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@RonW WORKSHOP START TO FINNISH.

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  • #436399

    Just to let you know, code requires 18 inches of fill above conduit. Your trench would technically need to be at least 19 5/8 inches to grade. Instead of filling it 12 inches and adding direct bury cable, add a run of 3/4 or 1 inch conduit for future low voltage use. That way you could add as needed.

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    #436412
    RonW
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    Holladay, Tn

    Just to let you know, code requires 18 inches of fill above conduit. Your trench would technically need to be at least 19 5/8 inches to grade. Instead of filling it 12 inches and adding direct bury cable, add a run of 3/4 or 1 inch conduit for future low voltage use. That way you could add as needed.

    Thanks Garrett, After measuring it looks like the ditch is at least 19″ deep everywhere I checked. So that’s going to be good enough for me.
    By the way, Welcome to BTP.

    Ron

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    #436420
    58Chev
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    Etobicoke, ON

    Got home about an hour before dark. Started the dig and got over half of it dug with the help of my wife. May try to get the rest in the morning before helping the BIL move.

    Ron, bet you want to get it done before helping with the move? LOL

    I’d be anxious to get it done before heading out anywhere.

    Will you have a sub-panel in the shop? how many amps?

    I have a both a CAT5 and CAT3 run out to my garage. Have yet to hook up a phone in there.

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    #436424
    smallerstick
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    North Bay, ON

    Sure will be nice to get power out there. and phone ….

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    #436425
    redwood
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    Wow, the dirt in Tennesee must be a lot easier digging then the dirt in Calif. Must be why the home prices are higher here.

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    #436430
    RonW
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    Holladay, Tn

    Got home about an hour before dark. Started the dig and got over half of it dug with the help of my wife. May try to get the rest in the morning before helping the BIL move.

    Ron, bet you want to get it done before helping with the move? LOL

    I’d be anxious to get it done before heading out anywhere.

    Will you have a sub-panel in the shop? how many amps?

    I have a both a CAT5 and CAT3 run out to my garage. Have yet to hook up a phone in there.

    I got all but 10′ done this morning. Yes will have it’s own panel. Running 60 amps to the shop.

    Wow, the dirt in Tennesee must be a lot easier digging then the dirt in Calif. Must be why the home prices are higher here.

    With all the rain it has the ground soft. It’s a sandy/clay mix. No rock here on my place so it was good digging.

    Ron

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    #436436

    Wow, the dirt in Tennesee must be a lot easier digging then the dirt in Calif. Must be why the home prices are higher here.

    Depends on what part of Tennessee and what time of the year. There is a lot of red clay around here which makes for hard digging. There are also lots of sandstones. Fortunately for Ron we’ve had a fair amount of rain in the past week which helped soften the ground some.

    By the way, Ron, I have a couple of razor back trench shovels if you want to borrow them. (Owner not included)

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    #436461

    Sure will be nice to get power out there. and phone ….

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    Maybe we have enough towers here where some areas don’t, but not to sure that I would run a phone line. We don;t even use a house phone.

    #436485
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Wow, the dirt in Tennesee must be a lot easier digging then the dirt in Calif. Must be why the home prices are higher here.

    Depends on what part of Tennessee and what time of the year. There is a lot of red clay around here which makes for hard digging. There are also lots of sandstones. Fortunately for Ron we’ve had a fair amount of rain in the past week which helped soften the ground some.

    By the way, Ron, I have a couple of razor back trench shovels if you want to borrow them. (Owner not included)

    my family all live in the southeast corner of TN, and have dug huge limestone slabs out of the ground, and used them for landscaping and flagstone patios. They’re up on a big hill…no red clay, but the ground is hard as a rock and doesn’t perk.

    #436723
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Code here is 18 also. 24 if under driveway or sidewalk. Should be laid in bed of sand with pt over top or imbeded in concrete. I have to dig a trench for the power to my shed next year myself. Pretty well aol clay here. Not looking forward to it.

    #436762
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Looks great Ron ,, I can’t believe you got it dug. The wifey kick butt!!

    Dirty

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    #436795
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    great, finally you got to continue working on it and since it was nice and wet it was easy to dig.

    #436849
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    Code here is 18 also. 24 if under driveway or sidewalk. Should be laid in bed of sand with pt over top or imbeded in concrete. I have to dig a trench for the power to my shed next year myself. Pretty well aol clay here. Not looking forward to it.

    @Doobie,
    Find out if you have to put a bare copper lead on the outside of the conduit? (trace wire) Like they do with gas lines.
    I had to add one to my garage feed when I put that in.

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    #436880
    RonW
    Pro
    Holladay, Tn

    Looks great Ron ,, I can’t believe you got it dug. The wifey kick butt!!

    Thanks Dirty. She did a great job digging the ditch.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #436898
    roninohio
    Pro
    New Franklin, OH

    So how was the moving and steak dinner Ron?

    #436904
    RonW
    Pro
    Holladay, Tn

    So how was the moving and steak dinner Ron?

    Moving is still going on today. I guess the dinner will be next weekend.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #436906

    So how was the moving and steak dinner Ron?

    Moving is still going on today. I guess the dinner will be next weekend.

    Oh no.. you didn’t fall for the steak dinner carrot to get you to help did you?

    Andrew

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    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #436942
    RonW
    Pro
    Holladay, Tn

    So how was the moving and steak dinner Ron?

    Moving is still going on today. I guess the dinner will be next weekend.

    Oh no.. you didn’t fall for the steak dinner carrot to get you to help did you?

    I sure hope he hasn’t hoodooed me.
    I would rather have gotten some conduit buried today than help move.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #436950

    I was hoping to hear your trench was done and the hookup was underway. Good luck on the moving. Don’t hurt yourself by the way!

    #436953
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Code here is 18 also. 24 if under driveway or sidewalk. Should be laid in bed of sand with pt over top or imbeded in concrete. I have to dig a trench for the power to my shed next year myself. Pretty well aol clay here. Not looking forward to it.

    @Doobie,
    Find out if you have to put a bare copper lead on the outside of the conduit? (trace wire) Like they do with gas lines.
    I had to add one to my garage feed when I put that in.

    I’ll look into that better whether it is required when the time comes. Hadn’t heard of needing that.

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