GFCI Circuit Protection for Shed Wiring


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Install GFCI Circuit Wiring for a Shed: Protect the individual circuits that will be readily accessible with a GFCI device, outlet or circuit breaker.


Shed Electrical Circuits and GFCI Requirements

Electrical Question: I have a sub-panel in my home utility shed. I have a 30 amp circuit breaker in that panel that I want to run 12-2 UF from, underground, to another shed.

Background: Erasmus, a Homeowner from Rocky Mount, NC.
Additional Comments: Great website.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Erasmus.

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One Response to “GFCI Circuit Protection for Shed Wiring”
  1. Doug Bernitt says:

    I installed a 2-pole 30 amp breaker in my main panel to feed 10-3 UF cable to my barn. I then installed a sub panel in my barn to feed individual branch circuits. I protected each circuit with a GFCI recepticle. Ensure that the circuit breakers do not exceed the rating of the cable being used. Also, ensure that the neutrals and grounds in sub panel are NOT connected together. They must be isolated from each other with only the ground bonded to the metal panel.

    Doug Bernitt
    Master Electrician