Electrical Wiring in the Home/wiring a detacted garage


What size wire do I use to run from main panel to garage. The garage is about 15 feet from the house, but it about 100 feet in the basement and through a crawl space.

Wire size is totally dependent on the loads you will have on the circuit. If you operate one light with a 20 watt bulb you can use #14 UF, but if you are operating a machine shop in the garage it will be significantly larger. I would have a licensed electrician see the garage on site and determine the load even if you will run it yourself. Thanks J
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J Cook


General electrical wiring, including but not limited to, residential, panelboards, control wiring, low voltage wiring, Heating and A/C control wiring, single and three phase wiring.


I have been doing electrical since high school. I have been licensed by the State of North Carolina for ten years and am currently the Building Maintenance Superintendent for a municipality. I have extensive control wiring experience.

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