I just found this forum and am happy to find a forum that has actual knowledgeable people on it.
So here is my plan (sort of) and I just want any advice you guys can share. I have a prefab 12x20 building about 70 off my house. It came wired with 2 lights and an outlet. I plan on using this as my wood shop. Everything I have runs off 110 and its just me so there is never more than one tool running. Also I know it not ideal but for know I can except a extension cord on the floor because I don’t have a lot of cash to buy conduit and outlets to do the inside yet. I would like to put a light on the outside that I can run off a switch by the back door of the house.
ok so hear is my plan…let see how wrong it is:p
install 20 amp breaker run 12-2 into a switch by the back door.
run 12-3 uf from the switch box outside in coduit down to a sweep than lay the wire without conduit across a 18 inch deep trench. bury caution tape at 12 inches. back into sweep up into the building. Sound ok??
is 12 gauge ok even with the 70 ft run?
anything else I need to consider?