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Old 01-14-2012, 02:10 PM   #1
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Wiring a Shed

I'm sure this question is somewhere in here, but like everyone else, my project is a bit different. Here is what I want to power in my shed:

4 light fixtures (60w) w/2 switches
1 table saw (13A)
1 router (8.5A)
1 miter saw (15A)
Of course, not all being used at the same time

1 shop vac (8.8A, used when a tool is used)
1 well pump (8.5A)
1 pool pump (15A???)
Being used at the same time often

Small radio
Black and Decker 18V battery charger
12V slow trickle boat battery charger

I have included my simple drawing (power point slide) of what I would like to do. At a minimum, I would call myself am a little better than ignorant when it comes to wiring and electricity, but I went to catholic school and I can read.

I want 3 dedicated lines for the well pump, pool pump and a tool outlet.
The shed is spilt into 2 sides (9X20 each), right side is weather tight, on a slab. The left side is dirt floor, 9X5 slab in the back, with a few plexi windows and two rows of clear roof tile so my wife can grow flowers (homemade attempt at a quasi green house)

The shed is about 80' away from the main panel in the house.
I was thinking UF-B 8/3 to the shed, 6 circuit sub panel.

Is this enough power for what I want? What flaws do you see in my idea? What am I over looking?

Please go easy if I am way off with my drawing or idea, remember, I am an extreme novice.

Thanks for your help and comments.
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No mention if any of those pumps are 220 volt.


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Everything is 115/120
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If it was me, I would be running a 60 amp circuit out there.
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