I am a DIYer and want to do this project on my own. I do have a licensed electrician that I can fall back on, and will use at the end of the project to check it, but I'd really like to do this. I've wired my second floor, but have not done this type of project before.
From what I understand at this point, I'd like to use a 100 amp subpanel in a detached garage that is approximately 90' away (15' of which is outside) from the 200amp main panel. I believe that I need 6/3 wire with conduit at least 18" underground.
Is a 100amp breaker in the main panel sufficient? I want to run a fridge, A/C, multiple power tools, an electric range, a HE heater, along with other general household items.
I understand I'll need a grounding rod that's at least 8 feet (Garage used to have electricity, so I assume there is one somewhere, but can't find it). How do you get this driven so far into the ground?
Where does the wire (#6, I believe) from the grounding rod connect in the subpanel?
Once I have the panel set up, I'm good. I just need to get this in before winter.
Thank you for all your help.