I need to rewire my garage to accommodate some woodworking equip (110 table saw; 110 bandsaw; 110 lathe; 220 jointer; 110 compressor with future additions of a 220 dust collector & a 220 compressor).
Right now there is just a small 2 breaker box with 110 circuits that won't even handle my 110 compressor without tripping!
The garage is separate from the house by 36'. To complicate matters, the main box is on the opposite side of the house from the garage. In all, the run from the main box to the garage will be about 100'.
What size wire should I use from the main panel to the sub-panel in the garage? 8?
Also. can I mount the box between wall studs or does it have to be on top of them (so to speak)?
Thanks for your help!!!!