05:52AM | 07/27/05
Member Since: 07/26/05
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We are moving into an older house and there is only one piece of sheathed electrical cable going underground from the house to the garage. Is this good enough to power all the lights, garage opener and anything else I may have plugged in?


07:14AM | 07/27/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
" anything else I may have plugged in?"

Since no one has any idea what "anything else" is no one can answer that question.

A "basic" circuit will be rated at 15 or 20 amps and it will be enough for a few lights and garage door operator.

And the occasional use of a skill saw.

IF you want a full shop with table saw planer, joiner, duct collector it is not enough.

But the circuit might also have other thing in the house or outside on it.

BTW, by code you can only have one "circuit" going to the garage, but if more power is needed that circuit can be a feeder that supplies power to a sub-panel which in turn feed multiple circuits within the garage.

Also "ROMEX" is not allowed to used under ground. However, if there are other plastic coated cables, UF cable, which is allowed to be used underground.

If you have an questions about this you should get an electrican to evaluate it.



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