I'm thinking about building a workbench on one side of my garage, but I need more outlets for all of my tools. I'm not planning on running everything at once, I just don't want to keep unplugging everything when I need to plug something else in. The most I might run at the same time might be a small shopvac and an orbital sander.
Some solutions I've considered are:
- Mounting a separate double gang box on the side of the bench and plugging it into the wall outlet. Is this against electrical code? The cord running to the workbench box wouldn't be enclosed, so it's not considered a permanent fixture, right?
- Replace the single gang outlet with a double gang? Do I need to worry about the extra electrical load? (I noticed this question after I originally posted. I hope they're not too similar.)
- Just using a power strip. Do they make mountable power strips? It would be nice not to have to crawl under the bench to unplug tools.