Reconnecting a broken circuit

Reply

  #1  
Old 06-27-14, 06:57 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 93
Reconnecting a broken circuit

I have a shed in the back of my yard, which had been connected to the circuit breaker in the house. We had a pool built last year, and the connection was cut. I want to reconnect, but we also have a detached garage that is in between the house and the shed, and it has unused breakers on it. So I can easily find where the wire connects to the shed, and I thought it would be easiest to run the wire to the box in the garage. I know this is electrical work so all the right warnings need to be given and followed, but I've been reading up on how to do this & it really should not require a professional in my opinion. Does anyone disagree?

A couple questions:
* I can use either 12- or 14-gauge wire, right?
* I need to use outdoor cable and bury it roughly 12 inches underground?
* This shed has two lights and one outlet - I can use a 15-amp circuit, right?
* Anything else I need to know?

Thanks for any advice you can offer!
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 06-27-14, 07:11 AM
ray2047's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 32,659
* I can use either 12- or 14-gauge wire, right?
15 amp breaker for #14 but at only slightly more cost why not a 20a breaker and #12.
I need to use outdoor cable and bury it roughly 12 inches underground?
12" if GFCI protected and 20 amps or less otherwise 24".
 

Last edited by ray2047; 06-27-14 at 01:31 PM.
  #3  
Old 06-27-14, 01:23 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 93
Thanks for the advice

Thanks Ray, and I will take your advice very seriously about being careful. You got me a little nervous.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
'