Originally Posted by grouch
I still don't understand why so much advice about installing conduit, heavy gauge feeders and separate panels. It's a small shop, just like the thread title says. Hell, my living room is bigger and probably draws more current with all the electronic toys that are in it.
I would bet 4 circuits added to the main house panel (3 at 115V, 1 at 220V) would cover smoke's shop needs.
true and you could direct burie 4 circuits, butt conduit would be my choice, a sub panel is prob more cost effective than 4 circuits from the house.
go #8 wire and 40amp and sub panel
or #10 and 30amp sub panel