Outbuilding Main Cable Size


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Old 11-04-20, 05:47 AM
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Outbuilding Main Cable Size

I want to run a cable from my main house (120V) to my outhouse which is 170 away.

In my outhouse, I need 10 separate 20A outlets, each on their own circuit with individual breakers (not daisy chained).

What size/gauge would the main cable need to be to handle that kind of load?

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hello. my name is justin williams. minister justin williams. i may have a link that might be able to help you out.



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Old 11-04-20, 07:13 AM
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Hi, we will need to know what kind of load will on these receptacles.
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Old 11-04-20, 08:58 AM
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Receptacles don't use any power so you could run a single 20 amp circuit if you wanted.

What are planning to plug into those receptacles? That will determine the size of your feeder.
 
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Old 11-05-20, 04:59 PM
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In my outhouse, I need 10 separate 20A outlets, each on their own circuit with individual breakers
I haven't had to use an outhouse for over 20 years and don't think I have ever seen one with a light much less an outlet. This should be quite the classy outhouse, big enough for the whole neighborhood. Hope you post some pictures once it's done!
 
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Old 11-07-20, 04:07 AM
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The OP misnamed this structure. It is not an outhouse. It is a detached structure/building. The OP plans on setting it up like a sound stage with sound equipment and lighting.

The OP provided this further information on another forum.
 
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Old 11-07-20, 04:19 AM
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Sound equipment could be a lot of things. We still need to know the loads.
 
 

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