added the second service panel
I'm going with just concrete. My habit is to use rubber mats in locations where I stay still for periods of time.That floor does look quite nicely done! Are you planning to top coat it or put anything over the concrete?
Ok so +1 on having a secondary panel but (as usual ) I have some questions:
- Why right next to the existing? I can see arguments for having it there (easy, less large wire, etc..), and other arguments for putting it further away (possibly easier to run future runs from the sub panel if it's closer to where the new thing will live).
- What are you putting in the subpanel vs the main? I'm assuming there's already a plan for what naturally belongs on either (and that may well answer some of my first question).
One thing to consider (which you might have) is to put all lighting on one panel and all tools on another. I wish I had done my shop that way, so a flip of the main breaker in the "tools" box kills everything.... To the service panels . . . It is a matter of capacity; I just needed more slots. It is true that if the second panel were located on say, an opposite wall, it could give you some versatility. With my plan the second panel is mostly 120v general and dedicated use wall outlets.
The first panel is 240v service and lighting. These panels will also serve fan and lights or a covered patio area outside. Other tasks will include security devices, computers, and music systems for shop and yard.
I am thinking an electrician would have bundled the home runs a bit and used fewer holes. Looks like you are using "Romex", but did you ever consider conduit, so you could maybe modify wiring in the future?