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Questions tagged [detached-structure]

Questions about supplying services like electrical or plumbing to other structures on your property such as detached garages, sheds, and the like.

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Small Concrete Pad with (cutoff) 1/4" x 6-in vertical steel pipes, What is this?

I've been in my home for 10 years and have finally decided to get rid of this mysterious eyesore in my backyard. It's a roughly 4' x 4' concrete pad, with two 1/4-inch x 6-in steel pipes installed ...
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Adding sub panel - detached building

This is the first one I've done and want to make sure it's correct.. 200amp in the house 110amp breaker to subpanel 2/0 aluminum wire 140' URD 4 bare copper ground less than 6' 8' aluminum ground rod ...
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Electrical - 50A to 20A Adapter for heater?

I am currently in the process of remodeling my detached garage and have run into a snag with the electrical. The previous owner ran 6-2 wiring out to the garage into a 50A outlet but then pigtailed a ...
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Detached Garage additional wiring

Hi I have a 1950s house in Indiana that has the original wiring to a detached garage. The garage is about 25-30 feet from the main panel. It currently only has a switch for the light. I am planning ...
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Run additional breaker to detached garage

I have a detached garage about 40' from my house. There is already an electrical panel out there but I run my business out there and use a decent amount of electricity. There is only one 120 breaker ...
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Multiwire branch circuit means of disconnect

I am planning on running a multiwire branch circuit to my detached garage as described here. I have one question though on the means of disconnect for a multiwire branch circuit. Do I need a special ...
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Can I use my existing well/pump to run water to detached garage?

We have a detached garage that we want to convert to living space/in law quarters, but there is currently no water and we are on a well. Would I need a second well for the garage? Or is it possible ...
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Wiring to a detached garage

I have a detached garage approximately 50' from the house supply panel. I want to wire 6 outlets & maybe 2 overhead lights. I will have no heavy use, mainly 1 outlet & overhead lights. I have ...
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How can I efficiently heat a bonus room above a detached garage?

I'm planning a 20x20' detached garage which will have a bonus room built into the roof trusses. I'd like to use this bonus room as my home office — so, since I live in the cold North, it'll need a ...
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How do I string a low voltage wire between two buildings?

I need to get Cat6A to an outbuilding for network communication; underground is not an option. I think I have an idea on the method: grounded pillars with a guyline and the outdoor cable. What NEC ...