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Old 03-15-2009, 10:51 PM   #1
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Wiring out-building questions

Ok, I have seen a number of postings regarding wiring a detached garage but am still not sure what is the best option for me.

I'd thought I'd go underground by sawing cement. The old set up was overhead. I think we could go everhead cheaper. So my questions is:

What is the best way to route the wire? I have about a 15 foot run and had planned to run the wire under a patio (via trench). Now I am thinking overhead is cheaper (wire will be about 12 feet high). What do you all think?

Also, can I run two wires from the house to the garage and then ground via ground bar?

Orher suggestions?

Thanks and have a great Saint Patricks Day!


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Old 03-16-2009, 11:33 AM   #2
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You can run the circuit overhead or underground. That is your call. 12' is high enough to meet the requirement. However, I prefer underground. Maybe another path away from the slab?

You can only run one circuit or feeder to the structure. How much power do you need?


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Old 03-31-2009, 07:49 PM   #3
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Pardon the delayed response! Thanks for the valuable info. Any suggestions on info that will help me usderstand electical pipe fittings (i.e. diameter and compatability). I was totally confused at Lowes this afternoon!
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