I have my main build thread (documentary thread) at that location, but had a few specific electrical requirement things i still need to work out.
My nexdome/deck sits about 120 feet from the garage where i have a breaker box, which i think still has one free slot for a new breaker (strangely the whole box was wired as 30 amp, though i guess its ok, the one breaker powers the pool at about 9amp total pull at any given time). I'm guessing i need to buy just a standard breaker 15amp to put in the box in the garage.
I was going to rent a ditch digger and dig the ditch up to the deck area (still in construction). I plan on using separate pvc for both the electric and data in another.
I'm thinking 3/4" conduit for the power and 1.5-2" for the data (3 cat 6 ethernet runs). Ill leave a string in each pull for future use if need be.
Things im unclear on..
How to figure out the type of electrical wire i need for this run. I assume 10-12 gauge of some variety (i use lowes as my source so ill go there for things and there was a certain type i bought before, certain color i think too).
I also assume a 15 amp breaker will be good enough to power the cem120, a laptop (or nuc one day with lcd), the various other things that might be in there like a dehumidifier (still to tbd) and/or small exhaust fan on a timer and web camera.
Does the electrical pvc have to be the grey conduit variety (i think electrical type?)?
For the data 1.5" ill just use standard pvc and glue them together as i go along.
At first i thought i'd bring the two conduits up near the edge of where the inner side of the dome wall will be, but since i dont know that, i'm thinking ill route it to the pier location, next to it, on a vertical piece of pvc coming up.
Here i cant recall as its been years, would i just have that come to a "breakout box" of some type, i guess weatherproof for now to be safe though in 2 months it wont matter. I figure from there i can leave some boards up on the floor or make removable and have a the data/electric pvc go from the pier to an outer wall, which again i wont know exactly where, but i can probably estimate or leave a board removable near where the wall should be. Actually, i guess this first breakout box area needs to be GFI, or the first outlet after it, rather, would need be a two port GFI outlet.
Any thoughts on this?
I guess if need be i can hire an electrician, but i had a friend help run a shorter run to the pool/deck we have and it worked out fine.'
Thanks in advance