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Old 02-16-2010, 06:09 PM   #1
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I'm looking at getting a 15 amp cicuit out to a greenhouse for light duty needs, no heaters, big fans, etc.

The poly covered structure is approx. 75ft away from the house and I was wondering if I need to install a sub-panel and what size wire I would need to use for this run distance.

I'm assuming wire would have to be buried in conduit and GFI protected?

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Hey Dave,

I'm in Ontario, Canada.
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I'm not sure on codes up there
Here you can use direct burial wire at 12" if GFCI protected before it goes into the ground
Otherwise I think its 18"
Conduit protects the wire better & allows you to run new wire if there is a problem

I'd run #12 wire & use a 20a breaker
Costs are about the same & that way you have the power if needed
And voltage drop will be less on lower loads
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Thanks Dave, I do appreciate it!
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