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At $13 on clearance, I figured that it'd be worth it to pick up, even if I don't use it as my main box in the shop.

You're right that a panel in the detached garage requires a it's own main breaker. I wasn't thinking about that when I bought it. I guess I could put a main cut-off outside and then run it into the interior box... but that does seem to be a lot more complicated and doesn't give me a whole lot for the effort. plus, I'd have to run outside to kill the power in case of an emergency...

I'll keep looking for something with a dedicated main and/or 8-10 breaker slots.

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lots of small panels out there. main, 2- 240 circuits, 2- 20 amp outlet circuits and a 15 amp lighting circuits; add up to 9 breaker spaces. you can use the mini breakers and have plenty of expansion space in a ten breaker panel.

home depot has this ten breaker panel for $50 with the main breaker, ground and neutral buss. technically every outlet in a garage needs to be gfic protected. i doubt anyone here with a garage shop follows that rule. only gfic outlets in my shop are outside

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