Power to shed??

Old 11-10-14, 02:56 PM
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Power to shed??

Running power to my shed for a few outlets and lights. Running single 20 amp circuit. Was thinking on going 10g from the panel to the shed, around 100Ft. Then changing to 12g MC cable in the shed for lights and outlet wiring. Can you change from 10g to 12g at a switch? 10g will be to prevent any power loss to the shed. Included a nice paint diagram of what the plan is. Going to get a permit but wanted to know if I was on the right page before pulling one.

Old 11-10-14, 03:09 PM
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Your plan sounds good to me. If you use conduit the depth only needs to be 18", if you use a GFCI breaker only 12". Sometimes in a case like this I'll use an air conditioner disconnect box on the outside of the shed to transition from the underground wire to the inside wire, because it satisfies all of the code requirements for a building disconnect switch, has plenty of room to work with cable or conduit, and is less than $10.

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