Installing a Sub-Panel in a 12×24 Shed

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Installing a 50 amp Service and Sub-Panel in a 12x24 Shed for additional power

How I installed my sub panel

If you’re looking to add more power to your shed, upgrading your electrical service is a great place to start. This is exactly what I did when I initially ran a 30 amp service to my shed and realized it wasn’t enough. I then decided to add a 50 amp additional service to my shed to run things like my welder and heater in the winter.

The first thing I did was to purchase a sub panel from Lowes. I then used 6 gauge copper direct burial wire to connect the sub panel to the main electrical panel in my house. This wire is designed to be buried underground, which is perfect for running the service to my shed or to any outside structure without the need for conduit.

Once the sub panel was installed and wired, I added a 50 amp breaker to my main electrical panel in my house. This breaker would be the main point of connection between my house and the shed. With the 50 amp breaker in place, I was able to run much more powerful electrical equipment in my shed without fear of overloading the system.

In total, the process of upgrading my electrical service was relatively simple and straightforward. With a little bit of knowledge and the right tools, anyone can do it. The most important thing to remember is to always follow all local codes and regulations, and to always use the appropriate wire size for the amperage you plan to use.

The end result of my efforts is that I now have a fully powered shed that can handle all my power tools and other equipment such as my welder, heater and saws. It was definitely worth the effort, I hope this video helps you in your journey.

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