Wiring Shed for Electricity

Old 07-29-03, 11:40 AM
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Wiring Shed for Electricity

I have a shed out back of our house (about 85 feet away) that I would like to wire for electricity. I would like to have 3 lights and about 5 plugs total. I may plug a mini-fridge in one of the plugs, stereo and maybe a TV. All that said what gauge wire should I run, concerns, questions?
Old 07-29-03, 05:15 PM
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Start with a 12/3 UF wire buried 24 inches deep, a double pole 20A breaker that fits in your house panel, a double pole 20A switch for a disconnect. We can elabotate after that. This will give the most power, 2 20A circuits that you can get without adding a panel to the building. Thats what I would do, but you could run a 12/2 also for one circuit too. That may be a bit simpler if thats all you may need and if you used a gfci to feed it from the house you wouldnt need to bury is so deep. Here is the site for description of that type of job. http://www.homewiringandmore.com/homewiringusa/2002/accessory/detgarage/detgarage.html

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