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Old 08-29-2011, 06:36 PM   #1
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Relocating Laundry to a shed


I am in Ontario and relocating laundry from cottage to a shed which is just outside wall where main 100amp panel is. The total run of new wiring is about 12 feet total.
I need two circuits, 30 amp 220 volt for dryer and normal 15 or 20? amp for washer and a single light with switch.
Is it best to create a subpanel in the shed or just run two circuits from the panel to the shed?
If a subpanel how many amps should I have in main panel breaker and what wire should I use.
I will use conduit for the wire. Can I put two wires in one conduit if I am not using a subpanel.

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If you have any intention of using the shed for anything more than a laundry room, install a sub panel. It's more a matter of preference and future use that will make your decision for you. You can put all the wires in one conduit if sized properly. You will need to run ground wires as well. The light can share the washer circuit.

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I 2nd that: I'd add a sub-panel.

In fact, in my area - it's required for all outside elements like sheds that are not a continuation of the foundation. We have a lot of tornadoes around here - I think that has something to do with this ordinance that's enforced, purely safety.
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Is the shed attached to the house (shared side wall or back wall)?

Not sure whether the code (CEC) requires no more than one feed (hot, hot, neutral, ground) from house to detached structure. In which case you would run perhaps #6 or #8 gauge wires to a subpanel in the shed.
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Thanks for all the useful input.

The shed Is not attached to the house so it seems subpanel is the way to go.

My remaining question how many amps to feed to the sub and what wire to use #6 or #8.. I will not be adding future circuits so I have the dryer at 220v 30 amp and a110 v 20 amp for washer and light.

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