What Wire Size should I use for a Workshop Circuit?
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Electrical Question: What Wire Size should I use for a Workshop Circuit?
I'm installing a #4 wire for the circuit to my workshop.
The workshop is about 100 feet away from the house.
I'm planning on using #8 solid copper for my ground wire.
Does that sound correct for the ground wire size?
Copper Ground Wire for a Workshop Circuit
Electrical Question Answer: Hi Dexter - Great Electrical Repair Question!
NOTE: This workshop will have a sub-panel installed as described below:
The #8 Copper ground wire for your workshop circuit should be fine.
I would suggest that you bring your #4 wires into a small sub-panel, preferably through a main breaker disconnect.
Make certain that you are bonding your grounds separately from the neutral because this will be a panel being served from away from your main service.
I suggest installing GFCI protection for your receptacle circuits in the workshop environment.
More about Electrical Sub-Panels Follow up from: Dexter:
I actually got with a local Electrician to do the workshop.
I'm into Electronics Engineering but Electrical is a little different and I couldn't remember the rule of thumb for ground wires.
Thanks again, you offer a great service.
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