To add safety and convenience to your electricity doors, you must understand that two objects are worthy to be carried out in this situation. The first project comes to us by taking power to the outbuilding, and the garden shed. The second option is to install an outdoor socket that acts as the outlet for the garden power tools. In both cases, the wiring work is not as hard as you might think. Before you start the wiring work in the structure, you must start by involving the building codes department for certification and inspection.
- Running Cable Outdoors
If your power supply needs to be taken outside, you must make the decision to run it underground or overhead. Choose the easiest option in that case. While the underground option is trickier to install, the overhead installation is easier to install but with the limitations of accidents.
Running cables overhead
The ordinary PVC heather cable can be used if you have a 10-feet or less span between the buildings. A tensioned support wore must be used if the span between the buildings is over 10 feet.
Running Cable Underground
The PVC conduit can be used to protect the wire underground. It can also be solvent-welded together to make a continuous run using the straight connectors.
- Fitting Outdoor Socket Outlets
For the garden power tools, having an outdoor dedicated socket outlet saves you trailing the long power extensions to the windows. It is also a safer way to the GFCI protection for outdoor electrical equipment. All that is needed is the high-sensitivity in-built outlet GFCI.
Positioning the Outlet
You can position the outdoor socket outlet for a better hole drilling position through the wall house. In this case, you can feed the wiring close to the outdoor outlet. Draw the wiring, fit the exit hole with the mounting fox, and connect it with the outdoor terminal. While you make sure the weatherproof seals are positioned correctly, fit the faceplate in the box.
- Taking the Power Supply to the Outbuilding
The only surest way to take power from one building to another is through running the 240-volt circuit to a sub-panel in the outer building from the main breaker panel. Once the sub-panel terminates the circuit terminal, it has to be broken down into the necessary 120-volt circuit from the 240-volt terminal.
You can use the undersized cable to run the line. However, to use the PVC conduit to run the cable is the better option. You can also run that cable within a range of 2 inches below the ground.
- Covered Outdoor Outlets
Exterior forms of outlets can be duplex or single. For this reason, they can be spring-loaded for covers. The outlets are protected from the bugs by the covers. For added safety, the GFCI cables are installed with the codes. A person can be grounded with the working using the power tools in the danger selection. You can add the GFCI if it is not present in your home.
- Outdoor Motion Sensors
Added comfort, convenience, and safety to your home is often a better option using the outdoor motion sensor. It will sense your movements after you arrive home after dark. In this case, the exterior lights will be turned on. This is an added advantage because you don’t have to fumble for your house keys in the dark because the lights will be on.
For sensitivity and angle, these units are also adjustable. For this reason, they can be set to sense motion only in the closest proximity and not over the streets in the next yard.