Running electric to outdoor shed


Old 09-16-15, 09:39 AM
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Running electric to outdoor shed

I have a shed about 30 feet from my house and main panel. Here is my plan to get electricity to it. Please advice if you am doing everything correctly.

-Install a 20 amp GFCI breaker in my main panel
-Run 3/4" grey PVC 18" deep from my house to the shed
-Use 12/2 THWN cable in the PVC
-In the shed I will have the wiring first come into a switch (standard toggle switch)
-After the switch I will install an outlet and a couple of lights.

The electricity in the shed will be used for lights and the occasional power tool (circular saw, hedge trimmer, etc.)

Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 09-16-15, 11:14 AM
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Sounds good except for:
Use 12/2 THWN cable in the PVC
THWN is wire not cable but one white, one black, one green #12 THWN would be correct for conduit. (12-2 would refer to UF cable but best practice is to not use cable in conduit.)

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