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How to Add More Outlets to your Garage

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 conduit. 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.

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.

How to Add more outlets in your garage.
Watch this video on YouTube.
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Here is a list of items you’ll need. 

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Josh

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

Henry

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

Willidee

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.

Willidee

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.

Scott G.

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!