Do you need to run power to an outdoor garden shed? In this video I share one method of running power to an outdoor garden/storage shed for a convenience outlet. IMPORTANT TO NOTE, All electrical work requires that you pull a permit with your local electrical authority. Most jurisdictions allow a homeowner to work on his/her own home’s electrical system. Some areas only allow work on branch circuits and not main service panel installation. Some areas will not allow homeowner permits at all. This varies from place to place, so you must check the rules in your area.
Nice job Terry! in my shed I ran 30 amp 120-240 volt service. you never know when you’re gonna need 240 Volts!
Yup, a good idea but it all depends on your application, what tools or equipment you want to use.
what good is 240V with just 30AMP!!!!!!!! I guess better than nothing
@Terry Peterman Could you link to the items you used?
Generally speaking, are permits required for a project such as this?
Yes a permit is required in Canada
Yes, and I should have included that in the video. I will add that in the description. Sometimes I just dive into filming a project and neglect to preface the project with legal obligations and responsibilities. You’re local building and permitting authority will tell you when a permit is required, but it’s anytime you are adding to an existing previously approved electrical installation. Replacement in kind of devices, a permit is not required.
Permits are required IF you sell the home or property and its being purchased by a Bank … They will have an inspector check everything to make sure ALL is permitted … If there is NO permit, it needs to be permitted or removed before the bank will buy …
When i purchased my home in 2007, the inspector came by and saw a lot of electrical wiring done that was NOT permitted but he did say the homeowner DID wire everything properly and was up to code.
Electrical permit? No mention. Mention of device count? Too many DYI forget these “little” minor details.
You’re correct Mike. I explain all those details in other videos but should be mentioned with every project if applicable. Good input.
Terry: Help. I ran a light switch to my closet, run it from existing bedroom light switch. I have power to the closet switch. i then ran a a light fixture from the closet switch. i have power at the light fixture, but the bulb will not come on when i use the switch. I tested the bulb and even changed the closet switch, but i still can not get it to work. Thanks
So that’s grounded to a plastic shed? Will that work?
The receptacle is grounded, and the bonding strap in the plastic box is grounded via the earthing / grounding conductor. Non-conductive materials aren’t an issue.
Damn I wish I could bend pipe. I am getting ready to take my Jman test, but with all the years I have, I never had to bend much pipe.
Why would you not show the splicing?
lol is that only thing thats bothering you? lol
Terry you achieved your goal on helping us. I’m on a slab where my main breaker panel is in middle of room. I need to run power to my brand new shed. I have an existing GFI outlet outside and you showed me it’s possible to do. Question. The outlet is about 30 feet away, what type of piping should I use and I was going to run it under and up the sill plate of the shed. Also if.I bury piping how deep do I need, what’s your thoughts Thank You
What did you use for wire in the liquid tight conduit?
You make this look easy 😉