Wiring a shed

Old 10-16-13, 12:52 PM
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Wiring a shed

I have a shed that I need to wire for an electrician to get it going. My situation is it is used for animals and I need to go ahead and put insulation in it and put the walls up. For light we are running an extension cord. So what I need to know is how can I wire it put the junction boxes in put in the insulation and put up walls so my electrician can get it live for me.

Old 10-16-13, 01:30 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Don't run extension cords for lights If you are having an electrician do the electrical, let him do it all. It is much better to allow him to do his work (probably an afternoon), then insulate and panel it. Installing the receptacle boxes and light box won't help him much if you don't run the wire. You can run the wire, but why call in an electrician. Catch-22. What kind of timeframe does the electrician have that you can't live with?

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Old 10-16-13, 02:03 PM
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The wiring should be inspected before being covered with insulation and/or a finish like drywall.
Old 10-17-13, 03:54 AM
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Hi Samantha Lee, Books like Wiring Simplified
Wiring Simplified: Based on the 2011 National Electrical CodeŽ: H. P. Richter, W. C. Schwan, F. P. Hartwell: 9780971977976: Amazon.com: Books
can answer the big questions and are available at the library or Home Depot. Then you can post specific questions that have short answers.
Old 10-17-13, 06:41 AM
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It might be just as easy to have your electrician run the feed to the shed and turn that on, and then wire the inside. That way you wont have to drag a cord all the way to the shed for the light. Depending on your load, they might need to add a subpanel which you would feed your branch circuits off of.
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Definitely talk to an electrician before doing anything. Depending on the animals inside, it may be required (and prudent) to use PVC conduit for all the wiring and specific fixtures. Better to do it right the first time than to have to do it again!

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