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Old 04-24-2013, 11:33 AM   #1
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Hi guys this is mike h from jackson nj. well I am planning a sub panel 60 amp for the opposite end of the house for these reasons.

1. wanted to add receptacles and lighting for a shed.
2. I wanted a disconnect inside but closer to where I am putting the lights and receptacles.
3. there are no outlets or anything available on the far side of the house.

The cost of running #4 or #6 wire all the way to the other end of the house (for the subpanel) is high.
My question is,( accounting for ampacity and voltage drop,) 70 feet from breaker.
1. Could I
put the subpanel closer to the main breaker eliminating the long run?
2. Could I run underground raceway/metal conduit per code to the shed?

I thought it would cost less running direct burial conduit once outside from point A to point B.

I have not purchased anything because I have no direct plan at this point just ideas.

also I have room in the main breaker for a 60 amp breaker but wanted to isolate this group of exterior circuit.

any help tips would be much obliged thank you.

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Old 04-24-2013, 11:39 AM   #2
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Don't rule out aluminum for the feeder to the subpanel. It can be very cost effective.

Conduit or direct burial cable can be run to the shed. PVC conduit is often used but check with your AHJ as to any local restrictions.

How many circuits are you planning to run IN the shed?

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Old 04-24-2013, 11:41 AM   #3
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One single run to the other side of the house from the main will be cheaper than running 3 or 4 circuits from the main to the other side of the house.

Conduit and individual conductors may cost more than an underground cable, but will be a better install(imo).
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:31 PM   #4
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I would be happy just to have 1 or 2 receptacles and a separate motion light.
the leaf blowers 12 amps,
maybe a 7 amp grinder.
I already see 2 replys better then my idea,
glad i asked
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