Monday, May 11, 2009

What do i need to fit a over head power cable to my garden shed?

shed is 20foot from house

What do i need to fit a over head power cable to my garden shed?
firstly dont do it yourself as you obviously dont know how

secondly get an electrician and ask him

if he gives you similar reply to jayktee then give him the job otherwise get an electrician called jayktee

please have a week off jayktee and give some of us others a chance
Reply:If you want a permanent circuit out there, building codes in your area with dictate what must be done. It's most likely that building codes will dictate a project this complex to require a certified electrician. Even if it doesn't, there's still a lot of building codes you would have to follow to insure the instillation is safe. The easiest will be to bury the wire (and even then there are regulations on what to put it in and how deep to put it). Otherwise, I'm sure there are more complex rules that include the wire be a minimum height off the ground at all points (which could include the need to start the drop from a pole above the roof line).

Now if you just use an extension cord, that comes under the rules of a temporary instillation, and you can do just about anything you want.

Either way, make note that most overhead power lines go much farther than 20ft between poles or poles and a house. But those wires are attached or wrapped around a supporting strand of wire.
Reply:be coses of water
Reply:If you are in the UK, (England /Wales) you need an electrician, as this falls under the Part P regs and you can't do it yourself. Having said that, you would be better going underground, but if some some reason that is not possible, then for starters, you will need a steel catenary wire and sufficient length of suitably rated exterior or armoured cable and hangers.
Reply:20 foot of cable wld be a good start
Reply:Many factors can be involved with this. Your best bet is to at least consult an electrician who can come and see what you can and can not do. To go overhead you need overhead wire supports clamps and the proper equipment to go into the shed and into the breaker panel.

To go under ground is a better option if just taking a 120 circuit to plug in equipment or a light. You can bury the wire at a mimimal depth and only need the wire and some conduit to go into the building and panel.

To use two circuits or for 240 volts you will need a whole new disconnect and is more complicated. Definately a job for an electrician.

All overhead wires have a minimum height requirement and different heights for different areas. ie. if you have a pool or a deck the height will change. I doubt your shed is very high and will probably need a pole mounted to it.
Reply:overhead cables look crap... bury it in the ground in some ducting
Reply:Catenery wire pack (Which comes with tensioners and anchors)

100 x 300mm cable ties (To tie the SWA to the catenery)

8x M6/8 Rawl bolts (To bolt the anchors to the wall)

?L 2.5mm 3core SWA (Note: This cable can only take a maximum of 16amps)

1 Pack of CW SWA Glands to suit the above

Very good brick work

This does work iv done it over a longer run than 20' and 5 years down the line its still like a guitar string

Go to a electrical wholesalers to buy these DIY shops wont have a clue try:

Newey And Eyres

Edmanson Electrical

City Electrical Factors
Reply:20' is a big span. Put a support halfway. I would use a pressure treated 4" X 4" buried 2' in the ground with pea gravel under the base. Anchor with two bags of QUIKRETE. This is an easy project. Questions?
Reply:A pylon

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