||08-29-2013 10:54 PM
Old man running Electrical to workshop
My son has a workshop that's 150 feet from his house. He has 100 amps going into the main house (rural) and 200 amps to an outside panel below the meter (on the house). I would like to run 100 amps to his workshop for him from this outside panel. It seems straight forward to me, but I thought I would get your advice, I read the columns religiously (I'm old). I plan on trenching down 18 inches. Then from the house, running metal conduit 4 feet across and then down (I'm trying to avoid cement that's below the panel/meter. I'd then switch to non metal in the trench from a 90 elbow. THe trench will need to turn a few times to avoid trees/driveway. I will run 2/0 AL 4 single wires (2 hot, neutral,ground) to a subpanel at the workshop. I'll unband the ground and neutral bars, run rods (2) out 6 feet and go down 8 feet with them. From there, I'm good with the workshop wiring. Did I miss anything? I grew up before "neutral" was a necessity, everybody said they were just trying to sell more Cu. Thanks a bunch.