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Re: OT - wire size

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02-06-2014 19:36:23

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John sounds right to me. I ran a similar setup to my shed. 60 Amp breaker in the house to a disconnect and then a subpanel, both in the shed. I ran 12/2 wire for 20 AMP at the 20 AMP outlets. You can use 14/2 for the lights. Don't forget to put a GFCI at the start of every circuit you run. Check code for your area you will probably need a ground for the shed. Two eight foot ground rods from a continuous ground wire from the subpanel. If you run 2 hots a neutral and a ground you will have 220 volts if you ever need it. It would be a good idea to put it in conduit to the shed. I also put in a few outside outlets for outside work, also on a GFCI.

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02-06-2014 19:56:14

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 Re: OT - wire size in reply to OBwan, 02-06-2014 19:36:23  
Forgot to add. It's kind of like Shed Math. Figure how much space you need, double it and you'll still wish for more later. If you go to all the trouble of wiring the shed and don't plan for expansion, I guarantee a year from now you will be kicking yourself. It's a lot harder to add on after you have buried everything.

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