builder only install one outlet ?. Simple, because he’s only doing what the minimum code requires.

We have a choice here. We could either open the walls up and start running wires and installing boxes. Or we could surface mount outlets with metal boxes and conduits. It’s way easier to surface mount. Hey, let’s face it, it’s a garage right. I don’t think anyone of us would like this inside our house.

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Just remember, if the breaker was 15 amp, install 15 amp outlets. If it is a 20 amp breaker, use 20 amp outlets and the correct GFCI outlets.

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Comments ( 25 )

  1. Thanks for your instructions. I have a question. My main power box is mounted on the outside of my mobile home approximately 25 feet from my work shed where I have only one outlet inside mounted which is ran from my main power box. . Can I run other outlets from that one inside or do I have to have a sub panel as well. Hope you understand what I’m asking. Thanks.

  2. Very helpful video, this is exactly what I am looking to do. Can I please get a list of items used on this project ? Thanks !

  3. You are the best DIY expert out there! Ever since I got to watch the adding outlets in Garage, I’m looking for more in your channel/website! I love your humor!!

  4. Your video is exactly what I am doing to my garage. Your video is informative and entertaining and very helpful. I am curious as to how you mounted the box to the original outlet. It looks like it is being held in place by one screw. Is there more to it?

  5. Dom, great video. If I am turning one outlet into two on a covered lanai, do both outlets have to be GFCI or will the protection work all the way to the second? Also, can I put a switch in between the two outlets to control the new outlet?

    Lastly, is using wiremold metal raceways ok for a covered lanai? or would I need conduit? thanks!

  6. Good day, first of all this is a great and informative video, my question is that you mentioned a shopping list posted somewhere and I just can’t find it anywhere. Can you post it or email it to me, it will greatly be appreciated.

  7. Thanks for the list, it’s greatly appreciated, can you use pvc for electric instead of the metal conduit because I really don’t want to buy the pipe bender, thanks for all the information.

  8. Hi Dominick, thanks for the video. What kind of screws do you recommend for mounting the boxes to drywall or wood studs?

  9. How did you attach the box to the original outlet box? My holes don’t line up. Thanks in advance.

  10. Gerasimos Christoforatos
    April 12, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    you are great you are great by the way. You referenced a shopping list in this video. I don’t see it. I am trying to getting a few outlets from a wall switch in my garage. I guess the easiest way is to run them outside the wall in a line. I need these metal boxes and the rest of the hardware that goes with them. Can you point me to these items?

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