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Electrical Question: How do I add new electrical wiring to my shed?

I have a shed where I’m putting in new electrical wiring. I have a double box, with a switch and an outlet. I have a wire leaving the box to the light, and my source wire also comes into the same box. I also have a wire leaving the box, going to other outlets. I have a working knowledge of electricity, so a wiring diagram will would be helpful.

Thank you.

This electrical question came from: Dan, a Homeowner in Oregon.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Dan.

How to Wire a Shed

Application: Install Electrical Wiring for a Shed.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best installed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor or Certified Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and install electrical circuit wiring.
Precaution: Identify the panel circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the shed wiring and making the connections.
Notice: Installing additional electrical wiring for a shed should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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