How to Install Electrical Wiring in a Livestock Area
Electrical Wiring Installation Methods for a Livestock Area – The structure electrical wiring should be installed in protective conduit and weather proof boxes, enclosures and covers must be installed.
Electrical Wiring Method for a Livestock Area
Electrical Question:I need some advice on mapping out a new electrical circuit for my chicken coop.
The framing is done, before I insulate I want to put in my boxes & wiring.
Here is the basic wire I am using and what I want in this circuit.
Using 12/2 & 12/3 Yellow Romex wire
4 inside outlets (one on each wall) One of these outlets I want controlled by a switch.
1 overhead light box, center of ceiling, contro1led by a switch
1 outdoor outlet, and 1 outdoor light(will require a switch)
3 Switches to left of door entry.
I need help on where the the power feed should enter this circuit, and explain what type of wire loops need to be created ?
I am planning on feeding this circuit from the power panel in my barn. Using a 20Amp GFI/Arc Fault breaker, running
12/2 UF Cable thru conduit from the barn to the chicken coop. Any issues with running this whole circuit off of a GFI/Arc Fault breaker ?
I’ve done many of my own electrical projects in the past, but this is the first all new circuit.
Thanks for any and all information & replies,
This electrical wiring question came from: Clint, a Handyman from Keene, New Hampshire.
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Thanks for your electrical wiring question Clint.
Electrical Wiring Installation Methods for a Livestock Area
- A single 20 amp circuit that will feed a livestock area may be supplied from the electrical service panel of the home or nearest building with an electrical panel.
- The circuit must be protected by GFCI.
- A conduit may be installed into a trench that is 18 inches deep or the UF cable may be installed in a trench that is 24 inches deep and protected with conduit as it is routed up to the destination.
- UF cable does not need to be installed in a conduit, and if it was the conduit would have to be over sized.
- Romex wiring should not be used as described unless it is installed inside protected or covered walls and is permissible for the type of structure.
- The structure electrical wiring should be installed in protective conduit and weather proof boxes, enclosures and covers must be installed.
- The light fixtures should be a bulb type that is protected by a tempered glass enclosure with a protective cage covering.
- The circuit wiring would be installed and distributed according to the location of the receptacles and switches.
- A project such as this should be installed with a permit and inspected.
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