I need to help wire a larger garage area 28×36. This is for a relative, one of those jobs that you sink in like quicksand, just trying to help. Some runs will be over 50 feet from the service panel/circuit box. None will be farther than 75 feet. Can I run 10 gauge wire from the service panel to a central box for multiple fixture runs, such as outlets, lights, etc? and then run 12 gauge to the fixtures. Or do I need to bite the bullet and wire in a subpanel or just run 10 gauge to everything? I’m a carpenter that wires only when forced. Trying to find the most economical and safe way to wire. Never wired runs this far. Nothing odd or heavy like three-phase or even 220V, just plain old 110V outlets, a few floures.& incandes. lights and two garage door openers. Will be running normal powertools/ compressors etc. House has 100 AMP service.
Anyone know why I am getting a consistent 95V reading on 110V outlets in this same house? My voltmeter seems fine, it checks other houses/currents properly. I’m no expert, but this seems weird.
Someone once said that there are no stupid questions only stupid cats, or something like that. Some people are really full of it. Thanks for any help.