I recently had a detached garage built. I'm having 100A service run to the garage so that I can put in a 220V/50A circuit for a welder. While I'd like to learn this skill, whether or not I'll have time to in the near future is another question. But since I have the capacity, I want to provide the outet(s) for myself or perhaps someone down the road to take advantage of.
Which leads to my question...I've seen various opinions on welding inside a shop/garage vs outside. This makes me question the best place to position the outlet(s). Does it make more sense to position one near where I plan to have the "work area" in the rear of the garage, or should I position one near the overhead door (or even on an outside wall) to facilitate welding outside if welding inside is generally frowned upon?
I don't mind installing multiple outlets, but #6 or #8 wire is pricey and IMHO will be a lot harder to work with than even #10, so trying to not to be too over-ambitious (for once). What do you think?