I am finishing my basement and had an electrician come in to rough in everything. There was a time I thought I'd attempt it but RFD steered me correctly and I'm glad I hired someone!
My only issue is that I changed the layout in my workshop, which currently had outlets at counter height on 3 of the 4 walls. Unfortunately, the wall without an outlet is the one where my bench needs to go. Fortunately, that wall if not finished on the other side as it is my furnace room which also has my panel. I don't want to call the electrician back to add one outlet and 15 feet of wiring if I don't have to because it would be a waste of his time.
My panel is now full so I was hoping to put in a retrofit box, run the 15 feet or so of wiring to the panel and then replace one of the breakers with a tandem. Does this sound correct? There would just be that one outlet on that circuit but I don't have access to any other outlets to add onto.
It is a Siemens EQ 100AMP Load center if that is important to the equation as I have read some panels will NOT accept tandems. I've seen Seimens Q series tandem breakers for sale so I hope this isn't the case.
Thanks so much!