You're killin' me
okay, one thing at a time: Each wall to have their own breaker was a recommendation from my electrician/structural guys here; it's not considered overkill when you're talking power tools and how much they pull when in use. I may be running my router, and Ken will be cutting, or sanding, or doing something close by. If each wall has their own breaker, and his wall pops, then I can keep on working. No telling what is going to be out there; as for my money/my shop, Ken is doing the most tedious part of laying the electricity, and his bill is easy to pay
no cash involved...
as to how it will be run to the house, I don't know, and won't know until I get the electrician to the house to go over the options. I have wifi, and use it for all my television watching, (Ken is talking about putting in one of our extra televisions in there; he'll be watching it, not me, unless I find a how-to video I need to see and follow along with). no landlines, intercom is for old farts (jk), and more than likely I'll have the wifi handling the security. I'll have to get the booster to reach out to the workshop, but I'm good with that.
A separate circuit for each wall of the shop is a bit over done. How many power tools will be connected to these outlets and in use at the same time?
I don't know what kind of heater Ken is considering, but electric heat is expensive to run, and uses a considerable amount of the available load on your shop panel. If he goes this way, make certain that there is enough power available to run the heater, dust collector, table saw, lights, and a few smaller power tools at the same time. I'm in the Southeast now, so I now am using a heat pump in my shop, so I get both heating and cooling from the same unit. When I lived in NY State and had a separate shop I had an oil furnace from a mobile home that burned #2 fuel oil and a window air conditioner for the few really warm days. You just need to figure out the economics for the heating and cooling choices that you and Ken make.
Well yeah, thus the reason for the separate circuits?
The heater is something Ken has in his head. I have no way of putting a gas line out to the workshop, so electricity is how it will be handled, (and on it's own circuit, not on with the power tools because of the draw on it.) I also have a stand up freezer that will be out there, (to get it out of the spare room in the house; my house is s m all, can ya tell?) so that has to be taken into consideration.
There will be two (2) light switches one for each side, and the breaker box is going to be close to those switches, so I'm guessing Ken was gonna hook them up so that if one pops, it won't take the other with it; leaving me in the dark. I'll know all the who's what's where's and why's after I get the electrician out to the house to look it all over. I may have Ken just do the boxes and outlets, holding off on the wires until after I get someone out there.