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Old 02-08-2011, 03:37 PM   #16
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You should take a hard look at what power you may need in the future. How far is it from the house to the shed? Since you will be trenching, do it right the first time
A MWBC will give you some basic power. A sub panel will require a little more work since you will need a ground rod, larger wire to feed it, and a panel board.
Any plans for a welder? I thought all tractor sheds had a welder

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And if you don't have a welder, having 240 in the shed is a good reason to get one!
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One thing about this site is you will get lots of opinions.

The reason in your first post I suggested GFCI at the house is it reduces the burial depth fro 24 to 12 inches. If you try to get 240 and 120 volts or you exceed 20 amps,you will have to have a sub panel in the shed.

Yes a disconnect is requires at the shed but for 20 amp circuits this can be a regular switch.
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Thanks guys. Good info, 12' burial with GFCI...worth the extra $ for sure!
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Down in Katrina Land, we all have generators to run our well pumps, so I've got big juice if I need it. This setup I'm planning is primarily to keep my chicken and speckled trout frozen, the beer cold, and some light for a card game. Thanks again for the input.
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Could the OP run 10/3 as a MWBC. This would give him more options.
Yes, he could and would have more capability. He would need to start looking at cost. 10/3 UF cable is not cheap. Personally I would opt for the sub. But the OP is interested in a single circuit. Unless you guys have changed his mind?

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I thought 10-3 would make this a multi-circuit and require a panel?
No panel required for a MWBC. Never has been required. If you mean you cannot run more than one circuit or feeder to the unattached structure you are correct. A MWBC would be the exception to this rule.

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