Underground or overhead feed?

Old 03-08-14, 09:57 AM
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Underground or overhead feed?

Separated from Electrical to Shed

I have a similar situation where I want to run electrical to a 10x12 shed that's around 100 feet from the house. We life in the big city and my issue is deciding if the wires should run underground or overhead. I would dig a trench but our yard is long and narrow and all garden It is ver dense with old, established plants making it very hard to dig a trench without destroying the garden. Is running outdoor overhead electrical advised?

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Old 03-08-14, 10:18 AM
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That's a matter of preference and local requirements. Most likely, only your power company and your local permitting authority can answer it for you.

As a general note, keeping an overhead feed more than the required minimum distance above the ground can be a challenge.

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