The National Electrical Code now requires No. 12 gauge wire for all residential electrical wiring.
wow, it good i read that link. i had origionally thought that the wire size is dependant on the breaker size. now i am more educated and know that the NEC requires No. 12 on all circuits. today i ripped out the 8 gauge going to my stove and the 10 gauge going to my dryer and replaced them with 12 gauge. tomorrow im going to go buy some more 12 gauge to replace that dangerously oversized feeder going to the 100 amp subpanel in my garage
Dig the trench. If you are using EMT conduit or UF cable, the trench should be 12 inches deep. Rigid metal or plastic conduit requires a 6-inch depth
This must be the question I missed on my license exam. I thought that in most circumstances UF needed to 24" deep in a yard unless covered with 2" of concrete. I didn't even know you could bury EMT and I thought rigid needed to be 18". I guess you learn something every day.