Running electric to a pole barn


Old 07-30-20, 01:28 PM
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Running electric to a pole barn

have a pole barn we want to run electric to. nothing major just lighting, running a hay elevator or a battery charger. the total length of the run is 135-140 feet. was just going to hook into a 60 amp breaker which should be plenty. what will be the wire requirements and conduit size for burial as it will cross a traffic area in the yard. thanks...
Old 07-30-20, 04:33 PM
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60 amps will require 3 - #6 copper wires (hot, hot, neutral) and a #10 ground. I would recommend using 1" electrical (Gray) PVC which you will need to bury a minimum or 18" down. Where it crosses the driveway it needs to be 24" deep. Typically Schedule 40 is fine for direct burial and Schedule 80 where the pipe emerges out of the ground if it is subject to physical damage.

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