One GFCI protected outlet per parking stall/space.
- Your choice of location in the garage. Must be at least 18 inches above the floor, commonly placed at 4' to the top of the outlet.
One wall switch controlled light.
- Your choice of light and switch location.
If you have a man door.
- You need a switch controlled light for illumination outside of the door. Switch and light must both be close to the door.
In my example:
The furnace is in the garage.
- If your furnace is like this, the circuit breaker in your panel can serve as the disconnect for the furnace, as it is "
within sight". If your furnace is located somewhere else, you may need a disconnect and lighting in that location.
Door opener outlet.
- You'll need this in the ceiling if you're going to have an automatic garage door opener!
- This is a common layout. You can add as many as you like, and put them wherever you want!
Lights on the front of the garage.
- Common practice is one coach light on each side of the garage door.
- Add as many as you'd like, just be sure they're all above 18" and if they are for general use they must be GFCI protected.
Freezer/extra refrigerator outlet(s).
- These don't need to be GFCI protected if the appliance sits directly in front of them. Use a single outlet instead of a duplex style and label them as "Not GFCI Protected".
Switch the garage lights from both doors.
- If you have an outside man door, add an extra switch by it so you can turn your garage lights on or off from there also.
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