wiring for greenhouse

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Old 04-19-05, 07:37 AM
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wiring for greenhouse

We are putting a small greenhouse near our pond. It is about 200 feet from the house. I plan on using UF Romex wire. As far as electrical requirements, we will have 1 or 2 lights (Max 100 watts each), an electrical outlet for a small submersible pump (for drawing water from pond), and a small ventilation fan. Would 12-2 romex be sufficient for this application? Thanks.
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Old 04-19-05, 07:49 AM
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What are the current requirements for the pump?

Rather than 12-2, I would suggest 10-3, and run a multi wire circuit. 10 gage wire will help with voltage drop, as will the multi wire circuit.
 
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The pump is 115v and is 1/6 hp. (basically a small utility pump). I was hoping to use UF wire so that I don't have to bury conduit, etc.
Would there be an unacceptable voltage drop in the 12-2 at that distance?
 
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Old 04-19-05, 08:35 AM
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The voltage drop would basically limit you to a 15 amp breaker.

You can still use UF wire with a multiwire circuit.
 
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Old 04-19-05, 08:43 AM
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Well, it might limit you to 15 amps, but it won't necessarily limit you to a 15-amp breaker. I think you're fine.
 
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