For years, I've used a few drop cords from the house to the shed. This weekend I finally started doing something I've wanted to do for a while.
Since the SHED is now paid for I can mod it. I went out and bought some electric supplies.
Started with a 125Amp panel box, a 60 Amp breaker for now that I installed in the house panel box. Bought some 10-3 wire 45 feet. I wished I would have bought fifty but it is what it is.
Digged and Dugged for two days a trench (shovel and pick) about 30-35 feet long to the Shed 18-24 inches deep and installed my 10-3 wire in a flex pipe. Since I was here I decided to install two nic cables and one TV cable in a separate flex pipe for future mods.
Computer, TV and Phone. Yes I have wireless, and yes a laptop works in the shed and yes I have cordless phones and they work in the shed but the wires are there if I ever need or want it.
Connected the 10-3 wire to the house 60 amp breaker in house panel box. Connected the other end to the panel box in the shed after installing in one inch flex pipe. Original thought was to have the panel box eye level but I did not have enough wire. Rather then buying more wire I moved it down closer to the floor. It's about two feet off the floor. This is actually ok because I plan to have a cabinet there so the panel box will be hidden in the cabinet. I'll just cut a hole in the cabinet so I can access the panel box. This keeps the kids from messing with it. Then off to installing the 20 amp breakers for the lights and sockets. Currently I have a light switch and three outlets. One outlet is in the rafters because I have one set of florescent lights that plug into an outlet. Flip the switch and lights, yey… Installed a motion detection light on the entry of the shed. I thought about putting another one at the corner of the house, or basement door of the house.
We have lights in the shed now with juice.
Next more lighting, more outlets, heat, Ac, couch, TV Internet etc.