Wow, thanks for the great feedback on this. I need a plan for sure on this. I know a lot of things about a lot of things, but to be honest, the idea of messing with electricity scares the (@#! out of me, as I don't have a clear understanding of how it all works.
I like idea of doing a sub-box in the garage. I would have no problem running wires and all that, just actually hooking things up would be a 'no way' for me.
Ok, so I'll first create a floorplan of the garage that shows placement of the new outlets, as well as placement of the whopping 1 outlet the house came standard with. Then I'll need to figure out how much wire and all that to buy from Home Depot. I'm assuming they have this kind of stuff for purchase for this job, such as the subbox and any of those black switches that go inside?
TwoSkies, when you say 'moving up to a 200amp service, what does that mean? I call PG&E and tell them to give me more power, like I'm some mad scientist running experiments from the garage?
So, for running a sub-box at the garage, are these things usually inside or outside of a house? I want to start looking at placement of the box and such, and how do I run wire to the main box? Can I house it under the roof line inside thin PVC? Hmm...much research. Thanks for the feedback so far. MUCH appreciated! I want to hurry up and get this done.